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China Allegedly Faked ‘Swiss Biologist’ Who Blamed the U.S. for WHO’s Wuhan Lab Investigation

China Allegedly Faked ‘Swiss Biologist’ Who Blamed the U.S. for WHO’s Wuhan Lab Investigation

The Swiss response to the situation shows they have clearly mastered the art of neutrality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC0gww2yznI

The theory that the coronavirus pandemic began from a lab lead at the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have gotten a bit of a boost recently…from the Chinese themselves.

As I have noted previously, China has been asserting other countries are the point of origin of the pandemic. It has been revealed that China’s state media allegedly invented a Swiss biologist who claimed the US pressured the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the  Wuhan Lab leak theory.

The People’s Daily, China Daily, and CGTN television channel all quoted so-called biologist Wilson Edwards but removed the content yesterday after the Swiss Embassy said it had no record of him as a citizen.

Beijing has repeatedly pushed claims the US pressured the WHO to investigate the possibility Covid-19 was leaked from a lab in Wuhan, where the virus was first found in December 2019.

China has insisted a leak would have been ‘extremely unlikely’ citing the conclusion reached by a joint WHO-Chinese mission to Wuhan in January.

Edwards was quoted by state media terming the WHO investigation a ‘political tool’ and saying the ‘international scientific community’ was ‘disappointed’ in the US.

In China, the Swiss embassy has urged Chinese media to take down articles and posts containing “misinformation.”

In a Twitter post, the embassy said an alleged Swiss biologist who had been quoted in Chinese media in recent days likely did not exist.

State media outlets were among those that carried articles with comments from “Wilson Edwards” on the origins of Covid-19 and the WHO’s independence.

Many outlets have since removed any reference to him.

“While we appreciate the attention on our country, the Embassy of Switzerland must unfortunately inform the Chinese public that this news is false,” the Swiss embassy said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Organisations including CGTN, Shanghai Daily and Global Times had cited the so-called biologist based on his Facebook profile.

However, the Swiss embassy said the Facebook account was opened two weeks ago and only had three friends.

You can be sure the Swiss have maintained their talent for neutrality, as evidenced by the response.

Pierre-Alain Eltschinger, a spokesman for the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, said the comments were “wrongly presented as coming from a Swiss biologist.”

“Several Chinese newspapers have since pulled down those comments,” he said in an e-mail, without specifying.

An authenticated Facebook account of the People’s Daily, China newspaper still had an English language reference to an article from CGTN, the international arm of the Chinese state broadcaster, quoting Wilson.

In the CGTN article, Wilson was quoted as saying he and fellow researchers had faced pressure and intimidation from the United States and some media outlets for supporting conclusions in a joint study by China and the Geneva-based World Health Organization on the origins of COVID- 19.

The study, released publicly in March, presented several hypotheses about how the pandemic started but no firm conclusions.

Perhaps Twitter and Facebook should now apply the new rules and start deleting China’s accounts in response to this situation?

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More than likely Facebook and the DNC would hire the creator of the fake Swiss researcher. One does not waste a useful talent.

A Swiss biologist named Wilson Edwards is about as likely as a Chinese virologist named Witold Kaczorowski. Nice try, Xi!

So, Wilson Edwards is a fake “white monkey”

2smartforlibs | August 12, 2021 at 10:36 am

I was on a conference call last night and the only good thing that came from it was the Congressman admitted we haven’t been getting the facts on the WuFlu.

Chinese state-run media got Sam Ting Wong!? Unbereavable!

What’s the difference between a virus made in china and dog food made in china? Nothing.

Nothing wrong with being polite. Just because someone is courteous or respectful doesn’t preclude them from kicking ass. So be nice until it’s time to not be nice, as Roadhouse explained.

nordic_prince | August 12, 2021 at 5:26 pm

I’m sure Dr. Faux-chi would have some valuable insights regarding the origins of the WuFlu and gain-of-function research.

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