Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak

Elias Hubbard
May 25, 2021

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) joined John Roberts on Fox News Monday to offer his reaction to a report in The Wall Street Journal about the origins of Covid-19.

That lack of information has prompted some experts to be wary of the findings and demand more investigations into the virus's origin, including the possibility that it in fact was leaked from a lab. "In the end, nothing can definitely be concluded", USA intelligence sources said.

Three researchers from the Chinese Institute of Virology in Wuhan (WIV) were treated in a hospital in November 2019.

Metzl said the USA and other countries are dragging their feet on properly investigating his claim because of China's deep "political influence". "The lab has not been aware of this situation [sick researchers in autumn 2019], and I don't even know where such information came from".

November 2019 is in line with when experts believe the COVID-19 virus began circulating. The team also said that the virus had jumped from a pangolin to humans, but, there are chances that there was an intermediary animal.

The Wuhan Institute of Veterans Affairs studies bat coronaviruses and has a history of military research.

The Biden administration declined to comment on the intelligence but said that all technically credible theories on the origin of the pandemic should be investigated by the World Health Organization and worldwide experts.

Several countries have declared victory over the COVID-19 and some others are still grappling with its devastating effects; however, the year-and-a-half-long pandemic we've been experiencing still has experts arguing over its yet-to-be-known origins.

Finally, the Chinese attempted to manipulate the composition of the World Health Organization investigators, who visited them in February, and controlled the team's information access, generating further speculation of foul play.

Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) clashed in the course of the listening to over whether or not the United States authorities funded "gain of function" analysis on the Wuhan lab - a course of of creating a virus stronger in a managed lab setting as a solution to generate higher vaccines to defeat it.

"It's not a complete throwing out of that hypothesis", Daszak said. Of course, we haven't abandoned the hypothesis entirely, but our conclusion is that it is unlikely that the epidemic happened this way, Daske tells CNN.

The United States and 13 other nations have jointly expressed their concerns over the World Health Organization report saying that it was late in coming and failed to include complete data and samples.

Earlier the Weekend Australian newspaper revealed that Chinese scientists were thinking about bioweapons, visualising a Word War-3 scenario.

Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which has always been investigating the origins of the pandemic, received a classified briefing on the matter last week, according to a source familiar with the matter. Sources did not say whether intelligence reports referring to hospitalized researchers were discussed during the briefing. Look to the divergence of perspective between informed USA officials quoted in the story, and their dearth of consensus on whether the intelligence is to be taken as strong "supporting evidence" at all. One lawmaker accused Dr Fauci, who some on the right say is the "father of the virus", of playing word games in his rejection that United States funded the Wuhan lab's gain of function research, alleging money from NIH was routed indirectly to WIV through another U.S. organisation whose lead scientist played a prominent role in discrediting the lab leak theory.

The Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and defense intelligence components contributed to both the public fact sheet and classified report, the sources said.

"It will shock your viewers to know that there is no global investigation into the origins of COVID right now", Metzl told Carlson.

But these hammered lab conspiracies are accomplishing an appalling contrast in practice: the world wants to put a scientific inquiry on a pedestal, and yet Washington is adamant on transferring conspiracy-laden intel from one administration to the other. But "the Chinese are never going to allow that", said one person familiar with the underlying intelligence.

Gottlieb said we are unlikely to know for sure.

"They wouldn't take our phone calls, they wouldn't answer our questions".

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