Here's another article about the bat-shit crazy stuff going on with EcoHealth/WIV scientists.
The name of the project - DEFUSE - is one of those things that would be funny - if it wasn't so terrifying.
The plan was to defuse the threat of bat coronaviruses - by making worse ones.
Among the more controversial proposed experiments presented in the application were the creation of bat coronavirus chimeras that would contain human-specific furin cleavage sites (FCS), the introduction of these viruses into humanized and "batified" mice, and a grandiose plan to "vaccinate" wild bats in caves against coronaviruses.
The mention of inserting FCS is significant because scientists consider the presence of these on the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 to be one of the reasons why the virus is able to easily infect humans. Within the betacoronaviruses of sarbecovirus lineage B, the polybasic furin cleavage site is unique to SARS-CoV-2, according to News Medical Life Sciences.
Scientists who favor the lab-leak hypothesis point to the unusual presence of the FCS as an indication of manipulation in a laboratory. Advocates of the natural origin hypothesis argue that although the FCS is not documented in other sarbecoviruses, it does appear in other distant relatives such as MERS.
From what i've investigated about MERS, it's origins are also very very murky. The official narrative about it's emergence from bats to camels to humans was written by ... guess who? Daszak and Lipkin!