World Health Organization COVID-19 investigator Peter Daszak admitted to his long-standing “collaboration” with a host of Chinese Communist Party entities while speaking with China Global Television Network.
On the same day the World Health Organization’s (WHO) highly controversial was released, Daszak appeared on China Global Television Network (CGTN), a state-run outlet that has aired forced confessions, to hype the findings.
Daszak, who has repeatedly praised Chinese state-run media outlets, admitted to having collaborated with the Chinese Communist Party and its scientific groups in the interview.
“Everybody knows that I have strong collaboration with the Wuhan Insitute of Virology for many years,” he noted after attempting to explain why the lab leak theory was improbable:
“When it came to the lab leak hypothesis, we just didn’t see significant information that suggests that that happened. I mean as a scientist you can only deal with the evidence you see in front of your eyes and if it’s not there then you can only come to the conclusion that it’s extremely unlikely.”
“Of course, I have collaborations with many, many Chinese organizations and institutes because we all work on these viruses, and let’s not forget SARS, the original important coronavirus emerged in Guangdong. And that’s why we’re working in China collaboratively with China CDC, Wuhan Insitute of Virology, and many, many other organizations because we want to stop this from happening,” he added again.
The CGTN interviewer also pressed Daszak on ties fellow WHO researchers had with China, referencing a National Pulse report on Marion Koopmans:
“I know that some Western media also talked about your association with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and they also referred to Madam Marion Koopmans who had really good cooperation with Chinese institutes.”
The interviewer concludes by saying he “hopes that next time when you are visiting Wuhan or visiting China I could be around,” to which Daszak replies: “I look forward to that.”
The interview follows extensive National Pulse reporting highlighting Daszak’s financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, including authoring studies funded by the regime and hosting conferences alongside state-run entities.