As readers will recall from the
earlier article (above), Japanese and Taiwanese epidemiologists and
pharmacologists have determined that the new coronavirus could have originated
in the US since that country is the only one known to have all five types –
from which all others must have descended. Wuhan in China has only one of those
types, rendering it in analogy as a kind of “branch” which cannot exist by
itself but must have grown from a “tree”.
The Taiwanese physician noted that
in August of 2019 the US had a flurry of lung pneumonias or similar, which the
Americans blamed on ‘vaping’ from e-cigarettes, but which, according to the
scientist, the symptoms and conditions could not be explained by e-cigarettes.
He said he wrote to the US officials telling them he suspected those deaths
were likely due to the coronavirus. He claims his warnings were ignored.
Immediately prior to that, the CDC
totally shut down the US Military’s main bio-lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland, due
to an absence of safeguards against pathogen leakages, issuing a complete
“cease and desist” order to the military. It was immediately after this event
that the ‘e-cigarette’ epidemic arose.
Screenshot from The New York Times
August 08, 2019
We also had the Japanese citizens
infected in September of 2019, in Hawaii, people who had never been to China,
these infections occurring on US soil long before the outbreak in Wuhan but
only shortly after the locking down of Fort Detrick.
Then, on Chinese social media,
another article appeared, aware of the above but presenting further details. It
stated in part that five “foreign” athletes or other personnel visiting Wuhan
for the World Military Games (October 18-27, 2019) were hospitalised in Wuhan
for an undetermined infection.
The article explains more clearly
that the Wuhan version of the virus could have come only from the US because it
is what they call a “branch” which could not have been created first because it
would have no ‘seed’. It would have to have been a new variety spun off the
original ‘trunk’, and that trunk exists only in the US. (1)
There has been much public
speculation that the coronavirus had been deliberately transmitted to China
but, according to the Chinese article, a less sinister alternative is possible.
If some members of the US team at
the World Military Games (18-27 October) had become infected by the virus from
an accidental outbreak at Fort Detrick it is possible that, with a long initial
incubation period, their symptoms might have been minor, and those individuals
could easily have ‘toured’ the city of Wuhan during their stay, infecting potentially
thousands of local residents in various locations, many of whom would later
travel to the seafood market from which the virus would spread like wildfire
(as it did).
That would account also for the
practical impossibility of locating the legendary “patient zero” – which in
this case has never been found since there would have been many of them.
Next, Daniel Lucey, an infectious
disease expert at Georgetown University in Washington, said in an article in
Science magazine that the first human infection has been confirmed as occurring
in November 2019, (not in Wuhan), suggesting the virus originated elsewhere and
then spread to the seafood markets. “One group put the origin of the outbreak
as early as 18 September 2019.” (2) (3)
Wuhan seafood market may not be
source of novel virus spreading globally.
Description of earliest cases
suggests the outbreak began elsewhere.
The article states:
“As confirmed cases of a novel
virus surge around the world with worrisome speed, all eyes have so far focused
on a seafood market in Wuhan, China, as the origin of the outbreak. But a
description of the first clinical cases published in The Lancet on Friday
challenges that hypothesis.” (4) (5)
The paper, written by a group of
Chinese researchers from several institutions, offers details about the first
41 hospitalized patients who had confirmed infections with what has been dubbed
2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
In the earliest case, the patient
became ill on 1 December 2019 and had no reported link to the seafood market,
the authors report. “No epidemiological link was found between the first
patient and later cases”, they state. Their data also show that, in total, 13
of the 41 cases had no link to the marketplace. “That’s a big number, 13, with
no link”, says Daniel Lucey . . . (6)
Earlier reports from Chinese health
authorities and the World Health Organization had said the first patient had
onset of symptoms on 8 December 2019 – and those reports simply said “most”
cases had links to the seafood market, which was closed on 1 January. (7)
“Lucey says if the new data are
accurate, the first human infections must have occurred in November 2019 – if
not earlier – because there is an incubation time between infection and
symptoms surfacing. If so, the virus possibly spread silently between people in
Wuhan – and perhaps elsewhere – before the cluster of cases from the city’s
now-infamous Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was discovered in late December.
“The virus came into that marketplace before it came out of that marketplace”,
“China must have realized the
epidemic did not originate in that Wuhan Huanan seafood market”, Lucey told
Science Insider. (8)
Kristian Andersen is an
evolutionary biologist at the Scripps Research Institute who has analyzed
sequences of 2019-nCoV to try to clarify its origin. He said the scenario was
“entirely plausible” of infected persons bringing the virus into the seafood
market from somewhere outside. According to the Science article,
“Andersen posted his analysis of 27
available genomes of 2019-nCoV on 25 January on a virology research website. It
suggests they had a “most recent common ancestor” – meaning a common source –
as early as 1 October 2019.” (9)
It was interesting that Lucey also
noted that MERS was originally believed to have come from a patient in Saudi
Arabia in June of 2012, but later and more thorough studies traced it back to
an earlier hospital outbreak of unexplained pneumonia in Jordan in April of
that year. Lucey said that from stored samples from people who died in Jordan,
medical authorities confirmed they had been infected with the MERS virus. (10)
This would provide impetus for
caution among the public in accepting the “official standard narrative” that
the Western media are always so eager to provide – as they did with SARS, MERS,
and ZIKA, all of which ‘official narratives’ were later proven to have been
In this case, the Western media
flooded their pages for months about the COVID-19 virus originating in the
Wuhan seafood market, caused by people eating bats and wild animals. All of
this has been proven wrong.
Not only did the virus not
originate at the seafood market, it did not originate in Wuhan at all, and it
has now been proven that it did not originate in China but was brought to China
from another country. Part of the proof of this assertion is that the genome
varieties of the virus in Iran and Italy have been sequenced and declared to
have no part of the variety that infected China and must, by definition, have
It would seem the only possibility
for origination would be the US because only that country has the “tree trunk”
of all the varieties. And it may therefore be true that the original source of
the COVID-19 virus was the US military bio-warfare lab at Fort Detrick. This
would not be a surprise, given that the CDC completely shut down Fort Detrick,
but also because, as I related in an earlier article, between 2005 and 2012 the
US had experienced 1,059 events where pathogens had been either stolen or
escaped from American bio-labs during the prior ten years.
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Larry Romanoff is a retired
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