Peter Daszak & the Covid-19 Wuhan Lab Origins Hypothesis Coverup

              The Scientific Community has become a Research Cartel.  The covid19 natural origins declaration and uncritical media proves this.

       The Sars-cov-2 virus better known as covid-19 first appeared in Wuhan, China, where there is a prominent stage-four laboratory that conducts research on bat coronaviruses, the largest of its kind in China.  The lab also houses the largest collection of coronaviruses in the world- it also happens to be just two blocks away from the wet market where detractors claim the virus came about naturally.  In spite of the obvious, the lab connection hypothesis was forcefully dismissed by prominent virologists; May 2021: a group of 18 preeminent scientists published a letter in the journal Science saying a new investigation is needed, because “theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable.
fauci-email-hubei-province-lab-leak-coronavirus-email-early-pandemic-fauci-knew-informed-information-doctor-jacobsBreaking Story : Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak disclosed – citing a U.S. intelligence report.  

was previously undisclosed. current and former officials familiar with the intelligence expressed a range of views.. former government officials Mike Pompeo and President Trump were likely acting on that information when they doubled down on the lab leak hypothesis. But the decision on when to disclose that information was never theirs to make.


The ‘consensus’ that Covid-19 had an entirely natural origin was established by two op-eds in early 2020 – The Lancet in February and Nature Medicine in March. The Lancet op-ed stated, “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin.”

from the late-2020 lancet 
“Still, there is one theory that can be dismissed. From the earliest days of the pandemic, there has been speculation that the new virus had escaped, or even been deliberately released, from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. At a White House press conference on May 1, 2020, US President Donald Trump declined to assert that SARS-CoV-2 had occurred naturally. When asked what gave him a “high degree of confidence that this [virus] originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology”, Trump replied “I can’t tell you that. I’m not allowed to tell you that.”
On May the 5th, long tenured science reporter Nicholas Wade reported on how The Lancet declaration had been organized and drafted by Peter Daszak, president and lead researcher at the very organization that funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.  The Lancet document was published, and the mainstream media used it to change the official narrative despite the conflict of interest; if the lab was directly connected then Daszak would be culpable).  Nicholas Wade’s report suggests that Daszak had pressured many of his colleagues into signing The Lancet and Nature Medicine official statements.

On May 11, 2021,  when asked whether he was still confident that COVID-19 emerged naturally, Dr. Fauci replied

“No, actually.  No, I’m not convinced about that.  I think that we should continue to investigate what went on in China.

Taiwan had officially notified the WHO of suspected human-to-human spread being reported on Dec 31, 2019. Taiwan saw it from online sources they monitored within China. The WHO ignored this.

This declaration of scientific consensus succeeded in winning media support and with it the court of public opinion. The so-called ‘fact checkers’ of PolitiFact used these op-eds to silence any discussion of the lab leak hypothesis.  Labeling it a conspiracy theory enabled them to create a wedge between scientists who have differing views and the scientific community.

“Since corporate and government scientific organizations also control the funding of research, by denying funds for unorthodox work they function as research cartels as well as monopolies.” – Dr. Curry of Georgia Institute of Tech.

According to Nick, out of step virologists risk losing grants and quite possibly all future grants (because those panels advise the government grant distribution agency).  The IPCC working with the government exemplifies a research cartel.

The fact that these op-eds successfully defined a ‘consensus’ for a year has more to do with Trump derangement syndrome and the desire not to appear Sinophobic. The media is the most to blame for no rigorous investigation..

The forced narrative of natural origins illustrates how social, political and career motivations lead to prematurely constructed scientific consensus.  This should be alarming to anyone basing their political support on a candidate’s stance on climate change.  The negative consequences of having a research cartel dictate official narratives cannot be stressed enough.

W. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University had co-authored an influential letter in March 2020 that the coronavirus was “not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus.” He recently told former New York Times reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. that the BSL-2 revelation was significant, even though there still is no direct evidence of a lab leak. “That’s screwed up,” he said. “It shouldn’t have happened. People should not be looking at bat viruses in BSL-2 labs. My view has changed.”

Author: seraphim
double major in Hon math and biology at Dalhousie University. working towards masters in mathematical biology interests include investing, canadian oil, lyme disease, reading journals, and the food industry ( has garnered a growing number of citations)

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