Jen Psaki keeps ducking and weaving as these questions about the Wuhan lab, and American funding come up… how long can she keep it up?
Democrats are desperate to portray any serious criticism as a ‘conspiracy theory’ or as ‘disinformation’. They are quick to dismiss anything that casts their priorities in a bad light, no matter how damning they are.
And when those damning facts incriminate the Pevaricating Authoritarian Smurf? There’s gonna be drama. Nobody speaks ill of Little Lord Fauci!
It’s job to spin and lie. But for some topics she kicks the dismissive contempt up a notch.
White House press sec deflects questions on why NIH funded Wuhan Virology Lab pic.twitter.com/lNRWvjiey2
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 7, 2021
Why does this topic matter so much?
Well, for one, we’re told it’s ‘racist’ to say ‘Wuhan’ when we’re talking about the virus that came there… which is strange because all the variants that have cropped up since have been referred to by countries of origin. Maybe following the lead of The Epoch Times and refer to it as the ‘CCP virus’ would make them happier?
We know that Wuhan China was ground zero.
We have had multiple government officials acknowledge the real possibility that it originated from the level four lab that ‘just happens’ to be studying bat viruses, and somehow managed to jump to people while being studied there.
It would be one thing if they were just studying those viruses as they appeared in nature. But we’re told that they were involved in ‘gain of function’ studies, making the virus more likely to spread between people.
The Washington Examiner shows some reasons why the lab leak idea is a plausible one.
Wade makes a few points that demand consideration. The first is that the bats that Chinese officials claimed to be the source of SARS-CoV-2 have yet to be discovered, even after an intensive search by authorities that included the testing of 80,000 animals. There is also no evidence that the coronavirus jumped from bats to people through an intermediary host, as SARS1 did in 2002 (a bat virus spread first to civets and then to people). Surely, if bats were the original source of COVID-19, scientists could identify the intermediary host through which it was spread. They’ve had no such luck.
Wade also points out a few other holes in the Chinese government’s story. For example, why, if COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan wet market, were there earlier cases of the coronavirus with no link to the wet market? And why should a naturally spread epidemic break out in Wuhan and (at first) nowhere else?
This is where the lab-leak theory starts to make more sense. It is no secret that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was studying coronaviruses, thanks in large part to funding by U.S. agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health. However, what you might not know is that Wuhan scientists were specifically creating novel coronaviruses “with the highest possible infectivity for human cells,” Wade writes. This research wasn’t being conducted maliciously, as far as we know. Wade explains that oftentimes scientists will create and test chimeric viruses to learn how they attack human cell cultures and how they “spill over” from animal species to humans. — WashingtonExaminer
If the lab-leak story is correct (and it would certainly fit with China’s draconian patterns of secrecy after the virus began spreading), we will still need to deal with China’s culpability.
The Republicans requested Blinken release “unclassified documents and declassify other documents for public release, as appropriate, related to the assertion in the Department’s January 15, 2021 Fact Sheet that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, China, collaborated with the Chinese military in conducting classified research, including laboratory animal experiments.”
The fact sheet, released during the Trump administration, claimed that the WIV collaborated on “secret projects” with China’s military, and claims that “despite the WIV presenting itself as a civilian institution, the United States has determined that the WIV has collaborated on publications and secret projects within China’s military” since “at least 2017.”
…”The release of these documents from the Department could help to refute contradictory statements that have been made regarding the possibility of a laboratory leak from the WIV,” they wrote. — FoxNews
We have reason to think they might have been funding the very lab that cut corners and unleashed seven shades of hell on the world. And they might have been working with their military.
Another area, Dr. Fauci has been less than clear on, is the work his organization sponsored with a $7.4 million dollar grant to the Wuhan lab in China. Dr. Fauci authorized this grant, according to Newsweek, to support research in Gain of Function for viruses. Gain of Function in layperson’s terms is taking wild viruses and passing them through live animals until they mutate. Many believe this was the origin of Covid-19. —ClashDaily
While Trump was still in office, mid-January we were given a report, some of the details were published here: COVID: White House Releases Paper Outlining What It Knows About Wuhan Lab’s Role
But what do you get when you go looking for that same report now that Biden’s people took over? You can still click that link, but’s been memory-holed.
What makes this even murkier is the fact that if Fauci DID give money to gain of function efforts, that’s a problem. Our highest-paid public servant would have disobeyed explicit directives from President Obama to STOP funding dangerous gain-of-function research.
There are a lot of questions that need to be answered. And our press is not willing to hold anyone’s feet to the fire.