WHILE President Trump is being briefed on allegations against China’s mishandling of the Coronavirus, experts and leading American politicians have declared that evidence proving China’s ‘guilt’ is mounting.
US intelligence agencies first began producing reports into the true origin of the virus as early as December 2019, and their shocking findings began entering President Trump’s Daily Brief the following month.
Yet the reports are getting thicker by the day, as fresh intelligence continues to flood in to contradict the official narrative that the Coronavirus began in a Wuhan wet market.
While officials stand by the public statement put out by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which concludes that the virus was not man-made, they still refuse to rule out the growing likelihood that it escaped from an unsecured laboratory.
The White House has tasked the intelligence community with investigating this possibility, along with unearthing the extent to which China covered the deadly virus up, and whether the World Health Organisation was complicit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that “there is enormous evidence … I can tell you that there is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan.”
Other experts and U.S. officials also now say that there is an abundance of circumstantial evidence pointing to an accidental release.
Two labs in Wuhan were studying coronaviruses shortly before the pandemic: the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and – just a short stroll away from the wet market that China dubiously claims to be the birthplace of the virus – the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, better known as the ‘Wuhan CDC’.
Researchers from both facilities collected the virus samples from bat caves, with the aim to learn more about the family of viruses that had already been proven lethal to humans in the 2002 SARS outbreak. Other evidence has suggested that these viruses’ were intentionally manipulated during experiments to increase the potency and deadliness of the virus’.
Currently, US intelligence specialists are understood to be investigating a string of leads, along with the following worrying facts which seem to pour doubt on China’s official claims:
- A January study published in The Lancet medical journal found that three of the first four cases — including the first known case of Coronavirus in China — did not provide a documented link to the Wuhan wet market.
- The bats that carry the family of coronaviruses linked to this new strain are NOT found within 100 miles of Wuhan and allegedly not sold at local wet markets — and yet they were studied in both labs.
- Photos and videos have emerged of researchers at both labs collecting samples from bats without wearing protective gear, which experts suggest posed a risk of human infection.
- A U.S. State Department expert who visited WIV in 2018 wrote in a cable reported by the Washington Post: “During interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, (US diplomats) noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory.”
- According to intelligence committee member Sen. Tom Cotton, R.-Ark., the Chinese military posted its top epidemiologist to the WIV in January.
- The Shanghai laboratory where researchers published the world’s first genome sequence of the novel coronavirus was mysteriously shut down on the 12th of January of this year.
- According to U.S. intelligence assessments, including one published by DHS and reviewed by NBC News, the Chinese government initially covered up the severity of the outbreak and Government officials threatened doctors who warned their colleagues about the virus.