The Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) released a report last week which concluded that COVID-19 may be linked to a Chinese bioweapons program. The report does not suggest the release of the virus was intentional.
The report stated that in 2015, a medical science program linked with the Chinese military, the Academy of Military Medical Science (AMMS), released a book highlighting the advantages of bioweapons, The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Artificial Humanized Viruses as Genetic Weapons.
The House report states that the book’s authors described how to make and why to use coronaviruses as weapons. Furthermore, the AMMS book claims biological weapons are “stealthy and difficult to collect evidence.”
“[T]he purpose of using modern genetic weapons is not primarily for military motives but rather as an important terror threat” to create a political struggle and “caus[e] the enemy’s medical system to collapse,” the AMMS book reportedly said.
Moreover, the book claimed that coronavirus bioweapons are able to “throw [the enemy’s] thinking into a state of chaos in which they cannot understand the true situation.”
The report also stated that the Fifth Institute at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was engaging in “classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military.”
Fifth Institute’s head scientist was General Zhou Yusen, who “had worked extensively on coronavirus research for several years,” the report states.
“On February 24, 2020, an AMMS team led by General Zhou filed a patent application for a COVID-19 vaccine — an improbably fast timeline,” the report stated.
From this information, the HPSCI concluded that Zhou possibly had access to the novel coronavirus sooner, since it began to spread only three months prior to the patent.
According to the report, “General Zhou reportedly died under mysterious circumstances” shortly after Zhou filed for a patent.
Despite the contents of the Chinese military book and the untimely death of General Zhou, the report stated that the intelligence community (IC) failed to address either in its investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IC investigation concluded that COVID-19 did not come from a lab but failed to reveal its expert sources or level of certainty.
Writers of the report questioned the IC sources’ “conflicts of interest stemming from grant arrangements.” The report alleged that “some even seem to have privately been asserting that the virus may have been engineered or the result of a lab leak while publicly discounting such views,” citing Dr. Anthony Fauci’s leaked internal emails.
Just two weeks prior to the release of this report, Fauci denied the lab leak theory on Face the Nation, as reported by The Dallas Express.
The report also reveals that “U.S. tax dollars in the form of grants from the HHS [U.S. Health and Human Services] components reportedly still supported research by Fifth Institute scientists … via U.S. universities that had received government grants and sub-awarded funds to the Fifth Institute.”
“Americans are owed answers about the origins of COVID-19 and future health threats, and they deserve leaders in Washington who remain steadfast in finding the truth,” read a press release regarding the HPSCI’s findings.
“Today’s HPSCI report led by Rep. [Brad] Wenstrup marks significant progress toward that objective,” the press release continued.
“The findings identify more culpability from the Chinese Communist Party, highlight the failures of the Intelligence Community to share pertinent information with the American public and their authorized representatives, and give more credibility to the lab leak theory – which many government officials, Big Tech platforms, and media outlets were quick to label a ‘conspiracy theory.’”