The Chinese Communist Party is good at concealing mass killings. There are no monuments from China to the millions that were starved during the Great Leap Forward under Mao from the 1960s or into the throngs mowed down in Tiananmen Square. Now the CCP is covering up the roots of COVID-19, which has killed 2.7 million so far.
Are all over the joint World Health Organization- China report on the virus’s roots leaked Monday. China barred international scientists from collecting information, inspecting labs, inspecting medical records, or even having unmonitored talks with Chinese scientists. WHO even gave China veto power over the report’s contents. It’s a cover-up.
The report argues that the virus probably spread from bats to some other animal species (yet to be identified, despite examining thousands of species) and then jumped to humans in the city of Wuhan.
A tragic fluke of nature that coincidentally unfolded in the only city in China with a maximum security research lab exploring viruses.
Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doesn’t buy it.
The most likely scenario, he says, is that the virus escaped from the Wuhan laboratory. A mountain of circumstantial evidence supports that idea, though global researchers are being blocked from confirming it.
Wuhan Institute scientists collected viral samples from bat caves, including the virus most closely resembling the cause of COVID-19. At the laboratory, scientists used mice genetically engineered to have lungs like humans, and infected these mice with the virus.
In the fall of 2019, just before the outbreak, the Wuhan Institute took its virus data offline, according to the MIT Technology Review. The Institute is stonewalling.
The WHO-China report argues that a lab leak is an”extremely unlikely” explanation for the pandemic since lab accidents are”rare.”
That’s laughable. They’re not rare. Viruses can leak out of high security labs on workers’ clothing or accidentally infect a employee.
In 2018, US embassy personnel in Beijing alerted the State Department of their very low security standards at the Wuhan Institute, but China resisted international monitoring.
.” That’s horrifying.
. Defending against it has to be a top US priority.
When commercial and government labs test specimens for routine medical reasons, they should also be randomly sampling for new viruses and bacteria invisibly invading the country.
That will alert the nation early, instead of being caught off guard when emergency rooms are bombarded with patients sickened by an unknown disease.
Of one percent of the trillions spent in reaction to COVID last year. Washington pols have utilized the pandemic as a pretext to ramp up spending on their favorite causes–from teachers’ unions and performing arts facilities to high-spending Democratic-run country and city governments–instead of preparing the nation to defend against future viral attacks.
There’ll be future pandemics. But information about China’s bioweaponry research is a valuable wakeup call. Now politicians must heed it.
” on people of Asian descent.
That’s nonsense. Hate crimes against Asian-Americans are deplorable, but the US government should not be deterred from from seeking the truth about the pandemic or China’s biological weaponry.
Most Chinese-Americans understand that China is a rogue nation with no regard for human life. That’s why they choose to live here.