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The U.S. Government Funded Chinese Military Research

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of
Carolyn Kaster

Last week, a bombshell intelligence report on the origins of COVID-19 was released by House Republicans with the explosive discovery that the United States government funded genetic manipulation of coronaviruses, not only at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but at a Chinese Military research facility.


While the U.S. routinely, and rightly, lectures China on being more transparent and cooperating more on the COVID investigation, we don’t expect much. Admitting mistakes or failure under a totalitarian regime often has terminal consequences.

But we do expect much more in the land of the free and the home of the brave. We expect that the intelligence community works for the democratic republic. Much ballyhoo has been broadcast about “threats to our democracy,” but having an intelligence community that refuses requests from Congress makes January 6th look like a Piker’s ball.

Despite repeated attempts, the U.S. Intelligence community refuses to reveal the names of scientific experts they employed to look at the Chinese gain of function experiments. Why is this important?  Well, one so-called scientific expert is Peter Daszack, who also is bag man for carrying NIH cash to Wuhan. Daszack is the very definition of conflict of interest. If he’s one of the experts, you can understand why the CIA might be doing a little CYA.

It never ceases to amaze me that real news, news concerning the deaths of over 6 million COVID victims is ignored and sloughed over while we are treated to ad nauseum reports of the “day democracy died.”  

House Republicans have released a document which reveals the U.S. government funded a Chinese Military Research Institute where a coronavirus scientist and general by the name of Zhou Yusen announced February 24,2020 that he’d already developed a COVID vaccine.


Vanity Fair published that three scientists they consulted felt that General Zhou would have had to have the genetic sequence in November to possibly develop a vaccine so fast.  The official date China admitted to knowing the COVID sequence was Jan. 11, 2020.

We know that at least two Wuhan labs have published experiments where they insert furin cleavage sites into coronaviruses.  The furin cleavage site allows the coronavirus to infect human cells.  When COVID was sequenced, scientists discovered it to be the first SARS-like coronavirus to have a furin cleavage site.

House Republicans, including Intel Chair Mike Turner, have told the Director of National Intelligence that they will withhold funds if the Intel community doesn’t come clean.  This story isn’t over and neither is the story of the COVID cover up.

The million Americans who died during the pandemic deserve better.

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