New Lancet letter asserts “lab-origin” possible. Chinese whistleblower says release at World Military Games intentional. Wuhan scientists bid to release bioengineered viruses into bats with “skin-penetrating nanoparticles.”
Several significant news items have broken recently, which should drive a stake in the heart of any notion that a naturally evolved virus causes COVID-19.
A new paper released on the Lancet runs counter to the one that was published insisting that the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) did not originate in a laboratory. The media used that letter to smear anyone questioning a lab source as a conspiracy nutcase.
The letter, entitled “An appeal for an objective, open, and transparent scientific debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2,” includes Rutgers’ Dr. Richard H. Ebright as an author, who we have cited before as “lab-origin questioning.”
Overwhelming evidence for either a zoonotic or research-related origin is lacking: the jury is still out. On the basis of the current scientific literature, complemented by our own analyses of coronavirus genomes and proteins, we hold that there is currently no compelling evidence to choose between a natural origin (ie, a virus that has evolved and been transmitted to humans solely via contact with wild or farmed animals) and a research-related origin (which might have occurred at sampling sites, during transportation or within the laboratory, and might have involved natural, selected, or engineered viruses).
Next, we have noted in the COVID Pandemic Timeline that the first “super-spreader” event was most probably the World Military Games that were held in Wuhan during the autumn of 2019. Now, ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng claims China deliberately spread the virus at the event.
‘I thought the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,’ he told the new Sky News documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan.
The whistleblower claimed he had heard of the Chinese government carrying out an ‘unusual exercise’ during the games.
‘[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,’ he said.
His claims were supported by the former Principal China Adviser to the US State Department Miles Yu.
He said French, German and American athletes were among those to fall ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms, but were never tested for the virus.
Finally, a 2018 grant proposal has surfaced showing that Wuhan scientists planned to release enhanced airborne coronaviruses into the Chinese bat populations. Ostensibly, to inoculate them against diseases that could jump to humans.
New documents show that just 18 months before the first Covid-19 cases appeared, researchers had submitted plans to release skin-penetrating nanoparticles containing “novel chimeric spike proteins” of bat coronaviruses into cave bats in Yunnan, China.
They also planned to create chimeric viruses, genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily, and requested $14million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to fund the work.
Papers, confirmed as genuine by a former member of the Trump administration, show they were hoping to introduce “human-specific cleavage sites” to bat coronaviruses which would make it easier for the virus to enter human cells.
The bid was made by British zoologist Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance, the US-based organization, which has worked closely with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) researching bat coronaviruses. Researchers included Dr. Shi Zhengli, the WIV scientist dubbed “bat woman.” Daszak, you may recall, was the instigator behind the original Lancet letter condemning anyone who questioned the natural origin assertions by “experts.”
The work involved injecting bioengineered bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanized and ‘batified’ mice. Surely, Daszak and anyone associated with funding, approving of, of conducting this research would likely have wanted to cover their tracks once the magnitude of the disaster became apparent.
Based on the timeline and the new facts, I surmise that the World Military Games was most likely a target of opportunity for China, as the nation was probably already dealing with the escaped virus. Given all of this new information, I would say that the “natural origin” has drawn exceedingly close to extinction.
I sure hope the scientists responsible for this catastrophe reflect upon all of these developments, which have condemned millions to death, illness, depression, learning delays, and COVID-confinement.
I quote Dr. Ian Malcom in “Jurassic Park”: …Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.DONATE
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