It is no longer a conspiracy theory to claim that the coronavirus came from a lab in Wuhan, China, and didn’t spread from someone eating a bat in a wet market as the Chinese propogandists would like us to believe.
A new Wall Street Journal report adds to mounting evidence that points to a leak at the virology lab in Wuhan as the source of the COVID-19 pandemic, not the nearby market. (For the record, the wet market in question reportedly never even sold bats, so this appears to be more Chinese disinformation.)
US intelligence services are now reporting that three researchers who worked at the Wuhan Virology Institute were hospitalized with symptoms similar to the coronavirus as early as November of 2019, earlier than December of 2019, which is the date the Chinese government claims the first known case occurred.
The Wall Street Journal reported, “Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report that could add weight to growing calls for a fuller probe of whether the COVID-19 virus may have escaped from the laboratory.
The details of the reporting go beyond a State Department fact sheet, issued during the final days of the Trump administration, which said that several researchers at the lab, a center for the study of coronaviruses and other pathogens, became sick in autumn 2019 “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness.”
These new revelations buttress my theory about the origins of the virus. I’m not saying I’m clairvoyant, because these ideas weren’t unique to me, but I did write about it in an article back during the early days of the pandemic, when I myself was suffering from severe symptoms. On March 18, 2020, I wrote the following:
“It strains credulity to believe that this outbreak happened purely by accident. That doesn’t mean that the Chinese did this on purpose, but rather that they were incompetent. Of all the theories out there about the virus’ origin, the most plausible is that a Chinese lab in Wuhan was working on developing a virus and it accidentally got loose in the public and began to spread. The Chinese government sought to save face by covering up the severity of the coronavirus, and their actions since then have indicated that the theory might be correct.”
I also wrote that, “There have been more revelations about the Wuhan lab, as reported on Tuesday in the Washington Post. The paper reported that US Embassy officials had warned of the dangers and reckless safety practices in the lab, including reports about their dangerous experiments being performed on bats.”
Combine all these details together, and it seems that it would be unlikely to find out that the virus didn’t originate from the Wuhan lab. That’s much easier to believe than a claim that it was a random occurrence caused by someone picking up a bat to bring home for a nice family dinner.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sounded the alarms repeatedly on the Wuhan lab origin theory, and wrote in February in the Wall Street Journal that, “The evidence that the virus came from Wuhan is enormous, though largely circumstantial, and most signs point to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, or WIV, as the source of Covid-19. In America, concern about the site is now broad and bipartisan.”
Even the good doctor Anthony Fauci is finally acknowledging that the virus might have been human-made… even a broken clock is right twice a day.
The Wuhan lab leak is no longer a fringe conspiracy theory, and it should never have been relegated to the fringes to begin with. The mounting evidence of a lab leak takes the burden of proof off those who have claimed the virus came from the lab and places the burden of proof on those who say it didn’t originate in the lab.
The world deserves answers.