The Chinese coronavirus story that has been dominating both news headlines and worrying international markets has taken an ominous turn. The source of the pneumonia-like respiratory infection has been identified. The shocking truth is that this contagion is no freak of nature but rather, an invention of man.
The most famous coronavirus was the one that caused a lethal outbreak of SARS between November 2002 and July 2003 that killed 774 in 17 countries. Other types of this microorganism, common in both humans and animals, cause respiratory illnesses that range from mild to severe to lethal. The initial infection from any coronavirus appears to cause a more severe illness that turns into pneumonia.
News of a novel viral outbreak in central China broke in mid-January 2020. The previously-unknown disease reared its ugly head in late December 2019 as the Chinese government tried unsuccessfully to suppress the important story that impacts the rest of the world.
On January 25, Chinese dissident Miles Guo linked a laboratory in Wuhan called the P4 Lab to the Wuhan epidemic. P4 refers to the highest level of biocontainment precautions needed to isolate dangerous biological agents in an enclosed testing facility. This research facility is suspected of playing a major part in the covert Chinese biological weapons program.
The Wuhan P4 lab has been associated with the Wuhan virus from the beginning of the current global infection:
“The Wuhan Institute of Virology is a research institute administered by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on virology and is located in Jiangxia District, Wuhan, Hubei, China. In 2015, the Institute opened the first biosafety level 4 (BSL–4) laboratory to be built in mainland China, the institute played a central role in analyzing the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.”
The coincidental location of the lab at the epicenter of the outbreak has not been lost on observers who suspect the two are related in some unsavory way.
On February 3, 2020, Miles Guo dropped a bombshell when he said Guo Deyin was the lead scientist who created the Wuhan coronavirus. This remarkable announcement followed equally incredible news from the Chinese military website Xilu.com – an admission that the virus is manmade but was engineered by the United States as a bioweapon to attack China.
The next day, February 4, Xu Bo, Chairman of the Chinese video game company Duoyi Network, publicly accused the Wuhan Institute of Virology of incompetently introducing the virus into the general population:
“In light of the importance of epidemic prevention, I suspect that the mismanagement of experimental animals and the outflow of viral experimental animals at the Wuhan Institute of Virology caused the novel coronavirus outbreak in 2019 based on the following facts and evidence.
“I decided to report the Institute of Virology to Wuhan [government] in the hope that the country will thoroughly investigate the management of experimental animals in the institute and the research on the transmission of related bat coronaviruses into humans.”
In response to the international attention focused on the P4 lab, Zhengli Shi, a renowned researcher and Deputy Director of the lab, posted on Chinese social media a denial that her staff was responsible for any leaks:
“I pledge with my life that the 2019 novel coronavirus has nothing to do with our lab. This virus is a punishment imposed on mankind from nature, to condemn mankind’s uncivilized way of living. Those of you who believe rumors or so-called scientific analysis by unqualified researchers, I advise you to shut your damn mouths!”
Shi and her colleague Cui Jie discovered that the SARS virus originated in bats. In 2015, American and Chinese scientists teamed up and bioengineered a brand new virus by combining a coronavirus that infects Chinese horseshoe bats with another that produces human-like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in mice.
Two of the paper’s co-authors, Xing-Yi Ge and Zhengli-Li Shi, were based at the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the time. The researchers showed that a strain of coronavirus that is not the novel Wuhan coronavirus could infect human airway cells.
President Xi Jinping of China has not yet set foot anywhere near Wuhan. Instead, the Chinese military dispatched to the viral Ground Zero the nation’s chief biochemical weapon defense expert, Major General Chen Wei. A Chinese news source proclaimed that with Chen Wei’s arrival, the “decisive battle begins” in the War on Wuhan Coronavirus.
Chen Wei is a career soldier who was promoted to major general at age 49. During the SARS epidemic of 2003, she developed the “recombinant human interferon omega spray” used by almost 14,000 medical personnel in over 30 hospitals designated to treat the SARS coronavirus – and none of them became infected, according to the Communist Party.
The Chinese media trumpeted that victory is surely at hand, thanks to the major general:
“As soon as the goddess of war in our country has been dispatched, entertainment stars will immediately pale in comparison to her. The star-chaser should chase such stars [as Chen Wei] because she is our idol, the shield of lives in our country…With the efforts of General Chen Wei, academician Zhong Nanshan, and academician Li Lanjuan, China can completely defeat the novel coronavirus!”
While the Communists’ enthusiastic optimism is admirable, the disease appears to be spreading. As of February 11, 44,793 cases have been confirmed (7,345 serious) in every province-level division of China.
Is the Wuhan virus a biological weapon run amok – or, even worse, a weapon of mass destruction released intentionally?
History will be the judge of China’s battle against a disease it looks like they created to smite their enemies.