The Covid-19’s origin story is apparently still one big mystery to the U.S. intelligence community. On Tuesday, the Biden administration received the classified report commissioned from the country’s intelligence agencies, and the best that they could come up with is “inconclusive.”
“President Biden on Tuesday received a classified report from the intelligence community that was inconclusive about the origins of the novel coronavirus, including whether the pathogen jumped from an animal to a human as part of a natural process, or escaped from a lab in central China, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the matter,” the Washington Post reported, adding the “intelligence community will seek within days to declassify elements of the report for potential public release.”
“The assessment is the result of a 90-day sprint after Biden tasked his intelligence agencies in May to produce a report ‘that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion’ on the origins of a virus that has killed more than 4 million people globally and wrecked national economies,” the report continued. “But despite analyzing a raft of existing intelligence as well as searching for new clues, intelligence officials fell short of a consensus, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the report is not yet public.”
There is one thing that is conclusive: China acted like the SARS-CoV-2 virus escaped from a laboratory. In October 2019, China invited athletes from 100 countries around the world to the Military Games. Many of those outlets would wind up sick with Covid-19-like symptoms. These games happened to take place in Wuhan, China, which happened to be the location of one of the most dangerous coronavirus research laboratories in the world.
Then in November 2019, a handful of researchers at the Wuhan Institute for Virology got sick with coronavirus symptoms. China covered this up, but the truth finally escaped in May 2021.
“Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report that could add weight to growing calls for a fuller probe of whether the Covid-19 virus may have escaped from the laboratory,” the Wall Street Journal reported in May.
In January 2020, as evidence began to mount that there was a dangerous coronavirus spreading, which the World Health Organization denied was spread from human-to-human, China shut down domestic travel from Wuhan, but allowed international flights around the world.
“There is new evidence to show that China locked down all domestic traffic internally by end January 2020 but pushed to open foreign travel till end March,” the Economic Times reported in April 2020.
Then there is the matter of how rapidly China had a “vaccine” for Covid-19 developed. The Wuhan laboratory’s suspected “gain of function” research was linked in a report to “secret military activity,” which led to an improbably rapid COVID-19 vaccine patent.
By April 2020, China already had three vaccines ready for clinical trials. By May 22, as noted in the Chinese publication Xinhua, “China’s vaccine trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-COV-2 in humans, according to a study published online by medical journal The Lancet.”
The novel coronavirus that emanated from Wuhan turned out to be particularly virulent and prone to spreading “variants.” Despite his denials before Congress, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that the NIH gave money to a group called EcoHealth alliance to promote the study of bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab. Dr. Fauci, as well as NIH Director Francis Collins, denied that “gain of function” research was performed with their knowledge at the laboratory.
But the NIH wasn’t the only U.S. agency to fund the Wuhan laboratory; the Pentagon did as well. The Pentagon funneled $39 million to EcoHealth Alliance, the Fauci-connected “charity” group that disbursed research funding to the Wuhan Institute for Virology. The data that show the Department of Defense and other U.S. agencies provided funds to the EcoHealth Alliance group was published by the Daily Mail.
“The Pentagon gave $39 million to a charity that funded controversial coronavirus research at a Chinese lab accused of being the source for Covid-19, federal data reveals,” the report said. “The news comes as the charity’s chief, British-born scientist Dr. Peter Daszak, was exposed in an alleged conflict of interest and back-room campaign to discredit lab leak theories.”
Dr. Peter Daszak was part of an initial “fact-finding” mission to China conducted by the WHO in February. As the Associated Press reported on the trip, “A closely watched visit by World Health Organization experts to Wuhan — the Chinese city where the first coronavirus cases were discovered — did not dramatically change the current understanding of the early days of the pandemic, said Peter Ben Embarek, the leader of the WHO mission.”
“And it allowed the joint Chinese-WHO team to rule out one theory on the origins of the virus,” the report claimed. “The Wuhan Institute of Virology has collected many virus samples, leading to allegations that it may have been the source of the original outbreak, whether on purpose or accidentally. But experts now consider the possibility of such a leak so improbable that it will not be suggested as an avenue of future study, said Embarek, a WHO food safety and animal diseases expert.”
However, this was before new evidence came out raising even stronger suspicions that the lab leak actually originated from Wuhan. The Biden intelligence report was widely expected to be nothing more than a smokescreen for the Chinese’s culpability in the origin and spreading of the deadly Covid pandemic.
The Biden regime obviously feels too vulnerable to lie to the American people outright. Instead, the administration will dodge accountability and seek to ‘run out the clock.’
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