Lancet editor fesses up to knowing that Peter Daszak had “significant, regrettable” conflicts of interest



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(Natural News) The Lancet editor Dr. Richard Horton has finally admitted that he knew full well that Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance had “significant, regrettable” conflicts of interest at the time when Horton’s journal published a fraudulent letter by Daszak claiming that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) came from bats rather than a Wuhan lab.

One of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, The Lancet eventually retracted the story, but not before tarnishing its reputation as a trustworthy publication.

“It took us over a year to persuade him to declare his full competing interest, which we eventually did in June of this year,” Horton said during a testimony before the U.K. Parliament’s Science and Technology Select Committee.

It ended up taking The Lancet a full 16 months to publish an official conflicts of interest statement from Daszak acknowledging his ties to the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which is believed by many to be the place where the Fauci Flu was concocted and “leaked.”

In response to Members of Parliament who questioned his lack of urgency on all this, Horton agreed that the information his journal published as an addendum “should definitely have been included in the February letter,” this referring to Daszak’s original published article.

“In this particular case,” Horton added, “regrettably, the authors claim that they have no competing interests, and of course … there were indeed competing interests that were significant, particularly in relation to Peter Daszak.”

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Horton and The Lancet also compromised with ties to China

Conservative MP Aaron Bell responded to this by telling Horton that he had done “too little, too late.” Bell further asked whether the original letter in The Lancet had “served to close down scientific debate” on the true origins of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).

It is now understood that Daszak had been spending money given to him by Tony Fauci (who got it from American taxpayers) to genetically manipulate (GMO) bat coronaviruses to make them more transmissible to humans. This is not, however, what Daszak wrote in his letter to The Lancet.

Daszak had tried to argue that the Fauci Flu had “natural origins.” Some 26 other leading researchers signed their names to Daszak’s claims, which also condemned any and all other origin hypotheses as “conspiracy theories.”

It turns out that The Lancet itself may be compromised. In 2010, the journal established an office in Beijing. Five years later, Horton traveled there to receive the “Friendship Award” from China, the country’s highest honor given to “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress.”

Because of this, Horton became soft in dealing with China. Once the Fauci Flu appeared, Horton tried to paint the communist dictatorship as some kind of victim that just got caught in a “blame game” over the origins of the plandemic.

This was despite the fact, by the way, that China had already fully admitted to denying the World Health Organization (WHO) access to crucial information needed to conduct and honest investigation into the matter.

Throughout this process, Daszak apparently engaged in a massive “bullying” campaign behind the scenes to deflect all conversation away from himself and his partners at the Chinese lab.

The Lancet letter was scientific propaganda and a form of thuggery and intimidation,” says Jamie Metzl, who currently sits on the WHO’s advisory committee on human genome editing and who previously worked as a staffer for the Bill Clinton administration.

“I think the lab origin is more likely than not,” added Dr. Alina Chen, a scientist from Harvard University.

More of the latest news about the Chinese Virus can be found at Pandemic.news.

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