Friday, March 06, 2020

Who made it?

"Who Made Coronavirus? Was It the U.S., Israel or China Itself?" (Giraldi).  Comment by Han 21 (Unz reply):
"I’ve seen remarkably little commentary on the role of the Harvard Chemistry Chair Charles Lieber, who was arrested on January 28, 2020. Lieber’s entire research team consisted of Chinese grad students, 2 of whom were also arrested in Boston on the same day.

Lieber, as per WaPo, was “under contract as part of the Thousand Talents Plan,” and had helped create the virology lab in Wuhan. Lieber was paid $1.5M by the Chinese government, in addition to a $50k stipend/month and other expenses. His expertise was in nanovirology, and an article from over 10 years ago showed he had designed a nanotubule that could cross a cell membrane and deliver instructions directly to the cell’s genome.

“Separately, the Justice Department charged Yanqing Ye, a student in Boston University’s departments of physics, chemistry and biomedical engineering, with lying on her visa application and failing to disclose that she was a lieutenant in China’s People’s Liberation Army. FBI agents found evidence that she was carrying out tasks for her military superiors, such as conducting research, assessing U.S. military websites and sending U.S. documents to China, the Justice Department said.”

“The third case announced Tuesday was against Zaosong Zheng, who worked as a cancer researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from 2018 to 2019. Zheng is accused of trying to smuggle 21 vials of biological research material back to China in a sock in his luggage. When he was stopped at the airport and questioned about the vials, he allegedly told investigators that he wanted to use them to conduct research in China.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/fbi-charges-harvard-chemist-two-others-in-chinese-research-cases/2020/01/28/f5e09086-41ee-11ea-b5fc-eefa848cde99_story.html

The radio silence on this arrest, even on dissident sites such as this one, is extraordinary, given the exponential increase in COV19 cases in the West. That, coupled with the US military exercise in Wuhan 2 weeks before the outbreak (average viral incubation time 2 weeks), and the apparent attempt by the Chinese government at covering up initial data on the virus obtained in Hubei Province, does make one curious. But the high concentration of cases amongst Iranian officials is rather glaring. As far as I know, China has no beef with Iran."
This is an incredible story. How often does a chairman of a department at Harvard University get arrested? And, yes, I know what you are obviously thinking, of course, of course, of course, as always, ((())).  Needless, to say, this incredible story didn't get much (((media))) attention.  What the US government is specifically complaining about is his alleged attempts to hide his Chinese connections and funding (in other words, another one of their lying crimes, not a substantive crime, though it may be they used the lying crime to stop what they feared was a substantive crime they couldn't prove).

For what it is worth:  "No Link Between Harvard Scientist Charles Lieber and Coronavirus" (McDonald).

The Oops, my Fly comment reminds me that only a few months ago the (((media))) was reporting many instances of severe respiratory distress caused by, they said, vaping, specifically, chemicals in the vaped material.  Also, last spring, there was an serious flu going around (I know as I caught it, and I almost never catch anything), which unusually caused severe breathing problems (I've never experienced anything like it).  I mentioned it to my doctor, having seen nothing about it in the news, and he confirmed such a strain with such symptoms was going around, and it wasn't anything specific to me or my treatment.
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