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House Report Names ‘Public Face’ of China’s ‘Disinformation Campaign’ on COVID Origin

Peter Daszak, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of COVID-19 walks at a lakeside in Wuhan, China, February 3, 2021. (Aly Song/Reuters)

A new congressional report will tie Peter Daszak, the controversial director of the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance nonprofit, to the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda campaign about COVID-19’s origins.

“We have uncovered strong evidence that suggests Peter Daszak is the public face of a CCP disinformation campaign designed to suppress public discussion about a potential lab leak,” states a new report, a copy of which National Review obtained before its planned publication later today, by Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The committee’s Republicans are releasing the document as an addendum to the COVID-origins report they issued last year. Among other things,

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