Did Coronavirus Originate In China?

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Submitted by Peter Chow

SARS-CoV-2 – the Chinese virus?

When Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, voiced in an incandescent tweet the possibility that “it might be US Army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan” – the first blast to this effect to come from a top official – Beijing was sending up a trial balloon signaliing that the gloves were finally off. Zhao Lijian made a direct connection with the Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019, which included a delegation of 300 US military.

The 2019 Military World Games, officially known as the 7th CISM Military World Games and commonly known as Wuhan 2019, was held from October 18–27, 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

The 7th Military World Games was the first international military multi-sport event to be held in China and also it was the largest military sports event ever to be held in China, with nearly 10,000 athletes from over 100 countries competed in 27 sports. The multi-sport event included 25 official and 2 demonstrative sports. Six sport disciplines such as badminton, tennis, table tennis, women’s boxing and men’s gymnastics made their debuts in the event. This was also the second biggest international sport event to be held in the year 2019 in China after hosting the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Games were organized by the Military Sports Commission of China, Ministry of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China and the military commands (Army in accordance with CISM regulations and the rules of the International Sports Federations. For the first time in the history of the Military World Games, an Olympic village was set up for the athletes prior to the commencement of the Games.
Host nation China sent a delegation consisting of 553 participants for the games, which marked the record number of participants to represent a nation at a single Military World Games. Around 230,000 volunteers were recruited for the event to be staged in China.

The US sent a delegation of 300 athletes and officials.

Zhao Lijian directly quoted US CDC director Robert Redfield who, when asked last week whether some deaths by coronavirus had been discovered posthumously in the US, replied that “some cases have actually been diagnosed this way in the US today.”

Zhao’s explosive conclusion is that Covid-19 was already in effect in the US before being identified in Wuhan – due to the by now fully documented inability of US to test and verify differences compared with the flu.

Adding all that to the fact that the Coronavirus genome variations in Iran and Italy were sequenced and it was revealed they do not belong to the variety that infected Wuhan, Chinese media are now openly asking questions and drawing a connection with the shutting down in August last year of the “unsafe” military bioweapon lab at Fort Detrick, the center of the US army’s biological warfare research and production, the Military Games, and the Wuhan epidemic. Some of these questions had been asked – with no response – inside the US itself.

Extra questions linger about the opaque Event 201 in New York on October 18, 2019: a rehearsal for a worldwide pandemic caused by a deadly virus – which happened to be coronavirus. This magnificent coincidence happened one month before the outbreak in Wuhan.

Event 201 was sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), the CIA, Bloomberg, John Hopkins Foundation and the UN. The World Military Games opened in Wuhan on the exact same day.

Event 201 simulated an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modelled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.

The disease starts in pig farms in Brazil, quietly and slowly at first, but then it starts to spread more rapidly in healthcare settings. When it starts to spread efficiently from person to person in the low-income, densely packed neighbourhoods of some of the megacities in South America, the epidemic explodes. It is first exported by air travel to Portugal, the United States, and China and then to many other countries. Although at first some countries are able to control it, it continues to spread and be reintroduced, and eventually no country can maintain control.

There is no possibility of a vaccine being available in the first year. There is a fictional antiviral drug that can help the sick but not significantly limit spread of the disease.

Since the whole human population is susceptible, during the initial months of the pandemic, the cumulative number of cases increases exponentially, doubling every week. And as the cases and deaths accumulate, the economic and societal consequences become increasingly severe.

The scenario ends at the 18-month point, with 65 million deaths.

SARS-CoV-2 – a Chinese virus?

This article was originally published in the Asia Times.

Pepe Escobar is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

Information also from Wikipedia

18 COMMENTS

  1. this sounds eerily like chinese propaganda. We all know it came from them. Give it a rest, they had a full on outbreak in WUHAN 4 months before anywhere else. There was not a single case in USA or elsewhere until after it started in WUHAN. Who would be dumb enough to buy into such bologny

  2. I traveled from Portugal Lisbon to Dublin; and on Saturday 5th October 2019, I had a very high fever and symptoms very similar to what the media say today. I was sick an out of work for one full week. I had high fever and bad pain in my lungs. I received antibiotics penecillan on the Tuesday. I recovered very quickly by Friday.

  3. Global Research which published the article, is the website for the Center for Global Research.

    The Center for Global Research is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal, registered as a non-profit organization in the province of Quebec.

    In addition to the Global Research websites, the Centre is involved in book publishing, support to humanitarian projects as well as educational outreach activities including the organization of public conferences and lectures. The Centre also acts as a think tank on crucial economic and geopolitical issues.

    The Global Research website at http://www.globalresearch.ca publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focusing on social, political, economic, cultural, strategic and environmental issues.

    The Global Research website was established on the 9th of September 2001, two days before the tragic events of September 11.

    All the events described in the article have been well-documented in the media:

    In August, 2019, the Army biological warfare laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland that studies deadly infectious material like Ebola, anthrax and smallpox was shut down with many projects being temporarily halted. The closing concerned an accident involving experiments on “non-human primates” infected with a “select agent”, the identity of which is unknown — it was redacted in all received documents, because disclosing the identity and location of the agent would endanger public health or safety, the agency says.
    The 2019 Military World Games was held in Wuhan from October 18-27, 2019. The US military sent a delegation of 300 athletes and officials. The first case of Covid-19 was first detected in Wuhan on November 17, 2019.

    Robert Redfield, the director of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention told a congressional hearing Wednesday March 11, 2020 that some deaths from coronavirus have been discovered posthumously. Redfield was asked if it’s possible that some flu patients may have been misdiagnosed and actually had coronavirus. He was asked, “So we could have some people in the United States dying for what appears to be influenza when in fact it could be the coronavirus?” Redfield replied that “some cases have actually been diagnosed that way in the United States today.”

    The Coronavirus genome variations in Italy and Iran were sequenced and it was revealed that they do not belong to the variety that infected Wuhan.

    Event 201 in New York on October 18, 2019 simulated a worldwide pandemic caused by a deadly virus – which happened to be a Coronavirus.It was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the World Economic Forum, the CIA, the Johns Hopkins Foundation and the UN.

    Lastly, there is Trump’s persistence in labelling this as the “Chinese virus”.

    A lot of smoke. Is there fire?

  4. I’m not convinced it’s true but there are some amazing coincidences if it isn’t – it would be the ultimate blowback if it is true – Fort Detrick in Maryland is the US army’s center for biological warfare – it houses viruses like Ebola and is one of the 2 repositories of the smallpox virus in the world (the other is in Siberia)

    https://wjla.com/news/local/cdc-shut-down-army-germ-lab-health-concerns?fbclid=IwAR0yfAGdQ1vGcej22MI8QiAn138OHddGkIgXabhD-2W9u1mr7Mkf0CNoUb0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Military_World_Games?fbclid=IwAR0K9EGUfQBhQxl-LgvlWbJzsKpdu-Vr51Gt8A2w3J2aXv02IYEElMqp2mc

    https://futurism.com/neoscope/recent-simulation-coronavirus-killed-65-million-people?fbclid=IwAR3FfhK_X7V3hJMU2Pkj91KR1I64Pobq5exNLzVJ_60pTcYb-kiaFBNK3mk

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wormwood_(miniseries)?fbclid=IwAR33BLMPR7DtrlLmOttqB4InBjgUz8uiVNl63gRRTiI2LIemncAeUIlKUrs

  5. In 2011 a movie called Contagion was released. Just watched it on Netflix. In it, a woman contracts a virus in Hong Kong and brings it back to the US, where it quickly spreads, causing a world wide pandemic, panic, etc. In the movie, the virus was caused when a bat virus and a pig virus mutated together, then spread to humans when the infected pig was slaughtered for meat.
    Scientists (and writers) have known about these types of viruses for ages.
    In China there was a paper where Chinese scientists tried to warn their government about the possibility of a corona virus pandemic that could be caused due to eating bats. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/china-trolling-world-and-avoiding-blame/608332/

  6. This article is pure garbage
    The reason the Chinese came out with that article is to deflect the accountability Of the evil and corrupt Chinese government In covering up and lying about the coronavirus and locking up those Chinese doctors that came forward to the government about a potentially new virus

  7. Why is this propaganda from China even being published in Canadian media? The fact that Event 201 was publicly advertised and reported in advance indicates that it was unlikely to be part of any clandestine plan by the US to introduce this virus into China. The author of the article writes for Global Research, which is a pro-China, anti-US, anti-Israel propaganda site. As for his reference, it’s Wikipedia.

    • Global Research which published the article, is the website for the Center for Global Research.
      Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research. The Center for Global Research is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal, registered as a non-profit organization in the province of Quebec.
      In addition to the Global Research websites, the Centre is involved in book publishing, support to humanitarian projects as well as educational outreach activities including the organization of public conferences and lectures. The Centre also acts as a think tank on crucial economic and geopolitical issues.
      The Global Research website at http://www.globalresearch.ca publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focusing on social, political, economic, cultural, strategic and environmental issues.

  8. Hear’s my theory.

    Remember this statement?

    Amid Breakdown In Nuclear Talks, North Korea’s Dictator Kim Jong Un Threatens U.S. With ‘Christmas Gift’.

    That was December 3rd, 2019

    Christmas, came and went….but did the gift arrive on time?

    First known case of the #coronavirus was December 30th, 2019

    Fact is will never know if North Korea has any cases, dictatorship right?

    Then on March 5th, 2020

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a condolence letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Thursday.

    In the letter that was delivered to Moon on Wednesday, Kim wrote that he hoped South Korea would overcome the deadly spread of COVID-19, which saw 438 new cases of the virus on Thursday.

    They didn’t become friends until the US intervened with the help of Moon. So why send your oldest foe a letter of condolence? Why not send China one, you know, the country that basically protects your dictatorship from being wiped out by the US?

    Let’s jump ahead, two days ago.

    Kim Jong Un’s actions to prevent it from spreading in the country is quite frightening. In fact, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the victim to be shot after finding the first patient of the coronavirus in his country.

    Perhaps knowing the severity of this #COVID-19??

    Thoughts?

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