New evidence and suspicions have surfaced recently in the New Crown retrospective investigation. “Patient Zero” is still confusing. The latest declassified emails show that the Wuhan Institute of Virus had asked the United States for help on decontamination and sterilization. Meanwhile, the WHO director general said it was too early to rule out a “laboratory leak.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday asked China to cooperate transparently and openly, saying it was too early to rule out “laboratory leaks. We need information, direct information, about what happened at the lab before and during the early stages of the outbreak. If we get complete information, then we can rule out (the lab leak).”
“We owe an explanation to the millions of people who suffered and died.” Tandse, who said he is an immunologist and has worked in laboratories, said “accidents happen in labs, it’s common.”
Mike Ryan, WHO’s chief emergency specialist, revealed that Tandse will present the second phase of the study of the outbreak investigation to WHO’s 194 member states on Friday (16th).
The report comes after a WHO investigation released in March said it was “highly unlikely” that the new coronavirus came from a laboratory. According to the Washington Post on July 15, the report had many flaws. For example, the Wuhan government claimed that patient zero became ill on Dec. 8 and lived in the Wuchang district, while the WHO reported that patient zero lived across the river. A WHO spokesperson responded that it could not comment on the Wuhan authorities’ data and that the location of the patient was not important for the traceability of the virus.
The mysterious “Patient Zero”
The Washington Post found that the “patient zero” (S01) in the WHO investigation report released in March was a 61-year-old market worker who fell ill on Dec. 20 with a related gene ID of EPI_ISL_403928. After the exposure by WaPo, WHO called it an “editing error” and confirmed that patient zero should be a 41-year-old male with ID EPI_ISL_403930.
The date of the “patient zero” episode in the report is also questionable. The WHO report lists December 8, while the National Genome Sciences Data Center (NGDC) in China gives December 16 as the date of onset for patient “EPI_ISL_403930”. A WHO spokesperson said the discrepancy in dates is still being investigated.
“The only way to clarify the origin of the epidemic is to clarify patient zero. Chinese officials have tampered, concealed and covered up the origin of the Wuhan virus and patient zero in an attempt to make WHO experts and the mass media believe that the origin of the virus is not in China.” He Anquan, a former Chinese surgeon and head of the Shanghai National Party, told the station.
“The WHO has played an awkward role. The Chinese government does not provide real data and WHO provides a platform for it, which is very inhumane for the millions of lives that died.”
Declassified emails: the Wuhan Virus Institute had asked the U.S. for help
In addition, emails disclosed by Judicial Watch, an independent government watchdog based in Washington, D.C., on July 8 revealed that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by U.S. anti-epidemic expert Anthony Fauci, and the Wuhan Institute of Virus have had a funding partnership since 2014, having funded the EcoHealth Alliance under Peter Desak on nine occasions to assist them with research topics related to bat coronavirus transmission in China.
Notably, in 2016 Wuhan Virus Institute Director Yuan sent a request for assistance email to NIH scientist Jens Kuhn, asking for U.S. advice on decontaminating, disinfecting and sterilizing the P4 laboratory in Wuhan.
He Anquan: “China has made what amounts to a great leap forward in virus research. The result of the rush is that biological laboratories cannot keep up with protective measures, and management systems and awareness of precautions are relatively weak, including hardware equipment that cannot meet standards. China’s dramatic expansion of virus research under incomplete experimental conditions has naturally resulted in infections and even leaks among laboratory personnel.”
“Records published by Judicial Watch also show that in 2018 Ping Chen, a representative of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in China, discovered in his Wuhan lab that scientists had developed a new flu vaccine using nanotechnology that could tackle multiple flu viruses and stimulate a strong immune response, but all All web links to the new technology have been blocked by China.
Professor Ming Xia of the Department of Political Science at the City University of New York told the station that the institutional speculation of Chinese and American scientists in recent years has been very disappointing, such as Peter Daszak, who has profited at both ends, and that “the American scientific community has followed the economic and political world, and there has been a very dangerous degradation in the last thirty years, allowing the oligarchs of both countries to profit, while pulling the world into purgatory. “
Poll: Half of the U.S. public believes in “lab leaks”
Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Chinese government should pay for the damage caused by the new epidemic, according to a July 13 poll by the Technology Institute for Policy and Politics (TIPP). 49 percent believe that the virus was “developed in a lab. A quarter are convinced that the Chinese government “intentionally” created the virus in a lab and “intentionally” released it.
Another poll conducted by Politico and Harvard University found that 52 percent of the public believes the virus that caused COVID-19 came from a “Chinese lab leak,” including 59 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats. Eighty-two percent said the U.S. government’s traceability investigation is important.
“Polls are different from science, but Western politicians will work in that direction (of investigation).” Xia Ming said, “Whether it’s a bioweapon (bioweapon) or a biochemical error (bio error), the West will definitely demand compensation on a large scale. If there is a major judicial action, third world countries will also follow. The United States, Britain, Italy, France and Germany are deeply affected by it, Japan’s Olympic Games also basically engaged in yellow, the West has a kind of pain in the bones. India, Iran, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico have at least 10 to 20 years of economic regression.”
U.S. President Joe Biden (Joe Biden) on May 26 ordered intelligence agencies to complete an investigative report within 90 days to conclude whether the new coronavirus originated in animals or laboratories.