UPDATED 7:29 AM PT – Friday, July 2, 2021
A new report by NBC News has confirmed the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s ties to the Chinese military. The report found the lab’s Chief Chinese scientist, Dr. Shi Zhengli, collaborated with at least two officials with the People’s Liberation Army of China.
.@NBCNews on PLA role at WIV. If #ShiZhengli not telling the truth, we couldn’t trust her that the WIV didn’t have #SARSCoV2 or a precursor virus in its repository prior to the outbreak. If they did, that would prove the pandemic stems from a lab incident. https://t.co/uITjDP0GR3
— Jamie Metzl (@JamieMetzl) June 30, 2021
Dr. Shi is also China’s leading specialist on bat coronaviruses. Her contacts with Chinese military scientists date back to 2018 and 2019. The report noted that they were related to gain of function research. This type of research is used to alter an organism or disease in a way that increases transmissibility.
Mainstream media have long dismissed the Chinese military’s involvement with the outbreak of COVID-19 as a conspiracy theory, but new evidence appears to confirm such assertions.
🚨🚨 WATCH → Every single expert witness at yesterday’s COVID-19 origins hearing told Congress it came from a lab.
Will the media and Big Tech be apologizing for calling people conspiracy theorists for saying that? pic.twitter.com/rjFUPQ5urc
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 30, 2021
Meanwhile, congressional Republicans are investigating the Wuhan lab experiments that were reportedly funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the tune of $600,000. If the involvement of Chinese military with Wuhan research is confirmed, Dr. Fauci’s actions may raise a national security concern.