by Leslie Eastman at legalinsurrection.com
Recent report from Director of National Intelligencereveals Wuhan Institute ‘collaborated’ with Chinese military on coronavirus experiments in years preceding the pandemic.
Legal Insurrection has shared reports about investigations that covid “patients zero” were Chinese researchers associated with bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The findings indicate a combination of poor safety practices and arrogant research decisions seems to be the likely origins of the pandemic.
Now a WIV researcher is claiming that China deliberately engineered the coronavirus virus as a “bioweapon.” The assertions were made during an interview conducted by Chinese-born human rights activist Jennifer Zeng, a member of the International Press Association.
Researcher Chao Shao asserts that the virus was deliberately engineered by China as a “bioweapon,” and that his colleagues were tasked with identifying the most effective strain for spreading among various species, including people.
During the exclusive 26-minute interview, Chao Shao shared an anecdote involving another researcher named Shan Chao, who allegedly admitted to being provided with four strains of coronavirus by a superior.
Shan Chao was instructed to test these strains and determine which one had the greatest potential to infect multiple species, with a particular emphasis on human infectivity.
Chao Shan also asserted that the Chinese took advantage of the 2019 Military World Games to spread the virus.
He further mentioned that several of his colleagues had gone missing during the 2019 Military World Games held in Wuhan. One of the missing researchers later disclosed that they were sent to hotels accommodating athletes from different countries to “inspect health and hygiene conditions.” Chao Shao suspected that their real purpose was to spread the virus, as checking hygiene conditions did not require virologists.
I covered the 2021 report published by the Republican members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the origins of the SARS-Cov-2 pathogen and the point source of the pandemic. The 2019 World Military Games were a significant part of the pandemic timeline that the committee created.
The 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games (MWGs) opened in Wuhan on October 18, 2019. The MWGs in Wuhan drew 9,308 athletes, representing 109 countries, to compete in 329 events across 27 sports. Many of the participating athletes fell ill with various flu-like complaints. Here is a glimpse of the sick athletes and their location in the hospitals…now seeing ill patients.
Evidence from Brazil, Italy, France, and Sweden indicate that the virus circulated in those countries by November and December of 2019, long before China officially admitted they had a significant public health problem. This was likely the global “super-spreader event.” China tried to blame Italy for the virus at one point.
Interestingly, this last Friday, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) dropped a very brief report on the origins of the pandemic, which seemed very weak in light of the revelations of the recent investigative reports. In fact, the opening Executive Summary seems extremely tepid.
“This report does not address the merits of the two most likely pandemic origins hypotheses, nor does it explore other biological facilities in Wuhan other than the WIV,”However, the report does note that WIV “collaborated” with the Chinese military on coronavirus experiments in the two years previous to the covid pandemic.
The WIV is a civilian research institute founded in the 1950s by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Although the WIV is independent of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the IC assesses that WIV personnel have worked with scientists associated with the PLA on public health-related research and collaborated on biosafety and biosecurity projects.
Information available to the IC indicates that some of the research conducted by the PLA and WIV included work with several viruses, including coronaviruses, but no known viruses that could plausibly be a progenitor of SARS-CoV-2. For example, PLA researchers have used WIV laboratories for virology and vaccine-related work.
Between 2017 and 2019, the WIV funded and some of its personnel conducted research projects to enhance China’s knowledge of pathogens and early disease warning capabilities for defensive and biosecurity needs of the military.
Prior to collaborating on a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the WIV collaborated with the PLA on other vaccine and therapeutics relevant to
coronaviruses. The IC assesses that this work was intended for public health needs and that the coronaviruses known to be used were too distantly related to have led to the creation of SARS-CoV-2.