Peter Daszak on 60 Minutes: Coronavirus research upended by politics
Peter Daszak, senior research fellow at Center for Tropical Research was featured on a 60 Minutes segment called Pandemic Politics. The Trump administration cut funding for Peter Daszak, a coronavirus researcher, jeopardizing a possible COVID-19 cure. Daszak is an American scientist whose non-profit EcoHealth Alliance collaborates with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China to catalog hundreds of bat viruses to understand where pandemics come from, their risks, and how to disrupt and stop future pandemics. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) abruptly terminated Daszak’s NIH grant in the wake of unsubstantiated claims that COVID-19 is either manmade or leaked out of a Chinese government lab.