June 07 2021 — The COVID pandemic has already claimed the lives of 3.5 million people worldwide and there is no end in sight to this global tragedy. Yet, nearly a year and a half since the first cases were detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the origin of the virus remains a mystery. On May 26 2021, President Joe Biden announced that he had tasked the US Intelligence Community to prepare a report on their most up-to-date analysis of the origins of COVID-19, including whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident. To be sure, there is no direct evidence of a lab-leak so far. But the Open Source Intelligence [OSINT] already available provides strong circumstantial evidence in favor of this theory. And the cover-up is very real. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
Today, I will start this new series with a quote from Patricia Conrad — Dr Tony Fauci’s Special Assistant.
On November 1, 2013, Patricia Conrad received an email from NIH official Greg Folkers with a cartoon depicting a bat depositing coronavirus particles attacking human ACE2 receptor cells.
The email from Greg Folkers reads:
“Recently, the team led by Dr. Zhengli Shi from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Peter Daszak from Ecohealth Alliance identified SL-CoVs [SARS-like coronavirus] in Chinese horseshoe bats that were 95% identical to human SARS-CoV and were able to use human angiotensin -converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor for docking and entry.
Remarkably, they isolated the first known live bat SL-CoV that replicates in human and related cells.
Their findings provide clear evidence that some SL-CoVs circulating in bats are capable of infecting and replicating in human.”
And this is the cartoon — as well as its caption — attached to the email.
Bat SL-CoV-WIV1 uses ACE2 to directly infect human cells. — A newly isolated wild-type bat SL-CoV- WIV1 is found to use ACE2 as a cellular entry receptor and replicate in human alveolar basal epithelial cells (A549), pig kidney-15 cells (PK15) and Chinese horseshoe bat kidney cells (RSKT). (Figure provided by Meng Wang. Wuhan Institute of Virology.)
Patricia Conrad replied:
“I think we need more slides like this… It is too cute!”
The Origin of Covid-19 — The Truth in 90 Quotes
“Greater clarity about the origins of this pandemic is necessary and feasible to achieve. We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have sufficient data. A proper investigation should be transparent, objective, data-driven, inclusive of broad expertise, subject to independent oversight, and responsibly managed to minimize the impact of conflicts of interest. Public health agencies and research laboratories alike need to open their records to the public. Investigators should document the veracity and provenance of data from which analyses are conducted and conclusions drawn, so that analyses are reproducible by independent experts.” — Investigate the origins of COVID-19 — Science (May 14 2021)
“When I first saw the furin cleavage site in the viral sequence, with its arginine codons, I said to my wife it was the smoking gun for the origin of the virus. These features make a powerful challenge to the idea of a natural origin for SARS2.” — David Baltimore — Virologist and former president of the California Institute of Technology —1975 Nobel Prize for his work with viruses
“The Biden administration has now studied the mountain of disturbing evidence that we were confronted with in the last few months of the Trump administration. It is jaw dropping. And as they have noted, a great deal more needs to be assessed.” — David Asher, who led a state department investigation into the origins of Covid. (May 31 2021)
“Those pursuing the investigation into COVID-19’s origins at the State Department say they were repeatedly advised not to open a ‘Pandora’s box’ or a ‘can of worms’—especially as it pertained to the U.S.’s own research funding.” — Vanity Fair (June 5 2021)
“But these days the consensus doesn’t consense quite as well as it used to. Now the media is filled with disturbing stories suggesting that Covid might have come — not from “populism” at all, but from a laboratory screw-up in Wuhan, China. You can feel the moral convulsions beginning as the question sets in: What if science itself is in some way culpable for all this?” — If the Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis is true, expect a political earthquake –Thomas Frank
To be updated… Stay tuned!
Judicial Watch Obtains Records Showing NIAID under Dr. Fauci Gave Wuhan Lab $826k for Bat Coronavirus Research From 2014 to 2019 — JUDICIAL WATCH
The Origin of Covid-19 — The Truth in 90 Quotes [QUOTE #1 : Patricia Conrad — Dr Tony Fauci’s Special Assistant]