The only Chinese Microbiology lab where they test viruses such as the coronavirus is located just under a mile from the meat market where the first outbreak of the coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan.
It seems that researchers at the lab will sell the testing animals to the meat market for extra money.
That means that the virus could have been carried out of the lab by workers and sold at the market to unsuspecting shoppers.
This theory could carry water because otherwise, you have to believe it started from thin air.
Some of the lab workers made a great deal of money from the sale of these animals.
The New York Post writes:
That’s right. China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab that is equipped to handle deadly coronaviruses, called the National Biosafety Laboratory, is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
What’s more, the People’s Liberation Army’s top expert in biological warfare, a Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, was dispatched to Wuhan at the end of January to help with the effort to contain the outbreak.
According to the PLA Daily, Gen. Chen has been researching coronaviruses since the SARS outbreak of 2003, as well as Ebola and anthrax.
This would not be her first trip to the Wuhan Institute of Virology either, since it is one of only two bioweapons research labs in all of China.
Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. Or, in some cases, a lot of extra cash. One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market, where they eventually wound up in someone’s stomach.
But the Post story none of China’s excuses add up: “Snakes don’t carry coronaviruses and … bats aren’t sold at a seafood market.”
The evidence points to SARS-CoV-2 research being carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The virus may have been carried out of the lab by an infected worker or crossed over into humans when they unknowingly dined on a lab animal. Whatever the vector, Beijing authorities are now clearly scrambling to correct the serious problems with the way their labs handle deadly pathogens.
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