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The COVID-19 virus spread from a Wuhan lab leak

Apr 24, 2023

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Like so many other issues facing Americans today, the debate over the origins of the COVID-19 virus has become partisan. Democrats tend to believe the virus started in a wet market in Wuhan, China while many Republicans believe it came from a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Now there’s a Senate Republican report promoting the lab leak theory. It suggests the pandemic came about after an unintentional laboratory accident in Wuhan. The report is based on evidence the virus was circulating well before the first known cases connected to the wet market were reported. The former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe agrees. In his testimony before a Senate subcommittee hearing, Ratcliffe said a lab leak is the only explanation.

Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey explains the evidence he says supports that theory.  

On February 24, 2020, one of China’s most prestigious epidemiologists filed a patent for a vaccine for the virus, for the COVID virus. His name was Zhou Yusen. Now, what was odd about this is that it was just five weeks after China finally said that the virus could be transmitted from human to human, which is what the antibodies are designed to protect against. 

As [Dr. Robert] Kadlec pointed out, there is no way you could develop a vaccine in five weeks. He said vaccine development had to have started way, way before — November at the latest. That idea has other implications. And particularly, it begins to explain some oddities that happened back in October and November of 2019. In early November 2019, three workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology came down with a sickness that closely resembled COVID. Now COVID hadn’t been defined at the time, so all we can say is the symptoms looked the same. 

In addition, three weeks before that, Wuhan hosted the world military games. Members of the military from all over the world basically get together for an Olympics. Many of those athletes who were there from a variety of different countries got sick, but it wasn’t until they got home, that they linked the symptoms that they had with the COVID symptoms that came out later. 

But there were multiple such athletes. Now, five of the athletes there, all from Iran, were so sick that they had to be hospitalized in Wuhan in the middle of October. Well, strangely, the Global Times, which is the international organ of the Chinese Communist Party, on February 4th, 2020, four months after they were sick, got the director of the hospital to issue a release, which it then spread all over the world — that those five athletes weren’t sick with COVID but with malaria. 

That’s a tall story. But obviously, the Chinese felt that they had to cover up this incident, and cover up the fact that, in fact, the Wuhan virus, the COVID virus, was circulating in Wuhan way before the Chinese let the world know it. 

 

Well, there’s new news on the ongoing questions about where did the COVID virus or the Wuhan virus get started? Dr. Robert Kadlec, who was the man who organized operation warp speed — which delivered a series of vaccines just eight months after the project started rather than the usual five years — was the man who released the study. He called it Muddy Waters. 

 

The great thing about what he wrote was he began to solve a mystery that’s been around ever since the virus started. 

 

On February 24 2021, one of China’s most prestigious epidemiologists filed a patent for a vaccine for the virus, for the COVID virus. His name was Zhou Yusen. Now, what was odd about this is that it was just five weeks after China finally said that the virus could be transmitted from human to human, which is what the antibodies are designed to protect against. 

 

Well, as Kadlec pointed out, there is no way you could develop a vaccine in five weeks. He said vaccine development had to have started way, way before — November at the latest. Well, that idea has other implications. And particularly, it begins to explain some oddities that happened back in October and November of 2019. In early 2019, November 2019, three workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology came down with a sickness that closely resembled COVID. Now COVID hadn’t been defined at the time, so all we can say is the symptoms look the same. 

 

In addition, three weeks before that, in the Wuhan, hosted the world military games. Members of the military from all over the world basically get together for an Olympics. Many of those athletes who were there from a variety of different countries got sick, that it wasn’t until they got home, they linked the symptoms that they had with the COVID symptoms that came out later. 

 

But there were multiple such athletes. Now, five of the athletes there, all from Iran, were so sick that they had to be hospitalized in Wuhan in the middle of October. Well, strangely, the Global Times, which is the international organ of the Chinese Communist Party, on February 4th 2020, four months after they were sick, got the director of the hospital to issue a release, which it then spread all over the world — that those five athletes weren’t sick with COVID but with malaria. 

 

That’s a tall story. But obviously, the Chinese felt that they had to cover up this incident, and cover up the fact that, in fact, the Wuhan virus, the COVID virus, was circulating in Wuhan way before the Chinese let the world know it. 

 

Now the developer of that virus, Zhou Yusen, was a very interesting man. He was a very prestigious Chinese scientist. He had served 20 years in the Chinese military, heading their biological weapons research. He was close friends with Xi Zhang Li, who is in charge of bat viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. You may remember that she got the not-so-nice nickname during this period of the Bat Lady. And not only that, but Zhou Yusen had a lot of contacts in America. 

 

He had studied in America doing some post-grad work here. Third odd thing, he was mysteriously killed or died mysteriously in May 2020, just three months after he had filed the patent for a COVID vaccine. By that point, it had become clear that a lot of people were asking questions about the timeline, and how he could have filed a vaccine patent in March, excuse me, in February of that year. So there may have been reasons for the Chinese authorities not to want to have him around. Well, the most important thing we have to keep in mind is that this really takes down completely the once dominant narrative that this COVID developed in nature. Why? Well, it would mean that the Wuhan virus was circulating in Wuhan in the fall. 

 

Yet all of the studies of the so-called “wet market theory,” which is where, theoretically, people contracted the disease from animals, were all done in January, but the virus was there months before that. So one, there’s yet another nail in the coffin of this “developed in nature” theory. 

 

Now, although the evidence against the “developed in nature” theory is now overwhelming, there are very entrenched political interests, both in the United States and China, who want to deny it, basically as a way of covering up their complicity in developing the virus – that includes not only the Communist Party of China, but also Anthony Fauci in this country who helped fund the research. So again, we have more evidence that what happened was there was virus development in a lab in China. It leaked into the general population, and it, not some multi-stepped questionable link from animal to animal to human, that was the cause of the development of a virus that killed several million people around the world. This is Larry Lindsey for Straight Arrow News.

 

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