Dr. Deborah Birx, Covid response coordinator for former President Donald Trump, believes that Covid-19 could have leaked from the Wuhan lab and accused China of covering up the initial pandemic outbreak.
Birx told the Daily Mail that Sars-CoV-2 “came out of the box ready to infect” and said that it was either an “abnormal thing of nature” or Chinese scientists were “working on coronavirus vaccines” when it escaped a laboratory.
“It happens, labs aren’t perfect, people aren’t perfect, we make mistakes and there can be contamination,” she said.
According to the Mail, Birx said Covid’s infectiousness was “consistent with a virus which had been experimented on in a lab.”
“In laboratories you grow the virus in human cells, allowing it to adapt more. Each time it passes through human cells it becomes more adapted,” she said.
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Birx pointed out that Sars-CoV-2 “was already more infectious than flu when it first arrived.”
The infectious disease specialist also noted that Covid could be spread without the patient knowing he or she is infected.
“Someone working in the lab with one of the strains could’ve caught it and not known they had it,” she said.
“China was implying that they were containing it, but asymptomatic spread cannot be contained without testing,” she added.
Dr. Birx, who is on the hot seat for admitting to ‘hiding’ data in Covid-19 reports and taking a ‘liberal’ approach to Covid mortality reporting that arguably constitutes defrauding the public, is understating the evidence that China knew about the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic before the December 2020 pandemic outbreak.
China was stockpiling PCR tests for coronaviruses in Wuhan months before the Chinese Community Party (CCP) acknowledged the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus’s existence.
Most disturbing of all are the specific contractors of the PCR tests: The Chinese CDC and the People’s Liberation Army. Nikkei Asia provides the overview:
The report casts further doubt on China’s official line about the origins of the virus, a topic that has fueled tensions between Beijing and Washington.
PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, tests are used to detect the presence of a particular genetic sequence in a sample, and they have applications beyond COVID-19 testing. But the report alleges the unusual uptick likely signals awareness of a new disease spreading in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.
Orders doubled from universities, jumped fivefold from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and surged tenfold from animal testing bureaus. Purchases from hospitals declined by more than 10%.
“We believe the increased spending in May suggests this as the earliest start date for possible infection,“ the report said.
The Wuhan Institute of Science and Technology was a key buyer of these PCR tests.
“It’s strong information for making the case that there was awareness of a virus outbreak around Wuhan several months to half a year before that December,” Akira Igata, a visiting professor at Tama Graduate School of Business in Tokyo who examined that data independently, told Nikkei Asia.
“This report could provide an opportunity for countries to press China for information again,” Igata said.
However, the PCR test purchases are but one piece of the puzzle that shows definitively that communist China let hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people die needlessly due to its delayed coronavirus reporting.
In October of 2019, Wuhan hosted military games that became “one of the earliest super spreader events,” according to a House GOP report.
“House Foreign Affairs Republicans concluded the World Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019 was ‘one of the earliest super spreader events’ during the pandemic, with their new report contending COVID-19 escaped from a Wuhan lab in late August or early September 2019 — with China covering it up for months,” the Washington Examiner reported in August.
“When they realized what happened, Chinese Communist Party officials and scientists at the WIV began frantically covering up the leak,” said Republican Rep. Michael McCaul. “But their coverup was too late — the virus was already spreading throughout the megacity of Wuhan.”
“Within a month, satellite images show a significant uptick in the number of people at hospitals around the WIV with symptoms similar to COVID-19. At the same time, athletes at the Military World Games became sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19. Some of them carried the virus back to their home countries — creating one of the earliest super spreader events in the world, and explaining how countries who participated in the games had reported cases as early as November 2019,” McCaul added.
The GOP report said its lab leak evidence included “athletes at the Military World Games held in Wuhan in October 2019 who became sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19 both while in Wuhan and also shortly after.”
It is not the only evidence, however, that China knew that SARS-CoV-2 had the potential to spread into a deadly pandemic, but nonetheless kept that information secret from the world.
“As early as the second week of December, it was clear that this virus was spreading from person to person. By late December, it was spreading to doctors in Wuhan hospitals. Some doctors were trying to blow the whistle on these facts, and the secret police arrived at their doorsteps in the middle of the night,” Sen. Tom Cotton said in April.
“So only after China fessed up to the WHO on December 31 did the world know what was happening. Yet, still they continued to deny that it was spreading from person to person into mid-January. That allowed millions of people to leave Wuhan,” Cotton continued. “And then, finally, China continued to pressure the WHO and other countries not to stop international travel from China. That meant that hundreds of thousands of persons left China after this virus was spread far outside of Wuhan, which allowed the virus to escape China’s borders and get to the United States and get to Europe and get to essentially every country in the world.”
“I believe that was a deliberate and conscious choice by the Chinese communist leadership, because they didn’t want to see their relative power and standing in the world decline because this virus was contained within China,” Cotton added. “Again, it was obvious by mid-December to Chinese authorities that this virus was highly contagious and very deadly.”
The PCR tests being purchased in droves by CDC buyers in May – and more ominously, by the People’s Liberation Army – suggests that the CCP was fully aware of what was going on with Covid all along.
In June 2021, explosive new reports based on intelligence sources indicated that the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s “gain of function” research was linked to “secret military activity,” which ultimately culminated in an improbably early COVID-19 vaccine patent.
Indeed, the ‘warp speed’ rollout of the vaccine would be virtually impossible, unless the Chinese were already conducting research on the deadly coronavirus with the aim of developing their own vaccine.
In October 2021, the National Institutes of Health admitted that it was funding ‘gain-of-function’ research at the Wuhan laboratory.
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