Everyone by now has already heard of the coronavirus that originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Not exactly some jerk-water hick town. Wuhan has a population of 11 million. That’s three million more than New York City.
Many have also caught wind that the most likely reason this constantly mutating virus came into being was due to something called “wet markets” where live animals of all kinds are for sale for eventual human consumption.
When I say all kinds, I mean all kinds. Everything from dogs, monkeys, koalas, rats, wolf cubs, chickens, pigs, cats, rabbits, etc. All in cages stacked one on top of another.
To add to the gross-out factor, the bottom cages end up in a rather disgusting soup of urine, feces, vomit and blood.
It was in that rather noxious brew where the coronavirus quite possibly was born.
Taking the ick-factor all the way to 11, word’s out that the initial reason humans came down with the sickness is due to people eating the animals either undercooked or dined on said animals while still alive.
But there’s a report just out noting that Wuhan is also home to something called the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Believe me when I tell you this isn’t just some run-of-the-mill research facility.
As reported by the Washington Times;
The deadly animal virus epidemic spreading globally may have originated in a Wuhan laboratory linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, according to an Israeli biological warfare expert.
Radio Free Asia this week rebroadcast a local Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China’s most advanced virus research laboratory known the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Radio Free Asia reported.
The laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses.
Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese bio warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert biological weapons program.
“Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged, in terms of research and development, in Chinese [biological weapons], at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW alignment,” Mr. Shoham told The Washington Times.
In 1993, China declared a second facility, the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, as one of eight biological warfare research facilities covered by the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) which China joined in 1985.
The Wuhan Institute of Biological Products is a civilian facility but is linked to the Chinese defense establishment, and has been regarded to be involved in the Chinese BW program, Mr. Shoham said.