It was never a far-fetched conspiracy theory. Here is everything we know.
What happens if 'conspiracy theory' turns out to be true?
Sadly, I'm more and more of the opinion that Hanlon's Razor is whimsical thinking.
What happens if 'conspiracy theory' turns out to be true?
No idea where to ride it out....If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would suggest that the left-establishment of the US political class cooperated with the PRC to engineer and release the virus, as a strategy to influence the outcome of the 2020 US electoral cycle. And that the same political class now sees that information is coming out, and is trying to get ahead of the news, in preparation for scapegoating their Chinese partners.
At this point, I'm more inclined to believe laboratory accident leakage, rather than malicious conspiracy. But I don't have sufficient evidence to discount a conspiracy, and given the authoritarian nature of the PRC and it's suppression of information, it's unlikely that such data will ever be available.
The problem is that if this 'conspiracy theory' is even partly confirmed, it opens up all kinds of other 'obviously false conspiracy theories' for further investigation. Which leads to an ignition of public outrage in the USA, and (among other things) potentially a demand for military action against China. And that's a road that leads to civil unrest, potentially civil war, and in the worst case, nuclear winter scenarios.
So, where's the best place to ride out WWIII? New Zealand?
I’d also say, assuming it was an intentional release, that it was to target and help lock down China. There were (are) problems in many areas of China at the time. Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Taiwan, China-India border, Nepal, Tibet, Uyghurs, mass flooding, unrest from rural populations and all the usual civil/human rights issues on top. Icing on the cake that it could/would affect 2020 US elections.No idea where to ride it out....
Let's not forget that right up until COVID became a pandemic in China, they were having full scale protests in Hong Kong that did not cease until the lockdowns. The "conspiracy theory" that the release was timed to affect the US elections would be two birds with one stone in light of the Hong Kong issues.
As a bioweapon it's like most Chinese made stuff not very good and don't last.Last year's news, today...
This was reported in the middle of April, 2020. There has never been any credible evidence that it came from anywhere but the Wuhan lab. The only question for the last 13 months has been, was it released by accident (and China is too negligent to play with dangerous toys) or was it released on purpose (and China committed crimes against humanity).
As a biological weapon, it quickly proved to be ineffective for wiping out large populations, because it is difficult to get infected and has such a low lethality rate. So it was never a top level weapon. Either investigated and dismissed, or in the process of development.
The people who specialize in "never letting a crisis go to waste" really made the most of this one.
It was scary before anyone figured out how to treat it, but once several 50+ year old medicines were proven to treat and prevent it, the primary effort went into banning and bad mouthing those cheap and readily accessible treatments, to keep the crisis going.
They shut the world down for 15 months before they finally gave up on the dramatic performance.
Fixed an election, took over a country, ended the two system program restoring tyrannical communist control, set up for the retaking of Taiwan, restarted the war in Israel, ended free speech, set up to confiscate guns...
And they were able to do it all by eliminating the ability of anyone to even speak a word of criticism for those 15 months.
How embarrassing that they had to lift the internet and media ban on discussing the origin of the Chinese flu in the Chinese weapons lab, so that the fake stream media could report the facts, after 13 months of denial and failure to divert the narrative.
It's not theory when you observe the conspiracies in action, and can identify the people engaged in the conspiracies.
I'm not sure that's entirely wrong, but it does go against all prior reports dating back to something like 2014 or 2017 (and definitely by 2018: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...-issues-wuhan-lab-studying-bat-coronaviruses/) from researchers from various countries stating that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was ripe for an accident b/c of lax safety protocols and poor containment measures. It wasn't just a lack of funding; visitors (at the time) noted the scientists working there weren't appropriately trained to be handling such virulent viruses.I have recently heard the somewhat bizarre (to my mind) line that the problem was that the NIH didn't give the Wuhan Institute of Virology enough funding. With more of the US taxpayer's money, the Chinese government would have been able to better contain the virus and it would never have escaped their lab. So what we really need to do is provide more funding to the PRC's bio-weapons research.
Watch for this to become the new line from the US left-side political class...
Very interesting premise.....and seems to be pretty valid.Interesting analysis if you haven't seen it.
Might actually deserve it's own thread, but I'll just post it here for now.
Keep us informed...sounds like a fun experiment.I got that document from a physician, and so far I've asked two other physicians to look at it. None could find any flaws in the data or logic. All three are on the 'right side' although at least one was a 'mask nazi' throughout the pandemic.
My next test is to send it to one of my super left friends who is a bio professor at one of those lefty New England liberal arts colleges and see what holes he can poke in it.