One year after the New crown outbreak, the possibility that the virus came from a laboratory leak, initially considered a conspiracy theory, is gaining increasing attention in the scientific community, despite strenuous denials by Beijing authorities. Certainly, the Chinese government cannot be held responsible for the deaths of two million people worldwide. The investigative program “Special Correspondent” on France 2 has spent several months finding a series of evidence to prove the suspicious origin of the virus, boldly asking questions that have remained half-hidden in the French media until now. For example, why can’t we rule out the possibility that the virus was artificially modified? They reported on the ground in China, India, and the United States, interviewed several internationally renowned virologists, and even sent a team to observe the bat cave in Yunnan Province to obtain valuable first-hand information.
The S protein appears to be specific to humans, and no one has been able to solve it
Etienne Decroly, a virologist at the CNRS, was the first French scientist to question the natural origin version of the new coronavirus, suggesting not only that the virus may have come from a laboratory leak, but also that it may have come from a laboratory modification through studies of how the virus transmitted to humans. He believed that the presence of a (Furin) protease cleavage site on the S protein of the neo-coronavirus, a feature not found in other neo-coronaviruses, was what made the virus highly infectious and led to a global pandemic.
For more than a year, virologists in several countries around the world have identified this specific feature of the S protein, but no one has been able to explain why it enters the body particularly easily. Australian virologists studying the New Crown vaccine accidentally discovered that humans are far more likely to be infected with New Crown virus than any other biological species, and they feel as if the virus was made specifically for humans.
Is the New Coronavirus a product of GOF?
A report on France 2 noted that Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virus Laboratory has worked for years with U.S. virologist Ralph Baric on research to enhance viral gene function (GOF), which involves altering a virus’s genes to increase its infectiousness. is the New Coronavirus a synthetic virus developed by Shi Zhengli that leaked from the lab? In 2016, Shi worked with American virologists to modify the virus, combining Sass virus with coronavirus to create a total of eight coronaviruses that could infect humans.
Etienne Decroly is not alone in raising these questions, but also Professor Nikolai Petrovsky of Flinders University, a leading Australian virologist, who said in an interview with French media, “When you put all the phenomena together, you have to ask put together, you have to ask this question and, of course, I would love to be able to exclude this possibility, but the more you do in-depth research, the more you realize that it is irresponsible to exclude this possibility because you cannot exclude it.”
Many international virologists have warned of the dangers of viral gene-enhanced function (GOF) research, with Simon Wain-Hobson, a virologist at the Institut Pasteur in France, warning back in 2015 on the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing that viral gene-enhanced function research was likely to cause the same catastrophic consequences in the future. In an interview with RFE shortly after the outbreak, he said that he could not rule out this possibility, although there was no evidence. Bruno Canard, another scientist at the CNRS, also expressed concern about the GOF research: “Despite the good intentions, it is too dangerous because if you succeed in creating a virus that can infect humans, it cannot be ruled out that the virus could unknowingly leak out of the lab and infect their families and friends through the researchers. and friends, and a pandemic breaks out …… Similar research into nature to find the virus and modify it genetically in order to figure out how it functions is like using a lighter to find a leak in a gas line.”
RaTG13: a virus full of mysteries
In February 2020, two months after the outbreak of the New Coronavirus, Shi Zhengli published an article in the prestigious American journal “Nature” claiming to have discovered a coronavirus called RaTG13 that was 96 % genetically identical to the New Coronavirus, but her international colleagues wanted to know When was this virus discovered? Why was this virus not announced at the beginning of the outbreak? When Shi Zhengli published her article in Nature, she did not specify when and where the virus was discovered, nor did she provide relevant data. The Wuhan Virus Laboratory had its own database, but inexplicably this database was closed three months after the outbreak and the laboratory’s data was not accessible to the outside world. A Chinese Internet user intercepted the database’s web page, which showed that the lab had collected thousands of new coronaviruses, many from Yunnan.
The international virology community finds Shi Zhengli’s behavior in not releasing the RaTG13 virus, which could provide valuable information for the study of new coronaviruses, to the public in the first place incomprehensible. French virologist Bruno Canard said, “The New Coronavirus has killed two million people worldwide, leading to serious economic and social consequences, and the least the Chinese side can do is to open up information to the outside world and make the laboratory data available to the public.”
The 2013 Yunnan Bat Cave Infection
Both the British BBC and US Associated Press reporters were ultimately unable to achieve their objectives as they were supervised by police on their trips to the Yunnan Bat Cave and were driven away by local men in plain clothes upon arrival at their destinations. The French television station took a unique approach by sending a Chinese man who spoke the local dialect and a cameraman who posed as a pair of lovers visiting Yunnan to investigate the area. They were informed by local farmers that the road to the bat cave had been blocked, that the authorities had installed video surveillance cameras around the entrance of the cave, and that several people who tried to approach the cave had been taken away by the authorities. The French TV station decided to stop the investigation in the area because the risk was too great, but one wonders why the Chinese authorities were so hostile. Could it be that the coronavirus specimens Shi Zhengli collected from the area are indeed related to the new Epidemic?
Why did Shi Zhengli rule out that the deaths of villagers in Yunnan were related to the coronavirus?
In 2013, three villagers in Tongguan, Yunnan died of a disease contracted from cleaning an old abandoned copper mine site full of bats, and several others were infected with serious illnesses, and today these people were tested with antibodies to the coronavirus, a diagnosis made at the Time by Zhong Nanshan, a leading Chinese infectious disease expert, that they were infected with a coronavirus. A well-known Indian virologist found a Chinese doctoral theorist of viruses online, and the paper gave a detailed description of the infection process as well as the disease in the Yunnan infected patients. The doctor concluded that the lung fluoroscopy of the Yunnan patient at the time was very similar to the lung fluoroscopy of the new coronavirus patient today. However, it is puzzling that Shi Zhengli recently emphasized that the villagers were infected by poisonous mushrooms in the bat cave, but did not mention the coronavirus.
Shi studied at the University of Montpellier II in France and received her doctorate in France. She refused to be interviewed by any French media.