FROM OUR PRINTED JUNE 1, 2020 Edition
by Bev MacPhee
Special to the Broadside
The COVID-19 pandemic has become very political, so we obviously cannot trust the government and mainstream fake news, fear-mongering, media reports on death tolls, dangerousness of the virus, how it came about, and the need to crush the economy while removing our constitutional rights. There’s also a lot of money involved as the Fed rolls out money faster than toilet paper and pharmaceutical pill-pushers try to fill their wallets with potential mandatory vaccine money.
How Did the U.S. Help China Develop Chemical Warfare?
For all of the above, you can search the Internet and decide for yourself. This article is to reveal how we helped give Communist China the knowledge and ability to make bat viruses that can attack humans as a form of chemical warfare. It is to unmask the researchers – who, like those creating atomic weapons – irresponsibly work in their research labs without taking responsibility for the harm and death they are capable of creating.
When looking through the Internet like many of you, I found a report last week by Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist often ostracized by his own profession by speaking out about them, that stated, “In 2015, American researchers and Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) researchers collaborated to transform an animal coronavirus into one that can attack humans. Scientists from prestigious American universities and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) worked directly with the two co-author researchers from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Xing-Yi Ge and Zhengli-Li Shi. Funding was provided by the Chinese and US governments. The team succeeded in modifying a bat coronavirus to make it capable of infecting humans.”
I also heard WRKO’s Jeff Kuhner bring up this study with one of his guests, so decided to dig into this more. First, I wanted to know the view of the researchers and the mainstream media on this issue while also looking further into this study.
China and the mainstream media claim that the COVID-19 virus emanated naturally from bats at an outdoor Wuhan, China food market and that such a market is dangerous as bats have many viruses that could potentially transfer to other animals and then to humans, or possibly straight to humans. They claim that the virus wasn’t accidentally or intentionally released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab which is the headquarters for Chinese research on bat viruses.
Bat Woman Praised
A Scientific American article of March 11, 2020 on Zhengh-Li Shi, China’s “Bat Woman,” glorifies her and her research work on bat viruses as a key to finding a vaccine to prevent future pandemics. The article covers how she started studying the source of bat viruses in the spring of 2004, a little after the outbreak of the earlier Chinese bat virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). It also covers her work in collaboration with U.S. virologists and how she’s still leading the research in WIV today.
This research and collection of bat viruses in order to help with the possibility of treatment and vaccines in the future is all well and good, although possibly a little too dangerous, but certainly doesn’t justify the creation of a virus with a government that seems to have little problem with killing its own people.
2015: Nature Magazine
Warns of Pandemic?
In a 2015 study published in Nature Magazine, “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.” Researchers created a hybrid mutation of one bat coronavirus’ outer layer of spikes (SHC014 virus) with the original SARS virus of 2002-2003, which made it more likely to infect human cells. It’s the spikes that you see in coronavirus photos that attach the virus to the cell in order to invade it. The study was controversial at the time for the obvious reason that it could potentially lead to a pandemic.
Business Today: U.S. Gives China
$3.7 Million to Study Virus
The study notes that it was supported by grants from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease and the National Institute of Aging of the US National Institutes of Health and by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Business Today reports that the U.S. government has given the Wuhan Institute of Virology $3.7 million.
The 2015 study was centered at the University of North Carolina with other researchers* being from the FDA, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Bellinzona Institute of Microbiology in Switzerland, and Harvard Medical School.
I think it would be important to find out more about who has helped China gain the ability to create chemical warfare through the creation of hybrid bat viruses. Are there private foundations involved? For now, I am putting the researchers involved as listed in the 2015 study under the microscope. They may all be very nice people, but it’s not necessarily good to create something in a lab that could destroy our world while cheering, “It works!”
As a side note, research scientist and author Judy Mikovits claims that it was NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci who not only funded this study but also sent the $3.7 million to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
*University of North Carolina researchers: Vineet D. Menachery, Boyd L. Yount Jr., Kari Debbink, Lisa E. Gralinski, Jessica A. Plante, Trevor Scobey, Eric F. Donaldson, Ralph S. Baric, Scott H. Randell, Rachel L. Graham
FDA Reseacher: Sudhakar Agnihothram
Harvard Researcher: Wayne A. Marasco
Swiss Researcher: Antonio Lanzavecchia
Wuhan Researchers: Xing-Yi Ge and Zheng-Li Shi