How Peter Daszak Is Most Likely an Agent of the China’s CCP

Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • The House of Foreign Affairs has a highly illuminating report on the origin of the coronavirus.
  • The evidence presented has led to a conclusion that Peter Daszak is a Chinese agent.


In August 2021, the House of Foreign Affairs Committee produced a report titled The Origins of Covid-19. This report is filled with unique and damning information, much of which I had never read before. And predictable, it was barely covered by the mainstream media, who prefer to spend their time bringing Dr. Fauci onto programs to answer questions about wearing masks rather than investigating. This article discusses the evidence presented in the report regarding how Peter Daszak is most likely an agent of the CCP.

The quotes from the House of Foreign Affairs report on the coronavirus origin I found led me to conclude that Peter Daszak, head of the EcoHealth Alliance and the intermediary that lobbied for GOF research and funded the research that created the coronavirus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is a Chinese agent are included below.

How The Chinese Government Covered up the Lab Leak

First, let us get into the quote regarding China’s involvement in covering up the lab leak.

The sudden removal of the WIV’s virus and sample database in the middle of the night on September 12, 2019 and without explanation; Safety concerns expressed by top PRC scientists in 2019 and unusually scheduled maintenance at the WIV; Athletes at the Military World Games held in Wuhan in October 2019 who became sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19 both while in Wuhan and also shortly after returning to their home countries; Satellite imagery of Wuhan in September and October 2019 that showed a significant uptick in the number of people at local hospitals surrounding the WIV’s headquarters, coupled with an unusually high number of patients with symptoms similar to COVID-19; The installation of a People’s Liberation Army’s bioweapons expert as the head of the WIV’s Biosafety Level 4 lab (BSL-4), possibly as early as late 2019; and Actions by the Chinese Communist Party and scientists working at or affiliated with the WIV to hide or coverup the type of research being conducted at there.

The report gets more into the database being taken offline in a later quote.

Evidence of the Cover-Up by the CCP and WHO

In the original report, we laid out many of the ways the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) went to great lengths to cover up the initial epidemic, and how their cover-up likely turned what could have been a local outbreak into a global pandemic. The CCP detained doctors in order to silence them, and disappeared journalists who attempted to expose the truth. They destroyed lab samples, and hid the fact there was clear evidence of human-to-human transmission. And they still refuse to allow a real investigation into the origins. At the same time, the WHO, under Director General Tedros, failed to warn the world of the impending pandemic. Instead, he parroted CCP talking points, acting as a puppet of General Secretary Xi.

The CCP approved who was part of the WHO team that visited the WIV a year after the outbreak.

  • The CCP ensured that only controllable and biased scientists, like Peter Daszak, were on that team.
  • The investigation by this team was a farce, or should I say a “Chinese investigation,” where nothing is found, and everyone gets to “save face.” The more information that comes out of it, the more the WHO appears to be a puppet of the CCP.

In addition to covering up the ample evidence of the leak from the WIV, the CCP tried to point the blame to many other countries as the source of the virus — including the US. This was done with the full knowledge that the virus came from the WIV. The entire wet market hypothesis was a cover story also created by the CCP, with the assistance of Western scientists that had financial ties to the funding, like Peter Daszak.

This is explained in the following quotation.

..we have uncovered strong evidence that suggests Peter Daszak is the public face of a CCP disinformation campaign designed to suppress public discussion about a potential lab leak. Emails obtained by a third-party organization show that Daszak organized a February 19, 2020, statement in the Lancet “condemn[ing] conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.” The statement continued, “Conspiracy theories do nothing but create fear, rumours, and prejudice that jeopardise our global collaboration in the fight against this virus.” The emails show Daszak’s effort to organize a large group of scientists to sign onto a statement that he personally drafted. One email concludes with Daszak stating, “Please note that this statement will not have EcoHealth Alliance logo on it and will not be identifiable as coming from any one organization or person, the idea is to have this as a community supporting our colleagues.” I spoke with Linfa last night about the statement we sent round. He thinks, and I agree with him, that you, me and him should not sign this statement, so it has some distance from us and therefore doesn’t work in a counterproductive way… We’ll then put it out in a way that doesn’t link it back to our collaboration so we maximize an independent voice.


So Daszak deliberately left his name off of something he coordinated to make the statement seem independent. What else is needed to demonstrate that Daszak is a serial liar and an unreliable source of information on the coronavirus? Daszak and other scientists he corralled to sign the statement, then lied about having no conflicts.

The February 2021 Lancet statement declared the authors had “no competing interest,” despite Daszak organizing the letter on behalf of WIV researchers who he funded and with whom he collaborated.

This statement was published in one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world. How did this false claim get past the editors at the Lancet? Daszak’s conflicts can be easily found by anyone typing in his name to Google, and they are already known by any scientist specializing in virology.

The conflict was later admitted to in an addendum to the Lancet, which I have quoted below.

In February, 2020, 27 public health experts co-authored a Correspondence in The Lancet (“Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19”),1 supporting health professionals and physicians in China during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this letter, the authors declared no competing interests. Some readers have questioned the validity of this disclosure, particularly as it relates to one of the authors, Peter Daszak.

Is this an attempt at humor on the part of The Lancet?

Everyone who studies this subject was already aware of these conflicts. However, The Lancet declares, “some readers have questioned.”


This is a straightforward conflict to find. What other hidden conflicts are getting by The Lancet’s crackerjack editorial team?

The Lancet continues.

In line with guidance from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, medical journals ask authors to report financial and non-financial relationships that may be relevant to interpreting the content of their manuscript. There may be differences in opinion as to what constitutes a competing interest.

Hmmmm….how about raising over a hundred million dollars in GOF research? A significant amount is then funneled to the WIV, which leaks an engineered coronavirus, but Daszak and other signatory scientists don’t want to be known.

Would that constitute a competing interest? Perhaps The Lancet can clarify what they consider to be a competing interest.

The Lancet continues…

Transparent reporting allows readers to make judgments about these interests. Readers, in turn, have their own interests that could influence their evaluation of the work in question.

I really hope not.

If The Lancet allows rigged statements to be published in their journal and allows Daszak and other scientists to claim they have no conflicts when they have 100% conflicts, it seems that The Lancet is not doing its job as a journal.

The quote continues..

With these facts in mind, The Lancet invited the 27 authors of the letter to re-evaluate their competing interests. Peter Daszak has expanded on his disclosure statements for three pieces relating to COVID-19 that he co-authored or contributed to in The Lancet—the February, 2020, Correspondence,1 as well as a Commission Statement3 and a Comment4 for the Lancet COVID-19 Commission. The updated disclosure statement from Peter Daszak is:

You can scan the following statement. IPeter Daszak writes it so. Therefore, it is known it will be false.

“PD’s remuneration is paid solely in the form of a salary from EcoHealth Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation. EcoHealth Alliance’s mission is to develop science-based solutions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation. Funding for this work comes from a range of US Government funding agencies and non-governmental sources. All past and current funders are listed publicly, and full financial accounts are filed annually and published. EcoHealth Alliance’s work in China was previously funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Neither PD nor EcoHealth Alliance have received funding from the People’s Republic of China. PD joined the WHO–China joint global study on the animal origins of SARS-CoV-2 towards the end of 2020 and is currently a member. As per WHO rules, this work is undertaken as an independent expert in a private capacity, not as an EcoHealth Alliance staff member. The work conducted by this study was published in March, 2021. EcoHealth Alliance’s work in China includes collaboration with a range of universities and governmental health and environmental science organisations, all of which are listed in prior publications, three of which received funding from US federal agencies as part of EcoHealth Alliance grants or cooperative agreements, as publicly reported by NIH. EcoHealth Alliance’s work in China is currently unfunded. All federally funded subcontractees are assessed and approved by the respective US federal agencies in advance and all funding sources are acknowledged in scientific publications as appropriate. EcoHealth Alliance’s work in China involves assessing the risk of viral spillover across the wildlife–livestock–human interface, and includes behavioural and serological surveys of people, and ecological and virological analyses of animals. This work includes the identification of viral sequences in bat samples, and has resulted in the isolation of three bat SARS-related coronaviruses that are now used as reagents to test therapeutics and vaccines. It also includes the production of a small number of recombinant bat coronaviruses to analyse cell entry and other characteristics of bat coronaviruses for which only the genetic sequences are available. NIH reviewed the planned recombinant virus work and deemed it does not meet the criteria that would warrant further specific review by its Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight (P3CO) committee. All of EcoHealth Alliance’s work is reviewed and approved by appropriate research ethics committees, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Review Boards for biomedical research involving human subjects, P3CO oversight administrators, and biosafety committees, as listed on all relevant publications.”

I am sorry I made you read that. So basically, rather than The Lancet retracting the statement and admitting their egregious error, incompetence (or corruption), they pushed the responsibility to their readers.

The Lancet then allowed Daszak to do a tap dance about how everything is kosher.

This is an excellent way for The Lancet to lose all of its credibility. The Lancet is supposed to be the gold standard for scientific propriety. This does not appear to be gold at all.

This topic is also covered in the following video.

Who Crafted the Statement with Peter Daszak?

And all of this brings up the topic of who else was in on the statement denying the potential of a lab leak from the WIV. The House on Foreign Affairs report brings up this topic as is found in the following quotation.

It is unclear why the sentence was removed by the Presidents of the U.S. National Academies before the letter was sent to the White House. Daszak specifically sought to time the publication of his statement in The Lancet for after this letter was released. And the statement references the letter as proof of the virus’ natural origin, without disclosing that Daszak helped edit it.

It is highly likely that senior government officials, including Dr. Fauci, would have seen both the letter from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the statement published in The Lancet, shaping their opinion and stifling debate within the U.S. federal government regarding the origins of COVID-19.

Interesting, so Fauci, as one of the funders of the GOF research at WIV, apparently supported dissuading people from looking into the lab leak.

However, the Presidents of the U.S. National Academies later returned to their statement about the lab leak not being a potential source, as can be found in the following quotation.

However, misinformation, unsubstantiated claims, and personal attacks on scientists surrounding the different theories of how the virus emerged are unacceptable, and are sowing public confusion and risk undermining the public’s trust in science and scientists, including those still leading efforts to bring the pandemic under control… In the case of SARS-CoV-2, there are multiple scenarios that could, in principle, explain its origin with varying degrees of plausibility based on our current understanding. These scenarios range from natural zoonotic spillover (when a virus spreads from non-human animals to humans) to those that are associated with laboratory work.

Daszak Lies About the Work Funded at the WIV

The following are quotes from Peter Daszak in an interview with Nature magazine in August of 2020.

The grant isn’t used to fund work on SARS-CoV-2. Our organization has not actually published any data on SARS-CoV-2. We work on bat coronaviruses that are out there in the wild and try to predict what the next one is. We don’t work on sequencing SARS-CoV-2. – Nature

This is a ridiculous lie. Dr. Shi has written funding requests and published on creating chimerical viruses that bind to humans (supposedly to create a vaccine to this Frankenvirus). This is exactly what SARS-CoV-2 is. They take wild viruses and then increase their lethality.

Peter continues…

Conspiracy-theory outlets and politically motivated organizations have made Freedom of Information Act requests on our grants and all of our letters and e-mails to the NIH. We don’t think it’s fair that we should have to reveal everything we do. When you submit a grant, you put in all your best ideas. We don’t want to hand those over to conspiracy theorists for them to publish and ruin and make a mockery of. – Nature

Anyone who disagrees with Peter Daszak is labeled as a conspiracy theorist by Peter Daszak.

Unfortunately for Peter Daszak, as the funding given to the WIV is from the US government, it is subject to the Freedom of Information Act requests. The idea that Peter does not think “it is fair” is hilarious. It means that Daszak opposes the foundational transparency laws of the US government. This might be why he is so much more comfortable in China, where there are no transparency laws. Peter fears that the grant proposals specifically explain how the EcoHealth Alliance and the WIV asked for funding to create a chimeric coronavirus that easily binds to human furin cells. This is exactly what SARS-CoV-2 does.

Peter continues…

We’re feeling the pressure of a very aggressive administration in the US picking fights with a country where we happen to be collaborating. And it turns out that they decided that this issue and our work is going to be one of the angles of attack. That’s extremely unfortunate. The winner in all of this is the virus, and not just this virus — SARS-CoV-2 — but all the other viruses.

Is the US “collaborating’ with China to create highly contagious coronaviruses? Because it more appears that the US is funding the research and China is keeping the data, and then sharing that data with the People’s Liberation Army’s bioweapons division.

This describes more about Peter Daszak. 

Is Peter Daszak an Agent of the CCP?

Peter Daszak has been acting as a Chinese agent in obtaining funding from the US government and then allowing the transfer of IP to China. For over a decade, he has been behaving entirely in line with the interests of the CCP.

Lies from Peter Daszak on Whether the RaTG13 Genome Had Been Sequenced

Daszak has also been, at best, incorrect about how the WIV handed RaTG13. In an April 21, 2020 interview with the New York Times, he stated (emphasis added):

“We found the closest relative to the current SARS-CoV-2 in a bat in China in 2013. We sequenced a bit of the genome, and then it went in the freezer; because it didn’t look like SARS, we thought it was at a lower risk of emerging. With the Virome project, we could have sequenced the whole genome, discovered that it binds to human cells and upgraded the risk. And maybe then when we were designing vaccines for SARS, those could have targeted this one too, and we would have had something in the freezer ready to go if it emerged.”

This is, of course, untrue. Researchers at the WIV fully sequenced RaTG13’s genome in 2018. Either Daszak knew this was untrue, and lied to the New York Times, or he was being kept in the dark about the work being conducted at the WIV. If the later is true, it raises more questions about Daszak’s March 2021 claim to know everything in the WIV’s database that was taken offline.

It is very difficult to determine if Daszak is lying or incompetent.

Again, I have already proposed that Daszak has been acting as an agent of China and is well compensated for his loyalty to the CCP. The CCP likely groomed him for years and felt he was a perfect individual to scam US agencies out of many millions. The claimed reasons by Daszak for creating a super virulent coronavirus do not make any sense and thus bear the marks of being a cover story by the bioweapons program of the CCP. This is further reinforced by the Chinese’s bioweapons development equipment requested by their French partners that the French defense establishment found suspicious and objected to.

Furthermore, on the topic of Daszak working as a Chinese agent, the CCP has a long history of corrupting highly placed US individuals to work against the interests of the US. This appears to be just another example of a long pattern of espionage on the part of the Chinese government.

Peter Daszak Was Part of the Cover Up

In this addendum, we have uncovered further evidence of how top scientists at the WIV and Dr. Peter Daszak, an American scientist, furthered that cover-up. Their actions include bullying other scientists who questioned whether the virus could have leaked from a lab; misleading the world about how a virus can be modified without leaving a trace; and, in many, instances directly lying about the nature of the research they were conducting, as well as the low-level safety protocols they were using for that research.

Yes, Peter Daszak behaves undifferentiated from a member of the CCP.

Peter Daszak and Dr. She as False Information Machines

Since the pandemic began, Peter Daszak and Dr. Shi have been a one-two punch of lying and have communicated large quantities of false information.

Here is Daszak backing up Dr. Shi’s lies.

The annexes of the WHO’s report on the origins of COVID-19, issued in March 2021, include multiple examples of CCP disinformation that have been repeated by Daszak. This include a discussion of “conspiracy theories,” which include the lab leak hypothesis and questions regarding the possible genetically modified nature of SARS-CoV-2. It also refers to the WIV’s sequence database that was taken offline as a “rumour about missing data.”


The CCP likely recruited Daszak years ago and helped fund him setting up the EcoHealth Alliance. They would have felt he was a perfect individual to scam US agencies out of many millions. Dazsak did not even negotiate for the data that was created by this US funding to be shared with the US agencies that paid for the research. The primary virus research database has been taken offline and has not been accessible since the coronavirus outbreak. The most likely reason for this is to cover up that the coronavirus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Furthermore, I can find no record of the US funding agencies demanding the entire undoctored database from the WIV.

The claimed reasons by Daszak for creating a super virulent coronavirus do not make any sense and thus bear the marks of being a cover story by the bioweapons program of the CCP. This is further reinforced by the Chinese’s bioweapons development equipment requested by their French partners that the French defense establishment found suspicious and objected to.

Furthermore, on the topic of Daszak working as a Chinese agent, the CCP has a long history of corrupting highly placed US individuals to work against the interests of the US. This appears to be just another example of a long pattern of espionage on the part of the Chinese government.

In my view, the DOJ and FBI should open a case on Daszak and analyze his offshore bank accounts to see how many he has and how much money has been placed in those accounts by the Bank of China or other related intermediaries.

Daszak was instrumental in technology transfer and fund transfers to help the CCP develop a bioweapon. There is no other plausible explanation for the work the WIV performed in this area.

The CCP would have paid handsomely for all of this. As soon as Daszak is interpreted as a CCP agent, his behaviors and statements begin to make sense, and everything comes together.