Tracking Down the Origin of Wuhan Coronavirus (The Epoch Times)

Tracking Down the Origin of Wuhan Coronavirus (The Epoch Times)

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Epoch Times claims a new video titled “Tracking Down the Origin of Wuhan Coronavirus” and published on April 7, 2020 is the first documentary movie on the origin of a CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The 56-minute documentary by investigative reporter Joshua Philipp takes an in-depth look at the progression of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic from January (actually possibly November 2019) to April 2020, and leads viewers, according to Epoch Times, on a journey of discovery to bring the truth behind the matter to light.

Documentary Sections
01:55 Part 1 The Story of The Seafood Market
09:34 Part 2 The Mysterious Gene Sequence
17:47 Part 3 The Discoveries of Dr. Shi Zhengli
28:50 Part 4 The Secret of the Wuhan P4 Laboratory
43:43 Part 5 Facing The Pandemic




Following are highlights from the first half of the video documentary.

Dr. Sean Lin, former Lab Director of the Viral Disease Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research said the symptom onset of the first patient was on December 1, 2019, and had no relation to the Huanan Seafood Market, and no epidemiological link was found between the first patient and later cases. On December 10, 2019, there were 3 more cases, and 2 of the 3 cases had no relation to the Huanan Seafood Market.

Earlier reports from Chinese health authorities (wjw.wuhan.gov.cn) and the World Health Organization had said the first patient had onset of symptoms on 8 December 2019—and those reports simply said “most” cases had links to the seafood market, which was closed on 1 January.

— Science Magazine from AAAS

Since December 15, 2019, a cluster of cases with a history of seafood market exposure have been reported.

No one sells bats at the seafood market and no bats have been found.

Soon after the December 10, 2019 analysis of 3 patients, there were 14 patients of 41 patients studied that were found to be unrelated to the Huanan Seafood Market.

Judy A. Mikovits, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and former Director of Lab of Antiviral Mechanism NCI, pointed out that a Lancet article said that patient zero was nowhere near the seafood market, and that there are no bats at the market or anywhere close. However, a high similarity of SARS CoV-2 nucleotide sequences were found with bat-related viruses.

Reports from NBC and Fox News have stated that bats are a likely source of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

NBC Reports Indicating Bat Source

CARDINAL NEWS | Virologist Elodie Ghedin Explains Why SARS-Cov-2 Responsible for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Likely Came from Bats

CARDINAL NEWS | Genome Studies Not Conclusive; Bats, Wuhan Institute of Virology, and Animal Market Scrutinized While Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Is a Mystery

Fox News Implicating Bats

CARDINAL NEWS | Reopening Across China: ‘Wet Markets’ — Known Springboards for the Group of Viruses Known as Coronaviruses

Lancet Article & More

ABSTRACT: By Jan 2, 2020, 41 admitted hospital patients had been identified as having laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection. Most of the infected patients were men (30 [73%] of 41); less than half had underlying diseases (13 [32%]), including diabetes (eight [20%]), hypertension (six [15%]), and cardiovascular disease (six [15%]). Median age was 49·0 years (IQR 41·0-58·0). 27 (66%) of 41 patients had been exposed to Huanan seafood market. One family cluster was found. Common symptoms at onset of illness were fever (40 [98%] of 41 patients), cough (31 [76%]), and myalgia or fatigue (18 [44%]); less common symptoms were sputum production (11 [28%] of 39), headache (three [8%] of 38), haemoptysis (two [5%] of 39), and diarrhoea (one [3%] of 38). Dyspnoea developed in 22 (55%) of 40 patients (median time from illness onset to dyspnoea 8·0 days [IQR 5·0-13·0]). 26 (63%) of 41 patients had lymphopenia. All 41 patients had pneumonia with abnormal findings on chest CT. Complications included acute respiratory distress syndrome (12 [29%]), RNAaemia (six [15%]), acute cardiac injury (five [12%]) and secondary infection (four [10%]). 13 (32%) patients were admitted to an ICU and six (15%) died. Compared with non-ICU patients, ICU patients had higher plasma levels of IL2, IL7, IL10, GSCF, IP10, MCP1, MIP1A, and TNFa.

Interpretation: The 2019-nCoV infection caused clusters of severe respiratory illness similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and was associated with ICU admission and high mortality. Major gaps in our knowledge of the origin, epidemiology, duration of human transmission, and clinical spectrum of disease need fulfillment by future studies.

Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China [published correction appears in Lancet. 2020 Jan 30;:]. Lancet. 2020;395(10223):497–506. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30183-5

A followup Lancet article also found numerous patients that had no connection to the Huanan Seafood Market.

Dr. Sean Lin pointed out the existence of a clear outside source of the infection and possible malfeasance involved in the Chinese information.

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