By Dr. Mercola
New documents obtained by The Guardian show that scientists in Wuhan, China, and the U.S. wrote grant proposals in 2018 indicating they planned to use the funds to release airborne coronavirus particles into Chinese bat populations.
Besides the skin-penetrating compounds that contained “novel chimeric spike proteins,” they also planned to create chimeric viruses to infect humans more easily, The Guardian reports. Research that is done to intentionally make a virus more infectious is called “gain of function.”
“When Covid-19 was first genetically sequenced, scientists were puzzled about how the virus had evolved such a human-specific adaptation at the cleavage site on the spike protein, which is the reason it is so infectious,” The Guardian said.
“The documents were released by Drastic, the web-based investigations team set up by scientists from across the world to look into the origins of Covid-19.
In a statement, Drastic said: ‘Given that we find in this proposal a discussion of the planned introduction of human-specific cleavage sites, a review by the wider scientific community of the plausibility of artificial insertion is warranted.’”
Scientists involved in this project included Wuhan’s “bat woman” Dr. Shi Zhengli and Peter Daszak, CEO of U.S.-based EcoHealth Alliance, which receives funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, of which Dr. Anthony Fauci is director.
While the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) refused to fund this particular gain-of-function grant request, saying it might put local communities at risk, at least one scientist in the U.K. said it’s possible “the research may have gone ahead even without the funding.”
SOURCE: The Guardian September 21, 2021