Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Lie of the Century: The ‘Natural’ Origin of COVID-19; US Shared Intel with UK Showing 'high likelihood' of COVID-19 Lab Leak: COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory Information Disseminated Through 'Five Eyes' Intelligence Alliance, and other C-Virus related stories

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The Lie of the Century: The ‘Natural’ Origin of COVID-19:
Four years after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Chinese city of Wuhan, what do we know about the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus?
We were presented at the outset with two competing theories: natural-origin spillover from animals to humans and accidental lab leak. And at the outset, a cadre of elite scientists passionately argued that the evidence overwhelmingly favored a natural origin. With comparable fervor, they dismissed the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a lab as a “conspiracy theory.”
With a few notable exceptions, mainstream media outlets and the larger scientific community vehemently nodded in agreement. NPR said the lab-leak theory was “debunked”; Vanity Fair called it a “right-wing coronavirus conspiracy”; and Facebook banned posts suggesting the virus may have been manufactured in a lab.
Four years later, that narrative has begun to crack—and rightly so.
It was always a lie—one of the most consequential lies of the 21st century. Like all great lies, it perfectly inverted the truth: The evidence supporting natural spillover has always been thin. Conversely, the evidence pointing to a lab leak has always been compelling and has grown substantially more persuasive with time.
A coalition of elite scientists and complicit media outlets have proven remarkably effective in suppressing the truth for this long. But in recent months, as congressional investigations have intensified, honest scientists and journalists have begun challenging the false consensus with greater alacrity as new revelations have tipped the scales toward lab leak even further. --->READ MORE HERE
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US shared intel with UK showing 'high likelihood' of COVID-19 lab leak: report
COVID-19 lab leak theory information disseminated through 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance
Mike Pompeo, when he was U.S. secretary of state, shared intel with the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic suggesting a "high likelihood" that the deadly coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab, according to The Telegraph.
An intelligence alliance known as "Five Eyes" reportedly met in January 2021 to discuss the lab-leak theory, the outlet reported. Around the same time, Pompeo is said to have shared information from classified American reports put together by the State Department to then-U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as well as representatives from New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
The British newspaper says two former Trump administration officials believe Raab – and the U.K. government as a whole – ignored the lab leak theory due to pressure from government scientists who leaned toward the theory that the illness had been transferred from animals to humans.
"We saw several pieces of information and thought that they were, frankly, gobsmacking," one former official who worked on the intelligence in Pompeo's report told The Telegraph. "They obviously pointed to the high likelihood that this was indeed a lab leak."
The reports, consisting of information collected in the early days of the pandemic, were also shared with the U.K. via Five Eyes between October and December 2020. Five Eyes consists of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. --->READ MORE HERE
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