Report: Chinese scientists infiltrated u.s. virology programs

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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, a medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing. China is aiming to vaccinate 70-80% of its population by mid-2022, the head of the country's Center for Disease Control said Saturday.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, a medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing. China is aiming to vaccinate 70-80% of its population by mid-2022, the head of the country's Center for Disease Control said Saturday.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, a medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing. China is aiming to vaccinate 70-80% of its population by mid-2022, the head of the country’s Center for Disease Control said Saturday.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

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UPDATED 12:33 PM PT – Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Concern has continued to grow over China’s infiltration of American virus research labs after recent reports highlighted three Chinese military scientists trained by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) who arrived at U.S. universities and research institutions in the late 90s only to later become involved in the COVID-19 saga.

Their names? Yusen Ahou, Guangyu Zhao and Yuzhang Wu.

While Yuzhang would become director of the Institute of Immunology at the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, Yusen and Guangyu would become long-time research collaborators of Dr. Shibo Jiang who received his post-doctoral training at the Rockefeller University in New York between 1987 and 1990.

Throughout his career in the states, Jiang maintained a relationship with PLA laboratories, simultaneously hosting and training scientists linked to the Chinese military. Jiang also received more than $17 million in U.S. research grants with the vast majority coming from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

One Chinese whistleblower claimed COVID-19 originated in laboratories overseen by China’s PLA by using bat coronaviruses ZC-45 and ZXC-21, which were then characterized and genetically engineered under the supervision of the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing and the Research Institute for Medicine of the PLA Nanjing Military Command.

As of now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to confirm the origin of the virus. However, efforts to investigate have largely been obstructed.

Australian infectious diseases expert Dominic Dwyer was among the WHO’s second team of researchers sent to China to document the early days of the pandemic. Dwyer said Chinese officials provided a summary of information from interviews with patients, but refused to provide the raw case data on early infections.

‘”If you’re really trying to go back to the very beginning to try and understand the sources, in the ideal world, you would go through patient by patient by patient and that’s what we call that a line listing,” he explained. “Now, obviously, all of that stuff is anonymous, but you want the details on what were the questions asked, what were the responses and what were the sort of analysis of the data.”

According to Dwyer, that is standard practice for an outbreak investigation. However, China denied WHO officials of the raw data and, instead, handed over what they claimed to be the “results.”

On part of this, many believe China has colonized U.S. virus research programs. Important to mention is these programs are funded by the U.S. government or in other words — the U.S. taxpayer. There’s very little these U.S. virology programs do that China isn’t aware of and for many that’s a threat far too large to be ignored any longer.

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