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  • U.S., Chinese Researchers Wanted to Engineer Virus Similar to Covid One Year before Pandemic Outbreak, Internal Docs Show

    01/24/2024 9:34:20 AM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    national review ^ | 1/24/2024 | HALEY STRACK
    American scientists applied to engineer coronaviruses with remarkable similarities to SARS-CoV-2 at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2018, just one year before the pandemic’s outbreak, according to newly released internal documents. The 2018 grant proposal and related documents — obtained by the watchdog group U.S. Right to Know through a Freedom of Information request — reveal that an American virologist working with the Wuhan lab planned to engineer a virus that resembles SARS-CoV-2 as part of a U.S.-China research collaboration called “DEFUSE.” The research project was to be led by EcoHealth Alliance, a New York City-based research nonprofit that...
  • Chinese Virologist Submitted Genetic Sequence for the Coronavirus in December 2019

    01/18/2024 8:58:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2024 | John Sexton
    This is an interesting find though it’s not clear how significant it is yet. A Chinese virologist submitted a complete genetic sequence for the coronavirus to a US database two weeks before China turned over a nearly identical sequence to the world. At the time, no one recognized the significance of the submission and it was deleted because some technical information was not included in the submission.The sequence was submitted by Dr. Lili Ren, an accomplished virologist at the Institute of Pathogen Biology of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China, which has ties to the Chinese Communist Party...
  • US scientists held secret talks with Covid 'Batwoman' amid drive to make coronaviruses more deadly... just before pandemic

    01/06/2024 11:07:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/1/24 | Glen Owen
    The Chinese scientist who ran controversial experiments at the laboratory suspected of triggering Covid held a secret meeting with the US government to seek backing for a project that would go on to supercharge coronaviruses – shortly before the devastating outbreak started in her native Wuhan. The June 2017 meeting at America's National Institutes of Health (NIH) held by Shi Zhengli – known as 'Batwoman' because of her work on sampling and sequencing the animals' viruses – will bolster fears of Western collusion in a Chinese cover-up after Covid resulted from a reckless laboratory experiment. A new cache of documents,...
  • EXCLUSIVEUS scientists held secret talks with Covid 'Batwoman' amid drive to make coronaviruses more deadly... just before pandemic

    01/06/2024 7:10:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01 06 2024 | Glen Owen
    The June 2017 meeting at America's National Institutes of Health (NIH) held by Shi Zhengli – known as 'Batwoman' because of her work on sampling and sequencing the animals' viruses – will bolster fears of Western collusion in a Chinese cover-up after Covid resulted from a reckless laboratory experiment. A new cache of documents, obtained by Freedom of Information campaigners and seen by The Mail on Sunday, reveal the extent to which the controversial work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was supported, and often funded, by America. They show that US researchers seeking funding for work to engineer 'spike...
  • The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope “We might as well go down fighting.”

    11/16/2019 11:57:31 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 12, 2019 | Zeynep Tufekci
    HONG KONG—For months now, I’ve been told that Hong Kong’s protests would end soon. They’ll end when school starts, I heard during the summer. School did start, but the protests wore on, only now I saw high-school students in crisp school uniforms joining the protesters’ ranks. Next, the mask ban of early October was supposed to slow protesters down, but the very first day after that ban, I watched streams of protesters in masks and helmets make their way to their usual haunts on Hong Kong Island. The government shut down many of the subway lines that day, a practice...
  • Redfield warned Fauci not to 'give terrorists recipe' to modify bird flu to kill 5%-50% of infected

    04/16/2023 8:41:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies ^ | 4/15/2023 | greg piper
    Former CDC Director Robert Redfield's biggest fear for a future pandemic is a genetically manipulated bird flu, given that NIH-funded scientists in 2012 published instructions for making such a pathogen cross the "species barrier" to humans, a highly unlikely result from viral evolution. "I didn't think we needed to give terrorists a recipe" for modifying a bird flu to kill 5%-50% of people it infects, Dr. Redfield told "Just the News, No Noise," recalling his argument to then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci — his future antagonist on COVID origins and gain-of-function research — against publishing...
  • Is this the smoking gun for the Covid lab leak? Blueprint for creating a 'SARS-CoV' virus with an altered spike protein in Wuhan was published in 2018, bombshell new records show

    12/20/2023 8:48:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    A newly-uncovered trove of documents detailing plans to create a Covid-like virus in China months before the pandemic make the 'lab leak almost certain', experts say. The records - obtained now by FOIA requests - lay out a plan to 'engineer spike proteins' to infect human cells that would then be 'inserted into SARS-Covid backbones' at the infamous Wuhan virology lab from December 2018. Just a year later, in late 2019, the Covid-19 virus emerged with a uniquely adept ability to infect humans, going on to cause a global pandemic. The proposal was made by the now-notorious EcoHealth Alliance, a...
  • US Team was warned “not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19” because it would “‘open a can of worms’ if it continued

    06/03/2021 6:36:40 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 32 replies
    In internal memo, Thomas DiNanno, then acting ass't secretary of @StateDept Arms Control, Verification, Compliance bureau documented his team was "warned...“not to pursue an investigation into the origin of COVID-19” because it would “‘open a can of worms’ if it continued.
  • 'I was threatened and ostracized': Ex-CDC director Robert Redfield received death threats from scientist colleagues after he publicly said he believed COVID-19 originated in a lab

    06/03/2021 6:46:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Ex-CDC director Robert Redfield said during a CNN interview that he believed the coronavirus was made in a lab and escaped. Since then, he received death by fellow scientists, including some he used to call friends, he told Vanity Fair ... 'I expected it from politicians. I didn't expect it from science,' Redfield said.. The coronavirus origin has been at the forefront of debate since last week when Biden ordered intelligence officials to 'redouble' efforts to establish the origin.. It heated up on Tuesday when Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails were published on the Washington Post and Buzzfeed .. The former...
  • A Detailed Look at the 'Proximal Origin' Paper Which Was Used to Dismiss the Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory

    12/07/2023 10:21:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2023 | John Sexton
    I’ve seen a lot of this material before but never in such detail and concentration. This lengthy article walks though the behind the scenes machinations which led to the creation and publication of a scientific paper designed to dismiss the lab leak theory. That paper was then cited by Dr. Fauci and others as proof that COVID-19 had a natural origin (but Fauci didn’t reveal he had helped organize the effort to write the paper). What we’ve known for some time is that the academics who were recruited for this task had significant doubts about it. Again, you’ve probably seen...
  • CIA analysts were 'bribed to change position' on COVID-19 origins as Fauci led 'orchestrated' effort to undermine lab-leak origin theory

    11/29/2023 12:55:44 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    SkyNews Australia ^ | Nov 28, 2023 | Patrick Hannaford
    In the new Sky News Australia documentary, “What Really Happened in Wuhan, the Next Chapter”, Sharri Markson reveals explosive new evidence about the origins of the pandemic that brought the world to a standstill in 2020. Speaking to officials from multiple US intelligence agencies as well as senior public health scientists involved in behind-the-scenes discussions, Sharri reveals how the lab-leak theory was intentionally suppressed, with a whistleblower claiming CIA analysts who favoured the lab leak theory were even bribed to change their position in order to take the focus off China and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
  • Fauci NIH lab infected bats with Wuhan coronavirus, obtained from zoo near Camp David, report

    10/30/2023 2:18:40 PM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    Just the News ^ | 10/30/23 | Greg Piper
    A15-minute drive from the Camp David presidential retreat, a low-rated zoo gave the National Institutes of Health several bats to infect with a coronavirus from the same Chinese lab that some federal agencies believe is responsible for the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, according to a new investigation and published research. The White Coat Waste Project, which fights taxpayer funding of "wasteful government animal experiments," said Monday it's using Freedom of Information Act requests to get more details about the taxpayer-funded experiments documented in a 2018 paper in the journal Viruses. Former National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci...
  • The West Must Bring China Down

    09/19/2023 7:31:35 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 85 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 19, 2023 | Gordon Chang
    The idea was that China's regime, given a stake in the existing system, would then defend it... By now, however, that bet looks like a mistake history will remember. For as the Communist Party grew stronger, it did not align itself with its Western supporters. On the contrary, it came to believe it could avenge centuries-old grievances and remake the world in its own image. The West's generous approach created the one thing it had hoped to avoid: an aggressive state redrawing its borders by force, attacking liberal values around the world, and undermining institutions at the heart of the...
  • Whistleblower: CIA rewarded multiple "analysts with significant financial incentives" to change their COVID origins conclusion

    09/12/2023 7:53:03 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 22 replies
    JUST IN - CIA rewarded multiple "analysts with significant financial incentives" to change their COVID origins conclusion from a lab leak to zoonosis, according to a "highly credible" whistleblower - U.S. House Select Subcommittee
  • Whistleblower alleges CIA offered officials money to change view of COVID origins

    09/12/2023 8:04:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/12/2023 | Brooke Singman
    FIRST ON FOX: A CIA whistleblower told Congress that the agency offered officials on a team investigating COVID-19 origins "significant monetary incentive" to change their positions, from that it originated out of a leak from the Wuhan lab to "unable to determine" the origins, Fox News Digital has learned. Fox News Digital obtained letters House Coronavirus Subcommittee Chairman Brad Wenstrup and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner sent to the CIA and a former official. "The Select Committee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have received new and concerning whistleblower testimony regarding the Agency’s...
  • Chinese Military May Have Had COVID-19 Virus In Its Possession As Early As September 2019

    07/12/2023 9:08:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/12/2023 | Joe Wang
    According to the World Health Organization, there have been 6,947,192 confirmed COVID-19 deaths globally as of June 28. Of those, 1,127,152 occurred in the United States, making the number of Americans killed by the virus more than 19 times the number of American soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.And yet, over three years since the beginning of the pandemic, we still don’t know where the virus originated. The fear is that the next time around, the number of deaths could be much higher; because we didn’t learn from this pandemic, we wouldn’t be as prepared as we should for the...
  • Fauci, Other NIH Officials May Not Have Been Legally Appointed to Their Offices, House GOP Says

    07/10/2023 7:10:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 51 replies
    epoch times ^ | 10 July A.D. 2023 | Mark Tapscott
    Former National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease (NAIAD) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and a dozen other directors of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) appear not to have been legally appointed to their offices, according to a year-long investigation by House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans. Mr. Fauci and the others were to serve five-year terms, beginning not later than Dec. 13, 2021, but repeated requests since March 2022 to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra by the committee for documents verifying the appointments were delayed or ignored, according to GOP committee aides speaking on background. Because...
  • CONFIRMED: CCP Counterintel Defector Dong Jingwei Is Still in the United States, Debriefing Continues

    06/29/2023 10:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/29/2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Almost exactly two years ago RedState broke the story of the defection of CCP counterintelligence official Dong Jingwei to the United States. The “terabytes” of data Dong, the highest-ranking Chinese defector ever, brought with him to the United States included information and data showing “that SARS-CoV-2 was manmade and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in addition to evidence confirming that the People’s Liberation Army managed the Wuhan bioweapons program (and others).” While it was essentially ignored by the mainstream media and dismissed by the professional former spook crowd, it was a huge story – so huge that RedState...
  • Wuhan Virologist Admits COVID Was Engineered As a ‘Bioweapon’

    06/29/2023 1:12:14 PM PDT · by RandFan · 59 replies
    Leading Report ^ | June 29 | Leading Report
    A senior researcher from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology has blown the whistle on the origins of the Covid virus, admitting the U.S. taxpayer-funded lab “engineered” the COVID-19 virus as a “bioweapon.” Wuhan researcher Chao Shan made the bombshell claim during an interview with Asian News International (ANI) reporter Jennifer Zeng. Shan, also known as Shao Chao, provided Zeng, a member of the International Press Association, with first-hand information and unique insights about the role played by Anthony Fauci and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Zeng gave a thorough account of Shan’s “explosive admission” and called Shan’s claims “shocking” and...
  • Strong new evidence suggests the virus known as SARS-CoV-2 escaped from a Chinese lab

    06/13/2023 9:59:37 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 48 replies
    After years of official pronouncements to the contrary, strong new evidence has emerged suggesting the virus known as SARS-CoV-2 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). According to multiple U.S. government officials interviewed as part of a lengthy investigation by Public and Racket, the first people infected by the virus, “patients zero,” included Ben Hu, a researcher who led the WIV’s “gain-of-function” research on SARS-like coronaviruses, which increases the infectiousness of viruses.