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SARS-CoV-2 origins and a "escaped from the lab" hypothesis

The shadow of bioChernobil over the mankind: is this yet another technogenic catastrophe similar to Chernobyl and Fukushima caused by greed, ambition and incompetence ?  With "gain of function" experiments like conducted by UNC Dr. Baric group and continued in Wuhan lab, the 21st century is effectively one giant game of Russian roulette.

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Due to the volume introductory article was moved to SARS-NCOV-2 and the danger of gain of function experiments

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This is a textbook case how excessive secrecy and illegal and/or dangerous/reckless bioresearch directed on creation of Frankenstein viruses undermines the legitimacy of governments,  and create the background to wild rumors and speculation extremely damaging to the governments, including but not limited to governments of China (Wuhan biolab activities; the only BSL-4 virology lab in China)  and the USA (UNC Dr. Ralph Baric biolab, and Fort Detrick biolab activities).  There is no good players in this story.



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[May 09, 2021] Chinese Military Discussed Weaponizing COVID In 2015 'To Cause Enemy's Medical System To Collapse'

We need investigation of both Wuhan lab and Fort Detrick lab. And what exactly Fort Detrick was doing in the context of waping epidemic and its someer 2019 closure for violation of safety rules and leaks.
See COVID-19 Research at the Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick - NIH- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dis and Was Coronavirus Developed in Fort Detrick Military Lab in US- Conspiracy Theory Surfaces After China's Claim ""The results of China's response to the new coronavirus are obvious to all people in the world. Instead, Fort Detrick's Biological Laboratory was urgently closed and immediately withdrawn from the World Health Organization. The truth behind it is worth digging deeper," wrote another."
Also Army lab fights coronavirus and its own demons - Roll Call "Until 1969, the lab's mission also included experimenting on offensive biological weapons. And some allege the facility was involved in CIA efforts to find mind-control drugs."
Notable quotes:
"... In a 263-page document, written by People's Liberation Army scientists and senior Chinese public health officials and obtained by the US State Department during its investigation into the origins of COVID-19, PLA scientists note how a sudden surge of patients requiring hospitalization during a bioweapon attack "could cause the enemy's medical system to collapse," according to The Weekend Australian (a subsidiary of News Corp). ..."
"... In 2017, Fauci's agency resumed funding a controversial grant to genetically modify bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China without the approval of a government oversight body, according to the Daily Caller . For context, in 2014, the Obama administration temporarily suspended federal funding for gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses . Four months prior to that decision, the NIH effectively shifted this research to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) via a grant to nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance, headed by Peter Daszak. ..."
"... Notably, the WIV "had openly participated in gain-of-function research in partnership with U.S. universities and institutions" for years under the leadership of Dr. Shi 'Batwoman' Zhengli, according to the Washington Post 's Josh Rogin. ..."
"... And for those who say 'COVID-19 couldn't be man-made because a laboratory-created virus would have tell-tale signs of manipulation' - au contraire. As Nicholas Wade noted three days ago in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , "newer methods, called "no-see-um" or "seamless" approaches, leave no defining marks . Nor do other methods for manipulating viruses such as serial passage, the repeated transfer of viruses from one culture of cells to another. If a virus has been manipulated, whether with a seamless method or by serial passage, there is no way of knowing that this is the case . " ..."
"... Firstly, every countries military draws up these hypotheticals, just like they threw Operation Northwoods on Kennedys desk, a plan to shoot down a civilian airplane and blame it on Cuba to start a war, among other dastardly things. ..."
"... Secondly, remember the military Olympics held in the late fall before the pandemic? The witnesses to those games said the US had the biggest bunch of bozos competing, and we came in like 45th place in those games. Not saying we started this but some fishy stuff about those games and their timing to the virus onset. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

In 2015, Chinese military scientists discussed how to weaponize SARS coronaviruses , five years before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Wuhan, China - where CCP scientists were collaborating with a US-funded NGO on so-called 'gain of function' research to make bat coronaviruses infect humans more easily.

In a 263-page document, written by People's Liberation Army scientists and senior Chinese public health officials and obtained by the US State Department during its investigation into the origins of COVID-19, PLA scientists note how a sudden surge of patients requiring hospitalization during a bioweapon attack "could cause the enemy's medical system to collapse," according to The Weekend Australian (a subsidiary of News Corp).

It suggests that SARS coronaviruses could herald a "new era of genetic weapons ," and noted that they can be "artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponized and unleashed in a way never seen before."

The chairmen of the British and Australian foreign affairs and intelligence committees, Tom Tugendhat and James Paterson, say the document raises major concerns about China's lack of transparency over the origins of COVID-19.

The Chinese-language paper, titled The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons , outlines China's progress in the research field of biowarfare.

"Following developments in other scientific fields, there have been major advances in the delivery of biological agents ," it states.

"For example, the new-found ability to freeze-dry micro-organisms has made it possible to store biological agents and aerosolize them during attacks ."

Ten of the authors are scientists and weapons experts affiliated with the Air Force Medical University in Xi'an, ranked "very high-risk" for its level of defence research , including its work on medical and psychological sciences, according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's Defence Universities Tracker.

The Air Force Medical University, also known as the Fourth Medical University, was placed under the command of the PLA under President Xi Jinping's military reforms in 2017. The editor-in-chief of the paper, Xu Dezhong, reported to the top leadership of the Chinese Military Commission and Ministry of Health during the SARS epidemic of 2003 , briefing them 24 times and preparing three reports, according to his online biography. -The Australian

The editor-in-chief of the paper, Xu Dezhong, reported to the top leadership of the Chinese Military Commission and Ministry of Health during the SARS epidemic of 2003. (via The Australian)

" We were able to verify its authenticity as a document authored by the particular PLA researchers and scientists," according to Robert Potter, a digital forensics specialist who has worked for the US, Australian and Canadian governments - and has previously analyzed leaked Chinese government documents, according to the report. "We were able to locate its genesis on the Chinese internet."

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his chief China adviser, Miles Yu, referenced the document in a February op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, writing that "A 2015 PLA study treated the 2003 SARS coronavirus outbreak as a "˜contemporary genetic weapon' launched by foreign forces."

And according to Peter Jennings, executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, " There is no clear distinction for research capability because whether it's used offensively or defensively is not a decision these scientists would take," adding "If you are building skills ostensibly to protect your military from a biological attack, you're at the same time giving your military a capacity to use these weapons offensively. You can't separate the two."

The study also examines the optimum conditions under which to release a bioweapon. "Bioweapon attacks are best conducted during dawn, dusk, night or cloudy weather because intense sunlight can damage the pathogens," it states. "Biological agents should be released during dry weather. Rain or snow can cause the aerosol particles to precipitate.

"A stable wind direction is desirable so that the aerosol can float into the target area."

Among the most bizarre claims by the military scientists is their theory that SARS-CoV-1, the virus that caused the SARS epidemic of 2003, was a man-made bioweapon , deliberately unleashed on China by "terrorists". -The Australian

News of the document follows a May 3 report that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was working with the Chinese government in a team which comprised five military and civil experts , "who conducted research at WIV labs, military labs, and other civil labs leading to " the discovery of animal pathogens [biological agents that causes disease] in wild animals, " according to the Epoch Times .

And as we noted in March , the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) - headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, "had funded a number of projects that involved WIV scientists, including much of the Wuhan lab's work with bat coronaviruses."

In 2017, Fauci's agency resumed funding a controversial grant to genetically modify bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China without the approval of a government oversight body, according to the Daily Caller . For context, in 2014, the Obama administration temporarily suspended federal funding for gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses . Four months prior to that decision, the NIH effectively shifted this research to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) via a grant to nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance, headed by Peter Daszak.

Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance

The NIH's first $666,442 installment of EcoHealth's $3.7 million grant was paid in June 2014, with similar annual payments through May 2019 under the " Understanding The Risk Of Bat Coronavirus Emergence " project.

Notably, the WIV "had openly participated in gain-of-function research in partnership with U.S. universities and institutions" for years under the leadership of Dr. Shi 'Batwoman' Zhengli, according to the Washington Post 's Josh Rogin.

EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak toasts with WIV's 'Batwoman' Shi Zhengli

So now we have a 2015 document from the Chinese military describing using COVID as a bioweapon - four years before the COVID-19 pandemic breaks out just miles away from a Chinese lab working to make bat COVID more transmissible to humans, and you're a conspiracy theorist peddling 'debunked lies' if you think they might be related.

And for those who say 'COVID-19 couldn't be man-made because a laboratory-created virus would have tell-tale signs of manipulation' - au contraire. As Nicholas Wade noted three days ago in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , "newer methods, called "no-see-um" or "seamless" approaches, leave no defining marks . Nor do other methods for manipulating viruses such as serial passage, the repeated transfer of viruses from one culture of cells to another. If a virus has been manipulated, whether with a seamless method or by serial passage, there is no way of knowing that this is the case . "

It's as if the painfully obvious answer was right in front of us , only to be shrouded in propaganda by China-friendly politicians, big tech, and news outlets running cover for what should be the easiest game of connect-the-dots on the planet. Luckily, what was taboo as recently as a year ago will soon be exposed for the world to see, thanks to The Bulletin Of Atomic Scientists which earlier this week dared to open The Wuhan Virus "Pandora's Box "...

SoilMyselfRotten 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

Firstly, every countries military draws up these hypotheticals, just like they threw Operation Northwoods on Kennedys desk, a plan to shoot down a civilian airplane and blame it on Cuba to start a war, among other dastardly things.

Secondly, remember the military Olympics held in the late fall before the pandemic? The witnesses to those games said the US had the biggest bunch of bozos competing, and we came in like 45th place in those games. Not saying we started this but some fishy stuff about those games and their timing to the virus onset.

Thirdly, maybe it was Chinas doing all along, lol, we are all guessers until more info is available

[May 09, 2021] Evidence Reveals That Military Team Collaborated With Lab Where COVID-19 Pandemic Originated - ZeroHedge

May 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Nicole Hao via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours) ,

The Chinese regime has said its controversial virology institute had no relationship with the military, but the institute worked with military leaders on a government-sponsored project for almost a decade .

Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli is seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, on Feb. 23, 2017. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)

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The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) participated in a project, sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)â€"a regime-funded scientific research institutionâ€"from 2012 to 2018. The project was comprised of a team of five military and civil experts, who conducted research at WIV labs, military labs, and other civil labs leading to “the discovery of animal pathogens [biological agents that causes disease] in wild animals.â€

The WIV is located in central China’s Wuhan City, the COVID-19 pandemic ground zero. As an advanced virology institution, the WIV has the only P4 labâ€"the highest biosafety level labâ€"in China and the biggest repository of bat coronaviruses in Asia . The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus , commonly known as novel coronavirus, is “96 percent identical at the whole-genome level to a bat coronavirus,†Chinese researchers wrote in a research article ( pdf ) published in February 2020.

In recent months, the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry and Shi Zhengli, the WIV virologist nicknamed “Bat Woman†for her research on coronaviruses of bat origin, denied there is a connection between the WIV and military, and said that no WIV researchers were infected with COVID-19 .

However, according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. State Department, “ several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019 , before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.â€

“The WIV has engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017,†states a State Department fact sheet .

However, Shi denied that the WIV engaged in research with the Chinese military. “I don’t know of any military work at the WIV. That information is incorrect,†Shi said at a public webinar on March 23. Shi didn’t mention that the WIV was used by a Chinese military medical team in early 2020 for developing COVID-19 vaccines.

Shi told Science magazine in July 2020 that no pathogen leaks or personnel infections had occurred. The magazine reported that according to Shi, “there is ‘zero infection’ among staff or students with SARS-CoV-2 [2019 novel coronavirus] or SARS-related viruses.â€

In late March, overseas Chinese media reported that three WIV staff members started to have symptoms similar to COVID-19 as early as November 2019. Soon thereafter, Chinese state-run media China News reported that the news was based on rumors.

China News reported that a Chinese specialist told the WHO investigation teamâ€"which visited China in February to investigate the origin of the CCP virusâ€"that cases dating back to 2019 were patients at WIV-related hospitals, rather than members of WIV staff.

Security personnel gather near the entrance to the Wuhan Institute of Virology during a visit by the World Health Organization team in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 3, 2021. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo) Military-Civil Cooperation

The NSFC put research results about the animal pathogens on its website on Feb. 1, 2018. It also stated that the project “discovered over 1,640 types of new viruses by using the metagenomics technology,†and the research was performed by a civil and military team.

Cao Wuchun, 58, a member of the project’s military team, is a colonel and top epidemiologist in the Chinese military. He has been a researcher at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences since September 2017, but has worked there for the last 21 years. He served as the academy’s director from 2007 to 2017, according to his official resume. Cao served on the team as second in command to Major General Chen Wei , China’s top biowarfare expert.

On Jan. 26, 2020, Cao accompanied Chen to Wuhan and they took over command of the WIV. Chinese state-run media reported, at that time, that the main purpose of the military take-over was to develop a vaccine against the CCP virus.

Cao also co-led the NSFC project with Shi (the WIV virologist), and the Chen-Cao team had taken over the WIV when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Wuhan.

Workers are seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 23, 2017. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)

The other three team leaders of the NSFC project were Liang Guodong, Zhang Yongzhen, and Xu Jianguo, researchers from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among them, Xu was the project leader or the manager of the other four team members.

Xu, 69, is the director of the CDC’s state key laboratory for communicable disease prevention and control, a scholar at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and director of the Research Institute of Public Health at Nankai University. Xu’s resume states that he received $987,820 in funding from the NSFC for the project.

As one of China’s top virus specialists, Xu went to Wuhan to serve as a team leader in early 2020 . On Jan. 14, 2020, Xu told China’s Science magazine, “All 763 close contacts aren’t infected. The pandemic isn’t severe, and it might stop next week if there’s no more new infection.â€

In fact, Wuhan people started to crowd inside hospitals for their pneumonia symptoms from early January 2020, but the regime refused to recognize that the virus can transmit among humans until Jan. 20, 2020. The late announcements fooled people into traveling and allowed the virus to spread all around the world from Wuhan.

A team of scientists and science students from Chulalongkorn University paint the toenails of a wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat after sampling as a way of tagging it at an on-site lab near the Khao Chong Pran Cave in Ratchaburi, Thailand, on Sept. 12, 2020. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) Bat Woman

Shi, 56, directs the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at WIV. In 2000, she received her Ph. D. degree in virology from the University of Montpellier II in France, after studying there for four years.

Shi started to investigate coronaviruses when China suffered from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002 and 2003.

Beijing authorities said the SARS virus was transmitted from civets (a meat-eating animal) to humans in southern China’s Guangdong Province in November 2002, and spread to other Chinese cities and neighboring Hong Kong because the regime didn’t allow people to discuss this infectious disease in the first two months. SARS eventually killed at least 774 people, and infected 8,096 people from 31 countries.

Chinese state-run CCTV reported on Dec. 29, 2017, that Shi and her team didn’t believe that civets were the natural hosts of SARS , and were only the intermediate host. They started to investigate bats from different Chinese regions in 2004.

In 2011, Shi’s team detected a SARS-like virus from bats living in a cave in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province. They then named this virus “WIV1†and conducted further studies. CCTV didn’t report the details of the virus, but said Shi’s team continued to get samples from the same cave for five years.

Since 2015, Shi’s team has been publishing their test results in international magazines, including Virologica Sinica, Nature, and Lancet.

Weeks after the Chinese regime publicly announced the COVID-19 outbreak, Shi and her team published an article in Nature, linking COVID-19 to bats.

Shi’s team discovered the bat coronavirus in the bats that they had collected from an abandoned copper mine in Tongguan township, Mojiang county in Yunnan Province. The WIV researchers had visited the mine for several days even after six workers had gotten infected while working there.

On July 15, 2020, virologist Jonathan Latham and molecular biologist Allison Wilson from Ithaca, N.Y., co-published an article in Independent Science News after translating a 66-page master’s thesis by Li Xu, a Chinese medical doctor who treated the miners and sent their tissue samples to the WIV for testing.

Li’s thesis was submitted in May 2013. He wrote that six miners removed the bat feces from a mine in April 2012. After working there for 14 days, all workers felt sick with severe symptoms, such as high fever, dry cough, and sore limbs.

Kunming Medical University, School of Clinical Medicine, where Li studied, received and treated the miners. Finally, three of the miners died. Their samples were sent to WIV for further investigation. 74,106 261

[May 08, 2021] China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid by James Freeman

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May 07, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
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China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman

Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which it escaped... it seems to me that proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.

Mr. Wade describes a key Chinese researcher whose work received support from Dr. Fauci's institute via a U.S. group called EcoHealth Alliance:

Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by China's leading expert on bat viruses, Shi Zheng-li or "Bat Lady," mounted frequent expeditions to the bat-infested caves of Yunnan in southern China and collected around a hundred different bat coronaviruses...
It cannot yet be stated that Shi did or did not generate SARS2 in her lab because her records have been sealed, but it seems she was certainly on the right track to have done so. "It is clear that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was systematically constructing novel chimeric coronaviruses and was assessing their ability to infect human cells and human-ACE2-expressing mice," says Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and leading expert on biosafety.
T TIM SLEETH
The funding by Dr. Fauci of the Wuhan lab with our tax dollars has been known since early 2020. Each time it comes up in the media it gets buried or ignored. I have to believe that there are people who are employed at the national institutes of health who know exactly what happened and when. I am at a loss to understand why this issue hasn't been exhaustively investigated by someone, including the United States Congress...
China, Fauci and the Origins of Covid By James Freeman
Praise from WSJ actually discredit the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article...
The existence of Form Detrick is missing both from the Nicholas Wade article and from the discussion below.
May 7, 2021

Before Covid-19 ravaged the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded coronavirus research that included work at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The idea was to study the ability of such viruses to attack humans, but could a Fauci-funded experiment actually be the source of the deadly global infection? In an exhaustive account of the viral possibilities published this week by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nicholas Wade argues that the Chinese lab is the most likely source of the world-wide agony.

Left-leaning journalists who don't like where this story is going may struggle to dismiss the author given his establishment credentials. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists describes him this way:

Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature , Science , and, for many years, the New York Times .

The former Timesman writes:

The virus that caused the pandemic is known officially as SARS-CoV-2, but can be called SARS2 for short. As many people know, there are two main theories about its origin. One is that it jumped naturally from wildlife to people. The other is that the virus was under study in a lab, from which