Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Another New Report Supports Claim that COVID-19 Likely Came from Wuhan Lab; The Wuhan Institute of Virology ‘Faced an Acute Safety Emergency in November 2019’, and other C-Virus related stories

Another new report supports claim that COVID-19 likely came from Wuhan lab:
Newly released investigative reports from both ProPublica and a Senate committee have drawn the same conclusion over the origins of COVID-19 — that it likely came from a Chinese lab.
The bombshell Friday report from ProPublica, done in collaboration with Vanity Fair, examined and supported findings of the interim report released Thursday by Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that concluded “the COVID-19 pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident.”
The ProPublica/Vanity Fair investigative piece also shared shocking new details behind the suspicious Wuhan, China lab believed to be ground zero for the deadly virus — including inhumane and unsafe working conditions and rushed deadlines shortly before the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV], a state-run and funded research facility home to China’s riskiest coronavirus research, had been under immense pressure by the ruling Chinese Communist Party [CCP] to produce scientific breakthroughs to raise China’s global status despite lacking resources, the ProPublica/Vanity Fair report said.
Even after millions across the globe died of COVID-19 in the worst global pandemic in a century, the origins of the virus remained unclear. Many speculated it came from a wet market in Wuhan while others pointed fingers at the WIV — where scientists mixed strains of different coronaviruses to create new viruses to predict the risk of human infection and create new vaccines. --->READ MORE HERE
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The Wuhan Institute of Virology ‘Faced an Acute Safety Emergency in November 2019’:
For a long time, there was a large and seemingly ever-growing pile of circumstantial evidence pointing to the possibility that a lab leak or accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the cause of the Covid-19 pandemic. But there wasn’t a smoking gun, something akin to a confession or a contemporaneous internal communication indicating there had indeed been some sort accident.
Today ProPublica and Vanity Fair report on Toy Reid, a China specialist for the RAND Corporation and a political officer in East Asia for the U.S. State Department, who reviewed hundreds of dispatches archived on the website of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Reid worked as part of a team assembled by the minority oversight staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
As Reid burrowed into the party branch dispatches, he became riveted by the unfolding picture. They described intense pressure to produce scientific breakthroughs that would elevate China’s standing on the world stage, despite a dire lack of essential resources. Even at the BSL-4 lab, they repeatedly lamented the problem of “the three ‘nos’: no equipment and technology standards, no design and construction teams, and no experience operating or maintaining [a lab of this caliber].”

And then, in the fall of 2019, the dispatches took a darker turn. They referenced inhumane working conditions and “hidden safety dangers.” On Nov. 12 of that year, a dispatch by party branch members at the BSL-4 laboratory appeared to reference a biosecurity breach.
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