American Pravda: George Orwell’s Virus Lab-Leak

Source: The Unz Review.

The writer outlines a conspiracy theory in which the U.S. deep state created Covid-19 as a bioweapon, released it in Wuhan to harm China’s economy (and in Iran to depopulate the leadership class), and manufactured a cover-up within the intelligence community to hide the operation.

Could it be true? The answer, I suppose, depends on one’s politics or personal animosities.

6 thoughts on “American Pravda: George Orwell’s Virus Lab-Leak

  1. All the possibilities. All within the probable. But, does it matter? The immediacy of the situation is that it’s likely to get worse. We’re not done with it, nor it with us.

    So, in November 2019, three Wuhan laboratory workers were hospitalized. With what we know of the range of symptoms and severity of the disease and with the small percentage of the infected that require hospitalization, this still means it is still highly probable that there were many others who were infected at the time, hence it’s still not conclusive that the lab was the source.

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  2. Just as a note of interest; the youtube video interview of Daszak, upon which most of the “lab leak” opinions linked in the story rely, at around minute 28 discusses the Wuhan lab work doing spike protein manipulation that produces a vaccine-proof, nontreatable virus, which SARS2 clearly is not. Daszak then describes dozens of documented cases of cross species infections involving bats in SE Asia.

    And you’re right back where you started.

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  3. It is precisely because there is a large audience for the kind of conspiracy theory rubbish on display in this article that President Biden has tasked the security agencies to try to get a definitive answer to the “question” of the origin. And, ironically, this action feeds the conspiracy theorists in a malign feedback loop.

    To believe this conspiracy theory you have to believe that Donald Trump is a world-class war criminal or a world-class incompetent with no control over his own government. The author opts for the latter and cites Trump’s clueless response to the virus as evidence of his “innocence.”

    Here is the crucial paragraph . . .

    “Given our ongoing military and geopolitical confrontation with China, America seems the likely source of the attack. However, once the virus eventually reached our own country, President Trump’s completely lackadaisical response demonstrated that he himself had absolutely no idea that he was confronting the threat of a dangerous bioweapon, thereby proving his own personal innocence.”

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    1. And yet Trump bragged about knowing early on that the pandemic would be serious.

      So he either he lied or was ignorant, the preferred defense in the NR opinion.

      Whew, makes us all feel better now that we know.

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  4. Aside from the fact that there’s a non-zero chance this thing came for Ft. Detrick, I’m always tickled when conservatives lean on Glenn Greenwald. Post something from The Intercept and it’s a loony, left-wing rag. But they suddenly love this openly gay man who published the Snowden leaks when he’s dunking on liberals.

    Ditto Orwell. Dude fought with the Anarchists in Spain and was a lifelong Socialist.

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  5. Scientists – such as Dr. Fauci – very seldom state that they know something with 100% certainty. So when asked – Could the virus be man-made? they say that it is possible even though they think it is very highly improbable. Scaremongers and conspiracy theorist seize on this aspect of scientific intellectual honesty and blow the probability out of all proportion. The latest scaremongering is not based on ANY new evidence. None whatsoever.

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