Wuhan Biosafety expert acknowledges widespread safety and maintenance concerns in China’s top secret labs investigating deadly diseases
- Pressure was built on Beijing last night after the leak of a bomb file accusing China of lying about Covid-19
- The file, which has been circulated to Western governments, including Britain, also says that China prosecuted whistleblowers
- It will also likely increase China’s calls to increase reparations to other countries if the claims are backed up with Trump already demanding $ 1 trillion
International pressure built on Beijing last night after the leak of an intelligence bomb file accusing China of having lied about the origins of Covid-19 – citing evidence that the virus was transmitted to humans through the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The file, which has been circulated to Western governments, including Britain, also says that China prosecuted whistleblowers as part of the cover-up and obstacles to other countries developing a vaccine.
The secret document, from the Five Eyes security alliance of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, threatens to break the fragile consensus prevailing among nations – with the exception of US President Donald Trump – for direct allegations against the Chinese government over the pandemic.
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It comes a month after The Mail first reported on Sunday that British cabinet ministers were informed that the virus could have first spread after it leaked from the institute, and 48 hours after President Trump announced that he had seen intelligence who gave him a “high degree of confidence” that the global crisis had its origins in the laboratory.
When asked if the UK was investigating whether China was not fully open about the cause of the virus, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said yesterday: ‘There will come a time when we want to detail the origin of the virus and want to consider the actions of other countries. ‘
The file, leaked to the Saturday Telegraph in Australia, criticizes the alleged cover-ups and prosecutions the Chinese have caused since the outbreak, as described in this paper.
Trump’s Five Eyes allies are reluctant to join his criticism of Beijing – despite having access to the same intelligence briefings – particularly when China provides essential protective equipment and fans to countries such as the UK.
Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli can be seen on February 23, 2017 at the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province.
It will also likely increase China’s calls to increase reparations to other countries if the claims are backed up with Trump already demanding $ 1 trillion. According to the file, China has proceeded to cover up the severity of the outbreak from early December, saying, “Despite evidence of human-to-human transmission from early December, the Chinese authorities have denied it until January 20.”
It describes Beijing’s secrecy about the pandemic as an “attack on international transparency” and points out that China imposed travel bans on people traveling across the country, but kept telling the rest of the world that travel bans were unnecessary.
The report addresses the possibility that the virus has leaked from the Wuhan Institute and mentions several studies led by scientist Dr. Shi Zhengli concerned. It emphasizes the fact that Dr. Zhengli – aka Bat Woman – and her team in the lab investigated deadly bat-derived coronaviruses – with at least one of the virus samples being a 96 percent genetic match for Covid-19.
British security sources said they “checked” the details in the report. Last night, Xiong Jun, of the Chinese Embassy in London, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The head of the Wuhan Institute of Virology emphasized in an interview that the institute is run under a set of strict management rules. High-quality bioresearch safety laboratories have advanced protection features and strict measures to ensure the safety of laboratory personnel and protect the environment from contamination.
“There is no infection within the institute. It is the established general opinion of [the World Health Organisation]and public health scientists and professionals in the vast majority of countries, including the US, that there is no evidence that the virus is from a laboratory.
As the pandemic spreads, the international community must work together to fight the virus. “This is the only way to beat Covid-19. Rumors, as well as slander and slander, will only damage international solidarity. ‘