Report Claims Chinese Cover Up: Coronavirus May Have Leaked From A Lab
Reports are coming in that China might be covering up the origin of the Coronavirus. Sources claim that the virus was leaked from a Chinese biolfacilty which would mean the virus was engineered and could be extremely hard to treat.
According to NYPost, an emergency meeting in Beijing was held last Friday. Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain the coronavirus and set up a system to prevent similar epidemics in the future.
A national system to control biosecurity risks must be put in place “to protect the people’s health,” Xi said, because lab safety is a “national security” issue.
Xi didn’t actually admit that the coronavirus now devastating large swathes of China had escaped from one of the country’s bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is exactly what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive entitled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.”
Read that again. It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many “microbiology labs” are there in China that handle “advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus”?
Chinese researchers are saying the notion that the virus came from the Wuhan lab is a conspiracy theory and that it is making it harder for them to combat the virus’ spread, Dailywire reported.
“In a statement issued on Wednesday, the state-backed Wuhan Institute of Virology said ‘internet rumors’ had ‘received close attention from all walks of life’ and ’caused great harm to our research staff on the front line of scientific research,’” Reuters reported. “It said its staff had been working around the clock since the end of 2019 to trace the source of the coronavirus and improve detection rates, but the conspiracies had ‘seriously interfered’ with their efforts.”
The suggestion that the virus might have come from the Wuhan lab has been floated by top U.S. officials, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who has hammered China in recent weeks for its dishonesty over what it knows about the coronavirus.
US officials have now confirmed 35 cases of novel coronavirus in the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
These include 21 cases among repatriated individuals, as well as 14 US cases.
"We are keeping track of cases resulting from repatriation efforts separately because we don't believe those numbers accurately represent the picture of what is happening in the community in the United States at this time," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday.
Trump was 'furious' that 14 Americans infected with coronavirus boarded a plane back to the US from Japan without his permission, which officials admit was a 'big mistake'
Trump had been told last Saturday that only evacuees who didn't have symptoms or positive test results would be allowed on State Department charter planes back to the US from Japan, according to the Washington Post.
Officials on the ground realized late in the evacuation process, on the airport tarmac in Tokyo, that 14 of the roughly 350 evacuees had tested positive for the virus.
State Department underlings made the quick decision to allow the infected citizens onto the flights, but separated from the other passengers within portable bio-containment units that were already on the planes, in case passengers showed symptoms during the flight.
Trump learned of the decision only after the fact and was angry that he wasn't consulted first, because the decision could damage his administration's handling of the response, administration officials told the Post.
Some members of the coronavirus taskforce back in Washington were not told in advance that the infected people would be placed on the plane, and learned about it only after the plane was on its way back to the U.S.
One senior White House official said not informing Trump of the decision ahead of time was a 'big operational mistake.'
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