More Evidence China’s Military May Have Initiated COVID-19 in an Open-Air Test

The Gateway Pundit (TGP) has published a series of articles describing the structure of China’s biowarfare program and how that structure facilitated the laboratory creation of the COVID-19 virus, known scientifically as SARS-CoV-2.

China’s biowarfare program operates at three levels (July 26, 2021 TGP and August 11, 2021 TGP).

There is a core secret military level composed of military research centers and hospitals.

The second level includes all Chinese universities and “civilian” research centers, like the Wuhan Institute of Virology, because in China there is no difference between military and civilian research.

The fusion of civilian and military research was mandated by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Thirteenth Five Year Plan in 2016.

That second level allows the core secret military level to access knowledge, skills, technology and research funding from the third level of China’s biowarfare program, international universities and research centers, particularly those in the United States.

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) scientists also affiliate themselves with second level Chinese universities, often agricultural, and “civilian” research centers, which allows them to collaborate with and sometimes work in U.S. research laboratories, while deliberately hiding their true positions as members of China’s military.

The three-level structure of China’s biowarfare program has created a massive support network of scientists and research centers both inside China and connected to Chinese scientists based in the United States.

A May 18, 2021 TGP article identified two research centers of the PLA’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences that conducted experiments leading to the laboratory origin of COVID-19 – the Military Veterinary Research Institute under Major General Ningyi Jin and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology under Major General Chen Wei, the presumed leader of China’s biowarfare program.

We now provide evidence that those two, core secret military level PLA research centers were working together with second level Chinese universities and “civilian” research centers and third level U.S.-based scientists, combining the results from influenza and coronavirus respiratory disease studies, leading to the creation and release of the COVID-19 virus.
Those studies involved, not only “gain of function” experiments, that is, making viruses potentially more infectious and lethal to humans, but extensive analyses of the aerosol transmission of deadly viruses, including the aerosol transmission of Ebola, a virus with a 90% fatality rate.

There has been a long-term research collaboration between Wuchun Cao of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and Gregory C. Gray of Duke University concerning the epidemiological spread of influenza virus.

Wuchun Cao is a senior advisor on bioterrorism to the CCP and a scientific advisor for Wuhan Institute of Virology. He was second-in-command of the military team sent into the Wuhan under Major General Chen Wei, the country’s top biodefence expert.

Gregory C. Gray also collaborated with Shuo Su of the Nanjing Agricultural University, who, according to a July 26, 2021 TGP article, is funded by Major General Ningyi Jin’s Military Veterinary Research Institute.

Shuo Su was an early adaptor of “gain of function” research in 2014, using influenza viruses and also published about genetic recombination of coronaviruses in 2016. His 2020 work on the COVID-19 virus links directly back to the Military Veterinary Research Institute.

A key link between Major General Ningyi Jin’s Military Veterinary Research Institute in Changchun and Major General Chen Wei’s Beijing Institute of Biotechnology at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences is Zhendong Guo.

Zhendong Guo frequently hides his core secret military level connection by claiming affiliation with the second level Labortatory of Jilin Province for Zoonosis Prevention and Control, Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, which, although presented as an independent “civilian” research center, it is officially part of Major General Ningyi Jin’s Military Veterinary Research Institute.

Zhendong Guo’s colleague at the Military Veterinary Research Institute in Changchun, Yuwei Gao, was a frequent collaborator of Hualan Chen from the Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the location of China’s second high containment biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) laboratory, the first for large animals, like monkeys.

The Harbin Veterinary Research Institute was the site of a major 2013 scientific scandal, when Hualan Chen and Yuwei Gao conducted “gain of function” experiments, deliberately mixing the H5N1 bird-flu virus, which is highly lethal, but not easily transmitted between people, with a 2009 strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious to humans.

A November 16, 2021 TGP article described the extensive connections between the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In fact, Hualan Chen was trained at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, also in Atlanta.

Zhendong Guo and Yuwei Gao are co-inventors on a 2021 Chinese patent (CN 112945822) for aerosol sampling of microorganisms.

Zhendong Guo and Yuwei Gao are co-authors on articles describing airborne transmission of influenza and the COVID-19 virus.

Both Zhendong Guo and Yuwei Gao were part of a small team of experts brought to Wuhan by Major General Chen Wei on February 2, 2020, where they conducted aerosol testing for the COVID-19 virus.

As reported in a July 23, 2021 TGP article, a source inside China during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and familiar with the operations of the PLA, claimed that a test release of the virus was conducted during the 2019 Military World Games, which was held in Wuhan from October 18–27, 2019.

It remains to be determined if the same groups of PLA scientists created the pandemic that they were later sent to Wuhan to help resolve.

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Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. His email address is lawrence.sellin@gmail.com. Anna Chen can be followed on Twitter @2020Gladiator

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