Coronavirus: the 'natural' thing to do is to think it was a (lab) leak

If you are one of those who felt 'wrong' for questioning the origin of the SARS-2 coronavirus, it looks like, you were right all along.

If you are one of those who was told that your thoughts about the origin of the SARS-2 coronavirus were wrong, well it´s beginning to appear that your thoughts or suspicions were right all along.

The specialized journalist Nicholas Wade (Nature, Science, New York Times) has begun to follow the clues. He has scrutinized them, contrasted them, and finally reached the conclusion that "the natural emergence theory battles a bristling array of implausibilities" and that, on the other hand, there are very good reasons to maintain that its origin is not in an obscure bat cave in southern China, but, in a laboratory in the distant city of Wuhan.

Wade's research is clear, thorough, exemplary. Quite the opposite of the one devised by China and sponsored by the WHO, which we have already said, did not clarify anything, but rather seeked to rule out the idea that SARS-2 was a designer virus. But then you read Mr. Wade and you say: how could it not be? In fact, SARS-2 is most likely a designer virus. Designed by the team of Dr. Shi Zhengli, also known as Bat Woman –no kidding– in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WVI).

There is no direct evidence because China has decreed total silence and there is no way to access IVW records or archives, nevertheless, indications point with telescopic sights that Bat Woman and her team played with fire, got burned, and ended up setting the world on fire along with the ominous complicity of The Chinese communist regime and the virologist mafia, both of which have intoxicated the media, eager to be intoxicated with -down with Trump!

Did Dr. Shi set out to find a universal vaccine against all coronaviruses and then commence work in a laboratory that did not meet the minimum safety conditions for such experiments? Well, in fact, Dr. Shi has been working for many years with coronaviruses, in fact Dr. Shi has created coronaviruses before (at least the chimerical SHC014-CoV, in 2015) and in fact Dr. Shi has also received funding to further her research... some of this was even from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (INAEI) itself! Dr. Shi, by the way, received the U.S. funding through EcoHealth Alliance president Dr. Peter Daszak, who as late as December 2019 was bragging about what was being done at IVW with doped coronaviruses capable of infecting humanized mice.

After six or seven years of doing this, we have found over a hundred new SARS-related coronaviruses, very close to SARS. Some  of them get into human cells in the lab, som of them can cause SARS disease in humanized mice models and are untreatable with therapeutic monoclonals and you cannot [protect] against them with a vaccine. Thus, these are a clear and present danger...

This same Daszak who on December 9, 2019, knew that his now funded Bat Woman, was playing with the most dangerous fire and who, far from blowing the whistle or sending out a warning, bragged about it in interviews. Now still visible was the one who, just two months later, with the pandemic on the verge of ravaging the planet, published with a bunch of like minded people, a letter in the  Lancet magazine, often considered the bible of scientific divulgation, which was more of a excusatio non petita because it attacked the "conspiracy theories suggesting that covid-19 does not have a natural origin" when no one was talking about conspiracies but more about the very common laboratory accidents.

"One can only imagine Dr. Daszak's reaction when he heard of the outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan just a few days after his December interview," Wade writes. "He would have known better than anyone the Wuhan Institute’s goal of making bat coronaviruses infectious to humans, as well as the weaknesses in the institute’s defense against their own researchers becoming infected."

Dr. Shi's work, subcontracted by Dr. Daszak, was so dangerous that a moratorium was imposed on it that would have prevented it from being financed with U.S. taxpayers' money... if they had not wanted to get rid of it at all costs and for no other reason than "public health or national security." Did the director of INAEI allow continued access to the IVW, which is supposedly linked to the Chinese Army and develops research related to biological warfare? It's a question Wade asks himself and one that doesn't seem in any way out of place.

By the way, the director of INAEI was... Dr. Anthony Fauci, "the most popular face in the US", "the voice that cannot be silenced," the guru who "dares to contradict Trump: 'it's dangerous, but it's my style'."


SARS-2 is a beta-coronavirus, like its suspected SARS and MERS siblings. However, unlike these, it has left no traces that allow us to trace its natural origin. SARS took us (in just four months) from bats to civets and MERS (in just nine) from bats to camels. As for SARS-2, after all this time and with the whole world on tenterhooks, it's not that we don't know anything about the intermediate animal (despite the fact that China has tested more than 80,000): it's that we don't have the slightest idea of what was the cause of the SARS-2 outbreak or what was in the batcave in Yunnan from where it could have emerged, and then travel 1,500 kilometers without infecting anyone, to the city of Wuhan, home to virological institutes such as the IVW, with known security issues (the State Department issued an alert to this effect in January 2018) and that in the fall of 2019 saw several of its workers fall ill with a strange disease (could this be the first cluster of covid-19 victims? So thinks former State Department consultant David Asher).

Although SARS-2, that bat coronavirus that does not attack bats to any great extent, but which, without having undergone the massive variations of other migrant viruses and with a phenomenally uniform structure, wreaks havoc among humans.

Again I quote Wade, but now from the original so that I am not accused of misinterpreting:

The natural emergence theory battles a bristling array of implausibilities.


The lab leak hypothesis is so compelling that the indefatigable Wade wonders why it is not talked about so much more. And to the point, he is not naïve, he answers: because people like Dr. Shi and Dr. Daszak have every reason in the world to keep quiet (how Daszak kept quiet, when it came to publishing in the Lancet). The same applies to the inbred virological caste in general, recipients of stratospheric amounts of research funds, chillingly accustomed to behaving with impunity and recklessness; not to mention countries such as communist China, tremendously responsible for what happened, and the United States of America itself, which commits the unspeakable suicidal stupidity of financing virological studies carried out with lethal opacity in laboratories it does not trust! and belonging to its geostrategic enemy number one!

(One more little thing about Dr. Daszak: remember the team that the WHO sent to show off in Wuhan earlier this year? Well, there he was! The WHO is not to be believed).

As for the media, they are silent because they have not been up to the task. Their supervisory attitude becomes mere servility when they have to deal not with politicians but with scientists, to whom, due to naivety or ignorance, they are unable to attribute dark or spurious interests as they do to the former. And on the other hand, by imposing itself on everything using, the Trump Derangement Syndrome, the Trump-phobia of shame, which has led them to do whatever it takes to get rid of the beast: Never Trump and may Troy burn or a pandemic decimate the planet! Colossal.

Anyway, let's bring it to a close. This is how Nicholas Wade ends his research, which should be disseminated urbi et orbi, translated into all languages and studied in journalism schools around the world:

People round the world who have been pretty much confined to their homes for the last year might like a better answer than their media are giving them. Perhaps one will emerge in time. After all, the more months pass without the natural emergence theory gaining a shred of supporting evidence, the less plausible it may seem. Perhaps the international community of virologists will come to be seen as a false and self-interested guide. The common sense perception that a pandemic breaking out in Wuhan might have something to do with a Wuhan lab cooking up novel viruses of maximal danger in unsafe conditions could eventually displace the ideological insistence that whatever Trump said can’t be true.

And then let the reckoning begin.

Editor's note: The Spanish newspaper Libertad Digital published a first version of this article on May 9, 2021.