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    Over a year after the first coronavirus cases were detected, experts are still unsure as to whether the virus occurred in nature or was developed or modified in a lab before jumping to humans. Many have disregarded the lab-leak theory, including the World Health Organization, which said that the likelihood that the virus originated in a lab was “extremely unlikely” following the conclusion of its six-week investigation into the matter. But some, including WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom, have pushed back, saying that there is not enough evidence to conclude exactly how the virus appeared. “Some questions have been raised as to whether some hypotheses have been discarded,” Tedros said on Feb. 11. “I want to clarify that all hypotheses remain open and require further study.” “At this point in time, all scientific data related to the genome of SARS-CoV-2 and the epidemiology of COVID-19 are equally consistent...
    A type of scientific experimentation known as “gain-of-function” (GOF) research has long been discouraged due to its risks, and the promised upsides don’t appear to be coming to fruition. GOF research, in the medical context, involves making pathogens more deadly, more transmissible, or both, and is carried out with the aim of better preparing the world for viral outbreaks and aiding in the development of vaccines and other remedies. Since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, some have posited that the deadly virus may be a result of GOF research that escaped from a lab, since the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) located just miles from the epicenter of the pandemic has conducted GOF research on bats in the past. This is a must read. It summarizes very nicely the concerns about the Wuhan Institute of Virology, explains what “gain of function” research is, and lays out the shocking conflicts...
    The Wuhan Institute of Virology is expected to receive American taxpayer dollars for the next three years. And yes, to fund more animal research. Given that the place could be the source of what killed 2.5 million people, you'd think maybe giving more cash to them would be seen as nuts. That's like handing a tornado the key to the city after it blew the roof off every house. CHINA HAS NOT SHARED ‘SUFFICIENT’ DATA FOR WHO CORONAVIRUS ORIGIN REPORT: NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER Or, giving New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo an Emmy for his senior citizen outreach. Oh, wait, that happened. The fact is, China has obscured the pandemic’s origin, even pushing fake news about it being made in the U.S. Still, the World Health Organization delegation has concluded a leak from Wuhan was unlikely. But as biologist Brett Weinstein points out -- we've reached a crucial fork in the road. If...
    (CNN)When World Health Organization investigators wrapped up their work examining the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan this month, Chinese officials were clear where they felt the WHO should look next."(We hope) that following China's example, the US side will act in a positive, science-based and cooperative manner on the origin-tracing issue (and) invite WHO experts in for an origin-tracing study," Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said last week. Going even further, Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist at China's Center for Disease Control, said the US should now be "the focus" of global efforts to trace the virus. That Chinese officials should point to the US when discussing the origins of a virus first detected in central China may at first appear confusing to many. But for months now, China has been advancing alternative theories for how the coronavirus first emerged, ones that would obviate any blame officials in Wuhan may bear for not...
    One of the key members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team looking into where COVID-19 originated has a lengthy history suggesting he may hold a vested interest in determining the virus did not leak from a lab – and the media is hardly talking about it. Much reporting on the WHO’s recent visit to Wuhan has done little to characterize Dr. Peter Daszak, the sole U.S. citizen on the team, and his background. Daszak has a long financial history with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), previous reporting shows. He even organized a PR campaign in early 2020 to paint the lab leak hypothesis as a “conspiracy” in order to relieve the lab and Beijing of any potential scrutiny. WHO’s investigative team recently ended its mission and declared it unlikely that the virus originated from a lab, only to flip flop on the assertion hours later. By then, dozens...
    The Chinese laboratory at the centre of suspicion over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic was awarded a patent for cages to hold live bats for testing just months before the virus started spreading. The revelation comes after the World Health Organisation last week backed Beijing’s line, saying that a leak from the institute was ‘highly unlikely’, while giving credence to theories that the virus had entered the country via frozen meat. The team included Peter Daszak, a British-born zoologist whose organisation EcoHealth Alliance has studied bat-borne viruses with Wuhan lab scientists for 15 years, and who has categorically denied that researchers keep the mammals for testing. However, The Mail on Sunday has established that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) filed an application in June 2018 to patent ‘bat rearing cages’ which would be ‘capable of healthy growth and breeding under artificial conditions’. The patent, which has been seen by...
    World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said Thursday that all theories behind the origin of COVID-19 warrant further investigation. His comments come after a WHO panel investigating the pandemic’s origins in Wuhan said Tuesday the theory that COVID-19 could have accidentally leaked from a lab is “highly unlikely” and not worth further investigation. “I want to clarify that all hypotheses remain open and require further study,” Tedros said Thursday. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said Thursday that all theories into the origin of COVID-19, including the lab leak hypothesis, merit further investigation. Tedros’s statement came two days after a joint WHO-China panel investigating the origins of the pandemic in Wuhan said the lab leak theory was “extremely unlikely” and not worth exploring any further. The panel instead recommended that further research be conducted into China-favored theories such as the possibility that the virus could have been imported...
    More On: Coronavirus World’s second-oldest person survives COVID-19 at age 116 New virus found in bats similar to one that causes COVID-19 This is what quarantine in Olympic-host Japan looks like Britain threatens 10-year prison sentence for lying about pandemic travel WUHAN, China — A World Health Organization team is leaving China on Wednesday after gaining some new insights into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 2.3 million people worldwide — but with the major questions still unanswered. The visit was politically sensitive for China — which is concerned about any allegations it didn’t handle the initial outbreak properly — and has been closely watched around the world. Team member Peter Daszak sounded an upbeat note on arriving at the airport at the end of the four-week trip to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first COVID-19 cases were detected in...
    Hong Kong (CNN)A team of World Health Organization investigators in Wuhan are visiting a laboratory Wednesday that has been the focus of conspiracies and speculation about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO investigators began research in the central Chinese city last week, after a 14-day quarantine and bureaucratic delays. Their work has been subject to intense scrutiny and political pressure from both within China and outside the country. Few places they are visiting are as controversial as a laboratory run by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which officials in former US President Donald Trump's administration suggested, without providing evidence, could have been the origin of the coronavirus. The lab in question, which is affiliated with the central government-run Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the only one in mainland China equipped for the highest level of biocontainment, known as Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4).BSL-4 labs are designed to study the...
    A rescue team disinfects a theater in Wuhan, China. Xia Junjun/VCG via Getty Images Chinese state media is spreading a conspiracy theory that a US Army base created the novel coronavirus. It's also pushing the idea that Pfizer's vaccine is unsafe for the elderly, a claim disproven by researchers. The misinformation push comes as a team of WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to study the virus origins. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese state media is playing up a baseless conspiracy theory that the novel coronavirus was created in a US lab, and is also claiming that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may actually be killing the elderly. A report from the Associated Press found that state-sponsored media groups have been waging a two-pronged disinformation campaign to deflect responsibility for the coronavirus onto the West and discrediting Western-produced vaccines in favor of Chinese-manufactured ones.  Last week, the...
    THE Covid pandemic could've been avoided if Wuhan didn't lie to the world, a top doctor has claimed. A bombshell ITV documentary reveals Covid was spreading like wildfire for 12 days from January 5 but the Chinese government reported no new cases. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 12Infectious diseases specialist Dr Yi-Chun Lo blamed China for hiding facts about the virus 12Caged animals are pictured at a wet market in ChinaCredit: ITV In the documentary, infectious diseases specialist Dr Yi-Chun Lo, of ­Taiwan’s Centres for Disease Control, blamed China for hiding facts about the virus outbreak. He said: “I think the pandemic could have been avoided at the beginning if China was transparent about the outbreak and was quick to provide necessary information to the world.” Medics from the outbreak epicenter city of Wuhan have been captured on film admitting they were...
    SCIENTISTS at a Chinese lab linked to the outbreak of coronavirus reportedly revealed they were bitten while collecting samples in a cave packed with infected bats. One researcher - from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (W.I.V) - is said to have claimed fangs went through his rubber gloves "like a needle" leaving him spattered with blood. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Scientists at the the Wuhan Institute of Virology 'admitted to being attacked by bats'Credit: CCTV13 6Swelling on one researcher's limb after being bitten during experimentsCredit: CCTV13 A video - which first emerged two years ago - also apparently shows scientists working on "live viruses" without gloves and masks in an apparent breach of the World Health Organisation safety rules. The startling claims come just 24 hours after it was revealed the scientist dubbed “Patient Zero” who vanished from the Wuhan lab at the start...
    A year-long hunt by The Mail on Sunday and Western intelligence officials for a Chinese lab researcher believed to be the world’s first Covid-19 patient has been thwarted by a suspected state cover-up. Huang Yanling, who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was named as Patient Zero in online reports that were widely shared inside China in the early weeks of the outbreak last February. The revelation created a direct link between the pandemic and the lab suspected to have accidentally unleashed it while conducting dangerous experiments on bat coronaviruses. The reports did not say when she contracted the virus or if she survived. However, they support the US State Department’s belief she was the first of several researchers at the controversial institute who fell ill with Covid-19 in the autumn of 2019, before it was officially acknowledged. ‘PATIENT ZERO’: The only picture thought to show missing former...
    The Chinese government is under growing pressure to reveal the true origins of the coronavirus pandemic after US intelligence placed a Wuhan lab at the centre of the mystery.  American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with Covid-like symptoms in autumn 2019 – weeks before the alarm was raised about the contagion ravaging the city. He also claimed its scientists were experimenting with a bat coronavirus very similar to the one that causes Covid, and had worked on secret military projects.  The Mail on Sunday first revealed concerns about the secretive lab on April 5 last year – some 287 days ago. Now the new allegations from the top of the US administration come as investigators from the World Health Organisation (WHO) land in Wuhan to look into the pandemic’s origins.  Chinese government is under growing pressure to reveal the...
    More On: Coronavirus Employees who switch to remote work should make more money — not less Pompeo reveals intel that may link China lab to COVID outbreak Britain slaps travelers with strict new COVID-19 restrictions ‘I’m still here’: Alex Azar slams CNN for reporting resignation Last year, as the China Virus was just beginning to spread across the US, I suggested in these pages that it might have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. That’s China’s top lab for researching and engineering dangerous pathogens, especially coronaviruses.  No sooner did the story appear than it began to be attacked from all sides.  China issued heated denials, claiming the virus had jumped from bats to humans at the city’s seafood market. The lab a few miles down the road, Beijing officials huffed, had nothing — zip, zilch, nada — to do with it.  I was not surprised that Beijing tried...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the World Health Organization to fully investigate the possibility that the COVID-19 virus accidentally escaped from a lab in Wuhan, revealing new U.S. intelligence that he says raises troubling questions. Pompeo issued the public call on Friday night, one day after a WHO research team landed in Wuhan, where under strict Chinese oversight they are reportedly not investigating the lab. 'Beijing continues today to withhold vital information that scientists need to protect the world from this deadly virus, and the next one,' Pompeo said as he revealed previously unreported intelligence implicating the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in the origins of the pandemic. Among the new U.S. intel, it is claimed that researchers at the lab fell ill in the fall of 2019 with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, that scientists there were working with a bat coronavirus that is 96.2 percent similar...
    The U.S. State Department on Friday night said it had "reason to believe" scientists in Wuhan, China, may have been infected with the coronavirus in the autumn of 2019, but Beijing has worked hard to prevent a transparent investigation into the origins of the virus. In a statement, the agency indicated it thinks several researchers inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses. "The [Chinese Communist Party] has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019," the State Department said. "Any credible inquiry into the origin of the virus must include interviews with these researchers and a full accounting of their previously unreported illness." The virus was first detected in Wuhan in late 2019 – China confirmed on Dec. 31 that it was treating a pneumonia-like virus. The first death was reported...
    Act on China IF the US unveils firm evidence that a Wuhan research lab unleashed Covid, the global backlash against China must be unified and unflinching. Millions are dead and our economies in ruins because the Communists’ instinct was to cover up and lie. 3Researchers in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in central China's Hubei provinceCredit: EPA Their blocking of World Health Organisation virus inspectors last week was typical. If they are sure of their “wet markets” story, what have they got to hide? But consider too China’s brutal repression of democracy in Hong Kong. And the million Muslims it has locked up in “re-education camps” to be brainwashed, sterilised, tortured and enslaved. In short order it has sunk from global powerhouse and economic ally to pariah. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s new clampdown on UK firms profiting from the barbaric abuses inflicted on Uighur...
    Secrets, lies and thuggery are the hallmark of the Chinese Communist regime. And in the mystery of the devastating Wuhan virus, all three are combined. The strongest evidence of a crime is a cover-up. And the Chinese authorities have provided that. They have fought ferociously to prevent an international inquiry into the pandemic’s origins. Their repeated obstruction of the World Health Organisation’s fact-finding missions has provoked even that notoriously supine body to protest. Even now, WHO investigators are being prevented from accessing the vitally important laboratory in Wuhan that is likely to be at the heart of America’s allegations. Pictured: Virologists work in the P4 lab of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in central China Researchers work in a lab of Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, Hubei province, China Experts have been questioning the Chinese authorities’ account of events for a year. Now, it appears, Secretary of...
    A British scientist is facing calls to step down from two key inquiries into the origins of Covid-19 after leading the global battle to dismiss suggestions that it might have leaked from a Chinese laboratory linked to his charity. Peter Daszak’s organisation channelled cash to Wuhan scientists at the centre of growing concerns over a cover-up – and also collaborated on the sort of cutting-edge experiments on coronaviruses banned for several years in the United States for fear of sparking a pandemic. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been carrying out this risky research on bat viruses since 2015, including the collection of new coronaviruses and hugely controversial ‘gain of function’ experiments that increase their ability to infect humans. Peter Daszak’s organisation channelled cash to Wuhan scientists at the centre of growing concerns over a cover-up Many leading scientists argue that deliberately creating new and infectious microbes poses a...
    The Chinese government is facing fresh accusations of a cover-up after officials deleted crucial online data about the laboratory suspected of being the source of Covid-19. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that hundreds of pages of information relating to studies carried out by the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology have been wiped. Details of more than 300 studies, including many investigating diseases that pass from animals to humans, published online by the state-run National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are no longer available. Shi Zhengli, the Wuhan-based scientist noted for her trips to gather samples in China’s bat caves The deletion of key evidence has reignited fears that China is trying to whitewash the investigation into the origins of the virus. It comes after President Xi Jinping last week blocked investigators from the World Health Organisation entering the country in a move that drew international condemnation. Meanwhile,...
    China has denied entry to a team of World Health Organisation (WHO) experts who were due to arrive in the country to investigate the origins of the coronavirus.   The news comes amid growing suspicions of a cover-up in the country where Covid-19 is believed to have originated at the end of 2019, although its origins remain bitterly contested as China remains determined to control the narrative. The head of the World Health Organisation says he was 'disappointed' that Chinese officials have not finalised permissions for the arrival of the team of experts. A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts were due in China for a highly politicised visit to explore the origins of the coronavirus, in a trip trailed by accusations of cover-ups, conspiracy and fears of a whitewash. The WHO said China granted permission for a visit by its experts, with a 10-person team expected to arrive this week...
    THE contrast could not have been greater. In Britain, many of us were tucked up in bed as Sadiq Khan’s pathetic, politicised firework display played to an empty Thames embankment. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7The fact that the World Health Organisation won’t investigate Wuhan lab is batsCredit: AP:Associated Press 7Sadiq Khan’s firework display played to an empty Thames embankmentCredit: PA:Press Association Yet hours earlier, the streets of Wuhan were packed with revellers holding balloons as they saw in 2021. The bars were doing a roaring trade and the nightclubs were heaving. It is a year ago this week that Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist working in Wuhan Central Hospital, shared on his social media account suspicions about a new SARS-like disease which had been linked to a seafood market. His reward for raising the alarm was to be accused of making “false...
    A GOVERNMENT official says the most "credible" theory about the origin of Covid-19 is that it escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. Top aide to President Trump Matthew Pottinger says leaders in China are "admitting" there is a chance theories suggesting Covid-19 started in a "wet market" are false. 5Matthew Pottinger said intelligence suggests theories of a Wuhan lab leak are "credible"Credit: AFP - Getty 5There have been various accusations levelled at the top secret Wuhan Institute of VirologyCredit: AP:Associated Press 5The Wuhan Institute of Virology Credit: AFP or licensors Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger told politicians from around the world that intelligence points to the likelihood of the virus leaking from China's biggest lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology. "There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus", Pottinger said in a statement. He told leaders during...
    One of America's most senior government officials says the most 'credible' theory about the origin of coronavirus is that it escaped from a laboratory in China. Matthew Pottinger, who is President Donald Trump's respected Deputy National Security Adviser, told politicians from around the world that even China's leaders now openly admit their previous claims that the virus originated in a Wuhan market are false. Mr Pottinger said that the latest intelligence points to the virus leaking from the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology, 11 miles from the market, saying: 'There is a growing body of evidence that the lab is likely the most credible source of the virus.' Matthew Pottinger, who is President Donald Trump's respected Deputy National Security Adviser, says the most 'credible' theory about the origin of coronavirus is that it escaped from from the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology in China He claimed the pathogen may...
    It is a year since the world learned of a deadly new respiratory disease stalking the central Chinese city of Wuhan.  Yet we still know little about how and why the virus spread with such devastating consequences. It can almost certainly be traced to bats. But we do not know how this pathogen – having evolved an extraordinary ability to infect, causing such damage to different bodily organs – made the jump into human beings. At last, a World Health Organisation investigation is under way into the origins of the coronavirus, but it is accused of meekly pandering to China's agenda by recruiting patsy scientists and relying on Beijing's dubious data. Now there is growing clamour from experts around the world that no stone should be left unturned during this inquiry – and that it must include one key element of a hunt which has all the hallmarks of a...
    Explosive emails from a group of top-level scientists and Government doctors in the United States reveal one suggested Covid-19 could have originated from human activities rather than arising naturally from animals. Another asked if it might have been deliberately engineered. The documents also show that a key letter sent early in the pandemic from America’s top scientists to the White House had a line deleted that suggested the virus could have been ‘an unintentional release from a laboratory’. These revelations come as evidence of China’s cover-up grows, alongside fears the World Health Organisation, widely criticised for its failure to challenge Beijing at the start of the pandemic, is letting the regime dictate its inquiry into the origins. The WHO has allowed China to vet scientists taking part in the probe, while also appointing to its ten-strong team the British charity chief Peter Daszak whose funding for research on bat viruses...
    In her first interview since going viral, Rudy Giuliani’s star “voter fraud” witness Mellissa Carone promised she was not drunk during the hearing last week. Despite the fact that Carone may have appeared intoxicated throughout the hearing in Michigan, she maintained she “was not drunk,” adding, “I would swear under oat that I wasn’t drunk.” Why did she seem so drunk then? Well, Carone chalked that up to her “personality” — insisting that she has not been hurt by the criticism and mockery she’s faced for the past two weeks. Carone’s appearance at the hearing was so jaw-droppingly bonkers that it earned her a shoutout on Saturday Night Live, during which Cecily Strong portrayed Giuliani’s “barely intoxicated” eyewitness. “I think she did a great job,” Carone said of Strong’s performance despite the jabs. “I think it was very funny, she looked just like me.” In a slightly less lighthearted, but no less...
    "Unreported Truths" author and investigative journalist Alex Berenson called for an international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 Monday as researchers struggle to identify the source of the global pandemic. "There's a lot we don't know," Berenson told "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "Here's what we do know: Anybody who raises this issue gets accused of being a conspiracy theorist.  "There's people in the scientific community who are very deliberately conflating a couple things," Berenson explained. "One is, is it a bioweapon? It's probably not a bioweapon. It wouldn't be a very good bioweapon because it doesn't kill anybody who's healthy.  "But the other question ... is, could it have escaped from the lab? Probably a lab in China. Probably a lab in Wuhan where coronaviruses were being researched." SCIENTISTS MAY KNOW WHERE CORONAVIRUS ORIGINATED, STUDY SAYS While China and the World Health Organization have repeatedly denied any assertion that the outbreak originated in a lab in Wuhan, there is increasing confidence among U.S. officials that it likely started as an attempt by the...
    An international team of scientists will investigate the possibility the coronavirus leaked from a lab as they commit to finding out where the pandemic came from.   Researchers will delve into all theories of the virus's origins amid unproven claims it escaped from a laboratory in China. US state officials have given momentum to the idea that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, either leaked from a lab or was man-made by China as some kind of weapon against humanity. They claim to have damning secret evidence that go against furious rejections from Beijing. Scientists claim it is far more likely Covid-19 is a 'zoonotic disease', which means it is caused by the virus jumping from an animal to a human. A Wuhan wet market was first thought to be the breeding ground of the virus, where the selling of live, wild animals would have given the perfect opportunity for it...
    A Chinese virologist who escaped to the United States earlier this year claims the coronavirus is man-made — and she says she has the evidence to prove it. What are the details?Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who was formerly based in Hong Kong, explained on British talk show "Loose Women" last Friday that she was one of the first Chinese scientists to conduct research on the novel virus. She claimed the Chinese government, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, is lying to the world about the origins of COVID-19. Officially, the Chinese government claims the virus originated from a wet market in Wuhan. But Yan called the claim a "smokescreen" — and said the virus actually came from the infamous Wuhan bio lab. "It comes from the lab— the lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China's government," Yan said. Yan, who holds both an MD and...
    The US government’s leading health research body has raised a series of bombshell concerns over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and the activities of a secretive Chinese laboratory that was investigating bat diseases. The National Institutes of Health has asked if Covid-19 was linked to the deaths of three miners eight years ago and questioned whether the high-security laboratory in Wuhan possessed samples of the virus prior to the pandemic’s outbreak late last year. The agency also demanded to know more about the ‘apparent disappearance’ of a scientist at the lab rumoured to be Patient Zero, and questioned if roadblocks were placed around the Wuhan Institute of Virology between October 14 and 19 last year. The National Institutes of Health has asked if Covid-19 was linked to the deaths of three miners eight years ago and questioned whether the high-security laboratory in Wuhan possessed samples of the virus...
    Steve Bannon claims scientists in the Wuhan lab eyed as a potential source for COVID-19 have “defected” and are working with US intelligence agencies. President Trump’s former chief strategist, a virulent China opponent, told the Daily Mail — while providing no evidence — that researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology are cooperating with the West to build a case that the bug spread from a lab leak. “They are not talking to the media yet, but there are people out of the Wuhan lab and other labs that have come to the West and are turning over evidence of the culpability of the Chinese Communist Party,” Bannon told the tabloid. “I think people are going to be shocked.” Bannon, giving the interview from a yacht off America’s East Coast, said the defectors were also speaking with agencies in Europe and the UK. “People around these labs have been...
    Steve Bannon claims scientists within the Wuhan lab eyed as a possible supply for COVID-19 have “defected” and are working with US intelligence businesses. President Trump’s former chief strategist, a virulent China opponent, advised the Each day Mail — whereas offering no proof — that researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology are cooperating with the West to construct a case that the bug unfold from a lab leak. “They aren’t speaking to the media but, however there are folks out of the Wuhan lab and different labs which have come to the West and are turning over proof of the culpability of the Chinese language Communist Get together,” Bannon advised the tabloid. “I believe persons are going to be shocked.” Bannon, giving the interview from a yacht off America’s East Coast, mentioned the defectors have been additionally talking with businesses in Europe and the UK. “Folks round these...
    Experts from the Chinese laboratory at the centre of global suspicion over the coronavirus pandemic have ‘defected’ and are in the hands of Western intelligence, the architect of Donald Trump’s presidential victory claimed last night.  Steve Bannon, who was Trump’s White House chief strategist and retains close links to the administration, told The Mail on Sunday that spies were building a case against Beijing on the basis that the global pandemic had been caused by a leak from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan and that the subsequent cover-up had amounted to ‘pre-meditated murder’. In an exclusive interview, Mr Bannon also urged Boris Johnson to scrap plans to allow the Chinese communications firm Huawei to play a role in the UK’s new 5G network.  Staff are pictured above at the Wuhan Institute of Technology. Speaking to this newspaper from a yacht off the East coast of America, Mr Bannon said that...
    China has dispatched a mobile P3 virus lab to help ramp up the coronavirus mass-testing in Beijing after a fresh COVID-19 outbreak ravaged the capital city. The country's health authority sent the remote laboratory, along with a team of 14 medical workers, to a virus-hit district in Beijing this morning, state media reported. The mobile testing unit could collect testing samples from 1,000 residents a day. The government sent three of those container labs to Wuhan in February at the height of the city's COVID-19 outbreak. Beijing citizens who came into contact with the Xinfadi Wholesale Market, either directly or indirectly, are pictured being taken swabs samples in the Chinese capital on Tuesday China has dispatched a mobile P3 virus lab to help ramp up the coronavirus testing in Beijing after a fresh COVID-19 outbreak erupted the capital city. The file picture taken on April 22 shows the...
    A former head of the British intelligence agency MI6 told The Telegraph's Planet Normal podcast that he believes the COVID-19 outbreak was engineered in a lab and spread through coincidence. "I do think that this started as an accident," Sir Richard Dearlove told the Telegraph, citing a peer-reviewed paper by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George's Hospital at the University of London, and the Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen. The authors said the virus had been doctored to bind to humans: "We are aware that these findings could have political significance and raise troubling questions." Dearlove added: "[A]s this debate about the virus develops, I think all this material is going to be in print and is going to embarrass a number of people, I think. Let's suggest that the Chinese maybe have too much say in their journals, in what appears and what doesn't." He added: "Look, the Chinese understand us extremely well. They have made...
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