Tom Cotton was right: The Wuhan virus probably came from a bioweapons lab

In February, during on appearance on Fox News, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Az.) suggested that the Wuhan virus originated in a Chinese biological warfare laboratory. The leftist media instantly claimed that he was irresponsibly promoting a bizarre, discredited conspiracy theory (as always, holding themselves up as the arbiter of what’s valid and what is “discredited”). It turns out, though, that Cotton was correct.

On January 31, President Trump had declared coronavirus a public health emergency and banned travel between the U.S. and China. The Democrat propaganda branch known as the American mainstream media instantly bashed Trump for doing so. Joe Biden summed up the criticism by saying “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia.” Then, on February 3, WHO’s Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that there was no need for travel bans targeting China.

The narrative was set – China was not officially responsible for the virus, it was doing all things right and proper to stop the virus’s spread, and Trump was a power-mad xenophobe to punish China. On February 13, when there were only 13 Wuhan virus cases in America and no deaths, Cotton had a different idea: He suggested the possibility that the virus was not a random product of China’s filthy “wet markets.” Instead, he said, it could well have come from a biological weapons laboratory located near Wuhan:

The entire mainstream media rose up in outrage. The Washington Post approvingly quoted Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, who said, “There's absolutely nothing in the genome sequence of this virus that indicates the virus was engineered. The possibility this was a deliberately released bioweapon can be firmly excluded.” The International Business Times called it an “ugly conspiracy theory.” Business Insider called it a “thoroughly debunked theory.” The New York Times called it a “fringe theory,” and stated that “the conspiracy theory lacks evidence and has been dismissed by scientists.”

Having watched the media get every single thing wrong about the Wuhan Virus, would it surprise you to learn that Cotton was correct and the media were wrong? Now that researchers have had more time to investigate the virus, Fox News reports that the researchers believe that the Wuhan virus was indeed developed as a bioweapon. The current theory, though, is that China lost control of the virus, rather than that it released it on purpose:

There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China's effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.

This may be the "costliest government coverup of all time," one of the sources said.        

The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human, and that "patient zero" worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.

The “increasing confidence” comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox  News has requested to see the evidence directly.

We also know that China knew early that the Wuhan virus had pandemic possibilities, but sat on that information for a crucial week, during which time tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people left China for America and Europe. Even if the Chinese didn't deliberately release the virus into their population, they seem to have come darn close to deliberately releasing it into ours.

Sen. Cotton would do well not to hold his breath waiting for an apology from those in the media who maligned him. It won’t be coming. They’ll figure out another way to spin this one.

China isn’t just meddling with bioweapons. The State Department has also announced that it may be conducting secret nuclear weapons tests.

Donald Trump was prescient. He realized a long time ago that China is not an upright “citizen of the world.” While Trump is wisely maintaining at least the facade of good working relationship with President Xi, he has been working since his first day in office to disentangle the American economy from China’s clutches and to weaken the economic and military tentacles that China has stretched throughout the world.

In February, during on appearance on Fox News, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Az.) suggested that the Wuhan virus originated in a Chinese biological warfare laboratory. The leftist media instantly claimed that he was irresponsibly promoting a bizarre, discredited conspiracy theory (as always, holding themselves up as the arbiter of what’s valid and what is “discredited”). It turns out, though, that Cotton was correct.

On January 31, President Trump had declared coronavirus a public health emergency and banned travel between the U.S. and China. The Democrat propaganda branch known as the American mainstream media instantly bashed Trump for doing so. Joe Biden summed up the criticism by saying “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia.” Then, on February 3, WHO’s Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that there was no need for travel bans targeting China.

The narrative was set – China was not officially responsible for the virus, it was doing all things right and proper to stop the virus’s spread, and Trump was a power-mad xenophobe to punish China. On February 13, when there were only 13 Wuhan virus cases in America and no deaths, Cotton had a different idea: He suggested the possibility that the virus was not a random product of China’s filthy “wet markets.” Instead, he said, it could well have come from a biological weapons laboratory located near Wuhan:

The entire mainstream media rose up in outrage. The Washington Post approvingly quoted Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, who said, “There's absolutely nothing in the genome sequence of this virus that indicates the virus was engineered. The possibility this was a deliberately released bioweapon can be firmly excluded.” The International Business Times called it an “ugly conspiracy theory.” Business Insider called it a “thoroughly debunked theory.” The New York Times called it a “fringe theory,” and stated that “the conspiracy theory lacks evidence and has been dismissed by scientists.”

Having watched the media get every single thing wrong about the Wuhan Virus, would it surprise you to learn that Cotton was correct and the media were wrong? Now that researchers have had more time to investigate the virus, Fox News reports that the researchers believe that the Wuhan virus was indeed developed as a bioweapon. The current theory, though, is that China lost control of the virus, rather than that it released it on purpose:

There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China's effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.

This may be the "costliest government coverup of all time," one of the sources said.        

The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human, and that "patient zero" worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.

The “increasing confidence” comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox  News has requested to see the evidence directly.

We also know that China knew early that the Wuhan virus had pandemic possibilities, but sat on that information for a crucial week, during which time tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people left China for America and Europe. Even if the Chinese didn't deliberately release the virus into their population, they seem to have come darn close to deliberately releasing it into ours.

Sen. Cotton would do well not to hold his breath waiting for an apology from those in the media who maligned him. It won’t be coming. They’ll figure out another way to spin this one.

China isn’t just meddling with bioweapons. The State Department has also announced that it may be conducting secret nuclear weapons tests.

Donald Trump was prescient. He realized a long time ago that China is not an upright “citizen of the world.” While Trump is wisely maintaining at least the facade of good working relationship with President Xi, he has been working since his first day in office to disentangle the American economy from China’s clutches and to weaken the economic and military tentacles that China has stretched throughout the world.