In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, a wave of conspiracy theology associated with this virus swept the planet. The most fantastic versions are put forward regarding the origin of the virus, Chinese top-secret laboratories, and errors in the development of biological weapons. Which of these publications seem most likely and why?
The pandemic of conspiracy theories affected almost all countries and peoples, only differs in shades of ideological orientation. In the USA, they are sure that the main enemy of mankind is Russia. The United States is blaming China. Part of the conspiracy theological versions is connected with the allegedly strange structure of the virus, which may indicate its artificial origin, and with the peculiarities of its spread. Another part (more reasoned) is associated with oddities around the genesis of the virus in Wuhan. And there are really a lot of oddities.
So, recently, with reference to sources in India, information has begun to spread that ostensibly SARS and HIV inserts from the RNA structure of the coronavirus have been detected in the RNA structure. Some Russian-speaking unauthorized sources even cited undocumented links to intelligence. “Our Indian partners at a high level (intelligence community) are confident that the current situation around the coronavirus is a consequence of experiments with bacteriological weapons in China.” This, of course is unconfirmed information, but the material level of argumentation in all this is interesting. Since a virus is similar to a constructor, it means that it is artificially synthesized. So far, it’s logical. This is the so-called entrench virus (the term is new, but funny), because it does not live outside the body of the carrier (no more than 40 minutes) and affects mainly men from 35 to 60 years old.
The truth here is only that such an article about the analysis of the RNA structure of the virus (without pseudo-war conclusions) in one of the Indian scientific journals really existed. Then it turned out that the Indians crookedly launched a genome analysis program and also crookedly analyzed the crooked results. The article was rechecked and recalled. They recalled, but did not block access. That is, the article is not deleted, but is in the public domain with an explanation that it was withdrawn, but conspiracy theorists never read what is written in the footnote in small print.
No one else in the real scientific environment found fruits for conspiracy theology, but the oddities from this did not diminish. And oddities produce versions and a kind of logic.
According to this logic, traces lead to the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, founded in 1956 and engaged in the study of viruses, including HIV, Ebola and H1N1. In 2018, the Institute built and commissioned the National Safety Laboratory of the 4th level of biological safety for its needs (this is insanely expensive). Geographically, it is located in the Jiangxia region, 40 kilometers from the notorious Huanan “seafood market”, from which everything supposedly started. The laboratory’s activities are classified and no one can vouch for what they’re actually doing there. The hieroglyphs “security” in its name are alarming, although formally the construction of this laboratory was agreed with WHO after the SARS epidemic.
Many questions have accumulated for this institute in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus. The Chinese either do not answer them at all, or answer in the spirit of “you fool yourself and your questions sre stupid.” And one of the main questions, to which there is still no clear answer, is with whom and under what circumstances it all began. The question is divided into two parts: what is the name and surname of the “zero patient” and how did he / she pick up the mutated variant of the long-known animal virus? Based on the fact that it all started on the market, then who was the first to eat this nasty smoked bat? And why did this mouse already carry a “humanoid” strain of the virus?
The Chinese identified the “zero patient” as a woman named Huang Yanling, who recovered, but her whereabouts are hidden. Then the Chinese came to their senses and tried to cover up all the information, but it was too late.
It was not difficult to find out that Huang Yanling just worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
This is both a bomb and the main starting point of conspiracy theories. On February 16, the National Institute of Virology issued a statement that Huang Yanling received a master’s degree from the institute in 2015, then moved to another place and never returned to Wuhan. Such an explanation only added gas to the fire. If she didn’t come back, how could she eat something so specific in the Huanan market? Did she order through Alibaba? Or was it not in the market? And if in the market, how did the mutated virus get there? Huang Yanling is inaccessible, and her “testimonies” are given from the words of the “acquaintances of her staff” from the Institute of Virology, which is also very suspicious.
Then a new character appeared in the detective scene – also a woman and also an employee, but already at the security laboratory, and not at the institute. Her name is Chen Juanjiao.
An anonymous source with the nickname Weiketiezhi reported on Weibo, a Chinese social network, that allegedly scientific researcher Chen Juanjiao sold experimental animals in the market for profit and thereby released a synthesized strain of the virus. Typical plot for the series. The Institute of Virology denied it again, but with a different perspective. Without commenting on the fact of the existence of a citizen with that name and surname and her work in the laboratory, the official response said that all this was rumor and stuffing, and a user with the nickname Weiketiezhi accessed the Network from a foreign IP address.
But a few years ago, senior officials at the Institute of Virology openly admitted that they were able to synthesize viruses using experimental animals. In the journal Nature Medicine on January 9, 2015, a researcher from Wuhan, an entire academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shi Zhengli wrote that she needed further research on primates that are not human (in the sense not on anthropoid apes – now experiments on chimpanzees are considered unethical, since they look like people; on some capuchin monkeys it’s possible, but not on chimpanzees). Moreover, she needed new experiments just to “understand the ability of these viruses to cause disease in humans.”
And this is quite a disaster. Since 2015, in the Wuhan laboratory, some viruses have been synthesized by some animals in a really empirical way and then tried to find out whether they are transmitted to humans and what comes of it. It looks like it turned out.
Ms. Shi who declared this is an unimportant source, but a world-famous researcher. She studied at the University of Montpellier in France which was founded in 1289. Nostradamus and Enver Hoxha studied there.
And now, in February 2020, it was Ms. Shi, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who stated the following: “I bet on my life that [the virus] has nothing to do with the laboratory.” At the same time, it was Academician Shi who first discovered the mechanism of penetration of coronaviruses into living cells (the notorious “mousetrap”) and the first to call bats a source of infection. This was her response to the publication of the Indians, who, by their crooked analysis, strongly substituted and gave the Chinese side a head start. WHO experts agreed with Ms. Shi who did not find the “laboratory origin of the virus”.
Additional questions immediately arose. On which animals were the experiments set? Really on bats? And then, where did the experimental specimens go? Did Ms. Shi manage to get primates for her experiments after 2015? If so, what is their fate? We guess their fate is sad, but how specific? Well, the most important question: how different from natural is the virus synthesized by the Chinese scientists? Also, is there any difference between a synthesized virus and the current coronavirus?
Silence is our answer.
The Russian trace
In turn, in the United States, some media openly pedal the alleged role of Russia in everything that happens. The entire Washington Examiner is on the top of the planet. A series of articles were published there in February, from which it appeared that after Gorbachev stopped developing biological weapons in the USSR, and Yeltsin publicly confirmed this, the development of biological weapons continues in Putin’s Russia.
They refer, out of habit, to Ken Alibek, (Kanatjan Alibekov), a retired colonel of the Soviet army, a former influential employee of the Biopreparat enterprise who was actually engaged in the development of biological weapons in Soviet times. In 1992, Alibekov emigrated to the United States, changed his name a bit and has since been associated with many scandals.
This is in addition to giving the Americans the entire Soviet scientific system in the field of biotechnology and virology.
Alibekov is considered one of the direct initiators of the war in Iraq, since it was he who popularized his alarmist “data” in the USA about the allegedly possession of biological weapons from the USSR from Saddam Hussein. At some point, Ken Alibek became a very influential character in Washington, but in 2006 he was exposed as a charlatan (Los Angeles Times investigation) and practically expelled from the United States. He went back to his native Kazakhstan, where he was accompanied by monstrous scandals such as trying to “cure” Jeanne Friske and promoting some pills through the Internet to “strengthen the immune system”. In Kazakhstan, he received millions for a “cancer vaccine,” and when he was required to present the result, he fled in 2017 back to the United States.
The second source of information was a certain Templum Fortune agent, allegedly recruited in Soviet times by British intelligence MI6. According to indirect data, this was a junior research fellow of the same Biopreparat enterprise, which merged the British with information about Soviet biological developments. He worked for the West together with Alibekov or separately – it is not so important. It is important that the anti-Russian hysteria, which was picked up at some point by larger American publications, does not have any other sources.
There are more particular considerations. For example, about the fact that in 2017 in the UK, a strain of “live coronavirus” was patented, which was supposed to treat infectious diseases in poultry – from chickens to pheasants. There are complex arguments that the virus, up to some point, preferred to infect only people with Far Eastern genetic haplogroups, and not all, but only those who came from Qingdao. It makes no sense to name them by name, and indeed all the disputes surrounding haplogroups are pure quackery. Moreover, the Chinese are the most mixed of all modern nations on Earth, it is difficult to develop a single genetic system there.
But theoretically, the creation of “ethnic weapons” is now quite possible (the first to be developed back in the 1970s in South Africa – the “Zulu project”). Selective exposure to the synthesized virus is quite real, not even too expensive. There is an assumption that under current conditions almost any student laboratory assistant can synthesize a virus that selectively enters only certain cells. It remains only to add that it hits only party members. Although initially these studies were and are still ongoing as part of the search for a “cancer vaccine”.
In general, there are a lot of questions. Questions are real, not fantastic (although there are much more fantastic ones). The problem here is exclusively in the Chinese side, which in practice only increases all sorts of suspicions.
Most scientists at the moment unequivocally claim that it was the mutated virus that lived in bats that caused the pandemic, and Ms. Huang Yanling ate this muck. With this act, she will go down in history. But in practice, we still do not understand what they synthesized in Wuhan in 2015, on whom they tested, whether the virus mutated itself, how similar it is to a pandemic sample, and much more. And the longer we have no answers to these questions – the more conspiracy theological versions will be fruitful.