Ian Patrick, FISM News
Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that they had obtained a U.S. intelligence report concerning the Wuhan Institute of Virology. According to the Journal, U.S. Intelligence reported on three researchers from the lab who sought medical attention in November of 2019. Although the report provides more data into the hospital visits themselves, no information was revealed about the kind of medical attention the researchers sought.
Reports of lab workers becoming sick in the fall of 2019 had previously surfaced from U.S. Intelligence, and this recent report could add credence to those who are calling world officials to look further into the suspect laboratory. The lab has been criticized for being the potential break-out point for SARS-CoV-2, and the 2021 WHO investigation into the lab proved fruitless as it lacked a true investigation.
This report could also be significant based on the timing of the researchers’ call for help. The Virology Institute did not officially report on any such findings of the COVID-19-causing virus until December of 2019, and even at that time it wasn’t well known.
(Watch an interview with the Director-General of Wuhan Institute of Virology, where she confirms the official reports came out at the end of December.)
Suggesting the virus was potentially present a month ahead of the official reports does not bode well for nay-sayers of the “leaked from a lab” hypothesis. But that didn’t stop China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, from rejecting the report anyway. He said:
The United States continues to hype up the lab leak theory. Does it care about traceability or is it just trying to distract attention?