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A scathing report came out this past weekend from the Times UK that provides fresh evidence that the Wuhan Lab in China was indeed the source of the coronavirus that put the country, and the world, in a holding pattern for over two years, in some states and localities.
The article claims that “scientists in Wuhan working alongside the Chinese military were combining the world’s most deadly coronaviruses to create a new mutant virus just as the pandemic began.”
Furthermore, the piece claims that the reason there was no published information on the work is that it was done in collaboration with researchers from the Chinese military, which was funding the research and which, they say, was pursuing bioweapons.
This might confirm what Donald Trump and the handful of others who had the guts to speak out against the convenient, yet highly implausible narrative, proclaimed since the spring of 2020: that Covid-19 was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The Role of the United States
The report in the Times UK interviewed U.S. State Department investigators who told the paper:
“My view is that the reason Mojiang was covered up was due to military secrecy related to [the army’s] pursuit of dual use capabilities in virological biological weapons and vaccines.”
Mojiang refers to the mineshaft in Yunnan province in China where researchers discovered a new type of coronavirus in 2016 that caused deaths with symptoms similar to Sars.
The article cites a report that the gain-of-function research continued via the University of North Carolina lab (led by veteran virologist, Ralph Baric) – Wuhan collaboration despite a moratorium for that type of research announced by Barack Obama earlier in the year.
It continues to describe the tight-knit relationships between EcoHealth Alliance (headed by Peter Daszak), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Defence Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) which is responsible for emerging technology for use by the military, and the Wuhan Institute for Virology.
It also suggests Daszak lied about the lethality of the Sars viruses that were the focal point of the research in Wuhan.
Daszak continues to deny that the EcoHealth-related experiments were dangerous.
A lawsuit was filed in 2022 against both Daszak and Baric, claiming they are responsible for plaintiffs’ deaths due to their involvement in funding the gain of function research.
According to some reports, three U.S. agencies (that went unnamed but located in Florida) are working together to criminally charge Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the NIH, Baric, and Dasak for “racketeering, collusion in creating the Wuhan virus and premeditated murder of thousands by Remdesivir and Covid Vaccines.”
Where Is the Press?
As infuriating as the commentary from the UK publication is, what is more enraging is why the press in the U.S. has chosen to all but ignore this report.
Where are the headlines?
Where is the media outrage, something the industry is very adept at generating?
Is there not even a smidge of curiosity to investigate this further?
I entered every combination of Covid, lab leak, Wuhan, lab, UK Times, investigation, etc. in my search engine that I could possibly think of—barely a hit.
I initially heard about the report from the Morning Wire podcast and had to dig to find it.
Latest From American Media
The latest coverage in mainstream media I could find on the topic was on March 17, 2023. The New York Times stated that the “origin of the coronavirus remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, and even more intense political debate.”
“Conclusive evidence is hard to come by,” the New York Times stated, “and the nation’s intelligence officials are split.”
The UK Times’ report seems to prove differently.
Furthermore, The New York Times pushed the ridiculous new claim from the most trusted organization in health, the World Health Organization, suggesting a wild animal known as a racoon dog could have served as an “intermediate host for the virus, allowing it to spread through the market.”
Seriously? A racoon dog?
This is the same organization that praised China for its “speed in identifying the virus and openness to sharing information with WHO and other countries.”
Given the massive amounts of outrage over non-mask-compliant adults and those who refused to be injected with what amount to an experimental vaccine, it’s shocking how willing the American public is to turn the other cheek when it comes to damning evidence indicting those who engaged in grossly negligent at best, criminal at worst, activity pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is a sad day when citizens lose all curiosity for truth in the name of comfort and safety.
I am reminded of George Orwell’s quote: “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”
Here we are, a public comprised of people who are perfectly happy to keep damning secrets from themselves, no matter what the costs to society at large even if it means sacrificing their own future.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor for 19Fortyfive, writing opinion columns for the publication. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.