New Leaked Military Documents Tie Fauci to Gain-of-Function Research of Bat Coronaviruses: ‘Project Defuse’

D.A.R.P.A. insider Joseph Murphy provides military report discussing “potential risks of Gain of Function” in response to EcoHealth Alliance’s proposal seeking funding to conduct gain-of-function research of bat-borne coronaviruses.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Never-before-seen military documents obtained by Project Veritas “state that EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA in March 2018 seeking funding to conduct gain of function research of bat borne coronaviruses,” Project Veritas (PV) reports.
  • DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) rejected EcoHealth Alliance’s proposal, named “Project Defuse,” over safety concerns as well as for violating the gain of function research moratorium.
  • The documents were given to PV by U.S. Marine Corp Major, Joseph Murphy, a former DARPA Fellow, including a report to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense.
  • A portion of the report points out that the EcoHealth Alliance proposal “does not mention or assess potential risks of Gain of Function (GoF) research.”
  • PV points out how although Dr. Anthony Fauci has denied under oath that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded ‘gain of function’ research in China with the EcoHealth Alliance program, DARPA did classify the research as gain-of-function.
  • “According to the documents, NIAID, under the direction of Dr. Fauci, went ahead with the research in Wuhan, China and at several sites across the U.S.,” notes PV.
  • The documents cover a range of issues, including the “origins of COVID-19, gain of function research, vaccines, potential treatments which have been suppressed, and the government’s effort to conceal all of this,” according to PV.
WHAT D.A.R.P.A. CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS SAID:
  • Project Veritas spoke with DARPA’s Chief of Communications, Jared Adams, who said, “It doesn’t sound normal to me,” when asked about the way the documents were shrouded in secrecy, PV reports.
  • “If something resides in a classified setting, then it should be appropriately marked,” he went on, adding, “I’m not at all familiar with unmarked documents that reside in a classified space, no.”
WHAT D.A.R.P.A. SAID ABOUT ECOHEALTH ALLIANCE HEAD PETER DASZAK:

“It is clear that the proposed DEFUSE project led by Peter Daszak could have put local communities at risk by failing to consider… Gain of Function.”

READ THE DOCUMENTS:
  1. REJECTION OF DEFUSE PROJECT PROPOSAL
  2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: DEFUSE
  3. BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats(PREEMPT)
  4. U.S. Marine Corp Major Joseph Murphy’s Report to Inspector General of DoD
BACKGROUND:
  • In virology, ‘gain-of-function’ refers to when scientists “bestow new abilities on pathogens,” according to the journal Nature. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has argued that the Wuhan lab used NIH funding to construct novel chimeric SARS-related coronaviruses that are better able to infect human cells, which led to the Covid-19 pandemic after said viruses were released onto the public.
  • DARPA is an agency under the U.S. Department of Defense in charge of facilitating research in technology with potential military applications, PV notes.
  • Most of DARPA’s projects are classified, though many of its military innovations have influenced the civilian world, particularly in the areas of electronics, telecommunications, and computer science, notes Britannica. The agency is “best known for ARPANET, an early network of time-sharing computers that formed the basis of the Internet.”
  • The main report regarding the EcoHealth Alliance proposal leaked on the internet a couple of months ago remained unverified until now, PV also notes.

Jon Fleetwood is Managing Editor for American Faith and author of “An American Revival: Why American Christianity Is Failing & How to Fix It.”