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The Intercept’s September 9 article, “NEW DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH AT CHINESE LAB,” has a series of links that point to the 900 pages of official government documents they sued the U.S. government to release. Readers should treat the Intercept article as a guide to these sources.
The Intercept is making the full documents available to the public.
This link points to the complaint, the legal document initiating the civil lawsuit against the NIH.
“This is a road map to the high-risk research that could have led to the current pandemic,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right To Know, a group that has been investigating the origins of Covid-19.
This link points to a summary of links to key articles.
One of the grants, titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence,” outlines an ambitious effort led by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak to screen thousands of bat samples for novel coronaviruses. The research also involved screening people who work with live animals. The documents contain several critical details about the research in Wuhan, including the fact that key experimental work with humanized mice was conducted at a biosafety level 3 lab at Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment — and not at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as was previously assumed.
This link points to 528 pages related to this grant.
The second grant, “Understanding Risk of Zoonotic Virus Emergence in Emerging Infectious Disease Hotspots of Southeast Asia,” was awarded in August 2020 and extends through 2025. The proposal, written in 2019, often seems prescient, focusing on scaling up and deploying resources in Asia in case of an outbreak of an “emergent infectious disease” and referring to Asia as “this hottest of the EID hotspots.”
This link points to 386 pages related to the second grant.
The NIH stalled, and President Trump failed to compel immediate release of this documentation in September 2020, when the Intercept helpfully pointed to their existence and possible importance. Yes, the current regime only complied grudgingly in response to losing in court. The permanent government, the self-proclaimed experts, had no interest in disclosure under any administration, because the information raises questions and enables criticism of the bureaucracy after the national and global consequences of a possible lab-leak were felt by the American public. Disclosure of these documents in the earliest days of the pandemic would likely have neutralized the “expert” claims of Fraudci and the lab coat left.Published in