Wuhan Lab that was at the center of the corona virus scrutiny and was performing experiments on bats from the caves was given a $3.7 million grant by the US Government; the same place where the disease is believed to have originated.
The US National Institutes of Health has awarded this $3.7 million research grant to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This institute that is at the center of many conspiracy theories; as the original source of the corona virus outbreak and is only approximately 20 miles away from the Huanan Sea Food Market.
This revelation has sparked further fears among the communities worldwide as the main source of the Covid-19 outbreak could be the institute and not the market.
US Congressman Matt Gaetz said: ‘I’m disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.’
The NIH being the primary agency for the United States government for the public health and biomedical research is added as a partner on the official website of the Wuhan Institute, along with many other American academic institutes.
Other U.S. partners include the National Wildlife Federation, The University of North Texas, University of Alabama and Harvard University.
Wuhan Center for Disease Control the second institute that is located approximately 3 miles away from the market is also believed to be testing on animals such as bats to examine the transmission of corona viruses.
More the 1,500 strains of deadly viruses are said to be kept in the Wuhan Institute as they specialize in the research of ‘the most dangerous pathogens’. Chinese officials decided to build the institute after the country was ravaged by an outbreak of SARS in 2002 and 2003.
While scientists believe that the virus jumped to humans from wild animals sold as food in a market in Wuhan, conspiracy theorists promote different assumptions.
Some of them claim that the virus, formally known as SARS-CoV-2, could be a biological warfare weapon engineered there. Others suspect that it escaped from the lab.
China has denied the allegations repeated times.
Deputy Director of the institute; Shi Zhengli in February said that she ‘guaranteed with her own life’ that the outbreak was not from the lab. She has warned about the dangers of epidemic from bat-borne viruses. Adding to this was that did not expect the outbreak in Wuhan, and her studies suggested the subtropical areas to be at the highest risk for such a ‘zoonotic’ transmission to the humans and not the center of China.
Dr Keusch, Professor of Medicine and International Health at Boston University’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health, defending his peers in the Chinese city said : ‘The Wuhan lab is designed to the highest standards with redundant safety systems and the highest level of training. Many of its research faculty trained at a similar laboratory in Galveston, Texas. So we know the Wuhan team is as qualified as the Texas group. This means the assertion of a leak, rather than being highly likely, instead is highly unlikely.’
American biosecurity expert Professor Richard Ebright, of Rutgers University’s Waksman Institute of Microbiology, New Jersey, said that while the evidence suggests COVID-19 was not created in one of the Wuhan laboratories, it could easily have escaped from there while it was being analyzed.
Prof Ebright said he has seen evidence that scientists at the Centre for Disease Control and the Institute of Virology studied the viruses with only ‘level 2’ security – rather than the recommended level 4 – which ‘provides only minimal protections against infection of lab workers’.
He added: ‘Virus collection, culture, isolation, or animal infection would pose a substantial risk of infection of a lab worker, and from the lab worker then the public. He concluded that the evidence left ‘a basis to rule out [that coronavirus is] a lab construct, but no basis to rule out a lab accident’.
Results of the U.S-funded research at the Wuhan Institute were published in November 2017 under the heading: ‘Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus.’
The exercise was summarized as: ‘Bats in a cave in Yunnan, China were captured and sampled for coronaviruses used for lab experiments.
‘All sampling procedures were performed by veterinarians with approval from the Animal Ethics Committee of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
‘Bat samplings were conducted ten times from April 2011 to October 2015 at different seasons in their natural habitat at a single location (cave) in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. Bats were trapped and faecal swab samples were collected.’
Another study, published in April 2018, was titled ‘fatal swine acute diarrhoea syndrome caused by an HKU2-related coronavirus of bat origin’ and described the research as such: ‘Following a 2016 bat-related coronavirus outbreak on Chinese pig farms, bats were captured in a cave and samples were taken.
That’s not all there are some viral videos in recent times that shows chinese police beating the residents who are trying to flee the epicentre of Corona Virus outbreak. Also the hospitals were told to discharge the patients on March 10 after the visit from President Xi Jinping to declare victory over the virus. This and a couple of other reasons are what made the citizen believe followed by the world that the real death toll from the corona virus outbreak is 40 times higher than the official figures.
To help jumpstart its economy it is said that China is covering the actual deaths from the horrific coronavirus. The communist party officials are suspected to manipulate the statistics in order to help them sprint ahead of the other economies that yet badly affected and paralyzed by the virus.
Incredibly, Beijing claims only 3,336 people have been killed by Covid-19 in China – just over a third of Britain’s current total and one 30th of the global toll.
While the virus has killed more than 102,000 people outside of China the Chinese officials report zero (0) infections and only 119 deaths in its 25 provinces outside Hubei, many of them are the size of European countries. For that scenario to be true, Covid-19 would have had to miraculously bypass more than 1.3billion people in the rest of China even as people travelled freely in and out of Wuhan, which is linked by air and high-speed rail to Beijing and Shanghai and cities across China, from the start of the November outbreak until the January 23 lockdown.
Some disturbing evidence has been found on the reports from inside of China.
- Crematoriums kept furnaces burning 24 hours a day in Wuhan to dispose of tens of thousands of bodies at the peak of the outbreak in February;
- Tens of thousands of funeral urns for the cremated remains of victims were delivered when the lockdown ended and relatives were ordered to hold funeral ceremonies quickly and quietly;
- Videos emerged on the day the Wuhan lockdown was lifted on Wednesday showing a dead body being moved at night by health workers in hazardous materials suits and the unconscious body of an apparent victim lying in the street;
- Rioting has broken out as people from Hubei province are treated ‘like lepers’, with officials in one province offering cash rewards to trace and detain them;
- China’s own citizens believe the real death figures are ten to 40 times higher than official figures, while a prominent US-based dissident says hundreds of thousands may have died.
Since the visit of the president to the hospital where he triumphant of the victory over the coronavirus. There have been only 200 more reported deaths in China according to official statistics and the country where Covid19 originated claims a death rate of just 2.4 people per million, compared with 90 per million in the UK and 300 per million in Spain.
Chinese dissident Jennifer Zeng, who has monitored the outbreak through contacts within the country, said: ‘Many sources told us Wuhan was preparing to build 15 more makeshift hospitals to cope with the number of victims. But after President Xi’s visit, officials suddenly declared hospital patients should be sent home.
‘Patients were released without being properly diagnosed and tested. They wanted the city to reopen for economic activity, so they just pretended the virus was totally under control. But we have seen videos of bodies being moved at night, people collapsing in the street, and we’ve heard from hospitals with 100 victims in the past week.
‘The figure of 3,000 deaths is absolute b******t. Based on the world average and Italy’s ratio, I believe there have been dozens of thousands of deaths at least. It is possible there have been hundreds of thousands of deaths.’
An MoS correspondent in Guangxi province, south-west China, said: ‘Some people say this number should be multiplied by ten. Others say it should be multiplied by 40. They delivered 40,000 funeral urns to Wuhan, so everyone knows the government figure is a lie.’
Officials in Guangxi were last week offering 1,000 renminbi (£114) rewards to citizens who report people arriving in the province from Hubei.
The bounty follows extraordinary scenes when Hubei police fought with police from neighbouring Jiangxi trying to stop Hubei people crossing a bridge between the two provinces in late March
Zeng, a researcher with the State Council in Beijing before she was jailed and exiled for her connections to the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, has a blunter explanation.
‘The Chinese Communist Party lied about the numbers from the beginning because it’s in their DNA, whenever anything negative happens, they cover it up. Now people are laughing at the numbers from China – but because they have already told such a big lie, they have no option other than to carry on lying.’