Tuesday, 28 July 2020

What was the origin of the Wuhan virus?


Carrie Gracie (“China has been rewriting the facts to suit its Covid-19 story,” 26 July 2020; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/27/china-truth-coronavirus-panorama-xi-jinping) is a very experienced sinologist, and explains cogently some of the disinformation practices by Beijing over the coronacrisis.

But she is too accepting of the received narrative that the virus emerged from a viral transfer between bats and mammals (perhaps pangolins) within the Wuhan wet-live food market in December 2019.

There have been copious reports from athletes from Germany (Jacueline Bock), Italy (Matteo Tagliariol) and France (Elodie Clouvel)  that they had Covid19 symptoms while  participating in the World Military games held in Wuhan in October last year.

And, as the Guardian has reported (“French hospital discovers Covid-19 case from December,  4 May 2020; www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/french-hospital-discovers-covid-19-case-december-retested) Dr Yves Cohen, head of resuscitation at the Avicenne and Jean Verdier hospitals in Paris recorded one patient who had his blood sample re-analysed was found positive for Covid-19 on 27 December, before China claimed the outbreak happened in the Wuhan market.

I recorded in my own blog, posted on 27 April this year (“China's brilliant virology discoveries go unrecognized in the West;” http://drdavidlowry.blogspot.com/2020/04/chinas-brilliant-virology-discoveries.html) stated the following:

“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.”

Building on this, the virologist, Dr Zhi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology  Research Institute (WVRI) did complex research on ‘splitting’  the Sars virus, producing four key papers [published in Western science journals], that looked into the possibility of  developing self-replicating synthetic coronaviruses ( assessing the  so-called “S” protein).”

On 26 January this year, the United States’ Government Centers for Diseases Control published a paper on viral transfer from bats. 

The researchers found the new virus was not one found in the kind of bats sometimes on sale at the Wuhan market.

Labour MP Nadia Whittome, asked the department of health in late March if mmonsit 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;

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Why is the UK Government not interested in discovering the source of the pandemic? 

Which leaves the unanswered question: what was the original source of the fugitive virus in Wuhan, if not the market?”

1 comment:

  1. Morning,
    Would my case be of interest to you or any researchers. I have my full hospital notes available if it would help. Now seven months later I am suffering from what appear substantial after effects,(polymyalgia, decrease in lung power, no sense of smell, brain 'fogs', heavy sweats etc), this in a reasonably fit, sporty 61 year old who has never smoked and rarely drinks.
    The notes show I was hospitalised at Princess Royal Telford Shropshire for 10 DAYS in DECEMBER. I was discharged with the notes showing PYREXIA FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE, with staff and consultants saying 'we haven't a clue what's wrong with you.'
    Symptoms included breathlessness (on oxygen 8 days), high fevers, delusional in spells, no sense of smell / taste, areas of concern seemingly moving round my organs (they wanted to take several out), extreme body aches (I now realise this was the polymyalgia), headaches and total fatigue etc.
    I have been unable to get an anti-body test, not being front line, but am convinced having listened to patients and extensive reading I was one of the first to get the virus. The truth of the after effects of the virus need to be highlighted to the general public to prepare them for the additional workload this will place on the NHS in the future.
    I would appreciate any help in establishing if I did have the virus and would willingly make myself available for any tests or research you, or anyone you could put me in touch with, would want to do.
    Please contact me and I will provide full details.
    Thanking-you for your time.
    Tim Warren - 07971 515318 E-mail info@usedfordcarswombourne.co.uk