Titled Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the document claims the Chinese Communist Party systematically prevented a thorough investigation
Was Covid-19 a bioweapon? Why was the Covid-19 spread kept a secret in its initial stages? Why is China still trying to cover up Covid-19? These questions have been buzzing around in many heads after the deadly virus took millions of lives and halted normal activities across the globe.
A shocking fact sheet released by the United States Department of State now dishes out details about what really happened and how the disease first originated. Titled Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the document claims that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) systematically prevented a transparent and thorough investigation of the Covid-19 pandemic’s origin for more than a year.
Demanding transparency from the Chinese government, it reads, “the CCP’s deadly obsession with secrecy and control comes at the expense of public health in China and around the world.”
Listing out the results of its research, the document explains that “the US government does not know exactly where, when, or how the Covid-19 virus — known as SARS-CoV-2 — was transmitted initially to humans.” Was it through contact with infected animals or was it the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, China? There seems to be no clear answer for that. Here’s what we know so far.
Were WIV researchers sick in Autumn 2019?
According to the fact sheet, the US claims it has “reason to believe” several researchers inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak. This raises questions about the credibility of WIV senior researcher Shi Zhengli’s public claim that there was “zero infection” among the WIV’s staff and students of SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-related viruses.
The sheet also adds: “Accidental infections in labs have caused several previous virus outbreaks in China and elsewhere, including a 2004 SARS outbreak in Beijing that infected nine people, killing one.”
If the document is to be believed, journalists, investigators and global health authorities were not allowed to research or interview those WIV researchers who were ill in the fall of 2019. The document demands interviews with these researchers and a full accounting of their previously unreported illness for a credible inquiry into the origin of the virus.
RaTG13: The Bat Coronavirus Experiments
How did the bat coronavirus come into the Wuhan research lab? Back in 2016, WIV researchers conducted experiments involving RaTG13, the bat coronavirus identified by the WIV in January 2020 as its closest sample to SARS-CoV-2 (96.2% similar) and, according to the document, there was no indication of. Brinkwire Brief News.