Over the past few weeks, and much to the chagrin of the ChiComs (despite a daily onslaught of blame-shifting by their state-run media), the dam seems to have been broken on discussing and debating the origin of their virus. For the past year, Big Tech and the Democrat-media complex have pushed the zoonotic disease theory (i.e., the virus jumped from an animal – supposedly a bat – to a human) as the “science-based” explanation for the emergence of the virus while squelching and ridiculing any discussion that the virus may have been accidentally (or even purposely) leaked from a laboratory – the primary candidate being the biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Facebook and Twitter in particular have suspended the accounts of people who have discussed scientific analyses pointing to the lab leak theory as being correct.
Before examining what the ChiCom media are saying about the virus origins these days, a correlation of forces seems to have precipitated a flurry of media reports in Western media that have “resurrected” the lab origin theory:
- First, Nicholas Wade, a former long-time science writer at The New York Times wrote a lengthy article detailing the science that led him to make this conclusion:
[T]he more months pass without the natural emergence theory gaining a shred of supporting evidence, the less plausible it may seem. Perhaps the international community of virologists will come to be seen as a false and self-interested guide. The common sense perception that a pandemic breaking out in Wuhan might have something to do with a Wuhan lab cooking up novel viruses of maximal danger in unsafe conditions could eventually displace the ideological insistence that whatever Trump said can’t be true.
Subsequently, Wade has given a number of video interviews explaining the case for his lab-leak theory, including this one:
[As an aside, check out the book by British historian Paul Johnson in the upper right corner of the library behind Wade in that video. It is Johnson’s seminal work, “The History of the American People,” which I wish was taught in US public schools because it is a TRUE American history, not the politically correct pabulum taught in many these days. That Wade has that book in his library gives me even greater confidence in what he has to say about the virus.]
- Second, sensational emails from “COVID czar” Dr. Anthony Fauci were obtained via FOIA request that included several key revelations, including:
- Fauci discounted an Indian study by an IIT Delhi team in early 2020 that concluded the lab leak theory was correct.
- Fauci was also warned early on by US scientists that the virus may have been engineered.
- Fauci knew about but downplayed NIH funding gain-of-function research at WIV.
- Third, it was recently disclosed by RedState that a high-ranking Chinese defector with knowledge of bioweapons programs in Communist China had been undergoing debriefing at the Defense Intelligence Agency “for months.” Furthermore, the defector reported that the PLA was directly involved in the creation and lab-leak of the virus.
- Fourth, a May 2020 classified report from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “concluded that the hypothesis claiming the virus leaked from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation.”
- Fifth, scientists suggested that the CGG-CGG amino acid sequence found in the ChiCom virus is manmade and can only have been inserted through gain-of-function research, as reported in The Wall Street Journal, as the CGG-CGG sequence is not found in nature.
- Sixth, British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen completed a study that “claims that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a Wuhan lab,” and that they had evidence in hand of Chinese “retro-engineering” for over a year. The ChiComs appear to be trying to cover their tracks!
The above correlation of forces has led to dozens of articles examining the likelihood – if not certainty – that the virus originated in a laboratory, not naturally. For example, see here, here, here, here, here, and here. In light of the above real scientific evidence, some supporters of the zoonotic disease theory (including a prominent leftwing fact-checker) have revised or retracted their original claims. Jonathan Chait (my favorite old-style liberal) exposed the political motivations (TDS) that made “journalists” and erstwhile scientists blind to the lab-leak theory here. And the group-think mindset of elite journals like Lancet and Science that supported the zoonotic theory are undergoing some serious scrutiny. I happen to like this video summary from China Uncensored:
The Democrat-media complex has been using ISIS-level propaganda in their COVID messaging since the beginning of the sham-demic, as reported here, including providing cover for the ChiComs in order to shift the blame to President Trump. However, after being caught flat-footed by the above real science and Fauci’s incriminating emails, the ChiComs (and their paid US media allies) have been pushing back, first and foremost with Fauci himself giving a friendly interview in which he claimed that the virus “likely didn’t leak from a Chinese lab.” Actually, what he said may ironically have been true, as the virus could have been purposely released, as opposed to unwittingly leaked/released. Will we ever find out the truth?
Pro-zoonotic disease theory proponent and prestige journal Nature cautions that “the rhetoric around an alleged lab leak has grown so toxic” that it’s “fuelling online bullying of scientists and anti-Asian harassment in the United States, as well as offending researchers and authorities in China whose cooperation is needed.” I guess they want us to just look the other way and fuhgeddaboudit despite the loss of life and economic destruction in the wake of the scam-demic. But even The Wall Street Journal, after featuring prominently in the above correlation of forces began providing a bit of shade to the ChiComs with this Tuesday article:
More than 47,000 wild animals were sold in the Chinese city of Wuhan in the two and a half years before the first confirmed Covid-19 cluster was found there, a new study showed, providing critical new evidence that the coronavirus could have spread naturally from animals to humans.
Except that that article was quickly debunked by this report from Oxford Students:
Research by Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Fellow, Professor David Macdonald, has shown that neither bats nor pangolins were sold at Wuhan’s wet markets between May 2017 and November 2019. Until now the leading hypothesis for the origins of COVID-19, the disease responsible for the ongoing pandemic that has claimed almost 4 million lives, was that it originated in bats and was passed via pangolins in the wet market in Wuhan to humans.
But the clearest indication besides the basic science and the defector’s statements that the lab theory is correct comes from the agitprop state-run Chinese media. The working theory is this: whatever the narrative promoted by the likes of China Daily, People’s Daily, Xinhuanet, Global Times, etc., the opposite is almost certainly true. That theory has yet to be disproven! Here is what they are saying lately about the lab-leak theory:
- They love to quote their own experts to deny damning science from foreigners (as if these experts are free to express what they really think!). China Daily minces no words on the lab-leak theory: “Experts with the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have dismissed theories that the virus that causes COVID-19 was leaked from the lab, saying that no staff member of the institution has ever contracted the virus.” I guess the ChiComs are big on “experts,” too. Reminds me of experts/prevaricators like Dr. Fauci who hide behind their politicized science.
- They rely on their paid advocates in international organizations such as the thoroughly corrupted World Health Organization to weigh in on their behalf. There is this from Xinhuanet in a Joint China-WHO press conference on the origins of the virus a couple of months ago (full text conclusion: it is a zoonotic disease), but keep that whole goat-rope in mind as you read the next item below. For more on the inner workings/corruption of the WHO in declaring the virus scam-demic, watch this interview of WHO whistleblower Astrid Stuckelberger:
- They love quoting foreigners who agree with their party line. For example, from Xinhuanet last Thursday: “A ‘lab-leak hypothesis’ about the origin of COVID-19 is flawed, said Dominic Dwyer, a professor at the University of Sydney, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald.”
- They like to quote Western culture to make their false case. In this example, People’s Daily uses Meatloaf’s song “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” to disparage the lab leak theory as a “conspiracy theory” while disparaging a leading US proponent, Senator Tom Cotton. Might work on Chinese trapped on the mainland (assuming they’ve ever heard of Meatloaf), but that has no play among people who can figure out the truth for themselves in the West!
- Now that international fingers are pointing at the WIV lab-leak as the point source for the virus, China Daily is trying to convince us that the scam-demic isn’t quite so bad after all – certainly not as bad as the Black Death! This, after a year-long propaganda fear-mongering campaign by the entirety of state-run Chinese media. These guys have no shame whatsoever.
- Quoting Western scientists’ concerns over the diminishment of US-China scientific cooperation due to “tensions” over the virus origins is another page from the agitprop book. In this example, the ChiComs leverage the globalist-oriented Financial Times to do their dirty work:
[S]cientists are worried that collaborations are under threat, imperiled by mutual suspicions between the two governments, which have been exacerbated by the recent row over whether Covid-19 could have come from a lab leak in Wuhan. The Nature Index ranks the US-China scientific relationship as the world’s most academically fertile.
Yeah, it’s way too important to sacrifice “scientific cooperation” on the altar of truth about the origin of the virus (not!).
- Sometimes, the ChiComs just throw stuff on the wall to see what sticks. In this piece, the Global Times tries to convince readers (are there any?) that the US intelligence community’s “meddling” in the virus origins is analogous to the WMD allegations in the run-up to the Iraq War in 2003. That argument only works for those who are pre-disposed against the US to begin with, especially given the INDEPENDENT scientific reports pointing to the lab-leak theory (not to mention the ChiCom defector’s statements that the PLA was directly involved in the creation and lab-leak of the virus).
- Lastly, People’s Daily frantically weighed in last Thursday accusing the US of “politicizing origin-tracing” of the virus while virtue signaling China’s supposed authoritarian “epidemic controls” (never mind that they’ve been lying about their narrative and Chinese death statistics for over a year, as reported here).
The state-run Chinese media tell us everything we need to know about the true origins of the virus. Denial and blame-shifting mask the lab-leak reality, as they seek to avoid the financial pain that is coming. Ultimately, they KNOW the virus originated from the WIV BSL-4 lab!
Guess what, Chicoms? The zoonotic disease theory that you all have been feverishly agit-propping over the past year is being eviscerated by real science, not your (paid) crackpot kind. Get ready to feel the pain as worldwide demands for restitution for the human and economic damage done by your virus overwhelm your agitprop. Real science has red-pilled far too many people around the world for you to bamboozle and bribe, no matter what your state-run media and diplomatic corps bleat daily.