Now that we are entering the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, with an viral scourge that continues to mutate out of our control at every turn, there are fears that perhaps this is what it was designed to do.
The idea that COVID-19 may have been an escaped bioweapon have been around from the very start of the pandemic itself, and with some fairly solid evidence to back it up. In spite of this, science has roundly rejected the possibility of declaring this unequivocally, and now we may know why.
Leading British and US scientists thought it was likely that Covid accidentally leaked from a laboratory but were concerned that further debate would harm science in China, emails show.
An email from Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, on February 2 2020 said that “a likely explanation” was that Covid had rapidly evolved from a Sars-like virus inside human tissue in a low-security lab.
The email, to Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Francis Collins of the US National Institutes of Health, went on to say that such evolution may have “accidentally created a virus primed for rapid transmission between humans”.
Then came the unbelievable reason for the reticence.
But a leading scientist told Sir Jeremy that “further debate would do unnecessary harm to science in general and science in China in particular”. Dr Collins, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, warned it could damage “international harmony”.
The idea of protecting “science in China” is sure to make many Americans livid, particularly as the communist regime in Beijing continues to belligerently antagonize the world and their own people.