Report was kept secret, has only emerged now, a year later
Source: Steve Watson
A report compiled by a US government lab in May 2020 found that it was entirely plausible that the origin of the coronavirus outbreak was the Wuhan Institute of Virology, yet it remained a secret for over a year, as the scientific community was pressured to dismiss anything other than ‘natural origin’ theories out of hand.
The Wall Street Journal revealed the existence of the report, summarising a study conducted last year by scientists at the the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, near Berkeley.
The researchers carried out genomic analysis of the Covid-19 virus in an effort to determine how it evolved.
They concluded that a lab leak was a potential cause of the pandemic, and that further investigation was needed.
Sources familiar with the Livermore lab study have claimed that it was carried out by the so called ‘Z Division,’ an intelligence arm of the government lab.
A mysterious five month period of time went by before the report was handed to the State Department, in October 2020, and nothing further came of the report.
The lab has refused to comment on the report.
This latest revelation comes on the heels of a separate study by Doctor Stephen Quay, CEO of biopharmaceutical company Atossa Therapeutics Inc, and Richard Muller, a physics professor at the University of California Berkeley, that found “COVID-19 has a genetic footprint that has never been observed in a natural coronavirus.”
The scientists say that the genome sequencing of the virus matches that used commonly in ‘gain of function’ research, which is known to have been used with coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Meanwhile, it has also emerged that a Chinese government scientist who worked closely with researchers at the Wuhan lab filed a patent for a COVID-19 vaccine well before the disease was declared a global pandemic, and was found dead just three months later. https://www.youtube.com/embed/tm142Usr-ZM
Last week, there was also revitalised focus on scientific research by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, University of London and Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen which presents compelling evidence suggesting the virus was manufactured in a laboratory.
As the global pandemic unfolded, scores of scientists came forward suggesting the genome sequencing of the virus was unnatural, and should be further investigated. The lab leak theory was effectively shut down, however, when scientists led by Dr Peter Daszak “orchestrated a ‘bullying’ campaign and coerced top scientists into signing off on a letter to The Lancet journal aimed at removing blame for Covid-19 from the Wuhan lab he was funding with US money.”
Daszak, who keeps appearing as the lead figure in investigations of the research he funded with US grant money via his own organisation, reportedly used his influence to get The Lancet to publish the letter, which stated that to even suggest the lab leak theory had any credibility was equal to spreading “fear, rumours, and prejudice.”
The editor of the Lancet has refused to comment on the developments, even claiming that asking about it constitutes an invasion of his privacy.
Of the 27 scientists who put their names to the letter, only one has backtracked and suggested a thorough investigation needs to be conducted into the lab leak theory. The rest of the scientists have not responded to questions, according to media reports.
The release of Dr Fauci’s emails has also reconfirmed that Fauci was discussing the lab leak scenario with other scientists, and knew full well that it was a distinct possibility, despite making statements to the contrary in public, before any robust scientific research into the matter had been carried out.
Leading virologist Dr Kristian Andersen of the Scripps Research Institute emailed Fauci in January 2020 to tell him that the COVID-19 virus looked like it had been engineered in a lab. Since the issue has flared up again, Andersen has gone dark on Twitter, after deleting thousands of posts, then terminating his entire account completely.
Former head of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, has also revealed that Fauci briefed world health leaders in the spring of 2020 that the lab leak was a possibility.
Appearing on CBS News this past weekend, Gottlieb admitted that Fauci told government health advisors that the virus “looked unusual,” and that scientists he was working with “had suspicions” that it was manipulated.
Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says he was informed by a senior Trump administration official in spring that Dr. Fauci briefed world health leaders in Europe “that this could have been a potential lab leak…so those discussions were going on.” pic.twitter.com/2OlTg8bMof— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 6, 2021