New DARPA Docs Confirm COVID-19 Was Created In China?!

Do new DARPA documents confirm that the COVID-19 coronavirus was created in China by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : New DARPA Docs Confirm COVID-19 Was Created In China!

People are sharing a post on X (formerly Twitter), which claimed or suggested that new DARPA documents confirm that the COVID-19 coronavirus was created in China by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology!

The video attached to the post shows an American attorney, Thomas Renz, calling for criminal investigations.

Jack Straw : #BREAKING NEWS: DARPA Unclassified documents confirm SARS-CoV-2 was created by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology coordinated by Peter Daszak. It was designed to be deliberately virulent and humanized resulting in 6.5 million deaths. Anthony Fauci was involved.

{Matt} $XRPatriot : #BREAKING NEWS: DARPA Unclassified documents confirm SARS-CoV-2 was created by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology coordinated by Peter Daszak. It was designed to be deliberately virulent and humanized resulting in 6.5 million deaths. Anthony Fauci was involved.

The story was also covered by Leading Reports:

Leading Reports : Newly Unclassified DARPA Docs Confirm SARS-CoV-2 Was Created by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

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Truth : No DARPA Docs Confirm COVID-19 Was Created In China!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created / circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Was Posted In December 2022

Let me start by pointing out that the video isn’t “breaking news”. It was actually posted by many Twitter users (example) in December 2022.

Fact #2 : DARPA Docs Not Mentioned In Video

If you watch the video, Thomas Renz does not actually mention any new DARPA documents, much less claim that they prove that the COVID-19 coronavirus was created in China by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Fact #3 : No Evidence COVID-19 Was Created

Despite attempts to obfuscate its origins, the overwhelming evidence shows that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated in Wuhan, China.

That said – it is still unknown where the SARS-CoV-2 virus came from, or how it started infecting humans.

It remains plausible that this novel coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a lab – the Wuhan Institute of Virology remains suspect. It also remains plausible that the virus may have evolved in an animal vector that made the jump to humans due to close contact.

However, there is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 coronavirus was intentionally created by EcoHealth Alliance at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, much less designed to be virulent.

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Fact #4 : Major Joe Murphy Letter Was From 2021

It is uncertain what new DARPA documents people are alluding to. The Tom Renz video certainly said nothing about old or new DARPA documents, much less claim that they proved that the COVID-19 coronavirus was created in China.

It is possible that they are all referring to a letter by Major Joe Murphy, which was the basis for Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis) to demand more information from Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Lloyd Austin and Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu.

However, that Major Joe Murphy disclosure was from August 2021 – more than two years ago! Even the Ron Johnson letter was sent on 12 January 2022 – more than 1.5 years earlier!

Fact #5 : Major Joe Murphy Left DARPA

Interestingly, Major Joe Murphy stated that he left DARPA before he wrote his analysis.

While his report (PDF) appears to be printed on the DARPA letterhead, his email to an unnamed Captain stated that he wrote the analysis after leaving DARPA the previous month.

I’m reaching out to communicate some information relative to COVID that I don’t believe xxxxx or your director is aware of. You probably saw earlier this week that more official documents linking NIH and EcoHealth Alliance to the Wuhan Institute of Virology were published by The Intercept. I came across additional incriminating documents and produced an analysis shortly after leaving DARPA last month. This report was routed to the DOD IG office.

Fact #6 : Major Joe Murphy Did Not Provide Any Evidence

On top of that, the major does not appear to have actually provide any DARPA documents, or other kinds of evidence, to back up his analysis.

I should point out that that Major Joe Murphy’s degrees appear to be in general and systems engineering, and not biology, virology, or immunology. Therefore, it is unknown how accurate his analysis was, since he did not appear to include any supporting documents or evidence.

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Fact #7 : DARPA Never Funded WIV Research In 2018

On 27 October 2022, the Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor and Pensions posted “An Analysis of the Origins of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (PDF).

It specifically noted the March 2018 proposal by a consortium of research entities which included the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and was led by EcoHealth Alliance, to conduct research and experiments on SARS-related coronaviruses. Ultimately, DARPA chose not to fund that project.

By 2018, the WIV showed interest in finding SARS-related coronaviruses that used human ACE2
receptors to enter cells in order to determine whether SARS antibodies would effectively neutralize those
viruses.

This research effort is described in a March 2018 grant proposal submitted to the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) by a consortium of research entities, including the WIV,
led by the U.S.-based non-governmental organization EcoHealth Alliance. The group proposed to collect
and conduct genetic recombination experiments on SARS-related coronaviruses possessing specific traits
making them “high-risk” for zoonotic spillover into animals and humans.

Notably, the proposal describes the WIV’s intent to search for SARS-related coronaviruses with
potential to bind to human ACE2 receptors and that have naturally occurring furin cleavage sites in Yunnan
Province, China.

According to the proposal, if WIV researchers were unable to find a SARS-related virus
with these traits during sampling expeditions, they then proposed to manipulate the ACE2 receptors of
SARS-related coronaviruses to increase binding affinity to human lung tissue and to insert furin cleavage
sites at the same location where one appears in SARS-CoV-2. This proposal was not ultimately funded
by DARPA.

To be clear – DARPA has never funded any actual coronavirus research by EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2018. So it is unlikely that there would be any new or old DARPA documents which would actually prove that the COVID-19 coronavirus was created at the Wuhan Institute of Virology by the EcoHealth Alliance.

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