According to reports, COVID-19 virus leaked from the Wuhan lab before 12th of September, 2019. But China’s Communist Party kept it under wraps and made it as the “greatest coverup of all time.” According to Rep. Michael McCaul, “a preponderance of the evidence proves that all roads lead” to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the bat-research lab already eyed as a source for the pandemic.”
McCaul also said “It is our belief the virus leaked sometime in late August or early September 2019.” He also added, “When they realized what happened, Chinese Communist Party officials and scientists at the WIV began frantically covering up the leak, including taking their virus database offline in the middle of the night and requesting more than $1 million for additional security.”
“But their coverup was too late – the virus was already spreading throughout the megacity of Wuhan,” and killed more than 4,225,602 people globally.
The investigation also brought forth an unknown overhaul of $1.5 million for waste treatment system for the facility. There were also requests for “environmental air disinfection system” and “hazardous waste treatment system.”
The report cites satellite and geo-mapping intelligence that showed hospitals around the lab getting unusually busy from September — with a rush for online searches of symptoms now linked to the pandemic.
The report also accused Peter Daszak and Shi Zengli, “Wuhan lab’s batwoman” of lying about the origins of the virus as well as for dismissing the lab-leak theory. Daszak should be subpoenaed to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee - “answer the many questions his inconsistent – and in some instances outright and knowingly inaccurate – statements have raised," said McCaul
The report called on Congress to “sanction scientists at the WIV and CCP officials who participated in this coverup.” McCaul said, “This was the greatest coverup of all time and has caused the deaths of more than four million people around world, and people must be held responsible."
The 84-page report furthermore laid evidence and proved that it's time to “completely dismiss the wet market as the source of the outbreak.”
Wuhan's earlier work
There was ample evidence that the lab's scientists worked to modify coronaviruses to infect humans and such manipulation could be hidden. “It is self-evident that Shi and her colleagues, with funding and support from Daszak, were actively genetically manipulating coronaviruses and testing them against human immune systems in 2018 and 2019, before the beginning of the pandemic,” alleged the report.
Citing previous research, McCaul insisted “Researchers at the WIV were … able to successfully modify coronaviruses without leaving a trace as early as 2016."
He further said, “Therefore it is no longer appropriate for anyone to dismiss the notion this virus could have been genetically modified before it leaked from the WIV."
There were some “significant concerns about the lax safety protocols” at the lab, with US State Department officials warning in 2018 about “a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory.”
Repairs requested months earlier
in July 2019, the lab requested a $1.5 million overhaul for “environmental air disinfection system” and “hazardous waste treatment system."
“Such a significant renovation so soon after the facility began operation appears unusual,” says the report.
The repairs “raise questions about how well these systems were functioning in the months prior to the outbreak of COVID-19." In a hypothesis, the leak “likely resulted in lower than ideal air circulation and enabling viral particles to remain suspended in the air longer.”
The report concludes that the virus escaped “sometime prior to September 12, 2019” — the day that urgent inspections were called for the lab and its viral sequence database disappeared from the internet in the middle of the night.
The report claims, “The database contained more than 22,000 entries consisting of sample and pathogen data collected from bats and mice."
“The database contained key information about each sample, including what type of animal it was collected from, where it was collected, whether the virus was successfully isolated, the type of virus collected, and its similarity to other known viruses.”
“Shi has given several conflicting answers” about the outrage while blaming the staff after the spread of the contagion. Later, the institute placed bids for “security services” at the lab “to include gatekeepers, guards, video surveillance, security patrols, and people to handle the ‘registration and reception of foreign personnel."
People's liberation army take control
According to the report PLA Major General Chen Wei took control of the Wuhan lab in January 2020. The Republican report argues that the CCP “was concerned about the activity happening there as news of the virus was spreading." If Wei had taken over in 2019, then “it would mean the CCP knew about the virus earlier, and that the outbreak began earlier."
“This raises the obvious question of why Shi … would lie about military researchers working with the WIV,” the report says, suggesting that “her denial and the scrubbing of the website appear to be obvious attempts to obfuscate the PLA’s involvement with the WIV.”
In September and October 2019, the hospital visits in Wuhan increased significantly as five out of six hospitals “had the highest relative daily volume of cars in the parking lot in September and October 2019, before the first reported cases of COVID-19."
“This peak corresponded with an increase in searches for ‘cough’ and ‘diarrhoea’ in Wuhan on Baidu, a Chinese search engine." This suggested that “a virus with similar symptoms as COVID-19 was circulating in Wuhan in September and October.”
Military world games as a super-spreader
McCaul said, "the Military World Games went ahead that October and some athletes carried the virus back to their home countries – creating one of the earliest super spreader events in the world."
“Since COVID-19 can infect humans without causing symptoms, an untold number of athletes and volunteers become infected, but are asymptomatic and unaware they are infectious,” suggested the hypothesis.
Reports said that many athletes got sick with COVID-like symptoms at the games. The athlete said that he got “very sick 12 days after we arrived, with fever, chills, vomiting, insomnia” — and that “60 Canadian athletes on the flight [home] were put in isolation."