In June 2021 the Chinese government publicly commented that Washington had better tread “very carefully” when discussing the origins of the Covid 19 virus. It was the sort of statement that immediately got my attention for it seemed to be presented in the type of code language governments use when they want to send out an unmistakeable message, without drawing too much attention to it. And indeed, like most major global news stories, there is an invisible back story of some sort behind Covid 19.
WSJ | Anthony Fauci and the Wuhan Lab : Emails Add to the Mystery of US funds for Risky Research
June 3, 2021
The Wuhan lab complex includes a Biosecurity Level 4 facility (BSL 4) completed in 2018 to handle highly dangerous viruses. The BSL 4 lab was designed and completed in conjunction with the expertise and funding of many western nations. It is not a unique facility or a secret one, but it is the only such lab in China. The United States currently has four BSL 4 type labs and is building four more.
“Gain of function” is when virus structures are artificially manipulated in a lab in order to make them much more deadly to humans. US government officials have known all along that these “Gain of Function” experiments were being conducted at the BSL 4 facility in Wuhan, including, it seems, Dr Anthony Fauci.
According to US Senator Rand Paul, Dr Fauci has not been totally honest about his knowledge of gain of function virus research in Wuhan,
“Dr. Fauci started saying early on, (that they have looked to see if this came from animals naturally) but when he did realize …. on January 31 (this might be contradicted) he gets very urgent messages from four scientists saying that it looks like this virus was manipulated in the lab. He also has a paper (Ed:see below) that he sends to his assistant that is a gain of function paper that NIH funded…. and (they are) alarmed that it didn’t go through any kind of process or screening that it was supposed to be going through …. they were alarmed that they would be associated with this,” said Paul.
They organized…..a letter. And their private emails are saying, ‘hey, you don’t sign it, you don’t sign it, because ….we want it to appear as if it’s an independent effort that we had nothing to do with.’
Senator Paul added, “They’ve also taken COVID-19 and tried to infect bats. And they found that it doesn’t infect bats very well, it seems to be most adapted to infect humans.”
Clearly, Dr Fauci and his staff were at least aware of, possibly involved with and funding, and potentially even covering up activities surrounding gain of function virus research in Wuhan. Who else in the US government might have known given that lower level State Deprtment officials were told to keep off this subject.
Back in 2018, the year the Wuhan BSL 4 lab first opened, US State Dept officials visited the facility and were concerned about what they saw going on. They reported their concerns back to senior US State Department Officials. Nothing happened. The officials were told to leave that Pandora’s box alone.
So, it seems quite possible then that the Covid virus could have come from the Wuhan BSL 4 lab, and have been artificially created. But who was involved in or responsible for the research? Does it necessarily mean that the Chinese government is solely responsible just because any hypothetical leak came from their lab? What role did Dr Fauci and his US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease play? Were they directly funding the specific Gain of Function research at Wuhan? Why were they dealing with this new BSL 4 lab in China, when the United States has four similar labs of its own? Who else in the US government knew what was going on given that officials were being told not to open a can of worms?
Dr Fauci was funding the Wuhan lab, but he claims it was not for gain of function research. However, in a somewhat unusual move, Dr Fauci was not sending the US government funds directly to Wuhan, but channeled them through a third party, non-profit New York based organization, The EcoHealth Alliance. Why would he do that?
There may be an innocent explanation for that, but we know why people often use third party tax havens too. To keep things hidden.
The Chinese government has previously singled out the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland for attention, another high level BSL 4 lab. There has been serious lapses in safety at this US facility….so serious in fact, that it was reported in August, 2019 that this lab was shut down by the CDC authorities, just a few months before we hear of Covid 19 for the first time.
Is there a connection between shutting this US lab and Covid 19?
US CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
“The agency (CDC) cites lapses in biosafety procedures at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland.”
So, it was in this environment of safety concerns at BSL 4 labs in both China and the USA, that Dr. Fauci stated publicly several times that Covid 19 was highly likely to be a natural virus that had jumped to humans, and did not originate from a lab.
It would be nice to see some of his evidence to support this claim, given accidents with viruses do happen. Given that the American military’s BSL 4 lab in Maryland had only recently been shut down in 2019 for serious bio-safety breaches. Was the seriousness of the Covid 19 outbreak in the United States solely due to incompetance?
All of the above is purely circumstantial evidence and as it is, doesn’t prove or disprove anything. But it does seem that, as is always the case, some people know much more than we will ever know, and about things that we don’t have a clue even exist.
Which is why we need to get to the bottom of the whole Covid-19 saga – a political football and health saga that has been a mystical and often contradictory series of flip-flops and dramas since it first alighted onto the world stage in 2019. It has been hyped and sensationalized by the media since day one and may indeed have changed the way the world lives forever – and not for the better.
Dozens of questions have arisen and few are ever seriously addressed let alone answered. Why was Sweden so viciously targeted for not following global recomendations on Covid 19? And will it matter ?
What are we only now finding out about? How much more is there that we never will?
Once again we can expect no help at all from the mainstream media in answering questions.