This article follows from Part 1: "The US Government Declares War
which listed a 70-year history of the US military and CIA having performed
secret and deadly Biological, Chemical, and Radiation "Experiments"
on Americans and on many other nations.
Current circumstances have caused a paradigm shift in the public's perception
of this pandemic, and answers are demanded. One of those circumstances is another more definitive study, this time by experts from the University of
Cambridge and their peers from Germany who analyzed 160 virus genomes extracted
from human patients around the world. Their major finding was that the
coronavirus had three distinct strains, namely A, B, and C. They proved that
the type which infected China - B - was not the original virus but a derivative
from the parent (A) which existed primarily in the US, at least initially.
They also completed a still-unpublished analysis of another 1,001 genomes,
their study providing solid evidence (as have others) that the spread of the
disease among humans occurred between September 13 and December 7, 2019, long
before it was identified in China.
There is more:
In 2004, the Hong Kong Wenweipo published an article titled, "Earliest
SARS outbreak suspected in US", quoting AP and Reuters (3) about a 45-year-old
American woman who became gravely ill with typical SARS symptoms a few months
prior to the outbreak in Hong Kong and who died within a day, with the entire
hospital and about 80 other individuals with whom she'd had contact all being
immediately quarantined. Wenweipo, Chinese researchers, Russian virologists,
and military experts speculated the SARS virus was necessarily man-made and
almost certainly released from a US military lab, the US leak being covered
up. It is still a puzzle to explain how the Western (US) media
immediately and unanimously knew SARS was caused by civets when for months
nobody on the ground knew anything factual.
MERS first exploded in South Korea at the JUPITR-ATD bio-weapons lab on the US Airbase at Osan, with more than 100 South Korean soldiers suddenly
quarantined on the base. Today the US military seems to be taking a strong lead
in the COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea, with US servicemen having suspiciously
frequent contact with the fanatic Shincheonji religious cult who have been the
source of most COVID-19 infections in South Korea. It is not easy to explain
the coincidence of both MERS and COVID-19 appearing to have perhaps originated
from the same labs at the Osan Airbase. Similarly, Ebola emerged simultaneously in three different
locations thousands of kilometers apart, each within a stone's throw of
a US military bio-weapons lab. HIV-AIDS also originated in the US, its
simultaneous spread to two other continents still a matter of fierce debate.
In the months prior to COVID-19 (and again during the
epidemic), China was hit with 4 unexplained viral outbreaks in succession,
animal viruses that destroyed much of the nation's livestock and poultry,
causing much economic damage and necessitating the purchase of large volumes of
US agricultural products. It would seem that Mother Nature decided to align
herself with US foreign policy, not only joining Trump's trade war and
assisting his effort to 'bring China down' but her apparent unprecedented
complicity in choosing the worst possible time of the year and perhaps the
worst possible location. Were these merely coincidences, a run of bad luck, perhaps? The swine flu that devastated China's livestock
in 2019 was not an act of god or nature but was done by unknown persons flying
small drones over the country's pig farms and infecting thousands of locations,
resulting in the culling of more than 100 million pigs. It is still a
puzzle how the Western media immediately and unanimously knew this was caused
by "Chinese gangs" and
"pork speculators", when it appears more likely a replay of the US
attack on Cuba.
And it wasn't only Harvard University collecting
Chinese DNA. The US State Department, beginning with Hillary Clinton, and continuing until today, has been tasked with
collecting fingerprints, passwords, PIN numbers - and DNA - from all world leaders and dignitaries. China
and the world deserve an answer to the question of "Why?"
If it were China with the above history and SARS,
MERS, AIDS, EBOLA, bird flu, swine flu, and COVID-19 first erupted in the US,
the Americans would claim this as 100% proof that China was responsible. It
cannot be a surprise that much of the world today is naturally tending to lay
these outbreaks at America's doorstep.
Matters the US government needs to address:
Why did the CDC shut down the Fort Detrick USAMRIID bio-weapons
lab? Was it due,
as the media claimed, to a simple "lack of procedure"? Barring
massive contamination and/or infections, why was that huge (80,000 sq. meters)
site kept sealed for six months of testing and decontamination before being permitted to
only partially resume work? Also, why were most English-language news websites
suddenly scrubbed of all reference to the closure of Fort Detrick when the
coronavirus erupted in Wuhan?
It has been conclusively proven that COVID-19 did not originate at the Wuhan
market, nor in Wuhan at all, nor in China. Further, the virus strains in Italy, Iran, Japan,
Taiwan, South Korea, are different from the one that contaminated Wuhan. Since
only the US has all the various strains, it would seem those infections must
have originated there. How would this happen? As well, the entire world is
wondering why there were two large waves of global infection, the first infecting 25
countries at the same time around January 25, and the second with 85 countries
simultaneously experiencing explosive domestic multiple outbreaks within a few
days of each other around February 25 - and mostly different from the strain in
Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran reported that their
domestic outbreaks of COVID-19 were not from China but instead showing
connection to the US. Australia claims 80% of its infections came from the US, other countries also identifying infections that were Made in
America. Japan and Taiwan have documented proof that several Japanese became
infected in Hawaii in late September of 2019. As well, the huge
pent-up eruptions in Washington and New York were domestic in origin, having no
proven connection with China. How to explain this? (4)
Two years ago, John Bolton fired the entire executive group responsible for pandemic response coordination,
eviscerating the nation's infectious disease defense
also cut funding for the CDC, eliminating 80% of the department that could have
helped other nations detect and control the epidemics they later suffered. More
specifically, a CDC epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency was
eliminated shortly before the virus outbreak in Wuhan. In light of current
events, how can these actions be explained?
Virologists are unanimous that the first act after an
outbreak is to hunt down the 'patient zero', so as to stop the infection at its
source. All major countries made great efforts in this regard - except
the US who made no apparent effort of any kind. The US must explain
why this was so. Chinese, Italian, and Iranian authorities have been calling
for international collaboration to trace the precise genetic trail of the
global outbreaks and identify the true origin of the virus. Since all of
humankind desperately wants the answers, why isn't the US cooperating in this
The WHO emphasised the most important thing was to
"test, test, test", but the US is the one country that steadfastly
refused to do so, forbidding testing even for those already in an ICU and on a ventilator, with excuses that appear both lame and suspicious in
retrospect. Why was Dr. Helen Chu issued a threatening "cease and
desist" order to stop testing nasal swabs her flu research team had taken in
Washington State from October 2019 onward? The only possible result would be to
prevent the knowledge emerging that the virus had already been circulating
months earlier. As a rule, the reason we don't ask a question privately is
because we already know the answer, and the reason we don't ask the question
publicly is because we don't want anyone else to know the answer.
And on April 9, United Biomedical, who began testing
and offered to pay the cost to test every resident of San Miguel County in
Colorado for COVID-19 antibodies, was suddenly shut down by the health
the company had lost 40% of its staff and was unable to complete the testing, a
claim the company firmly disputed. The US government needs to explain
why much testing is still forbidden.
The internet is now being flooded with posts by
Americans - including many physicians - claiming infections from September, 2019
onward, all describing similar symptoms consistent with COVID-19. I have many
received messages from Americans in Washington, New York, California, Maryland,
Virginia, and other states, as well as from Germany and Italy, claiming similar
infections as early as late September, claims too numerous, too detailed, and
too similar to be ignored.
China, Italy, and several other nations in Asia and
Europe have documented proof that COVID-19 was circulating in their
populations for several months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Dr.
Giuseppe Remuzzi, director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological
Research in Milan, stated that many strange pneumonia cases were discovered
in late November and December in northern Italy, in patients who had been
vaccinated against seasonal influenza, and also that Wales was found to have
what clinically appeared to be COVID-19 patients in November.
The US government needs to address the now-certain
existence of the virus being widespread in America and much of the world from September,
2019. Yet Mike Pompeo
issued a circular instructing the global State Department staff to blame China
Perhaps most startling of all, an ABC News Report stated, "Concerns about [COVID-19]
were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National
Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), according to two officials familiar
with the document’s contents. The timeline of the intel side of this
may be [even] further back than we’re discussing," the source said of
preliminary reports from Wuhan." The intelligence source quoted by ABC
said further, "Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event".
And the Washington Post wrote that ". . . reports from US
intelligence agencies starting in January that warned of the scale and
intensity of the coronavirus outbreak in China, [in Wuhan] could
develop into a "full-blown pandemic"."
CNN had this report: "The US military's
National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) compiled a November
intelligence report in which "analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic
event," one of the sources of the NCMI's report told ABC News. The source
told ABC News that the intelligence report was then briefed "multiple
times" to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff and
the White House. The Pentagon, the Office of the Director of National
Intelligence and White House National Security Council, originally declined to
comment." They later denied knowledge of the report, but ABC was
sufficiently secure in the reliability of its four unrelated sources that they
repeatedly republished the article for days after the NCMI disavowal.
Interestingly, CNN also made this statement: "US
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Sunday that he 'couldn't recall' if the
Pentagon received an intelligence assessment on the novel coronavirus in
China." We need to think here. An intelligence report of a potential
worldwide pandemic that could kill millions of Americans, and Mr. Esper
'couldn't recall' if he'd even heard of it. Is that believeable?
China can demand a response to this question: HOW
could US 'intelligence sources' possibly have known in November - or even
October - of a potential pandemic of COVID-19 that would erupt specifically in
Wuhan two months later? I believe the entire world would demand the
answer to this. And once again it is a puzzle to explain how the
Western (US) media immediately and unanimously knew - from day one - that the
virus was COVID-19 and was caused by bats when for months nobody on
the ground knew anything factual, and the animal source is still unproven.
CDC Director Redfield admitted that US flu deaths were actually from the coronavirus. How many of
the 35 million infections and 20,000 deaths were misdiagnosed? Was this
accidental? When the cause of death was discovered in autopsies, why was the
information kept secret? Why were deceased victims' families told they died of
influenza when the death certificates read "coronavirus"?
In early March the US government declared as classified all COVID-19 information, with all communication
to be rerouted through the White House and coordinated with NSC officials. Only specified individuals with security clearance
are permitted to attend secret meetings, with no mobile phones or computers
allowed. Excluded staff members claimed they were told virus information was
classified "because it had to do with China". The US needs to explain
the need for such extreme secrecy (while condemning China for lack of
transparency), and how coping with a domestic virus epidemic would involve
Mike Pompeo and the US media have repeatedly accused
China of cover-ups and delays in the virus epidemic, claiming China "cost
the world two months" of defense. But the White House has now admitted
that China informed the US of the virus on January 03, 2020, within about one
week of identifying the new pathogen. ABC News ran a story titled, "US 'wasted' months
before preparing for virus pandemic", stating, "After the first
alarms sounded in early January . . . the Trump administration squandered
nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of
critically needed medical supplies and equipment . . . federal agencies waited
until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks,
mechanical ventilators and other equipment . . ." China deserves an
explanation, and an apology.
The US media accused China of punishing its so-called
whistle-blower Li Wenliang, some inventing false claims he was forced into a confession and even imprisoned. The official narrative is
that America treasures its whistle-blowers while the Chinese are mean to
theirs. But today, Li Wenliang is a national hero in China. The US needs to
address this issue openly, and compare Li's position with those of Edward
Snowdon, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. Also with that of Captain Brett
Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who was recently fired for leaking the
news of spreading infections on his warship, and the firing Inspector General
Michael Atkinson whose job duties led to Trump's impeachment.
It is documented that America's Radio Free Asia created and promulgated widely the falsehoods
that the University at Wuhan is a bio-weapons lab and the coronavirus leaked
from there. Radio Free Asia is an integral part of America's misinformation machine reporting to Mike Pompeo.
Mr. Pompeo also issued specific orders to the global State Department staff to paint
the US "in every interview" as "The greatest humanitarian nation
in the history of the world". But he recently increased sanctions on both
Iran and Cuba, preventing the purchase of critical medical supplies, and
ensured the World Bank would decline Venezuela's plea for financial medical
assistance. While China, Russia, and Cuba have sent medical supplies and
physicians to nearly 100 nations around the world, the USA has provided
assistance to nobody, and even denied critical supplies to Canada, actions
inconsistent with a 'great humanitarian nation', instead appearing to the world
as almost savagely inhuman, with many people in Iran and Venezuela dying every
day as a direct result of US policies.
On April 11, 2020, Gilad Atzmon published an excellent
article titled "A Viral Pandemic or A Crime
which he suggests circumstances have now created 'a paradigm change' in the
perception of the current viral pandemic. He wrote that "While scientists
and medical experts find it difficult to explain exactly how Covid-19 operates
or how it came about, a few critical voices within the scientific community and
the dissident media have pointed to alternative explanations that seem more explanatory
than anything conventional medical thought has so far offered."
Atzmon wrote that medical diagnoses and investigations
are concerned with the nature, cause, and manifestation of a disease, while
"Criminal investigations are primarily engaged with the human
element", seeking to ascertain "the methods, motives, and identities
of criminals", as well as to "search for and interrogate
witnesses". He states: "Since we do not know its provenance, we
should treat the current epidemic as a potentially criminal act as well as a
medical event. We must begin the search for the perpetrators who may be at the
centre of this possible crime of global genocidal proportions." I concur.
All Americans (and others) who believe in China's
culpability for the emergence of this virus, should welcome such an
investigation. And Mr. Pompeo, who so firmly plants the full responsibility on
China's doorstep, would receive vindication of his claims. I believe that the
governments and the people of China, Italy, Spain, France, and Iran, especially
would like to know the results of such a criminal investigation. All nations of
the world should band together now, and proceed jointly with this endeavor. It
needn't be approached with presumption of cause or intent, but simply to uncover
the entire truth of this event. That will be sufficient, and it is possible the
results of this worldwide investigation will prompt others into similar past
events which have to date gone unquestioned and unexamined.
I believe there are yet many truths about COVID-19
(and many other epidemics) still to emerge. Perhaps one of the many people with
personal knowledge of the source and method of distribution will be
sufficiently brave to come forward, perhaps another Edward Snowdon or Chelsea
Manning. We will then see how truly the US treasures its whistle-blowers.
For more supporting information on COVID-19, you can
refer here to 15 background articles by the author, which
contain much detail and an additional 100 or so references.
Larry Romanoff is a
retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive
positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international
import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan
University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA
classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of
ten books generally related to China and the West. He is a Research Associate
of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He can be contacted at:
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