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We've gone from "the lab leak hypothesis is a total conspiracy theory that will get you banned from social media" to "actually, the virus probably did leak from a lab" to the very first whistleblower now claiming China deliberately released Covid as early as October 2019 - in just less than two years.
In my recent podcast called "Question the Answers", I reviewed how quickly the narrative on the lab leak changed and asked the question of which untouchable narrative being pushed today we will find out is completely incorrect in another year or two.
While that answer remains to be seen, new ground has certainly been touched upon thanks to an ex-Chinese Communist Party insider named Wei Jingsheng.
Jingsheng, who is best known as a human rights activist and for his involvement in the Chinese democracy movement, has made some stunning allegations regarding the origins of Covid, not the least of which is that China "deliberately spread the virus" at The World Military Games in October 2019, according to a new report from the Daily Mail.
It was "no coincidence some of the 9,000 international athletes who gathered for the event reportedly became sick with a mystery illness," The Mail wrote about Jingsheng's claims.
Jingsheng made the claims in a new Sky News documentary called "What Really Happened in Wuhan".
The Daily Mail reported about Jingsheng’s claims Wednesday:
The whistleblower claimed he had heard of the Chinese government carrying out an 'unusual exercise' during the games.
'[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,' he said.
Jingsheng also claims he went to the Trump administration with his concerns early on. He said: "They may not believe that a government of a country would do something like that (cover up a virus), so I kept repeating myself in an effort … to persuade them."
His warnings obviously fell on deaf ears.
In podcasts and on Twitter I have often claimed that if we were told the virus started spreading in December 2019 or January 2020, per the CCP "company line", it was likely out earlier than that. Admittedly, however, I never gave much credence to the idea that China released the virus intentionally.
As I noted in a brand new interview with Palisades Gold Radio Wednesday night, I believe China is in the process of a multi-pronged, decades long attempt at becoming the dominant global superpower. Where the idea of releasing Covid on purpose would fit into the grand scheme of things, I can't determine right away, but I did take the time to note in my interview that China has been far more hawkish and conservative in how it responded to the virus with monetary policy.
But if Mr. Jingsheng's allegations turn out to be accurate, rethinking my prognostications will be the least of the world’s worries.
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