(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) United States-based infectious disease researcher Peter Daszak, a former partner with the Wuhan labs funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci, has joined with Vladimir Putin in researching a new COVID strain.
Daszak, a Brit, recently published a study titled “Identification and Genetic Characterization of MERS-Related Coronavirus Isolated from Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Near Zvenigorod (Moscow Region, Russia), the National Pulsereported.
Scientists, who are apparently unperturbed by the 2020 viral leaks from the Wuhan lab, looked into “analyses of bat viromes,” that “have been used to identify novel viruses with potential to cause human infection.”
Daszak is reported to have played a major role in the infamous Wuhan lab leak via his organization “EcoHealth Alliance,” which undertook joint research efforts with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Notably, Daszak was a major proponent of the “natural origins” theory of the pandemic throughout its run, strongly opposing the idea that it was leaked from the Wuhan lab.
In their most recent study, Daszak and his colleagues apparently drew out more connections to bat feces and the pandemic-inducing virus.
“We characterized the fecal virome of 26 samples collected from six bat species captured during 2015 in Moscow Region. Of these 13/26 (50%) samples were found to be coronavirus positive,” researchers wrote.
“We sequenced and assembled the complete genome of a novel MERS-related Betacoronavirus from Pipistrellus nathusii, named MOW-BatCoV strain 15-22.”
The research project appears to be following in the footsteps of the Wuhan studies, which specifically studied spike proteins, which make the virus more capable of infecting humans.
“To predict and analyze the interaction of MOW-BatCoV Spike glycoprotein with DPP4 receptors of the different mammalian species, the three-dimensional structures of these proteins were obtained by homologous modeling,” they wrote.
“The DPP4 proteins of two bats (Myotis brandtii and Pipistrellus kuhlii), the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), domestic cat (Felix catus) and mouse (Mus musculus) were used for analysis.”