Sen. Rand Paul Says Fifteen Federal Agencies Knew of EcoHealth Coronavirus Research and Possible Link to Covid

by Leslie Eastman at

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) recently penned an opinion piece for Fox News, describing what he refers to as “the Great Covid Cover-up”.  The Senator asserts that government officials from 15 federal agencies knew in 2018 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was trying to create a coronavirus like the novel coronavirus that was the cause of the disruptive pandemic and the destructive policies that did nothing to contain it.

The research was being conducted by EcoHealth Alliance, an organization I have discussed before at Legal Insurrection. The National Institute of Health funded the research associated with the manipulation of bat viruses to be conducted by that group at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Paul says that, based on his review of the information, government officials representing at least 15 federal agencies were briefed on a project proposed by Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

This project, the DEFUSE project, proposed to insert a furin cleavage site into a coronavirus to create a novel chimeric virus that would have been shockingly similar to the COVID-19 virus.

For years, I have been fighting to obtain records from dozens of federal agencies relating to the origins of COVID-19 and the DEFUSE project. Under duress, the administration finally released documents that show that the DEFUSE project was pitched to at least 15 agencies in January 2018

It means that at least 15 federal agencies knew from the beginning of the pandemic that EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology were seeking federal funding in 2018 to create a virus genetically very similar if not identical to COVID-19.

Disturbingly, not one of these 15 agencies spoke up to warn us that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had been pitching this research. Not one of these agencies warned anyone that this Chinese lab had already put together plans to create such a virus.