Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Why is the Guardian acting as the UK intelligence services' conduit on origins of the coronacrisis?

Letter sent to The Guardian on 5 May:
Your defence and security editor’s attempted refutation that the fugitive  Coronavirus escaped from  the Chinese State’s lead to security  (Level -4) Virology Research Institute (WVRI) in Wuhan   (“No evidence that virus escaped from Chinese Lab, intelligence sources say, “ 5 May; reads almost as it was dictated by the  UK intelligence establishment.
Three times critical piece s of debunking information are credited to anonymous “sources” or “intelligence sources.” It smacks of the time in 2002 and 2003, when the intelligence services selectively leaked materials to a gullible UK media, on Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction (wmds), which, as we now know , proved to be totally fake information.

There is plenty of circumstantial – but directly sourced evidence – suggesting the excact opposite what the intelligence sources assert. Here is a selection:

 The Australian tabloid  newspaper ( The Daily Telegraph) published a remarkable near- 4000 word investigative article revealing the remarkable findings  of the Five Eyes intelligence grouping – the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, established in 1949 – which concluded in a blistering 15-page dossier that they considered it likely the virus escaped from the Wuhan virology lab.(

 Britain’s MI5 is part of Five Eyes, along with GCHQ.

We know US virologists from the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) on Infectious Disease Research for Global Health Security collaborated with their Chinese colleagues on joint projects, having helped establish the Wuhan high security virology laboratory in 2017.(

In a media release on 16 April this year GNL stated: “Through our Biosafety Training Center, UTMB has provided laboratory safety and security training for scientists and operations personnel in more than 70 countries, including China.  The relationship with Wuhan Institute of Virology and the GNL dates back to 2013 and has been facilitated through an ongoing dialogue co-sponsored by the Chinese Academies of Science and U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, with cooperation from the Chinese CDC and others. (

GNL has collaborated with China’s virology research community, which has been has been heroic and innovative in its extraordinary research done on the coronavirus, as has the Australian top level  science institute (CSIRO) ’s  Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, and France’s equivalent high level virology research lab in Lyon.

In 2018, the Chinese state Nanjing Military Research Institute published details research on a new bat virus they had found near Zhoushan city, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. This was subsequently investigated in detail  at the WVRI (
Peter Beaumont’s on- line analysis “Where did Covid-19 come from?” ( provides some details.

Much more may be found in an article by Lynn Klotz, co-managing director of Bridging BioScience and BioBusiness LLC, a biotechnology education company on  Human error in high-biocontainment labs: a likely pandemic threat,” in the  globally respected Bulletin [of the Atomic Scientists], on February 25, 2019 (


Inter alia, it records that “Accidents happen [in top-level 4 biosecurity labs], and more than 70% of the time it’s due to the humans involved.”

The important matter of the virus’ origins has been raised in the UK Parliament, but sadly summarily dismissed by ministers.s

Six weeks ago Labour MP ,Nadia Whittome asked the department of health if it would initiate research into the security control of viruses under investigation at the Wuhan State Institute of Virology, only to be dismissed bluntly by heath minister Jo Churchill with: "We have no plans to authorise research into the security control of viruses under investigation at the Wuhan State Institute of Virology." (Written answer, 26 March 2020 Number 29268)

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