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    CHINA ruthlessly exploited the Covid pandemic as part of its goal to achieve global domination, former spy chiefs and diplomats say. Communist bosses - accused of covering-up the origin of the disease in an alleged lab leak - are said to have used the crisis to ratchet tighter control over its people while waging economic war on Western rivals. 10 10China ruthlessly shut down Wuhan, and now its economy is booming while the rest of the world reels from the effects of the pandemicCredit: AFP 10Many scientists and spy chiefs believe the virus leaked from this lab in WuhanCredit: AFP Experts point out how China's economy is booming once again almost two years after the virus was first detected in Wuhan. Meanwhile the US suffered its worst ever recession with tens of millions unemployed, and major rival India is in chaos. China also ramped up a trade war with Australia - along with threats to strike it with nuclear missiles - in revenge for demanding an inquiry. It comes as a book reveals bombshell evidence Covid leaked from the Institute...
    COVID was leaked from a Wuhan lab in the "cover up of the century" and China must come clean to the world, former intelligence chiefs and diplomats have claimed. The Wuhan Institute of Virology - a high security bio lab specalising in coronaviruses - has been in the eye of the storm as questions rage over whether Covid could have escaped from its lab. 2Evidence points to Beijing's 'comprehensive well-thought-out' effort to hide the evidence of a lab leakCredit: Reuters 2Top former intelligence bosses said the evidence of a lab 'accident' is clearCredit: AFP Both China and the lab have furiously denied any allegations, but top former intelligence bosses said the evidence of a lab "accident" is clear to see - and there has been a calculated cover up "from day one". Evidence of a lab leak has been piling up over the last year as scientists, researchers and governments hunt for answers. Dozens of scientists have suggested Covid could have escaped from the Wuhan lab through an infected researcher, improper disposal of waste, or potential breaches in the security at the site....
    US intelligence agencies are looking through a large trove of virus samples from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in a bid to determine whether COVID-19 may have originated there after the theory was largely dismissed last year. The search is part of President Joe Biden's push for the intelligence community to reach a definitive answer on the origins of COVID-19 by the end of this month.  Intelligence officials have decided on two likely scenarios: that the virus emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident, Biden said when he announced a 90-day push for answers on May 26. Multiple sources have told CNN that intelligence agencies are now studying a giant catalog containing the genetic blueprints of virus samples studied at the lab in Wuhan. It's unclear how the US obtained access to the data given that the Chinese government has been uncooperative in efforts to track down the origins of the virus.  China refused to hand over raw data on 174 early cases to a team of investigators at the World Health Organization, according to Reuters....
    A House Republican committee report into the lab leak theory reveals that Wuhan requested new ventilation and waste management systems, months before the Covid-19 pandemic first emerged.  The evidence is part of evidence being prepared by congressional Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee that seeks to prove that the coronavirus originally escaped from the Chinese labs.  The facilities seeking the renovations were part of the Wuhan National Biosafety Lab, and had been operational for less than two years.  'Such a significant renovation so soon after the facility began operation appears unusual,' Republican staff on committee wrote in their report.  The renovations, they wrote, 'all raise questions about how well these systems were functioning in the months prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.' An addendum to a report being compiled by Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, adds further evidence to the theory that the Covid-19 first emerged from a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (pictured)  The information regarding the lab's procurement posting for the renovations will be included as an addendum by staff for Rep....
    More On: Coronavirus Breast cancer ‘warrior,’ mask mandate protester battle outside clinic Snow leopard at one of largest zoos in US tests positive for COVID 1st Olympic beach volleyball match canceled due to COVID-19 DOJ ‘turned its back on seniors who died’ by dropping probe of NY nursing homes and COVID-19 Biden administration officials are suddenly everywhere in the news, warning that the origins of the COVID-19 virus may remain shrouded in mystery for all time. This curious effort to lower expectations comes as our spy agencies are halfway through the 90-day review that Joe Biden loudly and publicly “ordered” them to conduct back on May 26. May 26 was, as it happens, the very same day we learned that, a few weeks earlier, Biden had secretly canceled an investigation launched by the Trump administration into exactly the same question. Damage control? You may draw your own conclusions. In announcing the probe, the present occupant of the Oval Office tried to frame the “origins” issue by claiming that the virus “either emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory...
    An Australian scientist who was the only foreign researcher at the Wuhan laboratory at the centre of the leak theory has said she did not see anything 'strange' but admits she is 'not naive enough' to dismiss the speculation. Danielle Anderson, 42, an expert in bat-borne viruses, researched at the Wuhan Institute of Virology's BSL-4 until November 2019, around the same time three researchers allegedly became ill at the lab. But she says she never saw anyone become sick and she never showed any symptoms of Covid-19, and regularly tested negatively before her vaccination. The scientist added that many of her colleagues in Wuhan came with her to Singapore for a conference in December 2019 but there was no word of any illness.  She told Bloomberg: 'If people were sick, I assume that I would have been sick—and I wasn't. I was tested for coronavirus in Singapore before I was vaccinated, and had never had it. 'There was no chatter. Scientists are gossipy and excited. There was nothing strange from my point of view going on at that point that would make...
    U.S. lawmakers are demanding an investigation into the 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan, China, where athletes complained of COVID-like symptoms and described the city as a 'ghost town' weeks before authorities admitted the spread of a new virus. Almost 10,000 international competitors from 100 countries took part in what is known as the 'military Olympics' in October 2019. But today the city is at the center of concerns the virus leaked from a virology lab triggering fresh calls for investigators to examine claims that athletes fell ill. 'One athlete from Luxembourg reported “nearly empty” streets in Wuhan during the games, recalling, "It was a ghost town" and "There were rumors that the government warned the inhabitants not to go out,"' wrote Rep. Mike Gallagher in a letter to the Pentagon first reported by the Washington Post. 'While anecdotal, these reports raise important questions about the timeline of the initial COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.' United States athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremony of October 2019's Military World Games in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Multiple athletes...
    Jon Stewart clashed with fellow late night TV titan Stephen Colbert on Monday when he suggested that COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory.  Stewart, who joined his friend on the first in-person The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 15 months, was asked what he thought about the 'science' behind virus detection and prevention. To which the liberal host replied: 'I think we owe a great deal of gratitude to science.' 'Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of the pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science,' he added, suggesting the virus was manmade. The comment earned him laughter from the crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, and a confused look from the host. He then asked Stewart: 'Do you mean perhaps there's a chance that this was created in a lab?' 'A chance? Stewart responded. 'Oh my god, there's a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China, what do we do? Oh you know who we should ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab.' Scroll down for video  Jon Stewart appeared on 'The...
    Sen. John Kennedy has slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci for claiming COVID-19 jumped from an animal to humans and charged that the top doctor needs to address evidence supporting the theory that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Louisiana senator, 69, spoke in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News on Wednesday hours after Fauci appeared on MSNBC to insist that he had always been open to the lab leak theory. Kennedy said: 'Every time I am asked about Dr. Fauci, I say the same thing. I know Dr. Fauci. I like Dr. Fauci. I respect Dr. Fauci. But Dr. Fauci needs to cut the crap. This is not about Dr. Fauci,' Kennedy said. 'It's not about his feelings. I am sorry if his feelings were hurt. Maybe he ought to buy an emotional support pony. We are not debating dance moves on TikTok here.'  Sen. John Kennedy has slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci for claiming COVID-19 originated in an animal 'Dr. Fauci gave a lot of U.S. taxpayer money to the Wuhan lab for Chinese scientists to research bat...
    Trees and wildflowers blossom during all four seasons in Kunming, which is known as The City of Eternal Spring because of its year-round mild temperatures.  However, it is also home to something much less natural: a laboratory where scientists have been creating monkey embryos with a mutated gene so that, when born, they will age unusually fast. Such experiments are done to study human diseases such as autism, cancer, Alzheimer’s and muscular dystrophy. In another Chinese city, Wuhan – where the Covid-19 pandemic originated – scientists have created more than 1,000 genetically engineered animals, including monkeys and rabbits.  Lab animals are also injected with gene-altered viruses, some very similar to the organism that caused Covid-19. The fact is that China has a reputation for recklessly encouraging, or at least tolerating, all kinds of experiments that are not permitted elsewhere in the world.  And since the lucrative global biotech investment boom started, Chinese researchers seem to be taking even more daring risks with experiments on animals – and even humans – that would be deemed unethical in most Western countries. ...
    When I first heard the news that a new virus, SARS-CoV-2, was behind an uncontrolled epidemic in China, I assumed that this must have been a tragic, natural disaster. Indeed we were soon being told that this virus had been living in bats in Southern China for decades, if not centuries, and had somehow made its way from bats to another animal, possibly a pangolin (a type of scaly anteater). From dead pangolins sold in the wet markets of Wuhan, the virus had then allegedly jumped to humans. An alternative theory, keenly promoted by former U.S. President Donald Trump, was that the virus had escaped from a lab in Wuhan, where it was either being studied or deliberately enhanced to make it more transmissible to humans. There's evidence that something like this has happened before — not on the current scale, although more than 700,000 people died, and hundreds of millions worldwide were infected. I was one of its victims This 'lab leak' claim was widely dismissed as no more than a baseless conspiracy theory and, according to a...
    The doctor who warned the world repeatedly that a pandemic was coming orchestrated a behind-the-scenes ‘bullying’ campaign to ensure blame for Covid-19 was directed well away from a Chinese lab with which he had worked closely. Dr. Peter Daszak persuaded more than two dozen other scientists to sign off on a letter he had written to a highly respected medical journal that was seen as so influential it cowed most experts into refusing even to consider that the virus could have been man-made and escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. And it is only now, nearly 16 months after that letter was published in the British journal The Lancet, that that theory is being looked at seriously. ‘The Lancet letter was scientific propaganda and a form of thuggery and intimidation,’ former high-level Clinton administration staffer Jamie Metzl - who now sits on the World Health Organization’s advisory committee on human genome editing - told DailyMail.com. ‘By labeling anyone with different views a conspiracy theorist, the Lancet letter was the worst form of bullying in full contravention of the scientific...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci doubled down on claims that the coronavirus likely originated from an animal then was transmitted to humans in a Thursday morning interview on CNN, despite increasing speculation that it leaked from a China lab.   Fauci, who served under former President Trump and President Joe Biden, continues to fight the idea that he downplayed theories that the virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology after a trove of emails from the months at the beginning of the pandemic revealed he was warned about a potential lab leak.  'I have always said and will say today to you ... that I still believe the most likely origin is from an animal species to a human,' Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday on CNN. 'But I keep an absolutely open mind that if there may be other origins of that, there may be another reason. It could have been a lab leak.' Scroll down for video.  Fauci was interview Thursday morning on CNN  A team of researchers from the Wuhan...
    Republican Texas Rep. Mike McCaul believes it's 'more likely than not' COVID came from the Wuhan lab and has accused China of the 'worst cover-up in human history'. McCaul told CNN's State of the Union that President Biden's investigation was 'long overdue' but fears it may turn up nothing because scientists have 'destroyed everything at the lab.  He also called for the US to stop buying medical products from China as members of both the Democrats and Republicans called for a congressional investigation into the origins of COVID. 'If we can pull these chains out of China, it will hurt them economically,' McCaul said. 'And that would be very punitive in nature.' The Senate has already adopted a measure from Republican Joni Ernst that would prohibit U.S. funding from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb also said Sunday that accidental lab leaks 'happen all the time'. Republican Texas Rep. Mike McCaul believes it's 'more likely than not' COVID came from the Wuhan lab and has accused China of the 'worst cover-up...
    Bogus science WHY did scientists take so long to accept that Covid may have escaped from the Wuhan virus lab? The Sun backed that possibility in April 2020 and we were far from first. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3The fact a well-funded lab where Covid originated was experimenting with such a virus was judged a coincidence only cranks like Trump took seriouslyCredit: AFP Yet the “consensus” then was that it was a theory advanced only by tinfoil-hatted lunatics who refused to accept the apparently unassailable truth of the bat-pangolin-human progression. The fact a well-funded lab in the exact area where Covid originated was experimenting with just such a virus was judged a coincidence only cranks like Donald Trump took seriously. Any suggestion Chinese negligence was to blame was rubbished. Anyone calling it the “Chinese virus” was racist. Now, everyone from President Biden down is belatedly wondering if they haven’t overlooked the obvious. Last week Dominic Cummings rightly railed against such “groupthink”. Because the same complacent science and public health consensus was behind virtually every...
    There can't be many jobs more hellish than that given to three Chinese miners in the mountainous province of Yunnan in April 2012. Tasked with cleaning out an abandoned copper mine in the county of Moijang, they found themselves in caves knee-deep in piles of guano — a foul-smelling combination of bat faeces and urine. As horseshoe bats roosted overhead, and rats and shrews scurried around in the droppings and muck, the men dug for hours at a time in the stinking, airless space. After two weeks all three had developed a severe, pneumonia-like disease. Three younger men were dispatched to take over but soon they, too, were suffering breathing problems, coughs, and fevers in excess of 39c (102f) — symptoms later described in an obscure Chinese medical paper and which are strikingly similar to the disease we know now as Covid-19. The six miners were moved to the No 1 School of Medicine at Kunming Medical University — more than 100 miles away in the provincial capital — where they were put on ventilators. Within months, three were dead....
    It’s not an accident that most Americans are starting to hear about the lab leak theory of COVID-19 origin as a potential legitimate source for the global pandemic’s outbreak. It’s because the theory was suppressed for more than a year by corporate media fact-checkers and their allies in Big Tech. The pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post have been filled with articles in recent weeks about the newfound potential legitimacy of the lab-leak theory. The theory posits that COVID-19 was accidentally released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, potentially after being genetically engineered as a part of “gain-of-function” research. Evidence for the lab-leak theory has been publicly available but censored from the public on social media. When the theory first began to surface in early 2020, fact-checkers far and wide decried it as a conspiracy theory. In September 2020, PolitiFact labeled the lab leak theory as a “pants-on-fire” lie that was “inaccurate and ridiculous.” The premature fact-check has now been retracted in May. Furthermore, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting called it a “lunatic conspiracy...
    President Joe Biden pledged to release the report on the origins of COVID-19 that he asked intelligence agencies to work on for the next 90 days.  'Yes, unless there's something I'm unaware of,' he told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before departing for a trip to Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday.  The White House announced Wednesday that Biden had asked his intelligence agencies to step up their efforts to get to the truth of the origins of COVID-19 amid growing concern that it emerged from a Chinese laboratory.    President Joe Biden pledged to release the intelligence report he commissioned on the origins of COVID-19 'unless there's something I'm unaware of,' he told reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrew Thursday  Biden said Wednesday he would continue to press China to participate in a full, transparent investigation to find out whether its Wuhan lab (pictured) was the source of the COVID-19 pandemic A string of senior scientists have recently admitted they may have leapt to conclusions in assuming the virus jumped from an animal host in the wild to humans...
    Republican lawmakers demanded Dr. Anthony Fauci be terminated from his role as the nation’s top infectious disease expert after he was accused of flip-flopping on key COVID-related topics like mask-wearing and the origins of the coronavirus. House Rep. Warren Davidson, a Republican from Ohio, on Tuesday proposed the ‘FIRED Act’ - whose acronym stands for ‘Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal.’ 'Dr. Fauci is at odds with the [Centers for Disease Control],' Davidson told Fox News. 'He has repeatedly put political science ahead of the science on COVID-19.' Republicans have criticized Fauci and other public health officials for telling the public to refrain from mask-wearing in the early days of the pandemic before reversing the guidance as the case count increased nationwide last year. House Rep. Warren Davidson (seen left in December), a Republican from Ohio, on Tuesday proposed the ‘FIRED Act’ - whose acronym stands for ‘Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal.’ Dr Anthony Fauci (right) on Tuesday appeared before a House committee to discuss the budget Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
    Tucker Carlson has slammed Dr Anthony Fauci and the mainstream media for spreading 'lies' about the origins of Covid-19. The Fox News host said there is now a consensus that the virus was caused by the Chinese government and was leaked by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, rather than the city's wet market as was previously reported. His comments come as scientists and political officials are coming forward to support the theory that the virus may have been developed in a Chinese laboratory and was covered up - after scoffing at the idea for much of the past year in part because it was pushed by then-President Donald Trump. Speaking on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the presenter said: 'Pretty much every sane person acknowledges at this point that the government of China likely caused the single worst man-made disaster in human history.' He cited recent reports from the Wall Street Journal which claimed researchers in the Wuhan lab were likely the first people infected with Covid-19 after three of them were hospitalized in November 2019. Fox News Privacy Policy ...
    A retired New York Times science editor has slammed the mainstream media for ignoring the possibility that coronavirus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan and accused journalists of falling for 'Chinese propaganda' instead of doing their own research.   Nicholas Wade, who penned a 1,100-word article examining the link entitled 'The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?' earlier this month, took aim at top news outlets in a Fox News interview on Sunday.  He claimed the media mainstream media failed to 'take off its political glasses' to investigate the virus' origins, the facts of which, he said, are being obscured by the Chinese Communist Party. Wade's remarks come as more scientists and political officials are coming forward to support the theory that the virus may have been developed in a Chinese laboratory and was covered up - after scoffing at the idea for much of the past year in part because it was pushed by then-President Donald Trump.   Among the top officials now speculating that possibility is Dr Anthony Fauci, who recently said he's 'not...
    The COVID-19 virus could potentially have escaped from a laboratory, one of the most senior health officials in the U.S. conceded on Wednesday, as House Republicans published their own report claiming 'circumstantial evidence' that the virus originated in a Wuhan facility. The U.S. government has been at pains to downplay speculation that the virus was the result of an accident in China - although they are calling on Beijing to be more transparent about their role. They insist that it is far more likely that COVID-19 originated with animals, and spread naturally to humans. Critics of the Biden administration have accused the government of not telling the whole truth, and not pushing hard enough, in a bid to avoid angering China. Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appeared before Congress on Wednesday for a hearing on their budget for the next fiscal year, starting on October 1. Dr Rochelle Walensky testified before Congress on Wednesday about the CDC budget John Kennedy, a senator for Louisiana, questioned Walensky about the origins...
    Ousted New York Times reporter Donald McNeil Jr now admits the idea COVID-19 leaked from Wuhan lab 'has become considerably stronger'. In a Medium blog post McNeil Jr calls China’s 'lack of candor' on the virus outbreak 'disturbing', arguing 'more and and more scientists feel misled'.   McNeil Jr - who resigned from the NYT in February over his use of the N-word - writes: 'We still do not know the source of this awful pandemic. We may never know.  'But the argument that it could have leaked out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology or a sister lab in Wuhan has become considerably stronger than it was a year ago, when the screaming was so loud that it drowned out serious discussion.'  The lab is just a few miles from the Huanan wet market which is where the first cluster of infections erupted in Wuhan. The market is just a few hundred yards from another lab called the Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (WHCDC).  McNeil Jr admits his initially reaction to the lab-leak theory was 'dismissive'. He details a story...
    More On: Coronavirus Fauci: Time to be ‘more liberal’ on masks as vaccinations increase Joe’s ‘counterproductive’ vax move … and other commentary White House COVID coordinator grilled over Biden’s mask wearing Fauci says wearing masks may eventually become ‘seasonal’ Nicholas Wade is an author and former science writer for The New York Times.  The SARS-CoV-2 virus has disrupted people’s lives around the world for more than a year. But there’s no clear answer on one of the most important things about it: where it came from.  In fact, if you brush away all the politics about the issue — Donald Trump said it came from a lab, therefore it can’t have — and look just at the scientific facts, a reasonably likely answer is buried there. I’ll try to explain what it is and sort out some of the consequences.  There are two theories about the origin of SARS2, as the virus can be called for short. One is that it jumped naturally from bats to people, as the SARS1 epidemic did in 2002. The other is that it...
    Iowa Republican Joni Ernst demanded Saturday that China "stop their cover-up" of the origins of the coronavirus and called for a complete investigation to prevent a "recurrence." "The Communist Party of China refuses to fully cooperate with efforts to learn more about the origins of the deadly coronavirus," Ernst said in a statement to Fox News Saturday. "The world deserves answers—and that includes determining whether it originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology." Ernst’s comments are just the latest from Republicans on the Hill calling on the Biden administration to take charge in uncovering the true origin of the virus that has infected over 157 million people globally and killed nearly 3.3 million. WUHAN 'LAB LEAK' CORONAVIRUS THEORY IN FOCUS AS HOUSE REPUBLICANS DEMAND ANSWERS House Republicans this week penned a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken to request he release "unclassified documents and declassify other documents" relating to classified research referenced in the department's Jan. 15, 2021 Fact Sheet. The documents reportedly show collaboration between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Chinese military in connection to "laboratory animal experiments." The letter...
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medial correspondent, is my guest on this week’s episode of The Interview. Gutpa has been a guide for many throughout the Covid-19 crisis. His regular appearances on CNN and his hit podcast — Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction — have been invaluable sources of information, from the early throes of the pandemic, when we knew less than nothing about it, through to now, when after a year of tragedy, there is cause for optimism. His latest investigation for CNN is a series of remarkable interviews with the top doctors who handled the U.S. response to the coronavirus under President Donald Trump — including Drs. Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx and Robert Redfield — which Gupta told me was the product of 20 hours of interviews. The most noteworthy revelation from those interviews, I thought, was former CDC Director Robert Redfield’s opinion that Covid-19 originated not from a wet market, but accidentally leaked from a lab in Wuhan. Redfield stressed that this was his opinion (but an informed one, given his expertise as...
    The number of coronavirus deaths in the US would have 'decreased substantially' if cities and states had learned from the first surge which claimed 100,000 lives, says Dr Deborah Birx. Dr Birx, who spearheaded the Trump administration's response to the pandemic, claimed subsequent surges could have been 'mitigated' if the lessons had been learned and acted on. Speaking in a new CNN documentary 'COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out,' which airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN, Dr Birx is in no doubt that the developing outbreak could and should have been handled differently. 'I look at it this way. The first time we have an excuse,' Birx says. 'There were about a hundred thousand deaths that came from that original surge. All of the rest of them, in my mind, could have been mitigated or decreased substantially.' Dr Birx spearheaded the Trump administration's response to the pandemic Dr. Deborah Birx and National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci listen as President Trump speaks with the coronavirus task force in March...
    Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield, believes that the SARS-Cov-2 virus, which causes covid-19, originated in a laboratory in Wuhan city, in China. Redfield’s comments, which support a controversial theory about the origin of the coronavirus that not proven, appear in a documentary that the television network CNN will premiere this Sunday. According to Redfield, who is a virologist, the virus “escaped” from the laboratory, something that happened not necessarily on purpose. “I am of the opinion that (…) the most probable etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was that of a laboratory,” he says in a fragment of the documentary released this Friday, where he considers that, “if I had to guess” , SARS-CoV-2 began broadcasting “in September or October (2019) in Wuhan.” “The other people don’t believe it. It’s okay. Science will find out“, he added, before clarifying that” it is not unusual for respiratory pathogens with which you work in a laboratory that infect the worker. “ There is no clear evidence to support the theory of the virus...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed the belief from former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield who had claimed that COVID-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab - but said he is 'entitled to his opinion.' Redfield had said in an interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Friday his 'opinion' was that the coronavirus had spread from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and that it had been spreading in China for months before it was detected. 'I'm of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory. Escaped. Other people don't believe that. That's fine. Science will eventually figure it out,' Redfield said. Fauci, however, shot down those claims when asked about them at Friday's White House COVID-19 briefing - noting that if the virus had been circulating for months it would make the assertion that it came from a lab less likely. Scroll down for video  Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed the belief from former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield who had...
    A CHILDREN'S book about coronavirus has been banned in China because it claims "the virus came from China and has spread from there all over the world." The German storybook has been taken off the market after ruffling Beijing's feathers by citing the country as the source of the pandemic - a claim it has vehemently denied. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5The book was intended to educate children and help them understand the changes in the world due to the pandemic 5Chinese authorities demanded the publishers cease printing of the book and banned itCredit: Alamy The book, which title translates as "A Corona Rainbow for Anna and Moritz" was written by author Constanze Steindamm and illustrated by Dorothea Tust, and was greeted with huge controversy from across the globe. Despite aiming to educate youngsters and provide "the most important tips for daycare centers and elementary schools on how to behave properly during coronavirus pandemic," Chinese authorities demanded publishing to be ceased. Publishers Carlsen-Verlag, based in Hamburg, were threatened with legal action and criminal charges...
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) had one job. To work out who-dunnit. The international organisation was meant to spend months working out where the Coronavirus came from. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2The World Health Organisation's report was a total whitewash of China which ruled out both main explanations for where Covid came fromCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The WHO has declared it ‘extremely unlikely’ that Covid came from the Chinese government laboratory in Wuhan which just happens to deal with such virusesCredit: EPA It is something we need to get the truth on. Because the virus has crashed the global economy and seen us shuttered in our houses for nearly a year now. If we are going to stop this ever happening again then understanding how the virus came about is very important. Yet just 27 days after its investigators arrived in Wuhan, from where the virus began, it has already come to some key conclusions. It’s report yesterday is a total whitewash of China. The organisation has ruled out both...
    A WUHAN-BASED doctor has claimed he told the Chinese Government Covid-19 was jumping from person to person WEEKS before it warned the world. Speaking in a new BBC documentary, the doctor, who wished to remain anonymous, said Chinese officials bullied medical staff into keeping quiet. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5A Wuhan-based doctor said that Chinese officials knew the virus was human-to-human transmission but remained silent about it. Pictured: A doctor awaits for patients at a temporary hospital in Wuhan on February 12Credit: Alamy Live News 5People in Wuhan celebrate New Year despite the pandemic ravaging other parts of the worldCredit: REUTERS In the bombshell BBC documentary, called 54 Days, the doctor said they knew the virus was "out of control". He explained how by January 10 the respiratory department of the Wuhan hospital where he worked had been full yet officials refused to allow and him or his colleagues to speak to anyone or wear face masks. The doctor said: "It was out of control, we started to panic. “Everyone knew...
    It is a year since the world learned of a deadly new respiratory disease stalking the central Chinese city of Wuhan.  Yet we still know little about how and why the virus spread with such devastating consequences. It can almost certainly be traced to bats. But we do not know how this pathogen – having evolved an extraordinary ability to infect, causing such damage to different bodily organs – made the jump into human beings. At last, a World Health Organisation investigation is under way into the origins of the coronavirus, but it is accused of meekly pandering to China's agenda by recruiting patsy scientists and relying on Beijing's dubious data. Now there is growing clamour from experts around the world that no stone should be left unturned during this inquiry – and that it must include one key element of a hunt which has all the hallmarks of a thriller novel. It is a year since the world learned of a deadly new respiratory disease stalking the central Chinese city of Wuhan, writes Ian Birrell. Pictured: Chinese virologist...
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    As the first Briton known to have caught coronavirus, Connor Reed did much to enlighten us about the then mysterious disease. He provided our first insight into its worst symptoms by way of an evocative diary published in the Mail. And he relived the 'Hallelujah' moment when, after 24 hellish days during which he had felt close to death, he began to recover. Forcibly locked down in his Wuhan flat for 16 weeks afterwards, the young English teacher became a familiar face on television, sending video reports from the epicentre of the nascent pandemic. Among the millions who listened to his haunting dispatches — with a mixture of pride and concern — were his Welsh parents, Rod and Hayley Reed, who now live in Australia. Connor Reed (pictured), the first British national believed to have caught coronavirus late last year, was found dead in his dorm at Bangor University on October 25 The now-infamous Huanan wet market in Wuhan where many believe the virus originated  The halls of residence at Bangor University, north Wales, where Connor was...
    "Unreported Truths" author and investigative journalist Alex Berenson called for an international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 Monday as researchers struggle to identify the source of the global pandemic. "There's a lot we don't know," Berenson told "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "Here's what we do know: Anybody who raises this issue gets accused of being a conspiracy theorist.  "There's people in the scientific community who are very deliberately conflating a couple things," Berenson explained. "One is, is it a bioweapon? It's probably not a bioweapon. It wouldn't be a very good bioweapon because it doesn't kill anybody who's healthy.  "But the other question ... is, could it have escaped from the lab? Probably a lab in China. Probably a lab in Wuhan where coronaviruses were being researched." SCIENTISTS MAY KNOW WHERE CORONAVIRUS ORIGINATED, STUDY SAYS While China and the World Health Organization have repeatedly denied any assertion that the outbreak originated in a lab in Wuhan, there is increasing confidence among U.S. officials that it likely started as an attempt by the Asian country to show its virological capabilities. Berenson said scientists had been conducting what is known as "gain of function research" at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which involves manipulating a virus to make it...
    Fewer than four percent of people in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus pandemic began last year, have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests.  The first epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the virus quickly spread to thousands in Wuhan, overwhelming its health care system and forcing weeks of draconian lockdowns.  It seemed the virus was everywhere - especially after solid evidence emerged that many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic.  But the new study, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, suggests that the vast majority of people who were never diagnosed with coronavirus never had it.  Or, if they did, the immune proteins that scientists think likely offer protection against reinfection have waned beyond the point of being detectable since the virus first laid waste to the Chinese city last winter.  As a controversial coronavirus response strategy that relies on herd immunity gains traction in the UK and US, the new findings offer yet another worrying sign that the even the populations hit earliest and hardest by coronavirus may still have low rates of protection against...
    An international team of scientists will investigate the possibility the coronavirus leaked from a lab as they commit to finding out where the pandemic came from.   Researchers will delve into all theories of the virus's origins amid unproven claims it escaped from a laboratory in China. US state officials have given momentum to the idea that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, either leaked from a lab or was man-made by China as some kind of weapon against humanity. They claim to have damning secret evidence that go against furious rejections from Beijing. Scientists claim it is far more likely Covid-19 is a 'zoonotic disease', which means it is caused by the virus jumping from an animal to a human. A Wuhan wet market was first thought to be the breeding ground of the virus, where the selling of live, wild animals would have given the perfect opportunity for it to naturally spread between species.  It is thought the virus first developed in bats before passing on to a creature such as a pangolin that then came into contact with...
    Between ten and 15 per cent of cats tested for coronavirus in Wuhan — ground-zero for the Covid-19 pandemic — had caught the disease, according to a new study.  The findings comes as researchers try and work out what risk the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 as well as the hyperinflammatory condition MIS-C in children, poses to pets.  Blood samples taken from more than 100 felines between January and March in the Chinese city reveal the pets likely caught the virus from humans.  Researchers advise that Covid-19 patients should quarantine themselves away from their companion animals, such as cats and dogs, to prevent spreading the disease.   None of the cats that were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in this study showed symptoms, but it is believed the virus can be deadly to pets.  According to public records in the US, there are only 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in pet cats. Scroll down for video   Between ten and 15 per cent of cats tested in a Wuhan study — ground-zero for the Covid-19 pandemic — caught the coronavirus. The findings comes as...
    Steve Bannon claims scientists within the Wuhan lab eyed as a possible supply for COVID-19 have “defected” and are working with US intelligence businesses. President Trump’s former chief strategist, a virulent China opponent, advised the Each day Mail — whereas offering no proof — that researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology are cooperating with the West to construct a case that the bug unfold from a lab leak. “They aren’t speaking to the media but, however there are folks out of the Wuhan lab and different labs which have come to the West and are turning over proof of the culpability of the Chinese language Communist Get together,” Bannon advised the tabloid. “I believe persons are going to be shocked.” Bannon, giving the interview from a yacht off America’s East Coast, mentioned the defectors have been additionally talking with businesses in Europe and the UK. “Folks round these labs have been leaving China and Hong Kong since mid-February,” he went on. “[US intelligence] together with MI5 and MI6 try to construct a really thorough authorized case, which can...
    Experts from the Chinese laboratory at the centre of global suspicion over the coronavirus pandemic have ‘defected’ and are in the hands of Western intelligence, the architect of Donald Trump’s presidential victory claimed last night.  Steve Bannon, who was Trump’s White House chief strategist and retains close links to the administration, told The Mail on Sunday that spies were building a case against Beijing on the basis that the global pandemic had been caused by a leak from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan and that the subsequent cover-up had amounted to ‘pre-meditated murder’. In an exclusive interview, Mr Bannon also urged Boris Johnson to scrap plans to allow the Chinese communications firm Huawei to play a role in the UK’s new 5G network.  Staff are pictured above at the Wuhan Institute of Technology. Speaking to this newspaper from a yacht off the East coast of America, Mr Bannon said that defectors were talking to the intelligence agencies in America, Europe and the UK The Prime Minister is due to make an announcement within days over Huawei’s future, which is expected...
    PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch Peter Navarro, assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing policy, discuss this topic and more on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” on Sunday, June 7 at 10 a.m. EDT. Follow anchor Maria Bartiromo and "Sunday Morning Futures" on Twitter: @mariabartiromo, @SundayFutures, @FoxNews, @morningsmaria, and @FoxBusiness.  The Chinese Communist Party has a long history of exploiting crises to advance its strategic hegemony. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, for example, China invaded India while America and the Soviet Union were distracted. China’s war prize: the annexation of part of India’s Aksai Chin. Today, behind the cloak of a pandemic the Chinese Communist Party itself created, we are witnessing similar kinds of strategic behavior as China seeks to advance its own agenda and Chinese propagandists seek to advance a pro-authoritarian government narrative. Based on this behavior – including China’s attempt to snuff out democracy in Hong Kong – let’s consider whether COVID-19 might better stand for China On to Victory In Death by19 ways. GINGRICH & CHRISTENSEN: CORONAVIRUS WAS A WAKEUP CALL – NOW US-CHINA POLICY MUST BE REIMAGINED Here is a chronology beginning in...
    The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may not have originated from a wet market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, according to a study. COVID-19 first came to public attention in late December 2019 when people linked to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, Hubei province, started falling ill with pneumonia after catching a then-unknown virus. Since then, the coronavirus has spread almost worldwide, killing 360,860 people in over 5.8 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 2.4 million people are known to have recovered from COVID-19, for which there is currently no specific treatment. The Chinese scientists who published their findings in Nature are the latest to suggest the virus may have emerged elsewhere. They suggest it could have jumped from an animal to a human in late November 2019, and the busy seafood market may have helped it spread. Citing past research, the authors said a "significant" number of the first reported cases didn't have contact with the market.Read more COVID-19 May Be More Likely to Kill Those with...
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