Even Chinese Scientists Admit COVID Came From Wuhan Lab
Chinese researchers claimed in 2020 that COVID came from the Wuhan Lab just before their paper disappeared
In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Biohacked: China's Race to Control Life, defense expert Brandon Weichart explores the many links between corrupt Western institutions and Chinese bioweapons production.
Even top Chinese scientists were doubtful of the wet market story that Beijing was pushing. Researchers at the South China University of Technology, a Chinese state-funded academy, wrote a widely circulated research paper positing that “[COVID-19] probably originated from a lab in Wuhan.” The paper elaborates how the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WHCDC) is located a mere three hundred yards from the Wuhan wet market, where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officially claims COVID-19 originated. The WHCDC is classified as a “Biosafety Level 2” lab, meaning its ventilation controls aren’t as strict as more secure facilities. The Chinese researchers assessed that COVID-19 likely originated at the WHCDC because bats were a probable transmission source for the COVID-19 pathogen into the human population of Wuhan (and, eventually, the rest of the world). As it happens, the WHCDC was doing zoonotic research on bat-related SARS-type viruses.
In the words of Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao, the husband-and-wife team of scientists who authored the original report from the South China University of Technology, the “Genome sequences from patients [suffering from COVID0-19] were 96 percent or 89 percent identical to the Bat CoV ZC45 coronavirus [originally found in the horseshoe bats the WHCDC were experimenting with].” Almost as soon as the scientists had uploaded their document to the international database, it was taken down (and now can only be accessed by using internet archival searches).
How much do you want to bet that the CCP’s minders gave the two scientists an offer they couldn’t refuse—something like: retract the report and keep a low profile until we tell you to, or disappear forever?
What’s more, the WHCDC was adjacent to the Union Hospital where the first group of doctors were exposed to the novel coronavirus. Botao and Lei Xiao speculated in their now retracted report that it was possible the disease breached its containment in the WHCDC and may have migrated over to the nearby Union Hospital, where the infection soon spread. Of course, this is all speculation, not because those who believe the novel coronavirus may have leaked from a lab are conspiracy theorists, but because Beijing has a long track record of covering up such horrendous events to “save face,” a product of the totalitarian mindset that dominates the Chinese Communist system.
For their part, the two authors of the 2020 report have stated on their LinkedIn profiles that they retracted the original report due to a lack of specific evidence substantiating their claims. Yet we know that by the time their paper was being disseminated to the international scientific community the CCP was already in the throes of a massive cover-up. Remember Dr. Wenliang, the Chinese physician who first spotted COVID-19 in his Wuhan hospital and, when he attempted to warn the general population about the disease on Chinese social media, the government showed up, arrested him, interrogated him, forced him to sign a false confession that he had made the whole thing up, and subsequently died in December 2019 after he contracted the disease that the CCP said he had made up?
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