World sitting on virus bomb
-: Dr. Ravi Chaturvedi : –
Madeleine de Souvré, marquise de Sablé, a French philosopher, rightly wrote, “It is a very trying task for deceitful people always to have to cover up their lack of sincerity and to repair the breaking of their word.” This dilemma is confronting China day in and day out these days as news of the leak of the virulent COVID-19 virus from the Wuhan Virology lab is being probed by the scientific community across the globe.
The storm is brewing against China for cheating the world community as on June 8, 2021 there were 173,631,312 confirmed cases and 3,736,961 deaths in almost 200 countries. Be careful when you trust, the devil was once an angel. The Wuhan lab leakage has devastated the world and inflicted most inhumane miseries ever heaped on mankind.
The P4 lab in at the National Biosafety Laboratory Wuhan in China’s Hubei province has been in the forefront of controversy since the outbreak of COVID-19. The then US President Donald Trump referred to it as the ‘Wuhan virus’. COVID-19 was first detected in this very laboratory in December 2019. The world community was cautioned about the virus by Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese ophthalmologist, at Wuhan’s City Central Hospital. He was hauled by the police for unpatriotic activities. The Wuhan virus gained prominence with the death of Dr. Wenliang.
The “lab leak” theory took a new life after US intelligence claimed three Wuhan researchers were “sick”, weeks before China revealed its first COVID-19 case. The leakage of COVID-19 virus from Wuhan is miniscule when viewed in the context of the huge amount of virus strains that the Chinese have stored – it looks like that world is sitting on a possible virus bomb.
The picture of the Wuhan lab in this article clearly shows how casually the virus sample is being taken out from the freezer. The eyes and face are uncovered while in the corner a crumpled lab coat worn by another person will testify to the unprofessional handling of the virus in the lab. Looking in retrospect at the related events and issues, there was casual approach bordering on criminality against humanity by the UN (particularly Security Council) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The interest of mankind was sacrificed at the altar of selfish end of a country. The world order collapsed like a pack of cards. Despite noble ideas that led to the founding of the UN and its agencies, these patrician institutions blatantly pawned away their and the rest of the world ideals and interest to China.
The origins of COVID-19 have been brought into limelight again with the fresh outbreak of second and third waves of the pandemic. A recent report from a US national laboratory claims that the lab-leak hypothesis is plausible which needs further investigation into the virus’ origins. With the brewing of the lab leak hypothesis, the ground-breaking study was conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. The report was sent to the US State Department during the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency. The recent media investigations through satellite images to find out the activities of Wuhan’s controversial P3 and P4 laboratories revealed continued P3 and P4 labs experiments activities despite a huge hue and cry from all over the world. The Washington Post was the first to break the news with evidence from Radio Free Asia (RFA) that it was a biological warfare project that led to COVID-19 leaking from this P4 lab in Wuhan. In fact, the work on the vaccine and evaluations continued at these laboratories throughout the pandemic. Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) biological warfare (an epidemiologist and virologist) expert, was flown to take charge of the P4 lab in January 2020. These changes to the administration of WIV’s P4 lab hint at (PLA) culpability in these experiments that have gone awry.
The satellite images from February 25, 2020, show substantial clandestine vehicular movement near the P4 laboratory. The large convoy of buses, other small pick-up vans and cars could have been used to remove evidence from this laboratory. It was rumoured in Western media that the P4 lab was closed after evidence was removed from the facility.
We already know that the Chinese military was involved in the lab when the pandemic began. Gen. Wei had moved to Wuhan with her team. It raised the doubt – What was an army general doing in a bioresearch lab?
American intelligence has more inputs. They say that they have reasons to believe that Chinese military and civilian researchers were working on “animal research side by side”.
An earlier report by The Wall Street Journal alleges that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were sick with COVID-like symptoms before the outbreak in November 2019, for which they sought medical care. With evil designs of the Wuhan lab exposed, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Adviser to the President (both Donald Trump and Joe Biden) of the US has made a U-turn and demanded a probe into the virus’ origins when he was blamed for his alleged connections with the Wuhan laboratory. Meanwhile, US officials claim that China has not been transparent about the origin of COVID-19. Beijing has continued to claim that the virus emerged naturally. Recently, a WHO official, Mike Ryan said that the agency cannot force China to disclose more details on the origins of the pandemic, but revealed plans to commission further probes into the same. The indifferent role of the WHO during the COVID-19 pandemic is being questioned widely.
The gravity of the world-wide pandemic made President Joe Biden order a probe on the source of COVID-19 outbreak. “I have now asked the intelligence community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyse information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report back to me in 90 days,” Biden said.
Scientists across the world have now joined the chorus in demanding further enquiry, especially after US President Joe Biden ordered aides to probe the virus’ origins.
It may be recalled that the then President Trump demanded compensation from China for the disaster caused by the pandemic. Trump had claimed, “China should pay $10 trillion to America, and the world, for the death and destruction they have caused!”
China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore. In order to become the No.1 economy, the strategy is simple, “If you can’t grow faster, bring all other economies down so that you become the No.1 economy.”
The demand for action against China for causing unimaginable tragedy is gathering momentum. The loud voices against China say, “The world must never let China forget this crime against humanity, the Chinese Communist Party must be made to pay and Xi Jinping in particular must be tried for war crimes, these people are fascists…Americans corporations who support this regime should be ashamed of themselves, they’re equally culpable in this human tragedy.” These inconsistencies are the reason why we need to investigate the lab leak theory further. Last year, the very idea of lab leak was instantly dismissed but now there’s a mountain of circumstantial evidence and it’s simply too big to ignore. The Wuhan lab leakage and the Chinese denial is well spelt out by Aaron Hill, the Irish snooker player, “Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.”
The WHO let down the world community by toeing the Chinese line on the origin of COVID-19 in the Wuhan Virology lab. Long last, WHO recently issued statement that China hid crucial information about the corona virus early on. The recent AP investigation has come out that China delayed the release of critical information about its corona virus outbreak. The Chinese authorities took several days to alert the World Health Organisation about an initial cluster of cases and waited more than a week before releasing the virus’ genome to the public. It stalled the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests, inflicting unimaginable suffering on mankind and crippling the world economy.