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Beijing’s useful idiots – UnHerd

Science journals have encouraged and enforced a false Covid narrative

Bear in mind that in the heat of this pandemic, papers printed in important journals were peer-reviewed within 10 weeks; one rattled through the process in just nine days for Nature. But, like Petrovsky, I have heard similar stories from many other frustrated experts who confronted the conventional wisdom that this lethal virus was a natural spillover event. Some could not even get letters published, let alone challenge those key papers promoting the Chinese perspective which have since turned out to be flawed or wrong.

Only now is acceptance emerging that the science establishment colluded to dismiss the lab leak hypothesis as a conspiracy theory, assisted by prominent experts with clear conflicts of interest, patsy politicians and a pathetic media that mostly failed to do its job. And yet, at the heart of this scandal lie some of the world’s most influential science journals. These should provide a forum for pulsating debate as experts explore and test theories, especially on something as contentious and fascinating as the possible origins of a global pandemic. Instead, some have played a central role in shutting down discussion and discrediting alternative views on the origins, with disastrous consequences for our understanding of events.

https://unherd.com/2021/06/beijings-useful-idiots/

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The Pentagon gave $39 MILLION to Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance – the charity that funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab accused of being the source of the outbreak, federal data reveals – Daily Mail

Federal data seen by DailyMail.com reveals The Pentagon gave $39 million to EcoHealth Alliance, which funded a lab in Wuhan, China, between 2013 and 2020

The Wuhan Institute of Virology is accused of being the source of Covid-19 

The majority of the DoD funding came from the DTRA, a military branch with a mission to ‘counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks’

Federal grant data assembled by independent researchers shows that the charity has received more than $123 million from the government in total

Grants from the Pentagon included $6,491,025 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from 2017 to 2020

EHA also received $64.7 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

It received $13 million from Health and Human Services, which includes the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control 

It is not known how much of the money actually went to the Wuhan lab 

EHA has also funded deeply controversial ‘gain of function’ experiments, where dangerous viruses are made more infectious to study their effect on human cells

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9652287/The-Pentagon-funneled-39million-charity-funded-Wuhan-lab.html

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Reckless Hancock left care homes to fend for themselves – The Telegraph

While two men with receding hairlines quibble over just how many care home residents the Government managed to kill last year, let me paint you a picture of how shambolic the situation actually was. Regardless of what Health Secretary Matt Hancock might have you believe, testing in care homes was a fiasco right from the beginning of the pandemic.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/28/reckless-hancock-left-care-homes-fend/

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Facebook’s independent fact-checker accused of collusion with J&J – RT News

US Congressman [Rep. Thomas Massie] questions the impartiality of Facebook’s factcheck.org which is supposed to tackle vaccine disinformation as it’s indirectly funded by J&J

US Rep. Thomas Massie reveals that Factcheck.org is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which owns $1.8 billion of stock in Johnson & Johnson and is run by a former director of the CDC

https://en-gb.facebook.com/RTUKnews/videos/450727326213793/

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Writing off NHS debt of £13.4 billion is a charade. What is required instead is the renationalisation of the NHS: nothing less will do