Reports indicate that the authoritarian communist government of China is silencing research inquiry into the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus, a development that takes places as some within the medical and scientific community are speculating that it could’ve escaped from a government research facility.
Two major Chinese universities have been found to have published and then deleted research into the origins of the coronavirus, suggesting they could’ve been compelled to remove the material by the nation’s government. Both Fudan University and the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) according to reporting from the Guardian.
Professor Steve Tsang of the SOAS China Institute in London has stated that the removal of research papers is likely at the behest of the Chinese government, which he describes as more concerned with the global narrative surrounding the disease than the scientific and medical implications.
“If these documents are authentic it would suggest the government really wants to control the narrative about the origins of Covid-19 very tightly.”
The Chinese government has consistently lacked transparency when it comes to sharing information in regards to the novel coronavirus with the rest of the world, initially claiming that the disease could not be transmitted between humans as it infected what some theorize to be hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens.
The primary hypothesis of the origin of the Wuhan coronavirus involves a speculative interaction between an animal and a human at the Wuhan wet food market, a now-closed exotic animal market where live animals came into contact with both diverse members of the animal kingdom and humans.
Some have also speculated that a contained virus at the nearby Wuhan Institute of Virology may have escaped before spreading into the surrounding human populations.
In any event, information involving the virus released by the Chinese government is far from credible.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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