China sure has some explaining to do.
Samples of lung fluid were taken from five of the earliest people to get Covid. One team of researchers has just fished through the genetic entrails and discovered not just Covid, but a surprising “menagerie” of spare parts from other deadly viruses too. It almost looks like a grab bag sample of work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is especially significant since all 20 of those viruses were under study by the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the time.
Before anyone leaps to the obvious, the researchers point out that it might be contamination OR vaccine research. But no matter what it was, it seems to me that the WIV was working on a bunch of very deadly diseases and being Far Too Sloppy. Even if they were only trying to honorably create vaccines to this deadly array, that lab is no place for the highest risk bio-nightmare bugs to live.
The body parts of an influenza virus known as H7N9 (Avian flu) were in there, as well as parts of Nipah virus. Avian flu has a mortality rate of about 40% , and Nipah virus is deadlier than Ebola, killing of nearly 9 out of ten. There were as many as 20 different viruses present including HIV, Hepatitis, as well as monkey and mouse viruses, and leukemia viruses.
Another clue that this is not very natural, is that the Bird flu Influenza body part comes packaged with a gene vector too, called PVax1, which, you guessed it, is normally used to create vaccines. As far as anyone knows, bird flu doesn’t spread from human to human. The CDC tells us that since 2017 the total global caseload of known human H7N9 victims is all of three people. So odds are “pretty good” that all five of the earliest victims of SARS 2 in late 2019 were not also suffering a natural H7N9 infection too.
So these genetic fingerprints glow like plutonium, but the only thing we can say for sure is that we need full and transparent investigation, and we probably shouldn’t be posting BSL Level 4 pathogens to Wuhan.
Neil Campbell, VisionTimes.
A recent study by a U.S. scientist found early samples taken from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in mainland China were contaminated with Nipah Virus, an H7N9 influenza vaccine, and 19 other virological elements.
On July 3, Dr. Steven Quay and three other researchers published a paper examining sequencing data found in five early COVID-19 patients in China. In a press release for the preprint publication of the study, the researchers said their findings, “Reveal[s] that the laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was contaminated with a wide range of viruses, including Nipah virus genes in a cloning vector.”
In the press release for Quay’s paper, he states, “It was surprising to find a menagerie of deadly viruses, strange pathogens, and even honeysuckle, plant genes in patient specimens sequenced at the WIV in December 2019, especially since this patient sequencing data has been publicly available to the entire scientific community inside of the US NIH GenBank database since February 2020.”
The Epoch Times points out that some Henipah viruses were sent from a Canadian lab in mid 2019 but naughty researchers who got fired. Perhaps the weren’t the same viruses, but then, perhaps they were?
Omid Ghoreishi. TheEpoch Times
Henipah was one of the two types of viruses sent to China by Chinese-born scientists from a Canadian laboratory at the center of a controversy over the firing of the scientists and collaboration with Chinese military researchers. It’s not clear whether the virus found in the Chinese samples is related to the virus samples sent by the Canadian lab, which were shipped in late March 2019.
The firing of Chinese-born scientist Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, from the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg has been the subject of much controversy in Canada…
Qiu and Cheng along with several Chinese students were escorted out of the NML, Canada’s only lab designated at containment level 4—or P4, the highest level of biosafety—amid a police investigation in July 2019. The two scientists were formally fired in January.
During her time at the NML, Qiu traveled several times to the WIV in an official capacity, helping train personnel on level 4 safety. The Globe and Mail later reported that scientists at the NML have been collaborating with Chinese military researchers on deadly pathogens, and that one of the Chinese military researchers worked at the high-security Winnipeg lab for a period of time.
Steven C. Quay#1, Monali C. Rahalkar#2, Adrian Jones#3 and Rahul Bahulikar4 (2021) CONTAMINATION OR VACCINE RESEARCH? RNA Sequencing data of early COVID-19 patient samples show abnormal presence of
vectorized H7N9 hemagglutinin segment. PDF available at Zenodo.
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September 9, 2021 at 01:40PM