Tracing the Origin of COVID-19
From Allegations to Culpability
In December 2019, first case of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was officially reported in the Wuhan province of China. Ever since, the deadly virus spread across the globe infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands of people. It did not take long for the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the pandemic as the deadliest outbreak of 21st century. While the vaccination process has started globally to combat the virus, the origins of SARS-2 are still contested. There are many theories that seek to explain the starting point of the virus. One of them, backed by the recent investigations of WHO, support the animal-origin theory. According to this approach, the virus has its origins in bats which reached humans through an intermediary likely to be found in Wuhan’s animal market. Despite this official version, the contesting lab-leak theory is gaining traction by the day. According to this theory, COVID19 is result of a leak, intentional or unintentional, from a bio-lab. In March 2020, President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, adopted the practice of referring to COVID19 as “China-virus” alluding to its origin as a leak from a Wuhan-based bio-lab. Using the power of massive propaganda and misinformation, the US cunningly deviated all the attention from the prospects of a leak from one of its own labs. There is overwhelming evidence that shows SARS2 might have leaked from one of the US operated bio-labs. Rejection of bat and Wuhan-leak theory by the experts, history of accidental leaks from US labs, Event 201, Fort Detrick scandal, evidence of COVID in US before it emerged in China, and an eerie resemblance of vaping symptoms with COVID are strong signals that support the US involvement thesis. Furthermore, the US has used its soft power to project Chinese mismanagement of the situation as the chief cause of viral spread. However, its own lackadaisical response to the pandemic has in fact accelerated the coronavirus spread. With evidence speaking for itself, the US efforts are nothing but a way to find an easy scapegoat in China to hide its own negligence.
- Publication Date
- Jul 9, 2021
- Social Science
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): George Kidman