TA-FC ClipBoard: Alright, so there are two experimental labs in Wuhan, China, a few miles from the diseased markets, that experiment with viruses, evidently the COVID-19 virus being one of them.
It is assumed that because the virus wasn’t altered in these labs that it leaked by accident aka poor safety procedures into a lab worker and then that lab worker, unwittingly infected other people.
The article doesn’t say from where or what source the lab retrieved the virus with the intent of studying/researching it.
Since Wuhan market sells warm/wet animals who have this virus, can it be assumed that the lab used said animals to procure the virus?
If the lab knew in advance of the infected animals at Wuhan market, why did the Chinese government allow these animals to be sold?
Once the lab is finished testing on the animal(s) who have deadly viruses or any other type of virus that the lab considers test-worthy, where do these animals get deposited? Back to the market? To be sold as food?
“Virus collection, culture, isolation, or animal infection at BSL-2 [moderate biosafety level] with a virus having the transmission characteristics of the outbreak virus would pose substantial risk of infection of a lab worker, and from the lab worker, the public,” he said.Tweet
Again, where, when, how do the labs dispose of the animals infected?
It doesn’t appear to this writer to be coincidental, that these two labs researching viruses just happen to be within close proximity to where the viruses thrive in animals sold for food.
Where do they get the infected animals and where do they deposit them when finished? Answer those questions. The world deserves to know. I want to know.
My recommendation is to remove all living beings including humans from those market places and burn the markets to the ground. Make a big display of it so the world can see it. Otherwise, the world, including me, will stop purchasing any product that is Made In China. China’s economy will collapse.
There needs to be an end to markets that cause pandemics, wherever they are located. Are there wet/warm markets in the USA? In New York? How many Chinese or other Asian groups have contracted the coronavirus in New York City? Shut them down now, and don’t let them reopen.Tweet
It’s customary for Asian vendors and restaurants in the USA to purchase their products from Asian companies. Chinese and other Asian restaurants will go out of business.
No one will ever trust their product again. Even if it’s only plain rice they sell, that death connection will be hard to break in the psyche of future customers.
And who will trust the government, any government, when they say all food is safe coming from Asia?
No one, not even Asians. I won’t.
Why spend all that money on sanitizing product before it enters the USA? Go to the source and destroy it before it does any more harm.
Stop eating animals is the only long-term cure.
Boris Johnson’s government has considered the possibility that the coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a Chinese lab
Adam Payne Apr 6, 2020, 7:50 AM
The UK government reportedly believes the coronavirus outbreak may have started in a Chinese laboratory.
Most experts believe the outbreak began when animals passed the virus to humans in China, specifically in or near a market in the city of Wuhan where live animals were sold.Some scientists, however, believe an accidental leak is a plausible alternative theory — and the Mail on Sunday said UK officials were not ruling it out.
A UK parliamentary committee last week accused the Chinese government of spreading disinformation about the origins of the virus.
“Perhaps it is no coincidence that there is that laboratory in Wuhan,” one UK government official told the Mail on Sunday.
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The UK government believes the novel coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan where scientists were researching viruses, according to a Mail on Sunday newspaper report.
Most experts believe the outbreak of the virus began with animals passing the disease to humans in or near a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan where live animals were sold.
The Mail on Sunday report, however, says that while officials in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government believe this is still the most likely explanation, it is “no longer being discounted” that a leak from a nearby laboratory actually caused the outbreak.
“There is a credible alternative view [to the zoonotic theory] based on the nature of the virus,” a member of the UK government’s emergency committee of senior officials, Cobra, told the newspaper. “Perhaps it is no coincidence that there is that laboratory in Wuhan. It is not discounted.”
There are two scientific labs close to Wuhan where scientists are believed to have been carrying out tests on viruses: the Institute of Virology and the Wuhan Center for Disease Control.
Both are within 10 miles of the animal market where the outbreak is widely believed to have started late last year.
Some scientists in the US believe an accidental laboratory leak is a plausible theory, The Washington Post columnist David Ignatius said last week.
One biologist Ignatius pointed to was Richard Ebright, a professor at Rutgers University’s Waksman Institute of Microbiology.
Ebright was quoted in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as saying many of the scientists in Wuhan who had been researching viruses had only “minimal protections” against infection.
“Virus collection, culture, isolation, or animal infection at BSL-2 [moderate biosafety level] with a virus having the transmission characteristics of the outbreak virus would pose substantial risk of infection of a lab worker, and from the lab worker, the public,” he said.
He went on to say the evidence available left “a basis to rule out a lab construct, but no basis to rule out a lab accident.”
In other words, while the virus was not believed to have been created in a lab, it could have been studied in one and released in an accident.
Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/HandoutJohnson’s government has reportedly started to question the veracity of China’s statements regarding the coronavirus.
Last week it was reported that UK officials were furious with the Chinese state.
On March 29, the senior UK lawmaker Michael Gove told the BBC he was skeptical of China’s official virus numbers.
“The first case of coronavirus in China was established in December of last year, but it was also the case that some of the reporting from China was not clear about the scale, the nature, the infectiousness of this,” he said.
A report by the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee last week accused the Chinese government of spreading disinformation about the spread of the virus.
“Disinformation about COVID-19 has already cost lives,” the committee said.
“It is essential that the Government issues clear and transparent messages at home to confront and rebut disinformation spread by foreign powers.”
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