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China's Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did the Virus Originate in the US?

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The Western media quickly took the stage and laid out the official narrative for the outbreak of the new coronavirus that appeared to have begun in China, claiming it to have originated with animals at a wet market in Wuhan.

In fact the origin was for a long time unknown but it appears likely now, according to Chinese and Japanese reports, that the virus originated elsewhere, from multiple locations, but began to spread widely only after being introduced to the market.

More to the point, it appears that the virus did not originate in China and, according to reports in Japanese and other media, may have originated in the US.

Chinese Researchers Conclude the Virus Originated Outside of China

After collecting samples of the genome in China, medical researchers first conclusively demonstrated that the virus did not originate at the seafood market but had multiple unidentified sources, after which it was exposed to the seafood market from where it spread everywhere. (1) (2) (3)


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A new study by Chinese researchers indicates the novel coronavirus may have begun human-to-human transmission in late November from a place other than the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan.

The study published on ChinaXiv, a Chinese open repository for scientific researchers, reveals the new coronavirus was introduced to the seafood market from another location(s), and then spread rapidly from the market due to the large number of close contacts. The findings were the result of analyses of the genome data, sources of infection, and the route of spread of variations of the novel coronavirus collected throughout China.

The study believes that patient(s) zero transmitted the virus to workers or sellers at the Huanan seafood market, the crowded market easily facilitating further transmission of the virus to buyers, which caused a wider spread in early December 2019. (Global Times, February 22, 2020, emphasis added (2)

Chinese medical authorities and "intelligence agencies" then conducted a rapid and wide-ranging search for the origin of the virus, collecting nearly 100 samples of the genome from 12 different countries on 4 continents, identifying all the varieties and mutations. During this research, they determined the virus outbreak had begun much earlier, probably in November, shortly after the Wuhan Military Games.

They then came to the same independent conclusions as the Japanese researchers that the virus did not begin in China but was introduced there from the outside.

China's top respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan said on January 27

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I suspected right from the start it was from the U.S.

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And the virus possibly originating in the U.S. is not shocking to me as the article states. Quite the contrary, all in a days work by the U.S. or Western world deep state. I truly believe they are capable of something like this so as to enable the continuing of their world hegemony. And on another note, the democratic primary votes are being flipped from Bernie Sanders to Joe Biden. But maybe this is related too.

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Well, one meme that has prevailed for the last couple of months is, "leave the science to the scientists"-- not the politicians, especially the utterly incompetent ones.

The six points at the end appear to be related as economic policy to the coronavirus, if it can be said that the policy is truly to contaminate the Chinese people and everything they eat. The point about America having all 5 strains of the virus (I was only aware there were two (Type L and the "ancestral" Type S) is damning. And the fact that Fort Detrick was still open so proximately in time to the outbreak is mighty suspicious.

One prediction: history will record Dr. Fauci as a hero.


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"One prediction: history will record Dr. Fauci as a hero."

Dr. Fauci I'm quite sure doesn't think the virus originated in the U.S. Or anywhere other than China, for that matter. He disagrees with labeling it the "Chinese Virus", or the "Wuhan Virus", but only to avoid stigmatizing Chinese or Asian people.

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The 'Global Times' is of course a mouthpiece of the CCP. (Chinese Communist Party) As usual, one should be highly skeptical of anything coming from it, not to mention communist regimes in general. Meanwhile, back in the real world, where people are free to express themselves, even if it happens to reflect badly on their own country:

"We are in the midst of a pandemic lockdown today because the Chinese Communist regime cared more about suppressing information than suppressing a virus. Doctors in Wuhan knew in December that the coronavirus was capable of human-to-human transmission because medical workers were getting sick. But as late as Jan. 15, the head of China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared on state television that "the risk of human-to-human transmission is low." On Jan. 18, weeks after President Xi Jinping had taken charge of the response, authorities allowed a Lunar New Year banquet to go forward in Wuhan where tens of thousands of families shared food and then let millions travel out of Wuhan, allowing the disease to spread across the world. It was not until Jan. 23 that the Chinese government enacted a quarantine in Wuhan.

If the regime had taken action as soon as human-to-human transmission was detected, it might have contained the virus and prevented a global pandemic. Instead, Chinese officials punished doctors for trying to warn the public and suppressed information that might have saved lives. According to the Times of London, Chinese doctors who had identified the pathogen in early December received a gag order from China's National Health Commission with instructions to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news.

This is what totalitarian regimes do. First, they lie to themselves, and then, they lie to the world......"

The author and sympathetic commenters need to realize one important thing. If you were a Chinese citizen, and wished to reveal these truths regarding all this, or otherwise criticize your government, you would simply not be permitted to do so.

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So Becky, you say we are being lied to, and fooled because we happen to agree with the assessment of the CCP as reported by the Global Times. Yes I believe the virus originated in the U.S. which you have not refuted in your comment, but instead attacked the CCP response. But in doing so you quoted from your own Western propaganda tool, the London Times. But of course to you, your Western sources are superior. I mean according to you, they come from the real world. Typical western arrogance that dismisses any info that doesn't adhere to their flawed belief system. Then you say that the Chinese are not allowed to criticize their government. Maybe that's true, maybe it isn't. But how do you know? What are your sources for this info? More Western propaganda maybe? Also, the topic is not whether or not people can criticize their governments, but what was the source of the virus. It is laughable of you to try to insinuate that a government is somehow superior because it allows it's people to criticize it, while at the same time doesn't listen to a damn thing the people have to say. To the contrary, they ignore the demands of it's people and continue to bomb, commit mayhem, destroy, and yes spread deadly viruses all over the world. And also do awful things here at home. No Becky, inspite if my being able to write this comment such a government is still doing evil. Whatever you say about the CCP, they are not doing these things to other nations. The U.S. and its Western allies are.

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You're certainly welcome to believe in this angle, gentry. Personally, I prefer to base my beliefs about a subject like this on the best science, preferably coming from those operating in open, free environments:

Our ruling: False

An article circulating on social media claims COVID-19 did not originate in China. We rate this claim FALSE because it is not supported by research. The consensus among experts researching the virus places the beginning of its spread at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China.

Our fact-check sources:

COVID-19 Genome

Intermediary Species May Be Pangolin

CDC Information On SARS

ETH Zurich Study On COVID-19 Origins

Scripps Institute Study On COVID-19 Origins

What's presented in this article looks to me like some pretty thin gruel. It strikes me as propaganda and/or wishful thinking, the kind that comes from state-controlled media and CCP apologists, not actual science performed from a detached perspective.

The contention is that U.S. soldiers supposedly infected people during the 'Military World Games' in mid October, over two months before the first known case of Covid-19. And no U.S. military personnel associated with the games have tested positive for the virus.

I suppose it's possible the virus somehow came in from somewhere else. It just doesn't look to me like it's very probable. I wouldn't have any problem with that being the case should it be proven, but I do have a problem with people advancing poorly supported theories that serve to distract from the much more likely reality of a situation, which can only harm the world's efforts to combat this particular foe. No, not China, the virus.

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My contention is your views are a major reason why the world's problems continue to be not only unsolved, but getting worse. People like you Becky are a major part of the problem.

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