Families of COVID Victims File Lawsuit Against EcoHealth Alliance, Accusing the Group of Releasing the Virus
New York-based EcoHealth Alliance is facing a lawsuit filed by the families of four individuals who contracted and died from COVID-19. The f...
New York-based EcoHealth Alliance Faces Lawsuit Over COVID-19
New York-based EcoHealth Alliance is facing a lawsuit filed by the families of four individuals who contracted and died from COVID-19. The families allege that the organization, which previously received a U.S. grant for bat virus research that supported studies at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is responsible for the pandemic and the deaths of their loved ones. The lawsuit, filed at Manhattan Supreme Court, claims that EcoHealth Alliance either intentionally or accidentally released the virus. The families are seeking unspecified damages.
The Importance of Revealing the True Source and Nature of the Virus
According to Patricia Finn, a lawyer representing families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the outcome could have been different if the true source and nature of the virus had been known. She claims that if it had been revealed that the virus was genetically manipulated and scientists had concealed this information, it would have changed the response to the pandemic.
Lawsuit Filed Against EcoHealth Alliance President
A lawsuit has been filed against EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, alleging that he knew about the virus being studied at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and its potential to cause a global pandemic. The families of the deceased are mourning and angry, as they believe that the truth about the origins of the virus is finally being revealed.
Connections to Wuhan Lab and Dismissal of Lab Leak Theory
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of deceased family members against Peter Daszak and the EcoHealth Alliance. Daszak and the organization have faced criticism for their connections to the Wuhan lab, where some believe COVID-19 may have originated. Daszak was part of the World Health Organization-China team that dismissed the lab leak theory as highly unlikely.
Denial of Allegations and Collaboration with Wuhan Institute of Virology
A research alliance, which received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on coronavirus research. The alliance has denied allegations made by the NIH that it did not accurately report its findings.
Claims of Genetic Engineering and Accidental Lab Leak
Dr. Andrew Huff, a former vice president of the EcoHealth Alliance, has claimed that COVID-19 was genetically engineered and accidentally leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. He believes that foreign groups working in China, including the EcoHealth Alliance, did not have sufficient control measures in place to ensure proper biosafety, biosecurity, and risk management, leading to the lab leak. These claims were made by Huff in a book published earlier this year.