COVID-19 Research Awarded by DoD to Ukraine Special Projects in November 2019

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U.S. Department of Defense awarded a contract for ‘COVID-19 Research’ in Ukraine 3 months before Covid was known to even exist – ties to Hunter Biden, Peter Daszak – EcoHealth Alliance, Wildlife Conservation Society, Smithsonian, Labyrinth Global Health, Global Virome Project, PREDICT, Wuhan Lab, Metabiota – Nathan Wolfe – World Economic Forum, and DARPA. Via @MarkAlbano9


Expose : U.S. Department of Defense awarded a contract for ‘COVID-19 Research’ in Ukraine (01)

The world first started to hear about a novel coronavirus in early January 2020, with reports of an alleged new pneumonia like illness spreading across Wuhan, China. However, the world did not actually know of Covid-19 until the 12th of February 2020, because it was not until the 11th of that month that the World Health Organisation officially named the novel coronavirus disease as Covid-19. (02)

Hidden within the ‘Award Search’ are details on a contract awarded by the ‘Department of Defense’ to a company named ‘Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp‘, which is allegedly “a global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company specialising in infrastructure development”.

The contact was awarded on September 20th, 2012 and is described as “Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services”….But there is something contained deep within the details that should be of interest to anyone and everyone.

The ‘Award History’ for the contract contains a tab for ‘Sub-Awards’ detailing the recipients, action date, amount, and very brief description for 115 Sub-Award transactions. Most of the Sub-Awards are extremely mundane for things such as “laboratory equipment for Kyiv”, or “office furniture for Kyiv”.

But there is one Sub-Award that stands out among the rest, and it is was awarded to Labyrinth Global Health INC for “SME Manuscript Documentation and COVID-19 Research”.


An award for Covid-19 research isn’t exactly shocking when the world is allegedly in the grip of a Covid-19 pandemic, but considering the fact the sub-contract was awarded 12th November 2019, at least one month before the alleged emergence of the novel coronavirus, and three months before it was officially dubbed Covid-19, the award for Covid-19 research should come as a shock to everyone.

But the shock doesn’t end there, because the place the contact for Covid-19 research was instructed to take place was Ukraine, as was the entire contract awarded by the DOD to Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.

Founded in 2017, Labyrinth Global Health is allegedly a women-owned small business with deep expertise and a proven track record supporting initiatives for scientific and medical advancement.

The leadership team of Labyrinth Global consists of Karen Saylors, PHD who is the Chief Executive Officer; Mary Guttieri, PHS who is the Chief Science Officer; and Murat Tartan who is the Chief Financial Officer.

Both Karen and Mary worked many years for Metabiota.

While at Metabiota, Mary used to email Hunter.

At least, that is what the Daily Mail claims.

Hunter Biden helped secure millions for biotech research Ukraine (03)

Emails and correspondence obtained by from Hunter’s abandoned laptop show he helped secure millions for Metabiota.
EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden DID help secure millions in funding for US contractor in Ukraine specializing in deadly pathogen research, laptop emails reveal, raising more questions about the disgraced son of then vice president


Karen of Labyrinth Global Health worked with Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance over many years and authored an emerging viral threat white paper together.

Socializing One Health: an innovative strategy to investigate social and behavioral risks of emerging viral threats (04)

Back to the Expose article: U.S. D.O.D issued a contract for COVID-19 Research to a company in Ukraine, 3 months before COVID-19 was known to exist (05)

USA Delivery Order Department of Defense > Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp Sept 20, 2012 – Oct 13, 2020 (06)

The US Government site also reveals (07)

  1. 2018 – $21.7 million in funding was spent on a “BIOLOGICAL THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAM IN UKRAINE”.
  2. 2017 – $1.8 million in funding for “COOPERATIVE BIOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM IN UKRAINE”.
  3. 2015 – $4.2 million in funding for “COOPERATIVE BIOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM IN UKRAINE”.

Dr Karen Saylors, Eco Health Alliance and Metabiota worked together on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ‘PREDICT’ program from 2009, while Labyrinth Global Health worked alongside EHA and Metabiota on the PREDICT program from 2017.

Launched in 2009 and funded by USAID, PREDICT was an early warning system for new and emerging diseases in 21 countries. It was led by the University of California’s (“UC”) Davis One Health Institute and core partners included EcoHealth Alliance (“EHA”), Metabiota, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Smithsonian Institution, and as we’ve just revealed; Labyrinth Global Health.

Tweet-USAIDGlobalHealth-Sept2019 (08)

PREDICT was a forerunner of the more ambitious Global Virome Project. PREDICT partnered with the non-profit Eco Health Alliance (EHA) to carry out its 9-year effort to catalogue hundreds of thousands of biological samples, “including over 10,000 bats.” A PREDICT-funded 2015 study on “diversity of coronavirus in bats” also included Peter Daszak, president of EHA, among its participants. (09) (10) (11)

Eco Health Alliance is listed as a partner of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (“WIV”) on archived pages of its website and was mentioned as a one of the institute’s “strategic partners” by the WIV’s Deputy Director General in 2018. (12)

Meanwhile, Nathan Wolfe is the founder of Metabiota and non-profit Global Viral. He spent over eight years conducting biomedical research in both sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Unsurprisingly, Wolfe is a World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader“.

More notably, since 2008 he had been a member of DARPA’s DSRC, Defence Science Research Council, until it was disbanded.


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