China and Taiwan Reports on the Origin of the Virus
The Western media quickly took the
stage and laid out the official narrative for the outbreak of the new
coronavirus which appeared to have begun in China, claiming it to have
originated with animals at a wet market in Wuhan.
In fact the origin was for a long
time unknown but it appears likely now, according to Chinese and Japanese
reports, that the virus originated elsewhere, from multiple locations, but
began to spread widely only after being introduced to the market.
More to the point, it appears that
the virus did not originate in China and, according to reports in Japanese and
other media, may have originated in the US.
After collecting samples of the
genome in China, medical researchers first conclusively demonstrated that the
virus did not originate at the seafood market but had multiple unidentified
sources, after which it was exposed to the seafood market from where it spread
everywhere. (1) (2) (3)
According to the Global Times:
A new study by Chinese researchers
indicates the novel coronavirus may have begun human-to-human
transmission in late November from a place other than the Huanan seafood market
The study published on ChinaXiv, a
Chinese open repository for scientific researchers, reveals the new
coronavirus was introduced to the seafood market from another location(s), and
then spread rapidly from the market due to the large number of close contacts. The
findings were the result of analyses of the genome data, sources of infection,
and the route of spread of variations of the novel coronavirus collected
The study believes that patient(s)
zero transmitted the virus to workers or sellers at the Huanan seafood market,
the crowded market easily facilitating further transmission of the virus to
buyers, which caused a wider spread in early December 2019. (Global Times,
February 22, 2020, emphasis added (2)
Chinese medical authorities – and “intelligence
agencies” – then conducted a rapid and wide-ranging search for the origin of
the virus, collecting nearly 100 samples of the genome from 12 different
countries on 4 continents, identifying all the varieties and mutations. During
this research, they determined the virus outbreak had begun much earlier,
probably in November, shortly after the Wuhan Military Games.
They then came to the same
independent conclusions as the Japanese researchers – that the virus did not
begin in China but was introduced there from the outside.
China’s top respiratory
specialist Zhong Nanshan said on January 27
“Though the COVID-19 was first
discovered in China, it does not mean that it originated from China”
“But that is Chinese for “it
originated someplace else, in another country”. (4)
This of course raises questions as
to the actual location of origin. If the authorities pursued their analysis
through 100 genome samples from 12 countries, they must have had a compelling
reason to be searching for the original source outside China. This would
explain why there was such difficulty in locating and identifying a ‘patient
Japan’s Media: The Coronavirus May
Have Originated in the US
In February of 2020, the Japanese Asahi
news report (print and TV) claimed the coronavirus originated in the
US, not in China, and that some (or many) of the 14,000 American deaths
attributed to influenza may have in fact have resulted from the coronavirus.
A report from a Japanese TV station
disclosing a suspicion that some of those Americans may have unknowningly
contracted the coronavirus has gone viral on Chinese social media, stoking fears and speculations in China that the
novel coronavirus may have originated in the US.
The report, by TV Asahi Corporation
of Japan, suggested that the US government may have failed to grasp how
rampant the virus has gone on US soil.
However, it is unknown whether
Americans who have already died of the influenza had contracted the
coronavirus, as reported by TV Asahi. (People’s Daily, English, February 23, 2020, emphasis added)
On February 14, the US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said they will begin to test individuals
with influenza-like-illness for the novel coronavirus at public health labs in
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and New York City.
The TV Asahi network presented
scientific documentation for their claims, raising the issue that no one would
know the cause of death because the US either neglected to test or failed to
release the results. Japan avoided the questions of natural vs. man-made and
accidental vs. deliberate, simply stating that the virus outbreak may first have
occurred in the US. The Western Internet appears to have been scrubbed of this
information, but the Chinese media still reference it.
These claims stirred up a hornet’s
nest not only in Japan but in China, immediately going viral on Chinese social
media, especially since the Military World Games were held in Wuhan in October,
and it had already been widely discussed that the virus could have been
transmitted at that time – from a foreign source.
“Perhaps the US delegates brought
the coronavirus to Wuhan, and some mutation occurred to the virus, making it
more deadly and contagious, and causing a widespread outbreak this year.” (People’s Daily, February 23, 2020) (1)
Shen Yi, an international relations professor at
Shanghai’s Fudan University, stated that global virologists “including the
intelligence agencies” were tracking the origin of the virus. Also of interest,
the Chinese government did not shut the door on this. The news report stated:
“Netizens are encouraged to
actively partake in discussions, but preferably in a rational fashion.”
In China, that is meaningful. If
the reports were rubbish, the government would clearly state that, and tell
people to not spread false rumors.
Taiwan Virologist Suggests the
Coronavirus Originated in the US
Then, Taiwan ran a TV news program on February,27,(click
here to access video (Chinese), that presented diagrams and flow charts
suggesting the coronavirus originated in the US. (6)
Below is a rough translation,
summary and analysis of selected content of that newscast. (see map below)
The man in the video is a top
virologist and pharmacologist who performed a long and detailed search for the
source of the virus. He spends the first part of the video explaining the
various haplotypes (varieties, if you will), and explains how they are related
to each other, how one must have come before another, and how one type derived
from another. He explains this is merely elementary science and nothing to do
with geopolitical issues, describing how, just as with numbers in order, 3 must
always follow 2.
One of his main points is that the
type infecting Taiwan exists only in Australia and the US and, since Taiwan was
not infected by Australians, the infection in Taiwan could have come only from
The basic logic is that the geographical
location with the greatest diversity of virus strains must be the original
source because a single strain cannot emerge from nothing. He
demonstrated that only the US has all the five known strains of the virus
(while Wuhan and most of China have only one, as do Taiwan and South Korea,
Thailand and Vietnam, Singapore, and England, Belgium and Germany), constituting
a thesis that the haplotypes in other nations may have originated in the US.
Korea and Taiwan have a different
haplotype of the virus than China, perhaps more infective but much less deadly,
which would account for a death rate only 1/3 that of China.
Neither Iran nor Italy were
included in the above tests, but both countries have now deciphered the locally
prevalent genome and have declared them of different varieties from those in
China, which means they did not originate in China but were of necessity
introduced from another source. It is worth noting that the variety in Italy
has approximately the same fatality rate as that of China, three times as great
as other nations, while the haplotype in Iran appears to be the deadliest with
a fatality rate of between 10% and 25%. (7) (8) (9)
Due to the enormous amount of
Western media coverage focused on China, much of the world believes the
coronavirus spread to all other nations from China, but this now appears to
have been proven wrong. With about 50 nations scattered throughout the world
having identified at least one case at the time of writing, it would be very
interesting to examine virus samples from each of those nations to determine
their location of origin and the worldwide sources and patterns of spread.
The Virologist further stated that
the US has recently had more than 200 “pulmonary fibrosis” cases that resulted
in death due to patients’ inability to breathe, but whose conditions and
symptoms could not be explained by pulmonary fibrosis. He said he wrote
articles informing the US health authorities to consider seriously those deaths
as resulting from the coronavirus, but they responded by blaming the deaths on
e-cigarettes, then silenced further discussion. …
The Taiwanese doctor then stated
the virus outbreak began earlier than assumed, saying, “We must look to
September of 2019”.
He stated the case in September of
2019 where some Japanese traveled to Hawaii and returned home infected, people
who had never been to China. This was two months prior to the infections in
China and just after the CDC suddenly and totally shut down the Fort Detrick
bio-weapons lab claiming the facilities were insufficient to prevent loss of
pathogens. (10) (11)
He said he personally investigated
those cases very carefully (as did the Japanese virologists who came to the
same conclusion).. This might indicate the coronavirus had already spread in
the US but where the symptoms were being officially attributed to other
diseases, and thus possibly masked.
The prominent Chinese
news website Huanqiu related
one case in the US where a woman’s relative was told by physicians he died of
the flu, but where the death certificate listed the coronavirus as the cause of
death. On February 26, ABC News affiliate KJCT8 News Network reported that
a woman recently told the media that her sister died on from coronavirus
infection. Montrose, Colorado resident Almeta Stone said, “They (the medical
staff) kept us informed that it was the flu, and when I got the death
certificate, there was a coronavirus in the cause of death.” (12)
We cannot ascertain the number of
such cases in the US but since the CDC apparently has no reliable test kits and
is conducting little or no testing for the virus, there may be others.
Just for information
In the past two years (during the
trade war) China has suffered several pandemics:
The standard adage is that bad luck
happens in threes, not sixes.
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Larry Romanoff is a retired
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(9) Coronavirus has Mutated, Iran
attacked by a Different Strain from Wuhan
- February 15, 2018: H7N4 bird flu.
Sickened at least 1,600 people in China and killed more than 600. Many
chickens killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products.
- June, 2018: H7N9 bird flu. Many
chickens killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products.
- August, 2018: outbreak of African swine
flu. Same strain as Russia, from Georgia. Millions of pigs killed.
China needs to purchase US pork products.
- May 24, 2019: massive infestation of armyworms in
14 province-level regions in China, which destroy most food crops. Quickly
spread to more than 8,500 hectares of China’s grain production. They
produce astonishing numbers of eggs. China needs to purchase US
agricultural products – corn, soybeans.
- December, 2019: Coronavirus appearance puts
China’s economy on hold.
- January, 2020: China is hit by a “highly
pathogenic” strain of bird flu in Hunan province. Many chickens died,
many others killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products.
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