In very early 2020 there was a lot of chatter about where the virus, later named SARS-CoV-2, actually came from. In an excellent, detailed article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, former NY Times science writer Nicholas Wade describes how two short pieces published in The Lancet and Nature Medicine in Feb-March 2020 determined how this chatter would be channeled.
These two extraordinarily influential pieces, each simply titled as a "Correspondence," were parroted by the mainstream media for a year. Each was plainly intended to shut down any discussion of a possible lab origin.
I happened to read both Correspondences in March 2020 and it was immediately apparent to me that each was designed as a propaganda tool. Neither had anything to do with science. In fact, the Andersen et al. Correspondence in Nature Medicine butchered the science. Each had an unusual concatenation of authors.
I was so intrigued by these articles that I kept searching the net to understand them, and discovered that Francis Collins, the NIH Director, had blogged on March 26 about the Nature Medicine Correspondence, suggesting it should put an end to conspiracy theories about lab origin.
I further found a February 6 letter from the 3 heads of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to "help elucidate the origin and evolution" of SARS-CoV-2. This letter had been referred to by the Lancet Correspondence authors. But it had not yet been published when the Lancet correspondence was written, suggesting again some mutual effort involving the authors of this letter (the heads of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) and the Lancet Correspondence authors.
But there exists an older email trove obtained by US Right to Know. In it, we find discussions among all the footnoted "consultants" to the National Academies regarding the wording of the letter which was to be signed by the National Academies' leadership and sent to the White House office of science and technology policy. It seems that Peter Daszak was able to refer to this letter in the Lancet letter because (we now know) he was an author of both! This shows that Daszak had a central role, as early as February 4, in constraining the origin investigation. Also note that "consultant" Ralph Baric, Shi-Zheng Li's closest US collaborator, took an active role in crafting the NAS letter.
I wondered why 5 otherwise credible (at least I thought they were at the time) scientists would sign their names to the Andersen et al. Nature Medicine Correspondence, when the arguments made in the paper were nonsensical. I concluded that they had been put up to it by a 'hidden hand,' and when I was interviewed for the film that became Plandemic 2: Indoctornation last June I said so. (The film has been banned and shadowbanned, as have many of my writings, so it is impossible to find using google or a standard search engine. Here it is on Bitchute, using the Ecosia search engine.)
Months ago, in another email drop obtained by US Right to Know, we learned that Peter Daszak, CEO of the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, was the primary but hidden author of the Lancet Correspondence. He was also its primary beneficiary, since his organization had been used as the pass through to send money from the NIAID to the Wuhan coronavirus lab. (Some might consider this method of giving out grants as a fancy way of money laundering.) Daszak, like Fauci (who is the highest earner in the entire federal government) earned over $400,000/year. Daszak was also a member of the WHO Covid origins investigative team, and had been selected as the head of the Lancet Covid origins investigative task force. Six original members of the Lancet investigative task force (formed in late 2020) were co-signers of the February Lancet Correspondence described above. The WHO and the Lancet thus seem to be additional co-conspirators, choosing the fox (Daszak) to guard the henhouse (the natural origin theory of Covid). Read the rest HERE.