THE FEDERALIST – Whether lab or market origin, anyone trying to cover for China should remember both scenarios are humiliating for the Chinese government.
The only Covid narrative that doesn’t directly aim to control people has to do with determining the origin of SARS-CoV-2.
Discovering the origin of the virus should have been a top priority, but it was not. Why? Perhaps, instead of controlling people, the goal in this case was to cover for complicit behavior.
Evidence Wuhan Lab Was Doing Risky Experiments
There are only two plausible competing virus origin hypotheses: “lab leak” and “wet market.”
Instead of imploring scientists to work together and discover the truth, then-National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins wrote in an email to presidential medical advisor Anthony Fauci early in the pandemic:
“Wondering if there is something NIH can do to help put down this very destructive conspiracy [i.e., ‘lab leak’], with what seems to be growing momentum.”
Knowing that SARS-CoV-1 leaked from a Chinese lab on at least two occasions in the early 2000s, why would Collins and Fauci be so quick to “put down” the lab leak hypothesis?
A 2016 publication in the premier journal PNAS entitled “SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence” gave us more than enough evidence that risky experiments were being conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Specifically, the authors stated:
“This manuscript describes efforts to extend surveillance beyond sequence analysis, constructing chimeric and full-length zoonotic coronaviruses to evaluate emergence potential” (emphasis mine).
In other words, the authors were creating novel viruses and determining how well they could infect human cells.
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