Harf

Sounds like Fauci had a hand in the Funding & Build of the Wuhan virus

Rate this topic

38 posts in this topic

WSJ

Did the virus come from a Chinese lab funded by the celebrated doctor’s U.S. government institute?

 

Wet Market no longer considered the source.  First infected patient came from the Wuhan lab which was a level 2 lab.  

 

A well-respected science writer has published a thoughtful and convincing piece this week that helps confirm what most people with common sense have long believed: COVID-19 wasn’t just randomly discovered in a Chinese wet market; it escaped from a human lab.

The lab-leak theory was always the most plausible one, but those who raised it as a possible explanation were excoriated by Democrats and media know-it-alls. For no good reason at all, the intelligentsia dismissed it as a baseless conspiracy theory. Remember what happened to Sen. Tom Cotton when he dared to suggest the Chinese government was lying about how the coronavirus originated? The New York Times accused him of appealing to tin-foil-hat-wearing kooks with his “fringe theory.” The Washington Post falsely claimed Cotton’s statements had been debunked.

But the evidence supporting the lab-leak theory is there, according to Nicholas Wade, a longtime science writer who has worked for Science magazine and the New York Times. Over at Medium, Wade weighs the evidence of both possibilities: the first being that COVID-19 naturally emerged from an animal species, the second that it leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Wade makes a few points that demand consideration. The first is that the bats that Chinese officials claimed to be the source of SARS-CoV-2 have yet to be discovered, even after an intensive search by authorities that included the testing of 80,000 animals. There is also no evidence that the coronavirus jumped from bats to people through an intermediary host, as SARS1 did in 2002 (a bat virus spread first to civets and then to people). Surely, if bats were the original source of COVID-19, scientists could identify the intermediary host through which it was spread. They’ve had no such luck.

Wade also points out a few other holes in the Chinese government's story. For example, why, if COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan wet market, were there earlier cases of the coronavirus with no link to the wet market? And why should a naturally spread epidemic break out in Wuhan and (at first) nowhere else?

This is where the lab-leak theory starts to make more sense. It is no secret that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was studying coronaviruses, thanks in large part to funding by U.S. agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health. However, what you might not know is that Wuhan scientists were specifically creating novel coronaviruses “with the highest possible infectivity for human cells,” Wade writes. This research wasn’t being conducted maliciously, as far as we know. Wade explains that oftentimes scientists will create and test chimeric viruses to learn how they attack human cell cultures and how they “spill over” from animal species to humans.

It is very likely that research in Wuhan produced the exact coronavirus strain, SARS-CoV-2, that has now killed more than 3 million people, according to Wade. It is also entirely plausible that this virus escaped from Wuhan’s lab, given what we know about its safety arrangements. In 2018, two years before the pandemic broke out, U.S. State Department officials warned the federal government after touring Wuhan’s facilities that the lab lacked a good number of trained technicians and investigators needed to conduct research safely. Dr. Shi Zhengli, the head of the coronavirus research project, even admitted in an interview with Science magazine that much of her work was conducted at a lower safety level than was required.

So why has much of the scientific community continued to minimize or dismiss outright the lab-leak theory? Because, as Wade points out, many of them have a financial stake in it. One of the first letters published against the lab-leak theory, for example, was published in Lancet in February 2020 and was organized and drafted by Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance of New York. Daszak’s organization happened to be funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s coronavirus research, which means he could potentially be culpable if it was discovered that the lab was responsible for the outbreak.

Like Daszak, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s medical adviser, has also thrown cold water on the lab-leak theory, even though many scientists and government officials have now begun to acknowledge its plausibility. But keep in mind: as head of the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Diseases department, Fauci was one of the government officials responsible for securing federal grants for Wuhan’s coronavirus research in the first place. He is a more interested party than most people realize.

It doesn’t take much to string together the available facts. What we need now is definitive proof, as Wade argues, but that proof lies in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Chinese government is doing its best to keep the lab under lock and key, and the global scientists who funded its research are helping them do it.

But one day the evidence will emerge, and the scientific community will have a lot of explaining to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What difference does it make?

 

Even if evidence shows that China did this who thinks that the Biden administration is going to do anything about it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 min ago, Gotcow? said:

What difference does it make?

 

Even if evidence shows that China did this who thinks that the Biden administration is going to do anything about it?

He could send them a bill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like Daszak, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s medical adviser, has also thrown cold water on the lab-leak theory, even though many scientists and government officials have now begun to acknowledge its plausibility. But keep in mind: as head of the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Diseases department, Fauci was one of the government officials responsible for securing federal grants for Wuhan’s coronavirus research in the first place. He is a more interested party than most people realize.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

8 mins ago, Barley said:

Even if this theory is proven, it will still be racist to call it the Chinese Virus.  

Is Spanish Flu racist? It's still called the Spanish Flu pandemic over 100 years later. Covid was found in a cave in China in 2012, and refined in a Chinese lab for years. So, yeh, it's the China Virus.

Edited by Fishtale7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Gotcow? said:

What difference does it make?

 

Even if evidence shows that China did this who thinks that the Biden administration is going to do anything about it?

Biden is pushing an infrastructure bill written by the afl-cio union. 

China can do anything they want. Cheapest war that they ever won.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is where news agencies need to get serious.  If fauci helped to secure funding for this lab then people  in this country should be absolutely outraged. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Jim McFeeley said:

This is where news agencies need to get serious.  If fauci helped to secure funding for this lab then people  in this country should be absolutely outraged. 

 

MSM news agencies seem to be trying to hide these facts.  wonder why?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fauci and the lab,Harris funding bail for rioters,hunters lap top .....the demedia aren’t going to cover it and 60 million ignorant Dems will be lapping up any thing the self proclaimed cnn propaganda machine spews out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Dave588 said:

Biden is pushing an infrastructure bill written by the afl-cio union. 

China can do anything they want. Cheapest war that they ever won.

China is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to that.  They want to destroy us but they can't without hurting themselves.  Financially it would be disastrous for them.  They hold our trillions in debt.  Destroy us and they lose that and possibly go bankrupt as a result.  We are their biggest trading partner.  Destroy us and they lose their biggest market.  They're better off keeping us subservient to them the way we are becoming.  Whether the democrats like it or not Trump was right.  Bring our manufacturing back to the US. Stop giving them all our treasury.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Barley said:

Even if this theory is proven, it will still be racist to call it the Chinese Virus.  

How about we call it the Fauci Flu? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.