Appendix C: Was the Coronavirus Crisis Engineered?

 

Covid-19 turned our world on its head. It enabled unprecedented government oppression worldwide.

Where did this virus come from? We do not yet know everything there is to know, but its murky origins are becoming clearer. The emerging picture makes an absolutely incredible scenario look more and more plausible: that American leaders contributed to engineering covid-19 as a bioweapon for “fundamentally transforming” America.

The Wuhan Lab

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, China’s only Biosafety Level 4 facility, was originally a joint project between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Jean Mérieux Laboratory in France. It took 11 years and $44 million to build, and it was completed on January 31, 2015. Yet the scandals began long before it was finished.

In a leaked U.S. State Department cable from 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned 40 American allies that research at this laboratory could lead to bioterrorism. Yet the French continued collaborating with Communist China—until the Communists kicked them out of the lab in 2017. Other State Department cables show that the Wuhan lab began conducting classified research for the Chinese military at about that time.

According to investigative journalist Sharri Markson, the State Department obtained a book authored by 18 Chinese scientists and public health bureaucrats in 2015 that described severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses as part of a “new era of genetic weapons.” This volume was titled The Unnatural Origins of SARS and New Species of Man-made Viruses as Genetic Weapons. It notes that coronaviruses can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponized and unleashed in a way never seen before.”[1]

This book further revealed that Chinese scientists have been preparing for a world war fought not with atomic weapons but biological and genetic weapons. Referencing how the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War ii forced them to surrender, the authors claim bioweapons will be “the core weapon for victory” in a third world war.

Former State Department official David Asher told the Daily Caller that leading French officials warned the State Department that they had grave concerns about what kind of research was being done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology around the time this book was released in 2015. So President Barack Obama had access to enough intelligence to know the dangers of collaborating with the Chinese on genetic research—yet he was motivated to collaborate nonetheless.

Radical Environmentalist

Barack Obama’s science czar, Dr. John P. Holdren, was one of his more radical appointees. This man has written extensively on global environmental change. In 1973, Holdren encouraged a decline in fertility to well below replacement in the U.S., because “210 million now is too many and 280 million in 2040 is likely to be much too many.” He has called for a global regime to enforce population limits. He has advocated population control measures such as mandatory abortions to reduce stresses on the environment. And Obama chose him as director of the Office of Science and Technology.

What kind of research was Holdren doing for Obama?

On July 5, 2016, Nature magazine published an interview with Dr. Holdren, in which he said, “I’m going to China this week for a strategic and economic dialogue and for a U.S.-China dialogue on innovation policy. … We have a lot of cooperation with China on biomedical issues. We talk to them all of the time about gain-of-function research and about gene-editing issues.”

Holdren was collaborating with the Chinese to make viruses more deadly!

This collaboration is even more concerning since it occurred after Obama suspended funding for gain-of-function research in America on October 17, 2014, due to fears that such experiments could cause a pandemic. Yet it allowed an exception to this funding ban if “the research is urgently necessary to protect the public health or national security.” The U.S. military took advantage of this exception and continued funding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which held a collection of coronaviruses. Obama, Holdren and their staff trusted Communist China more than they trusted U.S. researchers!

Funding Communists

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler uncovered $1.1 million in Obama-era taxpayer funding funneled to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for gain-of-function research. The goal was to create a man-made virus by inserting a spiked protein from a wild bat coronavirus into a mouse-adapted sars-CoV backbone. The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded this funding, adding to the nearly $600,000 sent to Wuhan from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is run by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Clearly, Dr. Fauci knew about the dangerous genetics research being done in Wuhan. He calls it gain-of-function research, but that is just a technical title for bioweapons research. He was making mouse and bat coronaviruses more deadly to human beings, and he disguised it as vaccine research.

Some scientists were concerned about this funding. The U.S. government’s National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity studied whether research should continue into enhancing “potential pandemic pathogens.” In 2016, it reported that though such research could benefit public health, it also entailed significant risks. The board recommended additional scrutiny. President Obama ignored this recommendation.

In November 2016, the federal government establishment was rocked by the unexpected election of Donald Trump as president. This victory came in spite of the fact that Obama, his “deep state” collaborators and the propaganda media worked—even illegally—to sabotage the Trump campaign and, after the election, the Trump transition team.

Eleven days before Trump took office, Obama reauthorized the type of gain-of-function research he had banned in 2014 and resumed funding for creating sars coronavirus biological weapons. The authorization stated that researchers who followed federal guidelines “will satisfy the requirements for lifting the current moratorium on certain life sciences research that could enhance a pathogen’s virulence and/or transmissibility to produce a potential pandemic pathogen.”

How ominous this is to read, knowing what a pandemic pathogen, and government reactions to it, would produce before the 2020 presidential election.

Investigative journalist Mark Bradman noted, “[E]ssentially this reauthorization was only kick-starting funding within the U.S. because the funding of weaponization of sars-CoV-2 never actually stopped in 2014” (Conservative Treehouse, June 5, 2021).

Dangerous Collaboration

The next day, Dr. Fauci gave a speech at Georgetown University about pandemic preparedness. In it, he basically predicted the covid-19 pandemic. “No matter what, history has told us definitively that [outbreaks] will happen, because [facing] infectious diseases is a perpetual challenge,” he said. “The thing we’re extraordinarily confident about is that we’re going to see this in the next few years.”

Dr. Fauci was funding gain-of-function research in China while simultaneously warning the American people to brace for a pandemic. He never mentioned he was involved in the dangerous manipulation of bat coronaviruses to produce a potential pandemic pathogen, but he seemed to know that the world was heading into a serious infectious disease crisis. The fact that he said this a day after Obama reauthorized bioweapons research makes it even more suspicious.

Markson told Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast that most of the scientific community thought gain-of-function experimentation with deadly viruses was too dangerous; so to keep it moving forward, Dr. Fauci had to argue against scientific consensus. Then she recounted that Dr. Fauci used President Obama’s reauthorization to restart this research in 2017 after Donald Trump took office. So most of the scientific community was against doing gain-of-function research, but Dr. Fauci ensured this research continued during the Trump administration.

All the evidence suggests covid-19 originated in a lab that the scientific community wanted nothing to do with until Barack Obama, John Holdren and Anthony Fauci forced their will on everyone else! What was it that made this worth it? What was their agenda?

Obama’s Motive

Why would Barack Obama reauthorize funding into biological weapons research just after the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity advised additional scrutiny and just before Donald Trump took office? A big clue may appear in the fact that the recommendation for reauthorization came from Holdren, the population-control zealot working with the Communist Chinese on “gain-of-function research” and “gene editing.”

Was Obama trying to create a pandemic to stop Donald Trump? That is an explosive question, but I am not the only one asking it.

Bradman’s June 5, 2021, article is titled “Interesting Timing—Obama Administration Lifted Block on ‘Gain of Function Research’ Just Eleven Days Before President Trump Took Office, January 9, 2017.” “This discovery makes the suspicions of an intentionally released pandemic virus, with a political intent, to ‘stop Trump’ look exponentially more plausible,” he wrote. “With people beginning to recognize that U.S. government officials and the intelligence community have been less than honest, and in some cases downright lying, surrounding the origin of the sars-CoV-2 virus; and when we overlay the political motives in the background of mass narrative deflection from media and other institutions; and when we consider the known lengths that people inside the U.S. government were willing to go in their efforts to eliminate President Trump; discovering that President Obama’s administration technically authorized the restart of ‘gain of function’ research (biological weaponization of sars virus) just days before President Trump took office is way more than alarming. … Perhaps not a smoking gun of intent, but definitely bloody footprints walking out the door—in Obama’s size” (emphasis his).

John Holdren resigned as director of the Office of Science and Technology the day President Trump took office. He later accepted a position as a visiting distinguished professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He was likely able to continue collaborating with Chinese scientists during the Trump years, unhindered by American biotechnology laws.

A New Virus

Throughout the Trump administration, government scientists like Anthony Fauci continued collaborating with Chinese Communist scientists to engineer potential pandemic pathogens. And we have strong evidence that, at some point, they succeeded: A new virus gained function.

In a Wall Street Journal editorial, “The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak” (June 6, 2021), Dr. Steven Quay and Richard Muller described how this research was likely accomplished. Though the public was focusing on circumstantial evidence, they wrote that “the most compelling reason to favor the lab-leak hypothesis is firmly based in science. In particular, consider the genetic fingerprint of CoV-2, the novel coronavirus responsible for the disease covid-19. In gain-of-function research, a microbiologist can increase the lethality of a coronavirus enormously by splicing a special sequence into its genome at a prime location. Doing this leaves no trace of manipulation. But it alters the virus spike protein, rendering it easier for the virus to inject genetic material into the victim cell. Since 1992, there have been at least 11 separate experiments adding a special sequence to the same location. The end result has always been supercharged viruses. … At the minimum, this fact—that the coronavirus, with all its random possibilities, took the rare and unnatural combination used by human researchers—implies that the leading theory for the origin of the coronavirus must be laboratory escape.”

An intelligence report compiled by the Minority Staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee concluded that “the preponderance of evidence suggests sars-CoV-2 was accidentally released from a Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory sometime prior to September 12, 2019.” Yet the Obama administration well knew about the inadequate safety practices at the Wuhan Lab. There were serious red flags all over this high-stakes facility! But no one did anything about the warnings.

Then in November 2019, a mysterious disease struck a 55-year-old resident in Hubei province, in or near its capital city, Wuhan. This was the first confirmed case of covid-19.

A Great Cover-up

As viral infections spread in Wuhan, many people immediately asked about the Wuhan Institute. One of them was President Trump. Leftist politicians and journalists quickly labeled such questions unscientific, conspiratorial and even racist.

Yet it is now well established that in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party deliberately suppressed reports about the outbreak and even destroyed evidence of it. Rather than trying to contain the outbreak, the Chinese National Health Commission ordered institutions not to publish anything about the “unknown disease.” By the time they publicized anything, it had already spread around the world.

E-mails from that time show that Dr. Fauci was well aware it could have been man-made, and some scientists he was working with knew this. He and his associates also e-mailed each other news reports about the lab-leak theory. But publicly, Fauci insisted that “the science” showed covid-19 had almost certainly spread to humans from wild bats.

News and social media executives and their journalists attacked and even censored and banned people who spoke of the lab-leak theory. A statement in the Lancet signed by 27 public health scientists in February 2020 captures the gist of the prevailing narrative: “We sign this statement in solidarity with all scientists and health professionals in China who continue to save lives and protect global health during the challenge of the covid-19 outbreak. We are all in this together, with our Chinese counterparts in the forefront, against this new viral threat. … We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that covid-19 does not have a natural origin.”

Why the discrepancy between their private communications and the message to the public? Why the censorship of views that actually aligned with the private observations of Dr. Fauci and other scientists?

It later emerged in National Institute of Health (nih) testimony to Congress that U.S. health officials “eliminated from public view” the genomic sequences of covid-19 at the request of Chinese Communist Party officials.

The Communists covered up the virus’s true origins and turned what should have been a local outbreak into a global pandemic. We must take seriously the theory that all this was deliberate. We cannot simply push it aside. This is the Communist Party of China we are talking about. It is trying to get control of the world. And the Obama administration is giving it a lot of help.

Censoring Dissent

Dr. Francis Collins is another man who helped Barack Obama and the Chinese Communist Party conceal the origins of covid-19. After Collins led an international effort to map the human genome, Obama made him director of the nih. As director, Collins supervised Fauci and 6,000 other research scientists. And like many other Obama nominees, he had no qualms about working with Chinese Communist Party scientists.

Dr. Collins serves on the advisory board of a conference sponsored by bgi Genomics, a Chinese military-linked genomics firm. He also met with Prof. Cao Xuetao to discuss areas of collaboration between the nih and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. These Communist connections make it likely that Dr. Collins was a prime mover in the campaign to shut down the lab-leak theory.

Early in the pandemic, scientists such as Dr. Michael Farzan, Dr. Robert Garry and Dr. Andrew Rambaut observed that the coronavirus had a “furin cleavage site” that suggested gain-of-function engineering. They presented their findings during a February 1, 2020, conference call of experts and sent the notes to Dr. Collins and Dr. Fauci. Collins dismissed the idea of a lab leak as “outrageous,” while Fauci said covid-19 “could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated.” Yet both men lacked enough confidence in their proof to allow a scientific debate over the lab-leak hypothesis merits. Instead, they worked together to silence dissenting voices.

E-mails later released through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the American Institute for Economic Research revealed that Collins tried to push back against reporting from Fox News’ Bret Baier on the lab-leak theory. On April 16, 2020, Collins asked Fauci, “Wondering if there is something nih can do to help put down this very destructive conspiracy, with what seems to be growing momentum. … Ask the National Academy to weigh in?” Fauci replied, “I would not do anything about this right now. It is a shiny object that will go away in time.” But he still worked to discredit those exposing the lab leak. In fact, Dr. Peter Daszak, a U.S. researcher with close ties to the Wuhan lab, thanked Fauci in an April 18, 2020, e-mail for “publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for covid-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Other e-mails show that Collins and Fauci also worked to suppress the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement by Harvard’s Martin Kulldorff, Oxford’s Sunetra Gupta and Stanford’s Jayanta Bhattacharya against blanket pandemic lockdowns. These three favored a policy that would not decimate the U.S. economy and would focus only on high-risk populations such as the elderly or those with medical conditions. Thousands of scientists signed this declaration, but Collins condemned its authors as “three fringe epidemiologists.” Fauci sanctimoniously proclaimed that those who criticize him are “really criticizing science, because I represent science. It’s dangerous.”

The lengths to which Collins and Fauci went to convince people that covid-19 originated naturally and that blanket lockdowns were necessary, and to silence dissenting voices even from prominent scientists, show they were more interested in hiding their role in financing Communist Chinese gain-of-function research than in helping their nation!

Suspicious Timing

Dozens of government officials knew about what was really happening in Wuhan, but none of them leaked any information to the public. Some may have been too afraid to say anything, knowing how powerful and vindictive Obama is. But many Obama-era officials were Communists themselves, people who wanted to use the fear of a virus to justify draconian, unconstitutional lockdowns.

These measures vastly increased the power of the state at the expense of individual freedoms. This was not an unfortunate, unavoidable by-product. This was the goal! The measures provided authorities who dislike the Constitution’s limitations on governmental interference a weapon to push aside those limitations and force their will on the public. They empowered them to ignore the law and to rule by their own whims. And all this was abetted by a supportive, leftist media and by major tech companies that suppressed all contrary views. This was not about the science!

Johns Hopkins University research in February 2022 found that pandemic lockdowns only prevented 0.2 percent of covid-19 deaths! But saving lives was never the radical left’s goal. The goal was to use the pandemic to frighten people into surrendering their God-given freedoms.

Very importantly, drastic government actions made possible only by coronavirus fears revolutionized elections in America. The push for mail-in balloting and other loosening of or illegally breaking long-standing election standards that protect against fraud could only have happened by heavily marketed virus fears. covid-19 enabled the Democratic Party to field a presidential candidate who could not endure the rigors of a national campaign and who electioneered through Zoom calls from his basement. covid-19 made it possible for Joe Biden to host a limited number of “rallies” attended by handpicked individuals seated in sparse numbers of chairs spaced far apart from each other. covid-19 guaranteed a historically bizarre campaign and unprecedented election that installed Barack Obama’s choice for president in the White House.

The timing of all these events is deeply suspicious. Obama’s support for the Chinese Communist Party’s Wuhan Institute of Virology and its bioweapons research is either the result of horrendous incompetence or diabolical treason. The Bible indicates treason!

Barack Obama came to power by pretending he was a moderate social Democrat, but his goal is to fundamentally transform America into something worse than a Communist dictatorship.

The late Herbert W. Armstrong warned America decades ago that “the Communist Party is not a mere political party, in the sense Americans think of the term. It is a ruthless totalitarian dictatorship. It is run, with absolute power, by a few men at the top—all of whom are completely subservient to one man who is Dictator Absolute. This one-man dictatorship is supposed to be necessary because there may be different interpretations of the Marxist philosophy. Therefore, to prevent division, they must have a supreme interpreter” (Plain Truth, February 1962). Obama, who was mentored by the card-carrying Communist Frank Marshall Davis, wants to be the supreme interpreter of American communism. Toward this end, the coronavirus has become his most dangerous weapon for convincing people to abandon constitutional freedoms and embrace authoritarian government.

The pandemic, its coverage, the government’s radical reaction to it, and the election that was altered by it trace back to a man with the stated agenda of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” and blotting out the blessings and traditions of this country!

[1] These Chinese scientists believed sars-CoV-1 was a bioweapon engineered in the United States; so it is possible some of them helped engineer sars-CoV-2 as an act of revenge.