A SCIENTIST who claims Covid was engineered in a US-funded Wuhan lab has accused the FBI of trailing him with drones and breaking into his house to silence him.

Dr Andrew Huff, former vice president at EcoHealth Alliance, said he was followed for more than a year as he began to unravel an alleged extensive “cover-up” by the US government.

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The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the storm over the origins of Covid[/caption]

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Dr Andrew Huff claimed he was harassed by the police and FBI for nearly two years[/caption]

Legal documents provided to The Sun Online show whistleblower Dr Huff is preparing to file a legal injunction and temporary restraining order against the FBI and other US government agencies.

In his new book – The Truth About Wuhan – the epidemiologist claims the pandemic was the result of the US government’s funding of dangerous genetic engineering of coronaviruses in China.

He branded the origins of the Covid pandemic as one of the greatest cover-ups in history – and claims the “US government is to blame for the transfer of dangerous biotechnology to the Chinese”.

Dr Huff said China’s gain-of-function experiments – carried out with shoddy biosafety – led to a lab leak at the US-funded Wuhan Institute of Virology.

But as he went public with his explosive claims, the army veteran said the US government launched “an illegal psychological operation” against him.

Dr Huff, an expert in bioterrorism and biowarfare, said his book on Wuhan was delayed by months because “the government hacked his computer”.

“It was crazy… I couldn’t believe it was happening,” he told The Sun Online.

“I felt like a bad dream. I had the Julian Assange treatment, but I hadn’t done anything illegal.

“To put it bluntly, I have balls of steel, and I’m not afraid of these people.”

He added: “I can tell you the US government agencies involved were the FBI, the Defence Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security.

“All the sources of the hacking went back to the Department of Defence.

“I used to work on teams who developed this kind of technology… then I became the target.”

Dr Huff claimed military grade drones appeared at his home every day, he was stalked at the supermarket and across the country, and he was often followed by unknown vehicles.

He said his house was burgled, his phone was repeatedly hacked, and even claimed someone fired a bullet through his mailbox.

In one terrifying incident, Dr Huff claims he watched as a man broke into his house and tried to destroy photo on his computer while he was outside putting up a security camera.

I felt like a bad dream. I had the Julian Assange treatment, but I hadn’t done anything illegal


Dr Andrew Huff

He said: “I used to have top security clearance. The government typically doesn’t go after the person who receives a leak. They go after the person who leaks the information.

“The type of thing they did to me, I’ve heard of the government doing that to people who leak information.

“That’s not shocking or surprising – but they never do it to the person who receives the information.”

Over a period of more than a year, the scientist believes the “spying” operation would have cost the government up to $50million – based on a team of 20 to 30 people running the operation.

Dr Huff said he reported more than fifty federal crimes against him – but alleges the FBI refused to investigate as they were “complicit in the crimes”.

“Their goal was to discredit me, to scare me, and to prevent me from speaking out,” he said in his book.

“I collected piles of cold, hard evidence of the crimes committed against me by the US government, including photographic evidence of trespassers and highly sophisticated drones being flown at distances of a few feet from my house caught on camouflaged motion activated trail cameras.”

‘SOPHISTICATED TAILING OPERATION’

In his book, Dr Huff reveals a list of incidents taken from a temporary restraining order and injunction that his lawyer – Thomas Renz – is preparing to file against the US government and Michigan police.

Starting in October last year, the scientist said he received “numerous text messages warning him to stay safe” and claimed he was sent indirect death threats on social media.

Fears for his safety escalated as he claims high end military grade drones appeared at his 171-acre property every day from dusk to dawn for more than a year.

The army veteran, who claims he is trained in counter surveillance detection, also found he was being followed on multiple occasions – alleging he was the target of a “sophisticated tailing operation comprised of multiple vehicles”.

Dr Huff also claims he “observed an attempt to delete files from his personal computer” – including EcoHealth Alliance records – and his security cameras were often “tampered with”.

The scientist also claimed he was left unable to access his personal and business accounts or the internet on his phone or computer from November 11 to January 10 after a hack.

He said he decided to reach out for his professional network and get in touch with the FBI – who allegedly refused to investigate the claims.

Timeline of FBI 'spying' operation

October 26, 2021

  • Claims he’s contacted by a number of people he suspects to be working for the US government

October 28, 2021

  • Claims he receives text messages warning him to stay safe and receives indirect death threats on social media

October 29, 2021

  • Requests emergency concealed pistol license from police department amid rising safety concerns
  • Claims high end military drones appear for the first time at his home while in the hot tub with his wife
  • Reports drone to law enforcement
  • Decides to come out publicly as a whistleblower on both LinkedIn and Twitter

October 30, 2021

  • First detects he’s allegedly being followed by vehicles
  • Allegedly followed while buying firearms and security cameras

October 31, 2021

  • Reaches out to his professional network to get in contact with the FBI
  • House allegedly targeted by a ‘long-range acoustic device’ producing loud vibrating noise

November 7, 2021

  • Claims cameras on the driveway have been tampered with and photos deleted

November 10, 2021

  • Alleges he was followed several times by vehicles and individuals while on a business trip

November 11, 2021

  • Observes an attempt to delete files from his personal computer – including EcoHealth Alliance records
  • Reports hack to authorities – who allegedly refuse to investigate

November 14, 2021

  • Claims he and his family were followed by a team of ten people

December 11, 2021

  • Claims his vehicles have been tampered with

December 14, 2021

  • Claims he spotted a US Coast Guard helicopter circling over his property

January 3, 2022

  • Returns home to find his home has been burgled and discovers “someone attempted to bring down all the systems in the house”

January 4, 2022

  • Woke up at 4.30am to find trespassers allegedly “shining lasers in the windows from the ground onto the ceiling of their second-floor loft”

February 11, 2022

  • Filed formal whistleblower complaints with the authorities

May 14, 2022

  • Allegedly finds “mosquito-sized” drones flying around his house

May 16, 2022

  • Claims his laptop went missing

September 1, 2022

  • Allegedly discovers tiny hidden cameras in his hotel room while at the Arc Music Festival in Chicago

Dr Huff said he sent “registered letters to numerous federal and Michigan state government officials requesting help and stating that his constitutional rights are being violated”.

He also reported all the incidents to the local cops – but he claims they did little to help.

Since starting in October last year, Dr Huff claimed the “harassment campaign” from the Michigan cops, the FBI and the Department of Defense hasn’t eased up.

“Several members of my family and neighbours, as well as numerous people in my local rural community, several members of local law enforcement, and my attorney Tom Renz, have all been witnesses to everything,” he said in his book.

“My one-and-a-half-year-old son was anxious, frightened, and neurotic at the height of the illegal harassment.”

The Sun has contacted the FBI for comment.

Dr Huff, who worked at EcoHealth Alliance from 2014 to 2016 and served as vice president from 2015, worked on the classified side of the research programme as a US government scientist.

During his time at the New York-based non-profit, he reportedly helped develop biosurvelliance platforms for US intelligence agencies.

And the army veteran, from Michigan, said the organisation taught the Wuhan lab the “best existing methods to engineer bat coronaviruses to attack other species” for many years.

He claimed “China knew from day one that this was a genetically engineered agent”.

In his book, the emerging infectious diseases expert claims “greedy scientists killed millions of people globally” – and goes as far as to claim the US government covered it up.

Dr Huff said: “Nobody should be surprised that the Chinese lied about the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 and then went to extraordinary lengths to make it appear as if the disease naturally emerged.

“The shocking part of all of this is how the United States government lied to all of us.”

In 2014, Dr Huff was asked to review a funding proposal which revealed that gain of function work was being carried out to create SARS-CoV-2 – which causes Covid.

My one-and-a-half-year-old son was anxious, frightened, and neurotic at the height of the illegal harassment


Dr Andrew Huff

Gain of function work sees viruses souped up to more easily infect humans to help researchers test scientific theories, develop new technologies and find treatments for infectious diseases.

But the risky research method can pose safety and security concerns – and it’s banned in many countries.

Dr Huff realised the EcoHealth Alliance was working closely with the Wuhan lab on gain of function research, with the support of USAID – a US government department.

He soon realised the virus would never occur in nature and had been developed into a much more powerful pathogen in the lab.

Dr Huff believes Covid was genetically engineered in Wuhan through gain of function research funded by the US government – and poor biosafety led to a lab leak.

He pointed out he has seen no evidence China deliberately released the virus.

Dr Huff has since filed a lawsuit with Renz Law LLC against EcoHealth Alliance in the state of New York.

EcoHealth Alliance has denied Dr Huff’s allegations – stating that his claims are “not true”.

“Mr Huff alleges that EcoHealth Alliance was engaged in gain of function research to create SARS-CoV-2. This is not true,” it said.

Documents obtained by The Intercept show the US government and EcoHealth Alliance were working on gain of function research with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

EcoHealth Alliance claimed “the emerging consensus, based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence, is that Covid originated through zoonotic spillover”.

Scientists and researchers have not yet been able to determine the origins of the pandemic – with a lab leak and a natural source both being probed.

Dozens of experts have suggested Covid could have escaped from the Wuhan lab through an infected researcher, improper disposal of waste, or potential breaches in the security at the site.

Even the head of the World Health Organisation reportedly believes Covid did leak from the lab after a “catastrophic accident”.

The National Institutes of Health previously stated in a letter to Congress the bat viruses EcoHealth Alliance were studying in Wuhan could not have become the virus that causes Covid.

The Truth about Wuhan: How I Uncovered the Biggest Lie in History by Dr Andrew Huff is out on December 6

Dr Huff’s lawyers are preparing to file a temporary restraining order against the FBI