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It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many “microbiology labs” are there in China that handle “advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus”? It turns out that in all of China, there is only one. And this one is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan that just happens to be … the epicenter of the epidemic.
2020/02/25 03:15
Add to this China’s history of similar incidents. Even the deadly SARS virus has escaped — twice — from the Beijing lab where it was (and probably is) being used in experiments. Both “man-made” epidemics were quickly contained, but neither would have happened at all if proper safety precautions had been taken.
2020/02/25 03:16
then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them.
2020/02/25 03:16
One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market,
2020/02/25 03:16
The virus may have been carried out of the lab by an infected worker or crossed over into humans when they unknowingly dined on a lab animal.
2020/02/25 03:17
Steven W. Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and the author of
2020/02/25 03:17