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  • Where did the coronavirus begin?

  • Was it of natural origin?

  • Or was the scientist who said that  just covering for his colleagues?

  • Welcome to China Uncensored. I'm Chris Chappell.

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  • An update on the coronavirus situation. Firstyou may remember that early on last year,  

  • scientists condemned the idea that the  coronavirus could have come from a Chinese lab.

  • Back in February 2020, U.S. scientist DrPeter Daszak, president of the New York-based  

  • EcoHealth Alliance, pushed back against that idea  in this article in the medical journal the Lancet.

  • We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy  

  • theories suggesting that COVID-19  does not have a natural origin.”

  • He also wrote in a February 2020 email that  “Scientific evidence overwhelmingly suggests  

  • that this virus originated in wildlifeas have so many other emerging diseases.”

  • Well it turns out the scientific evidence  wasn't actually scientific evidence at all.  

  • Last week, Dr. Daszak's spokesperson told  the Wall Street Journal that actually,  

  • The Lancet letter was written during a time  in which Chinese scientists were receiving  

  • death threats and the letter was intended as  a showing of support for them as they were  

  • caught between important work trying to stop an  outbreak and the crush of online harassment.”

  • Ok, that's understandable that he  didn't want Chinese scientists to get  

  • death threats in the early days of the pandemicBut then he wrote another article in June about  

  • why the idea of the coronavirus coming  from a lab was a conspiracy theory.

  • Dr. Dazak's statements are under scrutiny  because he's one of the World Health Organization  

  • investigators who are traveling to China to  investigate the origins of the coronavirus.

  • But other scientists have brought up some pretty  big conflict of interest problems. That's because  

  • Dr. Daszak has been a longtime  collaborator of Dr. Shi [Zhengli]  

  • since they worked together to trace SARS  viruses to bats after the 2003 epidemic.”

  • Dr. Shi's work studying bat coronavirus at the  Wuhan Institute of Virology has been theorized as  

  • one of the possible origins  of the current pandemic

  • Over the past year, more and more  people have been questioningcould  

  • the coronavirus have begun in a Chinese lab?

  • Once upon a time, you could get deplatformed  from social media for even suggesting that.

  • But the State Department recently suggested  that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of  

  • Virology had a coronavirus-like  illness in the Autumn of 2019.

  • The U.S. government has reason to believe  that several researchers inside the Wuhan  

  • Institute of Virology 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 senior  researcher Shi Zhengli's public claim  

  • that there was 'zero infection' among the Wuhan  Institute of Virology's staff and students.”

  • It also says, “The CCP has prevented  independent journalists, investigators,  

  • and global health authorities from interviewing  researchers at the [Wuhan Institute of Virology],  

  • 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.”

  • So it really is possible that the coronavirus  leaked from a Chinese lab. Of course we don't  

  • know yet, as the investigation is still ongoingBut this whole incident with Dr. Daszak just  

  • goes to show: Sometimes conspiracy theories  just turn out to be investigative journalism.

  • Thanks for watching China Uncensored.  I'm Chris Chappell. See you next time.

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