Gain of function researcher Peter Daszak accused of being CIA asset; EcoHealth Alliance described as "front" for agency
Dr. Andrew Huff, vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, is claiming that the firm's president, Dr. Peter Daszak, who helped fund dangerous gain of function research at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, told him that he works for the Central Intelligence Agency and that the company is a "front" for the CIA.
According to a report detailed on Substack
by an independent journalist called Kanekoa, Huff earned his Ph.D in environmental health with a specialty in emerging diseases before he became associate vice president of EcoHealth Alliance. While working for the firm, he says he was tasked with finding “novel methods of bio-surveillance, data analytics, and visualization for disease detection.”
The company, which is led by Daszak, receives funding from a number of U.S. government agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is led by Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
EcoHealth Alliance, Kanekoa notes, partnered with Dr. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina as well as Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct gain of function research on bat-borne viruses found in China before the COVID-19 pandemic initially began.
The report said that Daszak led the screening of “thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses," which also involved "screening people who work with live animals."
These new revelations add to the growing body of evidence that COVID-19 was created at the Wuhan lab and either 'escaped' somehow or was developed as a bioweapon and intentionally released, likely to occupy then-President Donald Trump with something other than continuing to punish China with tariffs in a bid to level the playing field when it came to bilateral trade.
But Daszak, of course, vehemently denies that's where COVID came from, or that he was involved in gain of function research.
In a Twitter thread posted earlier this month
, Huff noted:
For the Record: In 2015, Dr. Peter Daszak stopped me as we were leaving work late at night, and asked me if he should work with the CIA. I was shocked given my experience in security. Over the next 2 months he gave me updates on 3 separate occasions about his work with the CIA.
When he asked me the question I stated “Peter, it never hurts to talk with them and there could potentially be money in it.” Meanwhile, I was cringing that he told me this, in a non classified setting (a SCIF), to a person that was not “read-in,” and to a uncleared person (me).
Then, over the next two months at the break area while getting coffee, or between meetings, he stated that they were interested in the places that we were working, the people involved, the data that we were collecting, and that the work with them was proceeding.
He then said that he believes EcoHealth Alliance is actually a "CIA front organization" that was being utilized for intelligence gathering by the U.S. government:
Looking back, I now believe that EcoHealth Alliance was a CIA front organization to collect viral samples and to collect intelligence on foreign laboratory capacity. There was no way that the data collected or the models being developed, could predict transmission or pandemics.
Contextually, EcoHealth was barely solvent and it was common place to lay off employees with the ebb and flow of federal and private funding. Peter would do anything or say anything to obtain funding. Intelligence organizations often target people in financial distress.
Continuing, Huff said he initially had doubts about Daszak's claims but later came to accept them as fact:
From the CIA’s perspective, it was a great plan in my opinion, if what Dr. Peter Daszak said was true. Since it was common place for Peter to lie, I didn’t necessarily believe him when he told me. However…
Based on the past two months of the US government spending millions of dollars surveilling me and MTRX INC employees, including military aircraft, attempting to destroy my house, bugging everything in it, stealing my property, and hacking all my devices, I believe that the worst is likely true
He also later noted that the government hacked him, stole his property, and installed electronic surveillance devices throughout his home.
The lengths our government goes to in order to protect its deep state intelligence apparatus
are not conducive to maintaining a free, viable democratic republic.