(Natural News) A Chinese whistleblower is claiming that the first Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak emerged in Wuhan several months before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officially acknowledged the first cases.
Wei Jingsheng is a former member of the CCP who turned into a dissident and a democracy activist. During an interview with Australian journalist Sharri Markson for the documentary “What Really Happened in Wuhan,” Wei alleged that the first COVID-19 superspreader event could have occurred as early as Oct. 2019.
Chinese authorities confirmed the first COVID-19 cases in mid-Dec. 2019. This means the first cases could have popped up at least two months before it was officially recognized.
CCP intentionally spread COVID-19 during athletic event
From Oct. 19 to 27, 2019, the Military World Games were held in Wuhan. This multi-sport athletic event featured more than 9,300 athletes coming from the militaries of 110 countries, including the United States.
Soon after the Games concluded, reports began emerging that many of the athletes had fallen ill due to a mysterious sickness.
“Some of the people who came back from these Games were sick with something,” acknowledged David Asher, a former COVID-19 investigator for the State Department. He told Markson that the situation surrounding the Games was very suspicious. (Related: Chinese officials and state media attempt to discredit US investigation into coronavirus origins by calling it “political.”)
“We do see some indications in our own data … that there was COVID circulating in the United States as early as December , possibly earlier than that.”
Wei believes the outbreak at the Military World Games was intentional.
“I thought that the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,” he said.
“I learned there was an unusual exercise by the Chinese government during the Military Games,” said Wei.
Wei’s close friend, human rights activist Dimon Liu, informed him about his fears “of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort.”
If Wei’s allegations are true, this means the CCP was already aware of the coronavirus by the time the Military World Games happened.
US intelligence knew people were sick with COVID-19 symptoms as early as Oct. 2019
Supporting data from U.S. investigators lend a lot of credence to Wei’s claims that the first coronavirus outbreaks occurred far earlier than the CCP’s official reports state.
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said it was a “certainty” that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV)
“Listen, the people that had the most access to the most intelligence are telling you that the most likely origin of COVID-19, of the Wuhan virus, was a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” said Ratcliffe during an interview with Markson.
Miles Yu, a historian and the former principal China policy and planning advisor for the State Department, provided supporting evidence that suggested that athletes from other nations also got sick with the same mysterious illness.
“All I know is that people got sick,” he said. “I believe the French often got sick, I believe the Germans, some Americans got sick too.”
“But getting sick in Wuhan in that particular timeframe of the kind of symptoms that are very similar to what would later be known to be coronavirus symptoms, that obviously deserves investigation,” added Yu.
Ratcliffe acknowledged that U.S. intelligence services knew about at least three people at the WIV who had fallen sick with COVID-19 symptoms in Oct. 2019.
“People became sick at the lab in October and with symptoms that became entirely consistent with what most people have experienced around the world from COVID-19,” said Ratcliffe.
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