More and more dignitaries and journalists around the world are beginning to argue that the source of the new type of coronavirus could have been US Department of Defense biological laboratories.
The new coronavirus could have been brought to the Chinese city of Wuhan by the US military. Zhao Lijian, the deputy head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s information department, suggested this possibility on Twitter last week.
In his tweet, the official attached a video clip of Robert Redfield, head of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), in the US House of Representatives, where he points out that coronavirus was found in several dead Americans who were diagnosed with influenza during post-mortem examination.
2/2 CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation! pic.twitter.com/vYNZRFPWo3
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 12, 2020
“It might be the US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan,” he stated. “Be transparent! Make public your data! The US owes us an explanation!”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Iran was the result of “a biological attack.”
According to Bulgarian Journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva “the US Army has a history of transporting viruses as diplomatic cargo for secret military programs. Diplomatic bags have diplomatic immunity from search or seizure”
The US Army has a history of transporting viruses as diplomatic cargo for secret military programs. Diplomatic bags have diplomatic immunity from search or seizure. Documents here 👉 https://t.co/FVnJOnnRa7 https://t.co/kOINRFzmFY
— Dilyana Gaytandzhieva (@dgaytandzhieva) March 13, 2020
The Journalist mentioned its own investigation of American biological laboratory near Tbilisi. The US Embassy to Tbilisi transports frozen human blood and pathogens as diplomatic cargo for a secret US military program.
Former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin Sergey Glazyev said that the coronavirus was man-made. According to him, this is a manifestation of the US hybrid war against sectors of the economy they do not control.
A former American counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA, Philip Giraldi, also declared that novel coronavirus was produced in a laboratory, possibly as a biological warfare agent. However, he said he did not know if it was an American, Israeli or Chinese laboratory which produced it.
All of these statements have been criticized by the Western media as conspiracy theories. However, there are many questions about that source of new coronavirus the US needs to answer.
For instance, the White House website published a petition to test the biochemical laboratory in Fort Detrick (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, WRAIR) – the largest biomedical research institution run by the Ministry US defense.).
This is a laboratory in Maryland that processes high-level disease-causing materials such as Ebola, which was closed after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refused to work with the organization in July 2019.
The suspension was a result of a number of causes, including non-compliance with local procedures and the lack of periodic retraining of employees of biocontrol laboratories. The media reported that the laboratory’s sewage disinfection system also did not meet the standards set by the Federal Agent Selection Program.
The lab, which closed more than six months ago, recently attracted public attention as a result of a petition filed on the White House website on March 10 which listed some time differences between the closure and the outbreak of COVID-19.
For example, “a large-scale ‘influenza’ outbreak killed more than 10,000 people” in the US in August 2019 after the lab’s closing. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 epidemic erupted around the world in February 2020 after the US hosted event 201 – The Global Pandemic Exercise – in October 2019.
Last year Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) sent a letter to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking him to give any information about “ any exposure or potential exposure of any person to any biological agent or toxin.” The US Senator mentioned that “according to press reports, “[t]he suspension was due to multiple causes, including failure to follow local procedures and a lack of periodic recertification training for workers in the biocontainment laboratories… The wastewater decontamination system also failed to meet standards set by the Federal Select Agent Program which oversees the possession, use, and transfer of biological agents with the potential to pose a severe threat to public health.”
A strange coincidence
There is now information that confirms at least the possibility of creating the current strain of coronavirus in artificial conditions.
In 2015, Professor Ralph Baric, the head of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made a chimera of Chinese bat coronavirus and published an article stating that this virus is very dangerous. Swiss scientists, scientists from Harvard University and the head of the laboratory of special pathogens at the Wuhan Institute of Virology all took part in the work.
At the same time, Ralph Baric also developed an antiviral drug against coronavirus for Gilead Science. It is a rather interesting coincidence that the US Media later wrote that “US Army Medical Research and Development Command has signed an arrangement with Gilead Sciences to provide the company’s investigational coronavirus drug to U.S. troops confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus.”
According to Yu Wenbin, an associate researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, several groups were identified, including the A, B, C, D of haplotypes of new coronavirus. “In Hubei, only coronavirus from Group C are detected, but in the US the viruses from all five groups have been found.”
The British Pirbright Institute recognized that, at the request of the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, they had done some research on coronaviruses that infect animals. However they rejected that they were working on human coronaviruses.
The Higher Institute of Health in Italy noted that most of the initial diseases in Italy cannot be linked to China. That is, the virus most likely appeared in Italy independently.
This adds more evidence to arguments and rumors that coronavirus may have originated in the US.