Who Caused COVID-19?

Who Caused COVID-19?

Who Caused COVID-19?(continued from Proof SARS-CoV-2 was engineered)

"Who caused COVID 19?"

A week after 9/11 in 2001, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in US mail. Over the next two months, they killed 5 people and infected another 17. Below is the anthrax-laced letter sent to Senator Patrick Leahy.

Anthrax letter

The worst biological attack in US history prompted the US military to restart biological weapons research, but both Geneva Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), which USA signed in 1972, banned it. To get around this ban, the US military instructed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), to conduct "gain-of-function" research.

What is "gain-of-function" research?

It is genetically modifying germs to make them more infectious and/or deadly to humans. The official justification for it is that creating dangerous germs enables vaccines to be developed against them, to be prepared in case such germs arise. If that justification sounds dangerous and weak, it is because it is, as "gain-of-function" could also serve as a euphemistic rebranding of biological weapons research to skirt the international ban on biological weapons research.

To fund its gain-of-function research, the US military began pumping $1.6 billion annually into NIAID, which boosted NIAID's budget by 26%. And to spend that money, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci farmed out the US military's gain-of-function research to eleven non-military labs in USA.

(It should be noted in 2010 - 7 years after the invasion of Iraq - the FBI ended its 9 year investigation into the 2001 anthrax letters and concluded that they had been sent by Bruce Ivins, a microbiologist at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick in Maryland. Ivins was found dead just before he was to be indicted. Suspicions, however, have been raised about a greater US government involvement than one rogue military microbiologist, who always claimed his innocence, for three reasons. First, Senator Tom Daschle also received an anthrax-laced letter, and the anthrax spores in his were 0.0015 to 0.003 millimeters across, many times smaller than the finest grade of anthrax produced by either the US or Soviet bioweapons programs (source) known to date. It also included a silicon dioxide anti-clumping additive that is so sophisticated that specialists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory couldn't duplicate it despite 56 attempts (source). The unprecedented sophistication of the anthrax in the letter to Senator Daschle exceeded the work that a single military microbiologist could do, so a number of politicians, including Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Arlen Specter, sought further investigations, but were not heeded. Second, soon after the anthrax attacks, the Bush administration began building the case that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that threaten America (see The Legacy of George W. Bush). Third, Leahy and Daschle, the only two Senators to whom the anthrax letters had been sent both had voiced opposition to what would become The Patriot Act.)

By 2008, the gain-of-function research that Anthony Fauci had farmed out to non-military labs in USA began to bear results. A journal article authored in 2008 by the University of North Carolina virologist Ralph Baric (second to last name), among others, boasted about having created "the largest synthetic replicating life form" - a bat SARS-like coronavirus - "to test a possible route of emergence ... to human SARS-CoV" by genetically modifying the bat coronivirus' spike protein receptor:

Ralph Baric Research

But such genetic manipulation of pathogens was dangerous, and the number of accidents that fortunately were mitigated but could have turned into pandemics began to accelerate. After one particularly egregious accident, 300 concerned scientists sent a letter to the White House on July 14, 2014 calling for all gain-of-function research to be stopped. On October 17, 2014, the US government heeded their call and banned until further review such research on SARS, MERS and influenza viruses.

Instead of complying with the ban, Anthony Fauci had Ralph Baric (see above) simply move his research offshore to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, where Zhengli Shi, a virologist known as "The Bat Lady" led the research on bat coronaviruses. Fauci then financed the work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology by laundering money through EcoHealth Alliance, an organization run by a zoologist named Peter Daszak (From 2014 to 2020, EcoHealth Alliance also received $33.85 million directly from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the US Department of Defense (source)).

Pandemic Culprits
(Left to right: Zhengli Shi, Ralph Baric, Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak, Francis Collins)

A year later in 2015, Zhengli Shi and Ralph Baric were among the co-authors (the last two names below) of a journal article in which they announced having used human airway cells and genetic engineering to make the bat coronavirus infect the human lung:

Zheng-li-Shi and Ralph Baric

The article's last section, subtitled "Biosafety and biosecurity," acknowledges NIH's approval and funding of their genetic experiments, saying, "This paper has been reviewed by the funding agency, the NIH. Continuation of these studies was requested, and this has been approved by the NIH":

NIH and Zhengli Shi

This video explains the biochemistry of their "Gain-of-Function" experiments:

Why did the Wuhan Institute of Virology agree to do such dangerous research?

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had wished to conduct biological weapons research for some time but had lacked the knowledge to build the needed lab. So the CCP had the French design the Wuhan Institute of Virology with the understanding that French scientists would conduct "civilian" research alongside Chinese scientists. By 2014, however, China's military - People's Liberation Army - had moved in, excluded the French scientists, and were conducting biological weapons research on their own. The American were offering technology transfer as well as money, and the CCP ultimately would decide how much of the results, if any, to share with the Americans.

In 2017, NIH Director Francis Collins, under a new administration, announced lifting the ban on gain-of-function research on viruses for public health purposes. Many protested, including Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard epidemiologist who pointed out that gain-of-function experiments “have done almost nothing to improve our preparedness for pandemics - yet they risked creating an accidental pandemic.” He and others repeated their calls for such genetic experiments to be banned for good, but were ignored.

In 2018, the US Embassy in Beijing repeatedly sent science diplomats to the Wuhan Institute of Virology over safety concerns. They met with Zhengli Shi and reported back to Washington via cable that the "lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory," and added that the Chinese "researchers also showed that various SARS-like coronaviruses can interact with ACE2, the human receptor identified for SARS-coronavirus. This finding strongly suggests that SARS-like coronaviruses from bats can be transmitted to humans to cause SARS-like diseases" (source).

In addition, while the Wuhan Institute of Virology's high security wing had been completed in 2015, the quality of construction was shoddy, which is common in China. By 2019, its negative air system and sewage system, both crucial to containing and sterilizing dangerous germs, were broken (source).

On September 12, 2019, the Wuhan Institute of Virology suddenly and without explanation deleted its prized database of 22,000 virus samples, and four days later signed a contract to spend $606 million - triple the cost to build a brand new lab from ground up - on a "central air conditioning renovation project" (source). Within weeks, at least three of Zhengli Shi's staff at the lab were hospitalized. So while the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from the lab earlier, September 12, 2019 is when the Wuhan Institute of Virology began to take mitigating measures.

So the people and the institutions that triggered this pandemic include Anthony Fauci and the NIAID, Ralph Baric and the University of North Carolina, Peter Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance, Zhengli Shi and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Francis Collins and the NIH, and those who instructed and funded Anthony Fauci and/or EcoHealth Alliance to conduct biological weapons research.

The video below is transcribed from 0:39 to 1:24 and from 2:52 to 3:14 as follows:

Senator Rand Paul: "Juicing up superviruses is not new. Scientists in the US have long known how to mutate animal viruses to infect humans. For years, Dr. Ralph Baric, a virologist in the US, has been collaborating with Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Institute, sharing his discoveries about how to create superviruses. This gain of function research has been funded by the NIH. The collaboration between the US and the Wuhan Virology Institute continues. Doctors Baric and Shi worked together to insert bat virus spike protein into the backbone of the deadly SARS virus, and then used this man-made supervirus to infect human airway cells... Do you still support sending money to the Wuhan Virology Institute?"

Dr. Anthony Fauci: "We do not send money now to the Wuhan Virology Institute."

Senator Rand Paul: "We did. Under your tutelage, we were sending it through EcoHealth. It was a sub-agency and a sub-grant. Do you support the money from NIH that was going to the Wuhan [Virology] Institute?"

Dr. Anthony Fauci: "Let me explain to you why that was done."

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