Flu or Bioweapon?

The COVID-19 is a novelty and a mystery. Is it the virus in 2012 found in horseshoe bats in Yunnan, 1000 miles of Wuhan? Or is it a lab-engineered virus? A dangerous bioweapon because it is unknown, spreads twice as fast as SARS-COV and is deadly.
COVID-19 is family of SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. The SARS epidemic of 2002-2003, which infected 8,098 people worldwide, killed 774 of them. That is 9.5 per cent. And the MERS outbreak that began on the Arabian Peninsula in 2012 and still lingers infected 2,506 people and caused 862 deaths per 15 January 2020. That is close to a 35 per cent mortality rate.

Should we be worried. The answer is yes.

  1. Against COVID-19 is no remedy. There is a race to determine what this coronavirus is, and whether it behaves more like a SARS, MERS, or a common cold virus or maybe completely different. But if you are infected, you are on your own. The chance to die is between 0.7 and 3.6 per cent.
  2. There seems to be two types deadly viruses roaming around. One seems to be the more innocent COVID-19 with a modest mortality rate of 0.7 to 3.6 per cent. On board of the Diamond Princess we find that of the 3,711 passengers and crew members, 705 were infected and 5 persons died. A mortality rate of 0.7 per cent.

Another is a virus with a mortality rate of 60 to 80 per cent. Entire families in Wuhan are wiped out, all infecting each other. Drones in Wuhan checked the body temperature and doors of apartments were closed by law enforcers to prevent infected persons to leave. People walk and suddenly drop-down dead, as many social media have shown.

What is that for a virus? The same COVID-19?

According the National Science Review, the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, there are indeed two stains. The more virulent of these two strains, type L, struck first, which explains the rapid transmissibility of the disease and its unnaturally high mortality rate during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in China. The less harmful stain, type S, came later.

Find the source: The Horseshoe bat

Chinese Horseshoe Bat

Find the origin of these deadly viruses and we might find the antidote. Starting with a most plausible theory: the two viruses are coincidentally created in a Huanan Seafood Market 20 miles from Wuhan Institute of Virology. This market sold live fish, meat, and wild animals. After analyzing protein codes from the coronaviruses found in various animals like birds, snakes, hedgehogs and bats, researchers found that the protein codes in COVID-19 aligned most closely with those in snakes. Or from bats originally, which were then eaten by snakes.

To be more specific, from the Horseshoe bat, found in a cave in Yunnan, a province roughly a thousand miles south-west of Wuhan. Researchers found in 2012 that these bats are infected by a COVID-19 alike virus. Remember the name of this bat. We will come back to this later.
The genome of this bat-virus is 96 per cent identical to the Wuhan virus. The virus does not match with any other known coronaviruses, including the one that causes SARS.
The big question is how this virus emerged from a non-human animal, probably a bat, and possibly after passing through another creature as a snake, enters up in a human body. This is spooky. The jump from animals to humans suggests that the virus mutated. Similar as the SARS pathogen, a bat virus that had spilled over into people.
Can we conclude that a bat related virus is uniquely suited to cause human pandemics? That COVID-19 mutate while they replicate and can evolve as quickly as a nightmare ghoul.

Bat Soup

Bat Soup

If the horseshoe bat story is all true, then a vaccine could already have been on the market. The field team that researched the bat population in the Yunnan cave, also took blood samples from a couple of thousand inhabitants of Yunnan, about 400 of whom lived near the cave. Roughly 3 per cent of them carried antibodies against SARS-related coronaviruses and probably against the COVID-19. In other words, an antidote should be around the corner.

Find the source: Chinese Bioweapons

According Dr Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, the Horseshoe bat is not spreading the coronavirus. COVID-19 is a laboratory-made virus that service as a bioweapon. Boyle is an expert in this field. He drafted the United States domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989. This Act was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

COVID-19 is spread through infected respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes and skin contact followed by touching mouth, nose, or eyes. First symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache and cough. Then the virus can progress quickly to a severe pneumonia-bronchitis with troubled breathing, developing into respiratory failure or hypoxia, pneumonia or myocarditis. Your lungs loose efficiency and your oxygen levels slowly drop. You may feel weak, but not bad. At one point you just collapse, not dead, but unconscious. Mostly fatal.

Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory

Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory

Dr. Boyle believes that an engineered coronavirus ‘escaped’ from Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory housed at the Chinese military facility Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Wuhan institute has studied coronaviruses in the past, including the strain that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, H5N1 bird flu virus, Japanese encephalitis, and dengue.

The institute is capable to do so, because it is a biosafety level 4 lab (BSL-4), which is the highest level of biosafety precautions. Such a lab is appropriate for work with agents that could easily be aerosol-transmitted and cause severe to fatal disease in humans for which there are no available vaccines or treatment.
In January 2018, the lab was operational for global experiments on BSL-4 pathogens and specially designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) research laboratory. It is one of the four facilities that forms the Chinese biological weapons alignment. The other three are:

  • Institute of Military Veterinary, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchu.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu Military Region.
  • Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

Boyle’s theory make sense, especially if we investigate the Chinese military inspirations to become a bioweapon power.
China’s growing investment in bioscience, gene-editing and other cutting-edge technologies raise the specter of pathogens being weaponized. That could mean an offensive agent, or a modified germ let loose by proxies, for which only China has the treatment or vaccine. This is not warfare, per se. But it creates a level playing field to act as global savior, which then creates various levels of macro and micro economic and bio-power dependencies.

Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory

Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory

As an example: China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences developed an Ebola drug, called JK-05, prompting speculation its Ebola cells are part of China’s bio-warfare arsenal. Ebola is classified as a ‘category A’ bioterrorism agent by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meaning it could a) be easily transmitted from person to person, would b) result in high death rates and would c) cause panic.

China’s Biological Warfare Program is believed to be in an advanced stage that includes research and development, production and weaponization capabilities. Its current inventory is believed to include the full range of traditional chemical and biological agents with a wide variety of delivery systems including artillery rockets, aerial bombs, sprayers, and short-range ballistic missiles.

In 2016, the potential strategic value of genetic information led the Chinese government to launch the National Gene Bank, which intends to become the world’s largest repository of such data. It aims to develop and utilize China’s valuable genetic resources, safeguard national security in bioinformatics, and enhance China’s capability to seize the strategic commanding heights in the domain of Biotechnology Warfare. Chinese military’s interest in biology as an emerging domain of warfare is guided by strategists who talk about potential ‘genetic weapons’ and the possibility of a ‘bloodless victory.’

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) could be at the forefront of expanding and exploiting this knowledge, while at the same time looking into promising intersections with other disciplines, including brain science, supercomputing, and artificial intelligence including human performance enhancement. Human Performance Enhancement Technology is developed to boost troops’ combat effectiveness through among others brain stimulation.

Watching all this, could the two strains of COVID-19 be deliberately leaked to test the three objectives of bio-warfare at a global scale:

  • Easily transmission;
  • High death rates
  • Panic.

Is that not exactly what we face today?

Virus Escape

Let us assume for argument sake that the virus escaped ‘deliberately’ from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Then again, the remaining question is, where is the vaccine? The engineering of a virus goes hand in hand with the development of an antidote. Whether the virus is developed as a bioweapon or whether the virus has been studied as a possible creator of an epidemic which the pharmaceutical industry for huge profits wishes to address.

Lab workers

Lab workers

Unfortunately, there is no antidote, no vaccine. The Chinese might well have it, but if they deliberately unlash the COVID-19 on a global population, they will not give it. And western world’s scientists struggle to find it.
This leads me to believe that COVID-19 is highly engineered and consequently not easy to be addressed. Maybe it has the capability to mutate ad random, likes it feel fit. Either be polite and kill 0.7 per cent of the infected or be a nasty bastard and kill 80% of the infected. Is that possible? An unpredictable virus that can be stimulated to become very harmful under the correct conditions. Is that why the entire world is in disarray?
Is it for instance possible that the 5G cellular network rolled out in Wuhan is among these COVID-19 stimulators? The ‘story’ goes that the 75-100GHz 5G frequencies interact with the geometrical structure of skin and sweat ducts. In this way 5G exacerbate the virality of the virus by weakening people’s immune systems and subjecting them to open up their skin to foreign DNA fragments, including viruses.

Is that possible?

COVID-19 with enhanced airborne capabilities

On June 13, 2012 a 60-year-old Saudi man was admitted to a private hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with a 7-day history of fever, cough, expectoration, and shortness of breath. He had no history of cardiopulmonary or renal disease, was receiving no long-term medications, and did not smoke.
Egyptian virologist Dr. Ali Mohamed Zaki isolated and identified a previously unknown coronavirus from his lungs. After routine diagnostics failed to identify the causative agent, Zaki contacted Professor Ron Fouchier, deputy head of the Erasmus MC department of Viroscience in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for advice. Fouchier is well-known for his scientific work published in June 2012 that it takes as few as five mutations to turn the H5N1 bird flu virus into an airborne spreader in mammals. Till today people only catch the disease via close contact with infected birds, through touching their droppings, bedding or killing and preparing them.

Erasmus MC department of Viroscience

Erasmus MC department of Viroscience

Fouchier turned this tide. He spilled the full experimental details that many experts had sought to suppress out of concern that publishing them could lead to the unleashing of a dangerous virus. In the lengthy report, Ron Fouchier and colleagues describe how they used a combination of genetic engineering and serial infection of ferrets to create a mutant H5N1 bird flu virus that can spread among ferrets without direct contact.

The H5N1 viruses have the potential to gain airborne transmissibility, and thus pose a risk of launching a pandemic. Bird flu has 25 different subtypes, and only those labelled H5, H7 and H10 have caused deaths in humans. Since 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has detected a total of 1,568 cases of the disease worldwide, with 616 people dead. According to health authorities, bird flu has an estimated fatality rate of 60 percent.
However, unlike coronavirus, no bird flu strains have become airborne amongst the human population., which however through the work of Fouchier can change dramatically.

True or false?

I jump quickly to February 2020. After a deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Chinese authorities have confirmed a highly pathogenic strain of the H5N1 bird flu in Hunan province. Almost 18,000 chickens have been culled in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of the outbreak.

Is this a laboratory test to ‘fake’ an outbreak of a virus with ‘some’ airborne capabilities?

H5N1 bird flu Shaoyang

H5N1 bird flu Shaoyang

COVID-19 espionage and bioterrorism

Back to the story how Wuhan got the SARS alike coronavirus, and possibly engineered this into the COVD-19 virus including the airborne Fouchier-technology. A catastrophic deadly combination that can open Pandora’s Box.

On the 4th of May 2013, almost one year after the SARS-alike coronavirus sample was found by Dr. Zaki, Fouchier send the virus to Scientific Director Dr. Frank Plummer of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory NML. NML is the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, Arlington Street in Winnipeg, Canada. The Centre has a long history of offering comprehensive testing services for coronaviruses. It isolated and provided the first genome sequence of the SARS coronavirus and identified another coronavirus NL63 in 2004.
Having the actual virus allows to develop antibody tests which are key for a diagnosis of viral infections. Research was done in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s national lab, the National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases which is housed in the same complex as the National Microbiology Laboratory.

National Microbiology Laboratory NML

National Microbiology Laboratory NML

Last year, March 2019, a shipment of exceptionally virulent viruses from Canada’s NML ended up in China. The event caused a major scandal with Bio-warfare experts questioning why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China. Scientists from NML said the highly lethal viruses were a potential bioweapon.

Xiangguo Qiu and husband Keding Cheng

Xiangguo Qiu and husband Keding Cheng

Following investigation, the incident was traced to Chinese agents working at NML. Four months later in July 2019, a group of Chinese virologists were forcibly dispatched from the Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory. The NML scientist who was escorted out of the Canadian lab along with her husband, another biologist, and members of her research team is believed to be a Chinese Bio-Warfare agent Xiangguo Qiu. Qiu was the head of the Vaccine Development and Antiviral Therapies Section in the Special Pathogens Program at Canada’s NML.The viruses shipped from the NML to China studied by Qiu since 2014, were besides coronaviruses, Machupo, Junin, Rift Valley Fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever and Hendra.

She and her husband Dr. Keding Cheng, also affiliated with the NML, and several Chinese were escorted from the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg on July 5, 2019. Since then, their appointments are ended, staff cautioned and traveling to China limited. All Chinese Biological Warfare facilities collaborated with Dr. Xiangguo Qiu.

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[sc name=”close-div” ] The Canadian investigation is ongoing, and questions remain whether previous shipments to China of other viruses or other essential preparations, took place from 2006 to 2018, one way or another. Worrying is that Dr. Xiangguo Qiu also collaborated in 2018 with three scientists from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Maryland, studying post-exposure immunotherapy for two Ebola viruses and Marburg virus in monkeys; a study supported by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Dr. Xiangguo Qiu made at least five trips over the school year 2017-18 to the above-mentioned Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which was certified for BSL4 in January 2017. Moreover, in August 2017, the National Health Commission of China approved research activities involving Ebola, Nipah, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses at the Wuhan facility.

National Microbiology Laboratory NML

National Microbiology Laboratory NML

Dr. Boyle believes the virus is potentially lethal and an offensive biological warfare weapon genetically modified with gain of function properties. It could well be that the COVID-19 change horses midstream. Under certain unknown circumstances it is limited lethal. Under other, unknown circumstance, it is the deadliest weapon in universe. This is according Boyle the reason that the Chinese government originally tried to cover it up and is now taking drastic measures to contain it.

Dr. Boyle also stipulates that the Chinese Biowarfare agent Xiangguo Qiu and her colleagues working at the Canadian Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg were involved in the smuggling of this specific coronavirus to Wuhan’s laboratory for further manipulation and from where it is believed to have been leaked.
He is, since the dead of Frank Plummer, possibly murdered in Kenya, a key-note witness.

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COVID-19 part 2: The October 2019 ‘Event 201’ pandemic exercise

Ralph Baric, an infectious-disease researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, published in November 2015 a study to engineer a virus with the surface protein of the SHC014 coronavirus, found in horseshoe bats in China! The study is funded by Eco Health Alliance which include under the Academic Partners John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This ‘school’ is funded by the 2020 US President candidate billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Under the Governmental partners we find the CDC, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted in October 19, 2019, in New York, a global pandemic exercise called ‘Event 201’. The ‘exercise’ used as model a novel coronavirus. This is 6 weeks before the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV.