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.

Biolab Network

When in 1991 it became clear to American leaders that the Soviet Union was about to collapse, the George H. W. Bush administration began to worry about Soviet weapons falling into the wrong hands. Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar established the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which provided funding and expertise for former Soviet states to decommission biological, chemical and nuclear weapons stockpiles. Yet 14 years after this program started, Senators Lugar and Barack Obama decided that the U.S. should start managing former Soviet biological weapons programs, instead of shutting them down.

In 2005, Lugar and Obama met with Ukrainian leaders and signed an agreement under which the U.S. Department of Defense promised to assist the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in ensuring that Ukrainian biolabs were never used to develop bioweapons. This agreement opened the door for the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to award Kansas-based construction company Black & Veatch with millions of dollars to build a level-3 biosecurity lab in Odessa, Ukraine. Although this was the first biolab to be constructed in Ukraine under the Nunn-Lugar Global Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, it was not the last. A Defense Department factsheet released on March 11, 2022, reveals that the Pentagon had invested at least $200 million supporting 46 Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities and diagnostic sites.

Understanding this biolab network is key to understanding how covid-19 originated.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has confirmed that 336 facilities in 30 different countries have received funding from the U.S. Biological Threat Reduction Program, and one of this program’s key partners in Ukraine is the San Francisco-based medical data firm Metabiota.

In 2014, Metabiota received $23.9 million from the U.S. Department of Defense, just two months after it received $500,000 from Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners llc. We know from e-mails on the now infamous Hunter Biden laptop that Metabiota was working on a special “science project” involving Ukrainian biolabs with the gas company Burisma Holdings llc (where Hunter held a position on the board of directors).

We do not know much more about this shady “science project” because President Trump was impeached for suggesting that the Ukrainian government investigate Biden family business dealings in Ukraine. But we do know that Metabiota founder Dr. Nathan Wolfe coauthored a study on bat coronaviruses in 2017 with EcoHealth president Dr. Peter Daszak. And we know that Dr. Wolfe has also served on the EcoHealth Alliance’s editorial board since 2004.

We will see as we go along that Dr. Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance were intricately involved in the biological research that produced the sars-CoV-2. And it is important to realize that both Metabiota and EcoHealth alliance began receiving funding from the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency during President Obama’s second term. The Obama administration claimed this money was to ensure foreign labs were not engaging in bioweapons research. But the truth is that by outsourcing work to private companies working in foreign countries, the U.S. Threat Reduction Agency was able to circumvent congressional oversight.

The Wuhan Lab

A year before Senators Lugar and Obama made their 2005 trip to Ukraine, the Jean Mérieux Laboratory in France began a joint project with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to build a level-4 biosecurity lab in Wuhan, China. This lab took 11 years and $44 million to build, eventually becoming the now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology. This lab 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.

According to Dr. Andrew Huff, a former vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, the Wuhan Institute of Virology started collaborating with EcoHealth in 2009, the very year Hillary Clinton warned that research at this laboratory could lead to bioterrorism. Yet rather than step in and stop EcoHealth Alliance from engaging in such dangerous research, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency gave EcoHealth Alliance $37.6 million for biomedical research. This funding started in 2013 and included $6.5 million for studying bat-borne diseases in West Asia.

In his book The Truth About Wuhan: How I Uncovered the Biggest Lie in History, Dr. Huff revealed that EcoHealth Alliance was not using the money the Defense Threat Reduction Agency gave it to stop bioweapons development. Rather, it was actually teaching the Wuhan Institute of Virology the best existing methods to engineer bat coronaviruses to attack other species. This was a shocking turn of events. A government office founded to keep Soviet technology out of the wrong hands was instead spreading that technology to other nations.

Dr. Huff resigned from EcoHealth Alliance in 2016 when he found out that the company was not merely studying existing viruses but was also creating monstrous new viruses. “I was terrified by what I saw,” he said in a Sun Online interview. “We were just handing them bioweapon technology.”

EcoHealth Alliance was also receiving funds from the cia-backed venture capital firm In-Q-Tel, so both Barack Obama and his spymaster John Brennan must have known what EcoHealth was doing. Yet they allowed this firm to continue its dangerous work.

Why would Obama give so much money to a Chinese lab suspected of bioterrorism? Even Hillary Clinton knew it was dangerous, so the answer might be more sinister than you think.

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, sterilization after a second child, or sterilants put in the drinking water. This sounds like something out of a dystopian novel, but Holdren says it is necessary 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. Dr. Huff believes that lack of effective oversight allowed certain members of the U.S. government to outsource gain-of-function research to overseas labs while such research was banned domestically. But when you dig into the background of some of Obama’s top appointees, it seems clear that Obama, Holdren and their staff trusted Communist China more than they trusted U.S. researchers!

Congress cannot investigate Metabiota activity in Ukraine or EcoHealth Alliance activity in China like they can investigate domestic biolab research, so pausing gain-of-function research domestically while continuing it internationally is a great way to continue bioweapons research you do not want the American people to find out about. And every indication is that Obama did not want the American people to know about what was really going on in his overseas biolabs.

Funding Communists

Congressman Guy Reschenthaler uncovered $1.1 million in Obama-era taxpayer funding funneled to the Wuhan Institute of Virology through EcoHealth Alliance 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. (We don’t yet know how much of the $37.6 million that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency gave to EcoHealth Alliance funneled down to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but Dr. Huff indicates in his book that EcoHealth Alliance relied on the U.S. Agency for International Development to fund the actual gain-of-function research while using Pentagon money for other projects.)

The main point is that Dr. Fauci clearly 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.

Speaking at the 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference, Dr. Daszak admitted that his controversial “work on coronaviruses in China” was carried out with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development Emerging Pandemic Threats program and Fauci’s National Institutes of Health agency. The four major partners in the U.S. Agency for International Development Emerging Pandemic Threats program are EcoHealth Alliance, Metabiota, the Smithsonian Institute and the Wildlife Conservation Society. So the people in charge of the U.S.-run Ukrainian biolabs knew about what was going on in Wuhan as well. As mentioned earlier, Dr. Wolfe even collaborated with Daszak on some bat research that year.

Some scientists were understandably 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). Obama’s order did not affect the type of research going on in China, but it allowed academics like Dr. Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina to collaborate with their Wuhan counterparts more effectively.

Dangerous Collaboration

The day after Obama reauthorized gain-of-function research, 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). I strongly suggest that you read this paragraph again!

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 Institutes 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 of 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 prevented only 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.