State Dept. Claims New Information Shows COVID-19 Originally Came From Wuhan Lab
Also, China impedes WHO investigators, reimposes lockdowns, and exports ice cream with COVID-19 virus.
The U.S. State Department has reported that it has new information indicating the pathogen behind the COVID-19 pandemic could have emerged from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan.
Specifically, the U.S. said it had obtained new evidence that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick in the fall of 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak in the surrounding city, with symptoms it said were consistent with either COVID-19 or common seasonal illnesses.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a statement that this contradicted reports that none of the staff at the institute had contracted COVID-19 or related viruses and urged the World Health Organization team that landed Thursday in Wuhan to “press the government of China” on the “new information.”
“Beijing continues today to withhold vital information that scientists need to protect the world from this deadly virus, and the next one,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo did not suggest that the virus was intentionally engineered or released but instead escaped the lab accidentally. Meanwhile, China continues to impede the World Health Organization investigators’ efforts who are attempting to get to Wuhan to look for the source.
…[I]n a sign of Beijing’s continuing efforts to control the investigation, the team of scientists and W.H.O. employees almost immediately ran into obstacles. Two scientists were unable to enter China at the last minute and remained in Singapore because they tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, the W.H.O. said in a Twitter post. The Chinese authorities required the remaining 13 experts to undergo two weeks of quarantine in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in late 2019.
…Seemingly worried about drawing renewed attention to the country’s early mistakes in handling the pandemic, Chinese officials have used a variety of tactics over the past year to hinder the W.H.O. investigation.
After resisting demands from other nations that it allow independent investigators onto its soil to study the origin of the pathogen, China finally let two W.H.O. experts visit in July to lay the groundwork. Then it promptly placed the team into quarantine for 14 days, forcing its members to do some of their detective work from a distance.
They were not permitted to visit Wuhan, where the virus first emerged.
I have long been skeptical of the flat line of cases that China has reported, with no reported surge experienced by the rest of the world. Interestingly, the Chinese government is now responding to an explosion in cases.
China is reimposing coronavirus lockdowns on 20 million residents as cases begin to rise, hitting its highest daily case count in six months on Monday.
Monday’s 85 new locally transmitted symptomatic infection cases and Tuesday’s 42 similar new cases reported by China’s National Health Commission has prompted many areas of China to reimplement lockdown protections ahead of one of China’s biggest holidays in February, the Lunar New Year.
Most of the lockdowns are occurring near the northern part of China where they are experiencing one of their coldest winters on record, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Many of the new cases are being seen around Bejing, China’s capital city, in the northern province of Hebei.
China has not “vanquished” the coronavirus. Samples of ice cream from a Chinese company recently tested positive for COVID-19.
More than half the total boxes had already been distributed for sale when the positive tests were discovered. Market regulation authorities in other provinces outside Tianjin where the ice cream was sent were notified of the issue, and customers who may have purchased the product are being told to report their health to community officials.
According to the report, 1,662 employees were tested at the company Thursday and were quarantining.
Officials believe the coronavirus was able to survive in the ice cream due to the cold temperature and was likely transferred from a person who had the disease.
While it is vital to know precisely how the coronavirus originated, I suspect that somebody will put the investigation into the pathogen’s Chinese birthplace on the back-burner for the next four years. I wouldn’t be surprised if “scientific consensus” points the finger at Italy, India, or another country.
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How is this new? This information was out there for 6 months. Even NEWSWEEK wrote an article about the Gain of Function “Andromeda Strain” activities at the Wuhan Institute last April.
Odd – Trump’s comment back in Feb/march that the virus may have come from Wuhan a Wuhan lab was strongly condemned by every democrat/progressive delusional and totally impossible.
Odd- must not have happened – according the everyone that suffers from TDS
No f*cking sh*t. We’ve known this for about a year now.
Well, it’s the State Department. Actually, as those things go, State is performing pretty well, taking only nine months to confirm what everybody already knows.
Now, if we had left this up to the FBI, they’d still be claiming no knowledge of anything, while sitting on a s*tload of files containing evidence of everything.
What I want to know is, what is the status of the John Durham report?
And there you go. When the Biden/Harris regime is installed this will all quickly and quietly be disappeared as China and the CCP deny any responsibility for the covid pandemic and proceed with military action to dominate the world. Guaranteed.
Remember the footage that came out of china at the beginning of all this? People keeling over in the streets “dead.” ccp containment teams welding people in their apartment buildings. Battalions of ccp decon teams marching through the city running their military grade foggers? The WHO fanned the flames of panic at the behest of the ccp. Then “our” side got their turn in the spotlight. We got fauci’d with highly exaggerated expected case/death rates and transmissability off the charts. God forbid if PDJT would have fallen short by 1 new ventilator, it would have been another impeachable offense. Meanwhile, Wuhan City threw a huge Rockin’ in 2021 New Year’s Eve party, and we got Comrade deblasio and his wife dancing all by themselves in ghost town Time Square. To top it all off, what was the only country with a positive number for their economy in 2020? That’s right, CYN-NA. Yeah, I’d say we got played, except I don’t think many of our “experts” made their “mistakes” in good faith.
Collusion between the DNC and the CCP? Guys, that would never happen, right?
Get over it already, the virus is here, it makes people sick and it makes some people die. Worse, masks and lockdowns make even more people sick and they make even more people die.
The ‘science’ we’re seeing out of our ‘officials’ is a continuation of the ‘suicide is better than life’ philosophy that defines environmentalism.
Yes there is science and while it’s too bad there are also scientists, not all of whom seek to advance the human condition.
There are also a plethora of outpatient treatments that could cut hospitalizations by about 75%. Texas is putting out the word, California is hiding it.
You’re right, Valerie; unfortunately the government is handling this and everything the government does is political including our medical services.
“While it is vital to know precisely how the coronavirus originated, I suspect that somebody will put the investigation into the pathogen’s Chinese birthplace on the back-burner for the next four years. I wouldn’t be surprised if “scientific consensus” points the finger at Italy, India, or another country.”
Keeping our populace uninformed and deliberately mis informed seems to be the objective. Bad information leads to division and, far more importantly, bad decisions.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the “scientific consensus” doesn’t even address the origins of the coronavirus for the next four years. And that most if not all the scientific papers already published in the so-called “scientific literature” dealing with coronavirus and its origins are quickly and quietly retracted and removed not because they are incorrect but simply to avoid offending China and the CCP.
i wouldn’t be surprised if the American people tell the scientists to shove their ever-changing consensus up their *. People are only so stupid, and when there are absolutely no gibs to be had for believing either way, they tend not to intentionally delude themselves.
Wait. They’re going to be coming for our ice cream next?
But surely not SanFran Nan’s tho… ?????
Viruses have a fatal flaw….this one is too perfect to NOT have been meddled with. Even we redneck blue-collar types see that. It’s called “common sense”.
CCP is busy whipping up batch #3….and the D party knows that.
Biological war is what will kill us all.
This could have been an engineer add virus, but it’s not true the virus is automatically have a fatal flaw. Nature is bigger than and meaner than any lab, and has whipped up mini virus is worse than this one. Most of those kill people too fast so the virus ends up not spreading far; Sarris 1 MERD, ebola are like that.
Nature has a virus that is 100x as lethal as SARS-2 right now. It is a henipivirus called NIPAH, and is endemic to fruit bats in Southeast Asia. It just needs a little evolution to spread better between people, and that will ignite a real pandemic that will kill billions.
The info on Dr. Leiber has been in the news for 18 months.
When I said this is Jan 2020 I was roundly attacked. I got my information from foreign articles written as far back as 2015 that now seem to be disappeared.
Why is this suddenly acceptable to say? It was roundly ridiculed as conspiracy theory a year ago.
We have ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia because SHUT UP.
I believe I read that “Dr.” Anthony Fauci
funded the lab ….
“China finally let two W.H.O. experts visit in July to lay the groundwork. Then it promptly placed the team into quarantine for 14 days, forcing its members to do some of their detective work from a distance.”
I bet they put cardboard over the windows, too. Cultural exchange education!
We need the State Department to publish their evidence before Biden’s inauguration or the public will never see it.
Here’s a link to a long detailed article about the DNA sequence of Covid-19. It asks, is this a naturally-occurring chimeric joining of DNA from two species: Wuhan bats and pangolins found 1000 miles away from Wuhan? (A genetic chimerism or chimera is a single organism composed of cells with more than one distinct genotype: Wikipedia)
Or is this a chimeric joining done in a lab?
95% of C-19 DNA comes from Wuhan bats found and sequenced by Wuhan researchers.
5%, the ‘spike’ (which penetrates the target cell) and the ‘receptor binding domain,’ which bonds to the target cell and contains the ‘spike,’ comes from pangolins (weird little critters), also sequenced by Wuhan researchers.
The author concludes that by using both of these DNA sequences it would be possible to synthesize a chimeric virus combining both sequences and that the Wuhan lab (and others) have that capability. I don’t know if that’s true.
The author also points out that since the Wuhan bats and the pangolins are geographically separated by a large distance, it would be unlikely that they were in contact often enough for a naturally occurring chimeric Covid-19 virus to emerge.
The author is neutral in his conclusions, but his assessment seems to lean towards the possibly that Covid-19 was created in the Wuhan lab and somehow escaped. He points out that it is extremely unlikely that the CCP would deliberately do this as its own population would be infected first.
Read the article: https://yurideigin.medium.com/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function-research-f96dd7413748