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US State Department releases fact sheet alleging Covid-19 virus may have originated in Wuhan Institute of Virology, demands a thorough probe


1. Illnesses inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV):


  • The U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses. This raises questions about the credibility of WIV senior researcher Shi Zhengli’s public claim that there was “zero infection” among the WIV’s staff and students of SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-related viruses.
  • Accidental infections in labs have caused several previous virus outbreaks in China and elsewhere, including a 2004 SARS outbreak in Beijing that infected nine people, killing one.
  • The CCP has prevented independent journalists, investigators, and global health authorities from interviewing researchers at the WIV, including those who were ill in the fall of 2019. Any credible inquiry into the origin of the virus must include interviews with these researchers and a full accounting of their previously unreported illness.
 

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Requesting members to post vaccine related news from their states as well.
 

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I was reading one commentary in Globaltimes wherein they stated that US and EU could get ahead eventually in the pandemic race as:

1) Coronavirus will keep circulating in the world under different mutations and it is not going anywhere.

2) The Chinese declared theselves as winner trying to prove their model is the best. It is important to note that Chinese do not count asymptomatic cases as confirmed cases. Only serious cases requiring hospitalization are passed as confirmed corona cases, that is why they have such a low number. In other country statistics every positive result is a confirmed case and we know how much under reporting happens in India and the West. Now imagine the level of under reporting in China where the cases are under reported deliberately and just not accidental.

3) The Chinese are worried that Western populations will get themselves to normalcy faster with rapid spread of virus providing herd immunity and also mass vaccination providing added immunity. So the chain of virus will be broken very fast and most of the population will have antibodies to survive.

4) Under Chinese method, they are blocking virus from reaching the population. Using mass quaratine and testing techniques, they isolate and stop the virus spread. But how long China will keep on doing this? It is not sustainable to do this strategy for years to come. Eventually the population will be tired and there will be leakage of virus with super spreader events resulting in mass transmission. The Chinese Health Secretary has confirmed first time that transmission has already started in rural areas and 30 million people are under lockdown. 2021 will see reversal of Chinese growth.

5) How long will China be cut off from the world? Eventually the virus will circulate around the world and come back to China from many mediums. Unless Chinese do mass vaccination of 1.4 billion people on war footing in 2021, they will be caged by themselves or else the virus spreads through the community.
 
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Is anything being done to stop another pandemic emerging from China?
 

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Is anything being done to stop another pandemic emerging from China?
Nai .Munna bhai meme
 

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Centre issues Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech for 45 lakh doses of Covaxin

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (PTI) Bharat Biotech has secured a fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for another 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, sources said. Out of the 45 lakh doses, the city-based vaccine maker will be supplying over eight lakh to some of the friendly countries such as Mauritius, Philippines and Myanmar, free of cost as good will gesture sources added

 

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Video shows Wuhan lab scientists admit to being bitten by bats
Chinese scientists shown using little to no PPE while handling bats in wild, samples in lab

Swelling on team member's limb after bat bite. (CCTV screenshot)


Swelling on team member's limb after bat bite. (CCTV screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video released two years before the start of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic shows Wuhan Insitute of Virology (WIV) scientists being cavalier toward protective equipment and being bitten by bats that carry deadly viruses such as SARS, demonstrating a lax safety culture in the lab.

On Dec. 29, 2017, Chinese state-run TV released a video designed to showcase Shi Zhengli, (石正麗), also known as "Bat Woman," and her team of scientists at the WIV in their quest to find the origin of SARS. Despite the fact that the scientists work in a biosafety level 4 lab, they show a shocking disregard for safety when handling potentially infectious bats both in the wild and in the lab.

From 4:45 to 4:56, a scientist can be seen holding a bat with his bare hands. Team members from 7:44 to 7:50 can be seen collecting potentially highly infectious bat feces while wearing short sleeves and shorts and with no noticeable personal protective equipment (PPE) other than gloves.

Video shows Wuhan lab scientists admit to being bitten by bats

WIV researchers handling bats with nitrile gloves. (CCTV screenshot)

From 8:31 to 8:34, some team members can be seen wearing complete hazmat suits while many others are interacting with them in ordinary clothing and scrub caps and still others have no head covering at all. The camera then cuts to a container full of live, thrashing bats.

Rather than describing any concern about infection from the bats, one scientist relays his harrowing tale of sliding down the top of a cave and nearly falling down a waterfall and drowning. From the 8:42-8:47 mark, one team member is wearing full scrubs, mask, and scrub cap, while another is in street clothes, scrub cap, and mask, and the third person, possibly Shi, is handing samples with her bare hands.

The narrator then states that even though the scientists are wearing gloves, the risk of being injured by a bat bite "still exists." Virus researcher Cui Jie (崔杰) relates his experiences of being bitten from 8:47 to 8:50.

Video shows Wuhan lab scientists admit to being bitten by bats

Cui Jiu describing being bit by bat. (CCTV screenshot)

He said that the bat's fangs went right through his glove, which was likely nitrile. He described the feeling as "like being jabbed with a needle." The video then cuts to a person's limb showing swelling after a bat bite.

The narrator points out the fact that bats can carry a variety of potent viruses, including rabies. He then states that team members are injected with the rabies vaccine before each field sampling.

However, in an article posted in the China Science Exploration Center, which was later scrubbed by China's censors, Shi boasted that "this job is not as dangerous as everyone thinks." Although bats carry many viruses, "the odds of directly infecting humans is very small, she wrote.

She said if her researchers are aware of bats in a certain location that carry a virus that can be transmitted to humans, they will take greater precautions, but "in most cases, only ordinary protection will be utilized."

Video shows Wuhan lab scientists admit to being bitten by bats

Scientists collect bat feces with minimal PPE. (China Science Exploration Center photo)

Again, a scientist is seen holding and touching a live wild bat from the 8:51-9:06 mark. The video cuts back to the interior of the lab, where Hu Ben (胡犇) is shown overseeing a woman as she handles specimens from 10:26 to 10:33. Neither is wearing a mask.

From 10:45 to 10:50, a team member in a camouflage shirt and without any PPE can be seen at the entrance of a cave in Yunnan, where many coronaviruses originate, with bats flying all around him. From 10:51 to 11:12, the video cuts to three lab technicians handling samples as the narrator describes "three live viruses" collected from Yunan. None are wearing masks.

The video then cuts back to a cave in Yunan from 11:19 to 11:23 where most team members inside are not wearing any protection other than gloves. From 11:23 to 11:26, the scientists can be seen in various states of protection, from full hazmat suits to no mask or gloves, as they handle captured bats together.

A Chinese blogger uploaded a post, later deleted by Chinese censors, accusing Shi's lab of leaking the virus on June 16, 2020. The post, which can still be seen on the Internet Archive, provides an astute analysis of Cui Jie's account and the video footage provided.

Video shows Wuhan lab scientists admit to being bitten by bats

Swelling on team member's limb after bat bite. (CCTV screenshot)

At the 8:48 mark, Cui mentioned his hand was bitten while he was wearing gloves, likely similar to the ones shown at the 7:52 mark. Because these gloves barely cover part of the wrist, Cui Jie's bite wound could not have occurred very far up the arm.

Yet, at the 8:49 mark, the swelling from a bat bite appears to be a forearm or calf. Thus, the video shows proof that at least two bat bites occurred as the team researched bats carrying various coronaviruses.

This footage raises a number of serious questions that World Health Organization (WHO) investigators should ask if they are allowed to speak to WIV scientists. First of all, it raises the possibility that the scientists became infected with a coronavirus, including even COVID-19, however unlikely that may be.

The WHO team will need to ask Shi if any scientists developed symptoms of any illnesses after the bites. They should also ask whether they were tested for coronaviruses and antibodies to such viruses.

Another disturbing practice was the apparent lack of the proper use of PPE when handling the viral samples in the lab. The WHO team will need to assess the possibility that an infection within the lab occurred due to inadequate safety measures or that a chimera virus was developed in gain of function experiments.

In light of the WHO's planned trip to Wuhan, a researcher who goes by the pseudonym Billy Bostickson and his colleagues at DRASTIC (Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating Covid-19) have created a petition demanding that the international investigation team answer 50 key questions about the outbreak in Wuhan. Among the questions is a request to access to the facility's database and laboratory records, which are supposed to go back 20 years, including a look at its safety procedures, safety audit reports, and safety incident reports.

It should be noted that one of the members of the WHO investigation team, Peter Daszak, has been accused of having a conflict of interest, as his firm EcoHealth Alliance has a partnership with the WIV. He has been working with Shi for 15 years.
 

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India had also evacuated Maldives students from Wuhan during the initial phase of the Pandemic.

Paki mullahs have refused to take the vaccine and asked their sheeple not to, even if available as they say it is made with pig's meat and makes one impotent! Lol!
 
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Coronavirus live updates: Fire breaks out again at Serum Institute's building in Pune


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Serum Institute of India's building in Manjri (Pune) caught fire due to some ongoing welding work. Insulation material, which is inflammable, was kept near the work site. So far, 5 deaths have been reported: Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope

Under Construction Building!
 

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Coronavirus live updates: Fire breaks out again at Serum Institute's building in Pune


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Serum Institute of India's building in Manjri (Pune) caught fire due to some ongoing welding work. Insulation material, which is inflammable, was kept near the work site. So far, 5 deaths have been reported: Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope

Under Construction Building!
I dont want to believe this but Maharashtra, Serum, 5 deaths, 2 times fire is too fishy
 

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