The Wuhan coronavirus “lab leak” origin theory, which was at one time regarded as “fake news” that social media posts mentioning it were subject to removal / censorship by Big Tech, it is now believed to be as credible as the zoonotic transfer origin theory. by Biden administration officials, according to a report Friday night from CNN.
As Scott Hounsell wrote on Thursday, since Senator Rand Paul questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci about gain-of-function research conducted in conjunction with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and a possible source of laboratory leak, attitudes have changed dramatically. between scientists and government officials on the subject. theme. A day after Paul decimated Fauci in front of the country, Fauci-stans claimed that the elderly bureaucrat had misled Senator Paul. Then a group of virologists, including Dr. Ralph Baric, the UNC researcher who had conducted numerous studies with Dr. Shi Zhengli, wrote an open letter urging that the theory of laboratory leaks be reexamined, citing China’s failure to cooperate and provide original information. data to the World Health Organization. Baric’s change of mind opened the floodgates and, since then, we have learned that we have been lied to or given “wrong information” about various things.
We learned that:
- The State Department knew as early as 2017 that the People’s Liberation Army was funding and conducting research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
- NIH / NIAID funded gain-of-function research with Chinese scientists for at least a decade before the outbreak of the pandemic
- Chinese military scientists participated in NIH / NIAID-funded research
- Wuhan wet market was not “ground zero” of the outbreak
- Dr. Peter Daszak, who had led hundreds of millions of dollars in gain-of-function research and partnered with WIV, served as a fact-checker on Facebook on the origins of COVID-19.
We have learned even more than that, but those are the elements that are confirmed by the mainstream media, the administration or the WHO.
Today’s drip, the White House drip is the last, but surely not the last, “clarification” or “update” or whatever you want to call it about it.
Ironically, early Friday White House press secretary Jen Psaki was questioned by Peter Doocy of Fox News about the administration’s efforts to crush free speech online under the guise of “fighting disinformation.” Doocy mentioned the fact that just a few months ago people / media outlets sharing information about the origin of a possible lab leak on Facebook would have their posts removed and / or “strikes” would be issued against their pages, and now that theory is considered as credible as animal. human transfer. Of course, Psaki criticized Doocy, incredibly, asking for data to back up his claim, rather than answering the question.
Anyway, back to the CNN story, posted by “anonymous sources.” As a background, on May 26, Biden ordered the country’s intelligence agencies to conduct a 90-day review on the origin of the virus and was expected to receive a 45-day progress report this week. The revelation that “officials” now consider the lab leak theory credible is surprising in light of a June 27 report. Wall Street Journal Article That Raised Low Expectations for Review:
Biden administration officials warn that a 90-day review of the origins of the Covid-19 virus may not produce a definitive explanation as intelligence agencies take up the challenge of unraveling the global pandemic.
Spy agencies conducting the review I have yet to find conclusive evidence to resolve the debate. on whether the virus came from human contact with an infected animal or leaked from a Chinese government virology lab, said a person familiar with the efforts.
Mr. Biden “is aware of the fact that after 90 days we may not have an absolutely definitive answer, but he wanted a focused, intense and time-bound effort,” said a senior administration official.
CNN Report starts:
Senior officials in the Biden administration overseeing an intelligence review on the origins of the coronavirus now believe that the theory that the virus accidentally escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan is at least as credible as the possibility that it arose naturally in the wild. …
A memo distributed to the intelligence community on June 11 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and obtained exclusively by CNN, tasked officials with obtaining more data on laboratory and animal leak theories, citing “key needs of intelligence “that could help determine the origin of the virus.
The memo called for further examination of various issues, including any “detection of the virus in wild or domestic animals,” the “breadth of high-risk activities in China and regional wildlife,” any viruses that “could serve as a backbone. for genetic engineering purposes “. , “And the” breadth of Chinese biological research and related activities. “
The memo also asked the intelligence community to study the “extent of Chinese actions that may have inhibited investigations by the World Health Organization or other sources.”
Now you must wonder why the memo was leaked to CNN. Having reviewed a great deal of material on these topics from the sources, it could very well be that the Biden administration knows that information showing that viruses that “could serve as a backbone for genetic engineering purposes” will absolutely be found in WIV and that the “breadth of Chinese biological research and related activities”, specifically regarding the use of viruses as weapons, will be quite large. I would also bet that there will be overwhelming evidence of a massive cover-up by Beijing, or “actions They may have inhibited investigations from the World Health Organization or other sources “in that intelligence assessment and, most importantly, the administration knows they won’t be able to sweep it all under the rug.
By gradually changing the administration’s position / belief on China’s culpability and how much US intelligence and diplomatic agencies knew about China’s activities prior to the pandemic, Biden / Harris et al are setting the stage. to falsely state: “Trump and his people tried to keep all of this on their side and carry out a politically motivated racist investigation; our administration brought the truth to them and will hold China accountable. ” I hope that is not true, but all indications point in that direction.