Mounting Evidence of Dangerous China Virus Experiments
By Cliff Kincaid
I recommend the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) news release, “Origins of Pandemic - Dangers of Labs - Bioweapons Arms Race,” quoting JONATHAN LATHAM, Executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project, as saying:
“…it has emerged that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), just eight miles from the epicenter, has a large collection of bat coronaviruses and was actively working on them. Moreover, like quite a few virologists, I have strong concerns about coronavirus recombinant DNA research in general, about gain-of-function and passaging research in particular, and about the competence and safety record of BSL-4 labs around the world.”
He goes on to say, “Given as well the proximity between the lab [and the virus epicenter], I agree with Professor [Nikolai] Petrovsky who was quoted by the Australian Science Media Centre: ‘this either is a remarkable coincidence or a sign of human intervention’ i.e. that it was research at the WIV that bridged the gap.’”
Keep in mind the IPA is a left-wing group but honest about the nature of the Chinese experiments.
SAM HUSSEINI, an independent journalist, asked the CDC’s Principle Deputy Director Anne Schuchat if it was a “complete coincidence” that the outbreak happened in Wuhan given the presence of labs there. The questioning was at a news conference at the now-shuttered National Press Club on Feb. 11. Read the exchange here.
She replied that based on the information she has seen, the virus was of "zoonotic origin."
Husseini added: I followed up, asking if an alleged natural origin didn't preclude it coming out of a lab, since a lab could have acquired a bat virus and been working on it. Schuchat replied to the assembled journalists that "it is very common for rumors to emerge that can take on life of their own," but didn't answer the question.