My Conspiracy Theory: Governments Spreading the Coronavirus Forth-and-Back
In 2014… The news that dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) might have been exposed to anthrax, that vials of smallpox virus had been left lying around in an NIH storeroom, and that the CDC had unwittingly sent out samples of ordinary influenza virus contaminated with H5N1, shook faith in the country’s biosafety procedures.
The Lancet, 2018
Consider the following narrative. It is one plausible hypothesis among other plausible explanations that are difficult to prove or refute because of the information war between the governments — mainly between China and the US, who both are the suspects and whose words cannot be taken seriously.
In 2014, a series of risky mistakes happened at US government laboratories dealing with highly dangerous pathogens.
In 2014, President Obama announced a moratorium on GOF (Gain-Of-Function) experiments that are creating new dangerous pathogens. Some researches that had been started already were allowed to finish.
In 2014, if not earlier, a new coronavirus was created in the bio lab, a virus able to infect human beings.
In 2015, the results were published in the journal Nature. It was told that as raw material, some bats’ natural coronavirus was used that was obtained from China, Wuhan bio lab. A chimeric coronavirus was created able to infect humans, against which no known medicament or vaccine helps. That virus could naturally arise in nature (How can they prove that?). While Chinese scientists participated in the study, everything else referred to the US, and probably that virus was created in the Fort Detrick bio lab.
Never forget. Superpowers can create such killing coronaviruses that look like natural.
In January 2017, Obama’s presidency ended, and Trump’s era began.
In December 2017, Obama’s moratorium on dangerous biological GOF experiments was ended.
In June or July 2019, the new coronavirus (SARS-Covid-2) accidentally broke out from Fort Detrick bio lab of dangerous viruses and bacteria. It was evident that the epidemic cannot be avoided and that sooner or later, it will be discovered that this is the epidemic of some new virus.
In July/August 2019, the Fort Detrick bio lab was closed (it was partially reopened some months later).
In October 2019, in the US, a simulation of coronavirus pandemic Event 201 was held.
In October 2019, also, more than 300 US militaries visited China, Wuhan military games. Some of them intentionally spread the virus in Wuhan. The aim was to hide the accident in Fort Detrick. The second aim was to economically harm China, as the US’s economic harm was already predictable. This is in the context of an economic war between the US and China that Donald Trump had started before the virus outbreak.
In November 2019, the coronavirus epidemic appeared in Wuhan. US intelligence informed Israel about the new virus epidemic before Chinese doctors were able to detect it. Chinese intelligence immediately understood that the virus came from the US and could not publicly prove it. China intentionally sent the virus back to the west — to Europe and the US.
The US president, Donald Trump, waited with his reaction a few months and denied the pandemic because he aimed to make sure that he could convince people that the virus came from China. His second aim was to create hysteria and panic in the US and use China’s card in his presidential election campaign, telling that China is guilty of everything and that only Donald Trump can save America from Chinese aggression.
Some Relevant References
Sara Reardon (2014a)
“US Disease Agency Suspends Pathogen Shipments. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responds to news of improperly handled anthrax and influenza.”
Nature, 11 July.
Sara Reardon (2014b)
“US Suspends Risky Disease Research. Government to cease funding gain-of-function studies that make viruses more dangerous, pending a safety assessment.”
Nature, 22 October.
Menachery, V., Yount, B., Debbink, K. et al. (2015)
“A SARS-like Cluster of Circulating Bat Coronaviruses Shows Potential for Human Emergence”
Nat Med 21, 1508–1513.
Sara Reardon (2017)
“US Government Lifts Ban on Risky Pathogen Research. The National Institutes of Health will again fund research that makes viruses more dangerous.”
Nature, 19 December.
Talha Burki (2018)
“Ban on Gain-Of-Function Studies Ends”
The Lancet, February.
Tim Wyatt (2019)
“Research Into Deadly Viruses and Biological Weapons at US Army Lab Shut Down Over Fears They Could Escape”
The Independent, 06 August.
“Pneumonia Widespread in Marshall County Schools” (2019)
Marshall County, West Virginia, Health Department, 23 October.
Event 201. A Global Pandemic Exercise (2019)
Katie Pearce (2019)
“Pandemic Simulation Exercise Spotlights Massive Preparedness Gap. Event 201, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, envisions a fast-spreading coronavirus with a devastating impact.”
HUB, 06 November.
Military World Games (2019)
U.S. Department of Defence.
“2019 Military World Games”
Leng Shumei and Wan Lin (2020)
“US Urged to Release Health Info of Military Athletes Who Came to Wuhan in October 2019”
Global Times, 25 March.
Carlton Reid (2020)
“Chinese State Newspaper Amplifies Conspiracy Theory That First COVID-19 Patient Was U.S. Cyclist”
Forbes, 26 March.
Toi Staff (2020)
“US Alerted Israel, NATO to Disease Outbreak in China in November — TV Report”
The Times of Israel, 17 April.
Pepe Escobar (2020)
“What Did U.S. Intel Really Know About the ‘Chinese’ Virus?”
Strategic Culture Foundation, 21 April.
Benedict Carey and James Glanz (2020)
“Hidden Outbreaks Spread Through U.S. Cities Far Earlier Than Americans Knew, Estimates Say”
The New York Times, 23 April.
Caitlin Conrad (2020)
“Study Investigates if COVID-19 Came to Calif. in Fall 2019. If so, the state may have built up some herd immunity.”
Timesunion, 08 April.
Alex Isenstadt (2020)
“GOP Memo Urges Anti-China Assault over Coronavirus. The Senate Republican campaign arm distributed the 57-page strategy document to candidates.”
Politico, 24 April.