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The second phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is surrounded with high suspicion when we find that it had its beginning at Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, and Kerala, largest the consumer State of India. Before that time, even by December 2020 to January 2021, we saw the disease was almost under control in the country. When everything was fine, suddenly, there was a surge in Maharashtra and Kerala. This raises a doubt whether the pandemic spread was strategically planned and the virus was clandestinely planted in important centres to weaken the Indian economy. The novel variant of coronavirus identified as B.1.617 had aggressive characteristics, unlike the previous variant. Such an aggressive spread of the virus was not seen in any of the neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, etc., where not even a disciplined virus control was done, unlike in India. Why did the new spread happen only in India?
 
This happened at a time when India’s name was at its height as the saviour of the world from coronairus when it supplied nearly 6.6 crore doses of vaccines to nearly 95 countries of the world under the banner of the ‘Vaccine Maitri initiative’. During the first wave, India amazed the whole world with ample manufacturing and supply of medicines, PPE kit, mask, vaccine, etc. The entire world praised India and its Prime Minister while China was looked at with suspicion as the cause for spreading the Wuhan virus. Naturally, this is something beyond China’s tolerance. It is pretty easy for China to fight a biological war with India. India being a country over-dependent on Chinese products, our manufacturing sector over-dependent on Chinese raw materials and machinery, and Chinese products reaching nook and corner of India every day, it is not difficult for China to spread any such virus to any place in India as they design. China has now started taking advantage of India’s vaccine shortage and approached with their vaccine all those countries who were benefitted from the ‘Vaccine Maitri Initiative’ of India.
 
Compared to the first wave of coronavirus inflicting fatalities more on the older people, the second wave of coronavirus attack was very aggressive and affected youngsters more. Many are afraid that the third wave may target the children, looking at the way things are moving.
 
When the whole world was affected by the pandemic last year, cruel China found it the right time to attempt infiltration of Indian territory and create a war-like situation. Hence, we have to look at the investigations done so far in the scientific world on the origin of coronavirus and examine the role played by the Chinese Government and their Military in particular.
 
Chinese Military’s Bioweapon
 
Since 2015, the Chinese military has ramped up recruiting scientists and investment in the scientific field as a part of its strategy to modernise its military. Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese lady scientist who took asylum in the US recently, boldly told the world that the Chinese military uses coronavirus for “unrestricted biowarfare”. She said in a video interview that coronavirus is entirely human-made and created in the Wuhan lab under the control of the Chinese government. The documents in possession of The Daily Mail of Britainrevealed that scientists at China’s maximum-security WIV(Wuhan Institute of Virology)worked together with the Chinese Army officials in the coronavirus research. The joint project launched in 2012 mentions as a team member, Cao Wuchun, a senior army officer and government advisor on bioterrorism.He is also a member of the advisory board of the WIV(Wuhan Institute of Virology).He is a researcher from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army. All of the criteria of a bioweapon as defined by the UNapplies to SARS-CoV-2. Thus, a new war has started, the bio war.
 
The most dangerous aspect revealed is that the backbone or template viruses essential for the genetic modification for creating SARS-CoV-2 exist in the Third Military Medical University (Chongqing, China) apart from other related research laboratories. Dr Li-Meng Yanalso gives the details of it. Hu D and colleagues in their study also had pointed out the same in 2018. Unfortunately, military coronavirus research in China is the world leader in that sector. A Chinese firm, BGI Group, is the world’s largest genome research organisation that works in close collaboration with China’s People’s Liberation Army.
 
In collaboration with the military, WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology) was engaged in the risky collection of coronavirus samples. Through WIV’s decades-long coronavirus surveillance studies, it owns the world’s largest collection of coronaviruses, both genomic sequences and live viruses. Between 2015 and 2017, Dr Shi’s team in WIV experimented on coronaviruses to see if they could be made more transmissible. But US Government banned any work that alters viruses in a way that could make them more dangerous. There were worldwide discussions on the risk of lab leakage, especially after the biosafety incidents in the US in 2015; still, Chinese scientists continued the collection of samples.
 
Leaked Chinese Paper
 
Recently Weekend Australian reported that a leaked Chinese Government document was obtained by the US State Department, which discusses how to make coronavirus a genetic bioweapon. The document named ‘Unnatural Origin of Sars and New Species of Manmade Viruses’ was written in 2015 before the pandemics hook the world. It was authored by18 listed Chinese authors, including People’s Liberation Army scientists, weapons experts and health officials. It states that SARS coronaviruses are a “new era of genetic weapons” that could be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed.”Global military policy experts confirmed the authenticity of the document. The report categorically says that the third world war will be fought through biological weapons. Significantly, the epidemic of COVID-19 started from Wuhan, a city situated in central China. That may be the reason why Chinais so reluctant to allow outside investigations into the origin of coronavirus.
 
China Blackouts Coronavirus information
 
China was criticised by Britain, the United States and 12 other countries for not sharing the key data and samples on the coronavirus. Dr Li-Meng Yan cautioned publicly in 2019 December about the dangers of the virus, but authorities prevented her. Finally, she had to flee from China and take asylum in the US in April 2020, fearing the Chinese Govt for revealing it. China detained her mother to pressurise her. Eight whistleblowers in China who warned about the dangers of the virus, including Dr Li Wenliang, who later died, were targeted by the police. Even Beijing-based finance magazine Caixin reports that China’s National Health Commission, the nation’s top health authority, forbade the publishing of any information regarding the Wuhan disease.
 
There were attempts by Chinese authorities to conceal the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and two of the viruses stored in the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China. Another renowned Chinese scientist Dr Yong-Zhen Zhang and colleagues shared to the public on an open-access site on January 11 the data saying novel coronavirus was closest to the two viruses discovered and characterised by the Chinese military research laboratories. Immediately on the next day, Dr Zhang’s laboratory was shut down by the CCP government with no explanations offered, reports ‘Global Biodefense’ magazine.
 
Delayed Publication of Covid occurrence
 
There was a first-time outbreak of coronavirus, which was called SARS-CoV, in 2002-2004 in China. 5300 people were infected in mainland China. A team of Chinese scientists from the WIV conducted studies about it and collected samples of the virus, and stored them in the labs of their institute. After ten years, suddenly, the disease again occurred among six miners in the Yunnan province of China in 2012. The same group of researchers from WIV collected samples from them. But the mysterious thing is that the detailed report on the 2002 occurrence was concealed till it was published in February 2020. A detailed report on the occurrence of 2012 was published in Scientific American only in June 2020.

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International Censure or Blackout
 
Western media, which is vehement in accusing many countries without any basis, are reluctant to criticise giant China, maybe for various unknown reasons. Media prefer the names as British, South African, Brazilian or Indian variants of coronavirus but are reluctant to call the virus as Wuhan virus or Chinese virus.
 
A scientist says: “To understand exactly how this virus has originated is critical knowledge for preventing this from happening in the future.” But dissenting studies that consider an artificial lab origin for SARS-CoV-2 are censored by international scientific journals. This was done when scientists and others across the world are worried about China’s continued lack of transparency after the outbreak. Many writings have come out the world over, strongly questioning the credibility of the “scientific” journals that ban dissent views. Scientists are also seriously questioning the ‘Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019’.
 
Western Connection with China
 
The Western connection with Chinese research is also surfacing now. US Republican Senator Rand Paul accuses infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci of funding WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology) for creating the new coronavirus. Daily Mail of Britain was the first to disseminate this news. President of the United States Donald Trump and Republican Representative Matt Gaetzalso raised the same accusation. Anthony Fauci’s US National Institutes of Health, along with EcoHealth Alliance, issued a $3.7 million grant to the WIV from 2014 onwards. Senator Paul also accused another virologist in the US, Dr Ralph Baric of collaborating and sharing his discoveries about creating super-viruses with Dr Shi Zhengli of the WIV. This leads to another hidden story of how China fooled the world and used western expertise in their bio war using coronavirus.
 
There are also indications that the West knew about the lab creation of the coronavirus, says materials scientist Dr Billy Zhang. He says that a team of researchers from the WIV and the University of North Carolina in the US had even in 2015 published a paper in ‘Nature Medicine’ detailing how they “created in the lab a hybrid pathogenic virus that was highly infectious to humans”.
 
Coronavirus Not from Animals in Wuhan Market
 
The Zoonotic Theory of animal to human coronavirus transmission (cross-species transmission)is consistently propagated by the Chinese Government and their official scientists, says the magazine GM Watch. All these propagandas of animal origin of the novel virus were published in some leading research publications. Dr Shi was propagated the world over as “bat woman” to re-establish the animal origin theory.
 
As a cover, Chinese authorities propagated the theory that the novel coronavirus originated from the animals in the Wuhan wet market. But the said theory has now lost credibility. During the first phase of the pandemic in Wuhan, several hospitalised patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections had no link with the market. The few market samples collected exhibit only human-adapted SARS-CoV-2 and no traces of direct animal virus strains. Dr Jonathan Latham described the evidence presented by China for a zoonotic origin as “extremely weak”. SARS-CoV-2 Spike was shown to be having a human enzyme and not an intermediate animal host.
 
There was also a failed attempt to shift the carriers of the virus from bats to Malayan pangolins by Chinese scientists. But scientific studies say pangolins are not likely an intermediate host. Studies say no coronavirus was detected in a large, decade-long surveillance study of Malayan pangolins. These imagined pangolin coronaviruses do not exist in nature, and their sequences could have been fabricated. Not only pangolins, the studies virtually “exempted all animals from their suspected roles as an intermediate host.” Thus, many in the scientific community say that the propagated animal origin theory is a fraud.
 
Evidence of Lab Creation
 
Some recent studies point to the shocking fact that the virus was not a natural one but created out of genetic manipulations inside the lab. Today there are many advanced methods of reconstructing any virus in the laboratory. Many scientific reports say it is not that difficult job now. These scientists demonstrate the creation of the novel coronavirus in a laboratory in a short period. The team has utilised their expertise in virology, molecular biology, structural biology, computational biology, vaccine development and medicine in doing it.
 
Dr Li-Meng Yan, keeping anonymity, first revealed on January 19, 2020, that SARS-CoV-2 is of a laboratory origin. There is a flood of science articles containing so much scientific evidence of lab origin and genetic engineering done by China. The genomic and structural features of novel coronavirus lead to the conclusion that the virus is a product of laboratory modification. It is created in the laboratory by modifying two existing viruses and not from animals in nature. Genome studies also lead to the finding that SARS-CoV-2 can be synthesised artificially.
 
Genetic Manipulation
 
We are shocked to hear when Sørensen and his co-authors say, “We see that there are altogether six artificial inserts in SARS-CoV-2 that stand out compared to other known SARS viruses.” Cloning techniques involved in this manipulation and spike engineering have been well-documented by several researchers. Such techniques are known since 2017.
 
Now it is known that Chinese scientists were involved in spike protein manipulation technique. Scientists point out that an unusual, unique furincleavage site is present in the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, and it is entirely absent in the coronaviruses found naturally in animals. This dangerous furin cleavage increases virulence, viral infectivity, cell tropism, the pathogenicity of a highly transmissible, onset-hidden, lethal, sequelae-unclear, and massively disruptive pathogen. The earlier SARS-CoV, which caused a human epidemic in 2002, was initially far less well adapted to infecting humans. At the same time, the novel SARS-CoV-2was already highly adapted for human infectivity.
 
This functional furin-cleavage site has been known to the WIV experts since 2017, as published by Dr Zhengli Shi of WIV. Dr Li also comes out with other evidence. Dr Fang Li, a structure biology expert and an active collaborator of Dr Zhengli Shi was the first person in the world who structurally elucidated the binding between SARS-CoV protein and human enzyme. A study of this cleavage site leads Sørensen and his co-authors to conclude that the virus has originated in a laboratory and that it is an artificial insertion in the virus template.
 
Dr Li-Meng Yan, keeping anonymity, first revealed on January 19, 2020, that SARS-CoV-2 is of a laboratory origin. There is a flood of science articles containing so much scientific evidence of lab origin and genetic engineering done by China 
Dr Li and colleagues say the coronavirus that is most closely related to SARS-CoV-2 is RaTG13 which was originally genetically isolated from the lungs of the infected Mojiang miners in Yunnan Province of China in 2012. It is believed that the miners got infected from bats. The bat virus of 2012 was used as a template for genetic modification to create the novel coronavirus. Genomic sequence analysis also reveals that the 2012 bat coronavirus is the closest match to SARS-CoV-2. All these lead to the fact that the novel coronavirus is an artificial creation from humans and not transmitted from animals.
 
The delayed revealing of the lab creation of Coronavirus
 
Dr Zhengli Shi had to admit that the sequencing of the whole genome of RaTG13 from humans in a Chinese laboratory was done in 2018. But its publication was delayed until January 2020, that also under pressure. On January 18 and 19, 2020, DrLi-Meng Yan anonymously for the first time revealed that SARS-CoV-2 is of a laboratory origin. Immediately on January 20, Dr Zhengli Shi was compelled to submit her manuscript to Nature and reported about the first fabricated virus, RaTG13. SARS-CoV-2 was artificially created from it in the lab. Thus, the artificial creation of RaTG13 was purposely concealed from 2018 to 2020.
 
The delayed revealing of the lab creation by Chinese virologists shows things are fishy in China. Many research articles point to the probable fraud associated with the delayed reporting of RaTG13. They say fabricated scientific data has been published to mislead the world’s efforts in tracing the origin of SARS-CoV-2.
 
What We Need to Do
 
Thus, the world needs to find out what other variants of the Covid 19 exist in the CCP-controlled laboratories. Dr Li-Meng Yan demands that “an independent audit of the WIV P4 laboratories and the laboratories of their close collaborators is needed. Such an investigation should have taken place long ago and should not be delayed any further.” Similarly, virologists in India need to dissect the genome of the B.1.170 variant to find its Chinese origin instead of guessing it as an Indian variant.
 

~Saji Narayanan C.K.
(The writer is former President of BMS)

 

Source: Organiser