The following article is from the UK Telegraph newspaper, but other very similar articles appeared this week around the world in many different publications…. they all highlight alleged “links” between Wuhan lab and Covid 19. The picture above from Fort Detrick USA is NOT part of the article.
I have added my comments in red on the UK media article, which begins below,
“Revealed: Wuhan and US scientists planned to create new coronaviruses”
Before Covid pandemic erupted, group* submitted proposals to mix genetic data of related strains and grow completely new sequences.
Always mention your adversary first, in this case “Wuhan”. The group* referred to as submitting the project – in this second headline section – was actually led by a UK Scientist, not by anyone from China. This is not obvious from the headline, which 70% of people read no further than. The fact that this western led project – partly funded by the US government – was operating through a private third party (The EcoHealth Aliiance) and not through any legitimate part of the US government, has been considered unusual.
By Sarah Knapton, SCIENCE EDITOR
5 October 2021 • 4:00pm
Here’s a picture of the Wuhan lab, if you hadn’t already got the idea from the headline who is behind Covid 19. For good measure, the note adds that “Wuhan Scientists have consistently denied creating Covid 19 in a lab”.
Why wouldn’t Wuhan scientists legitimately claim THEY were not creating Covid in the lab if the project was led by a UK Scientist and it was being driven by vastly more experienced American scientists!
Scientists from Wuhan and the US were planning to create new coronaviruses that did not exist in nature by combining the genetic codes of other viruses, proposals show.
Documents of a grant application submitted to the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), leaked last month, reveal that the international team of scientists planned to mix genetic data of closely related strains and grow completely new viruses.
DARPA is part of the Pentagon – the American military establishment which aims to weaponize any and every possible technology that it comes across, bio-weapons included. This key aspect of the nature of Darpa is not featured in any western media. “Darpa” sounds like a weather bureau.
A genetics expert working with the World Health Organisation (WHO), who uncovered the plan after studying the proposals in detail, said that if Sars-CoV-2 had been produced in this way, it would explain why a close match has never been found in nature.
So far the closest naturally occurring virus to Sars-CoV-2 is a strain called Banal-52, which was reported from Laos last month and shares 96.8 per cent of the genome. Yet scientists expect a direct ancestor to be around a 99.98 per cent match – and none has been found so far.
The Darpa proposals, leaked to the pandemic origins analysis group Drastic, show the team had planned to take sequences from naturally occurring coronaviruses and use them to create a brand new sequence that was an average of all the strains.
The grant application, submitted in 2018, states: “We will compile sequence/RNAseq data from a panel of closely related strains and compare full length genomes, scanning for unique SNPs representing sequencing errors.
“Consensus candidate genomes will be synthesised commercially using established techniques and genome-length RNA and electroporation to recover recombinant viruses.”
Explaining the proposal, a WHO collaborator, who has asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, said: “This means that they would take various sequences from similar coronaviruses and create a new sequence that is essentially the average of them. It would be a new virus sequence, not a 100 per cent match to anything.
“They would then synthesise the viral genome from the computer sequence, thus creating a virus genome that did not exist in nature but looks natural as it is the average of natural viruses.
“Then they put that RNA in a cell and recover the virus from it. This creates a virus that has never existed in nature, with a new ‘backbone’ that didn’t exist in nature but is very, very similar as it’s the average of natural backbones.”
The source said it was noteworthy that the cut-off for generating such an average sequence was viruses that only had five per cent genetic divergence from each other.
Last year, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology said they had found a strain named RaTG13 in bat droppings in a cave in Yunnan province in 2013 which was a 96.1 per cent match to Sars-CoV-2. It means RaTG13 could have been included in a set of viral genomes to help create an average sequence.
The research was taking place in Wuhan, just in case you’ve forgotten….where bat viruses had long been studied, but perhaps, not this type of advanced virus engineering.
Although the grant proposal was rejected in 2018, the Wuhan database of viral strains was taken offline prior to the Covid outbreak some 18 months later, meaning it is impossible to check which viruses the team was working on or had created. Wuhan scientists have consistently denied creating Sars-CoV-2 in a lab.
The Wuhan BSL 4 Lab is very new and only commissioned in 2018. Its chinese scientists were trained by western scientists from the USA, Canada and France amongst other nations, and the Wuhan lab staff, including the bat virus expert, Dr Shi Zhengli, were mentored by these far more experienced western virus scientists.
The WHO source added: “If Sars-CoV-2 comes from an artificial consensus sequence composed of genomes with more than 95 per cent similarity to each other… I would predict that we will never find a really good match in nature and just a bunch of close matches across parts of the sequence, which so far is what we are seeing.
“The problem is that those opposed to a lab leak scenario will always just say that we need to sample more, and absence of evidence isn’t evidence of absence. Scientists overall are afraid of discussing the issue of the origins due to the political situation. This leaves a small and vocal minority of biased scientists free to spread misinformation.”
It’s a “rare” look inside the lab, so they must be hiding something right? And, just in case you’re not really paying attention, the lab is in WUHAN.
The proposal was submitted by the British zoologist Peter Daszak on behalf of a consortium which included Daszak EcoHealth Alliance, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the University of North Carolina and Duke NUS in Singapore.
The plans are in addition to other proposals made in the Darpa documents, including inserting a section into existing viruses to make them more infectious to humans and inoculating wild bats with aerosolised engineered spike proteins from viruses.
Experts said if the ultimate aim of the proposal was to create a pan-coronavirus vaccine, constructing an “ideal” average virus would have been a good starting point.
Mr Daszak, currently a member of the WHO team investigating the pandemic’s origins, was also behind a letter published in (the highly respected UK medical magazine) “The Lancet” which dismissed suggestions that Covid did not have a natural origin as a conspiracy theory.
This seems a clumsy and unclear sentence – and perhaps deliberately so. A simpler and much clearer sentence would have been, “Mr Dasak….was also behind a letter… which dismissed suggestions that Covid was created in a lab, calling that notion a conspiracy theory.”
The WHO source said he had struggled to raise the issue of a lab leak with other scientists and had been warned not to go on the record with his concerns.
The proposal team has been approached for comment but had not responded at the time of publication.
End of Article.
Simply from experience and reading between the lines of media coverage, plus considering what is NOT mentioned by the media, it is my contention that Western scientists, possibly with Chinese collaboration, were keen to persue research into Coronaviruses for purposes as yet unclear. Scientists in Wuhan may not have ever been aware of the true intentions of the project head, UK scientist, Peter Dasuk.
It is quite possible that Wuhan was chosen as the BSL 4 lab to carry out these experiments simply as a cover story if anything went wrong with the project. Remember a similar BSL 4 laboratory in the military facility at Fort Detrick, Maryland USA was closed down in 2019 due to safety concerns with its operations. Closure of such a facility is a drastic step – why was this step actually taken? Is the American Fort Detrick BSL4 lab closure related to the Wuhan BSL4 lab opening the year before? The Wuhan BSL4 lab is China’s only facility of this type. The US has 4 such labs.
Western media articles like the one above, have consistently portrayed Covid 19 and its repercussions as a “Chinese problem”, created by “Wuhan scientists”. Article Headlines, article pictures and article content as well as political comments from the likes of Donald Trump have all singled out and concentrated on the China aspect of Covid 19.
Anyone even slightly familiar with history will know what this means – it usually means that the people and media constantly portraying this very narrow, one sided narrative have something to hide.
Whether its the fake Gulf of Tonkin incident from 1964 which started America’s catastrophic and violent intervention in Vietnam right up to the fake claims of WMDs in Iraq in 2003, nearly all significant international incidents involving the United States have eventually been found to be based upon lies.
My “smell test” tells me Covid 19 is in this group as well. Is Covid 19 a part of the US led containment war against China? Maybe Washington thought China was not ready to handle such deadly gain of function research in their new BSL 4 lab and thought Covid would leak and devastate the Chinese nation. Maybe Beijing leaked the virus itself knowing that it could handle the outbreak much better than western nations – which turned out to be correct. Who knows what has happened.
If history is anything to go by, which it usually is, the real truth of Covid 19 may not be known for some time, as governments of all stripes frequently tell lies or like to portray themselves as the innocent party. America is a master of this but even that facade is crumbling.
In the meantime, please keep an open mind about it and everything else you read or hear in the mainstream media, as it is probably not true.
Don’t forget – the devastating “Spanish Flu” of 1918-20 was first documented in America and had nothing at all to do with Spain. Clever huh?