According to an astonishing reveal from World Health Organization scientist Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, Chinese officials tried to persuade them to drop a lab leak theory when they originally probed the Wuhan Institute of Virology for the pandemic’s origins. While Embarek originally dismissed the theory, he now admits that it is a “probable hypothesis” of how the virus jumped from a bat to a human. The lab is roughly 160 feet from the seafood market where the first outbreak occurred in late 2019.
“An employee who was infected in the field by taking samples falls under one of the probable hypotheses. This is where the virus jumps directly from a bat to a human. In that case, it would then be a laboratory worker instead of a random villager or other person who has regular contact with bats,” Embarek explained.
While Embarek and his team have tried to uncover the origins of the disease, Chinese scientists and officials have continued to withhold information and pressure the WHO to drop the theory. They were denied access to any books or documents directly from the laboratory and were instead given a presentation on it. Scientists weren’t even allowed to see any of the data until two days before they were supposed to leave China. The data they were given was all curated and accrued by Chinese officials.
While some people claimed that the virus was being engineered as a biological weapon against the world, Embarek said it could be nothing but human error. He said there is a traditional Asian feeling of “not losing face” and that everything must be perfect. He said it could also be because someone wants to hide something.
Another lab, the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was also quietly moved by officials in December 2019 after one employee tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. It is unclear when the employee’s tests were conducted but the lab operated under mild safety levels, where workers weren’t even required to wear masks. It was classified under a “Biosafety Level of 2” which means that the ventilation controls aren’t as strict or secure as other facilities.
Embarek also pointed out how interesting it was that the lab relocated on the 2nd of December around the period it all started. He said moving a lab “disturbs everything” and disrupts the entire process in the daily work routine of a lab. The lab didn’t report any disruptions or incidents due to the move, which doesn’t say much as they’ve been concealing most of their documents.
Over the last few months, the Wuhan lab leak theory has shifted from conspiracy to credible. If any authentic reporters or media networks had listened to former President Donald Trump last year, they could’ve been months ahead with a real investigation. The American people, along with the rest of the world, deserve answers on why their lives were flipped upside down. Whether or not the Wuhan Lab researchers want to “save face.”