A multinational team of investigators has found that at least 15 databases at the Wuhan Institute of Virus Research are offline without warning and off-limits to outside access, raising questions about its attempts to cover up the origins of the Chinese Communist virus (Wuhan pneumonia) outbreak.
The Sun reported on March 2 that DRASTIC, a multinational team investigating the origins of the virus, recently released a 25-page report in which it found that at least 15 databases at the Wuhan Institute of Virus Research were offline without warning and inaccessible after analyzing web pages of staging data. The manager of these databases is Shi Zhengli, deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virus.
According to the report, the controversial main repository “batvirus.whiov.ac.cn” was blocked as early as September 2019 and was only claimed to be updated on December 30, 2019. On the same day, Chinese authorities announced that a “new type of virus” had been discovered. The database is believed to contain 22,000 virus samples and their genetic sequences, 15,000 bat samples, and 1,400 bat viruses.
Wuhan Virus Institute claimed that they blocked access to the database for security reasons and to prevent hacking. But Gilles Demaneuf, a data analyst at DRASTIC, told The Sun, “This excuse is ridiculous, and it would be easy for China, with its advanced technology, to protect this data.”
Demaneuf questioned the apparently deliberate attempt to cover up the facts and prevent the investigation by blocking the database at the Wuhan Virus Institute. But, he said, “the world is ready, and we can’t just let them off the hook without saying a word.
“DRASTIC is an independent team of scientists, analysts and detectives who are investigating the origins of the Communist virus Epidemic. Their work has been cited in the New York Post, the Washington Post, the Telegraph and many other media outlets.
Many members of the team have chosen to remain anonymous to protect themselves from possible retaliation.
Dermanuve emphasized that DRASTIC’s extreme efforts to trace the causes of the origins of the outbreak were not intended to punish anyone or to take a particular political stand; they simply hoped to learn from their mistakes and find the truth to ensure that similar risks could be handled appropriately in the future.
At the beginning of the outbreak, Shi Zhengli told the media that her first thought was whether the virus had leaked out of the lab, and said that it gave her sleepless nights. But then she changed her story and said she could guarantee with her Life that this was not possible.
Yu Maochun, a former U.S. State Department China Policy adviser, recently told Voice of America that there had been a request from a medical background to confront Shi Zhengli face-to-face, “but she didn’t dare to confront her. So a lot of things inside are not open and not transparent.”
Yu Maochun also disclosed that after the Wuhan Virus Institute received the highest biosafety level of P4, two officials from the U.S. Embassy in China, including a biochemical expert, went to visit the Wuhan Virus Institute. After the visit, the biochemical expert felt that there was a big problem and reported to the U.S. State Department that the Wuhan Virus Institute had poor security management procedures, poor quality personnel, and many problems with biochemical safety.
Yuan Zhiming, the former director of the Wuhan Virus Institute, has also written many articles with many of his peers, pointing out that China’s biosafety does not meet international standards.
Even the World health Organization, which has been standing up for the Chinese Communist Party on the epidemic, recently concluded its investigation with an expert mission to China, first saying that it was “highly unlikely that the virus came out of the laboratory,” but in the face of questions, it had to change its mind and say that all assumptions would be taken into account.