Over the last year, a lot of questions have been raised as to the genesis of the SARS-CoV2 virus. While Chinese officials and (by extension) the (neutered by the Chinese) WHO have stated that the virus could have been a natural mutation from the original bat host to a human host. Just a few blocks from the wet market where those officials said the virus originated was is the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a lab that specializes in viral pathogens, much like SARS-CoV2. There is still speculation on whether or not the original release came from the lab accidentally, leading to a cover-up by Chinese officials.
Yesterday, in The International Business Times it was reported that the National Institute of Health not only has been funding this lab with US Taxpayer funds but will also continue to fund this lab through 2024.
The WIV [Wuhan Institute of Virology] still has an active PHS Approved Animal Welfare Assurance with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, which allows it to continue receiving U.S. taxpayer funds to conducts animal research. The WIV’s Foreign Assurance was approved on Jan. 9, 2019, and is set to expire on Jan. 31, 2024.
First and foremost, what in the ever-loving-actual-**** is going on? Even if there was just a slight chance that the virus was accidentally released by the WIV, wouldn’t you want to pull the funding immediately, regardless of what that funding was for? While it is clear that the funding was initially offered before the outbreak of the Wuhan virus, it is completely confusing how that funding hasn’t been stopped at this point. Why are we funding viral labs in other countries for any reason at all?
Furthermore, let’s not forget that the Chinese Government is currently involved in actual genocide, which President Biden has framed as a “cultural norm” (as covered by Jennifer Van Laar) during his fanboy townhall meeting with Anderson Vanderbilt-Cooper. China has been engaging in these human-rights violations for the better part of the last decade, which has included labor camps and re-education for the Uighurs, an ethnic and religious group in Western China. I can’t wrap my head around how the US Federal Government thinks that spending money on protecting animals during the research process takes precedence over offering any criticism to the Chinese regarding their genocidal activities.
I honestly don’t know what to say at this point. The only conclusion that I can come to is that the US Government is afraid of the Chinese. Is there another explanation I am missing? With all of the talk of Xenophobia thrown around by the left when Trump banned travel from some Muslim countries, you’d think that Muslims facing ethnic cleansing would fall a bit higher on the priority list for the modern left. Just further proof that the left has zero standards, or at the very least, those standards place animal life above that of humans.