In an interview with FOX News on Wednesday, former U.S. Department of State Lead Investigator David Asher discussed his concerns around gain-of-function research conducted at Wuhan Institue of Virology (WIV) laboratories in China and its role in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus pandemic.
“[Gain-of-function research] is the manipulation of genetic material to increase the virulence of diseases. For some reason, the United States medical disease community, with many international partners, has decided we can get ahead of biology using synthetic techniques. . .including in partnership with the Chinese Wuhan Institute since at least 2007,” Mr Asher stated.
The former U.S. State Department Lead Investigator commented that there is little difference between bioweapons development gain-of-function research and vaccine development gain-of-function research.
“You’re not going to really understand the nexus of this program and what it was trying to accomplish unless you understand who was involved, where the money was coming from and what their motivations were,” he said.
Mr Asher also noted the connections of Peter Daszak, who led the U.S. contingent of the WHO delegation into Wuhan, to the WIV‘s joint research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
“The massive time delay, the time the Chinese have taken to destroy evidence, cover it up and now handpick the members of our own delegation, including their guy who has worked with them under contract, ironically funded by our own lead doctor Dr Antony Fauci, is a mystery,” stated Mr Asher.
“There. . .are medical sleuths out there in the world. We have a community of them within our Centre for Disease Control, but. . .none of them were invited to join this WHO delegation.”
The U.S. Department of State disclosed on January 15th under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the WIV was conducting People’s Liberation Army (PLA) funded research directly tied to a CCP biological weapons program.
The WHO origins report on the CCP virus origins has been postponed until next week.
FOX News. (March 17, 2021). https://gtv.org/getter/6053d4b2527b920e2d83d3dd