How to Defeat China Cancer: The Final Showdown CHAPTER 2 CHINA CANCER DELIVERS THE VIRUS OF THE CENTURY
By Lin Kenryo,
CHAPTER 2: CHINA CANCER DELIVERS THE VIRUS OF THE CENTURY
1. THE CORONAVIRUS: ARE BATS THE CULPRITS?
Virus exposes China’s true nature
Suppose that physicians who consider themselves China specialists had examined the agglomeration of cancer cells that is China in the past. Nine out of 10 of them would have predicted a rosy outcome for their “patient.” They would have said, “Oh, don’t worry! China is experiencing growing pains now, and there is still an imbalance between the mental and the physical. We just need to provide nutrients (capital and technology). As intellectual growth proceeds, China will become a fine adult. Just wait and see!”
But recently a growing number of physicians have begun to wonder: “This patient’s behavior is abnormal. Could this be cancer?” “After all this time the patient’s condition should have returned to normal.” Even some Japanese physicians are now skeptical. But most of them, when examining the patient, conclude that it is best to adopt a wait-and-see policy. Why? Because even when confronted with Chinese-style tyranny, most Japanese ignore it, confident that it will not affect them directly.
Unfortunately, the Wuhan coronavirus burst onto the scene, and spread through the world at lightning speed. It has affected every inhabitant of this planet either directly or indirectly; it is impossible to ignore. Not only those who have contracted it, and their families, but also people who have not been infected, have been forced to take preventive measures. Interaction with others has been held to a minimum, and those who dare to venture outside must practice social distancing. For a time, economic activity ground to a halt, and the service sector has suffered a huge blow, especially tourism and the restaurant industry.
China manipulates information about coronavirus
What did the Chinese do in the early days when the discovery was made that a contagious disease had erupted in Wuhan? They did not take immediate steps to control the epidemic, as one might expect. What they did was embark on a cover-up campaign. Officials were fully aware that the disease could be transmitted from person to person, but they sat back and watched it spread. To make matters worse, instead of taking steps to combat the virus, the Chinese began putting pressure on the WHO (World Health Organization). They browbeat the organization’s officials, persuading them to refrain from using language that would reveal the place where the disease originated or its characteristics, like “Wuhan pneumonia” or “Wuhan coronavirus.” For that reason, the virus became known as the “new coronavirus” and “COVID-19” (for “Coronavirus Disease 2019”). When the medical profession names diseases, it does not use the words new or old, because it is difficult to distinguish where an older strain of a disease ends and a new one begins. As a matter of fact, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (as I intend to call it) is expected to continue for a long time. If, during that time, a new strain of the corona virus emerges, are they going to name it the “new new coronavirus?”
Coronavirus Disease 2019 is the name given to the contagious disease that broke out in 2019. A coronavirus is a type of virus; the name is used to describe many different viruses, all of which have crown-shaped protuberances, similar to the sun’s corona, on their periphery. In that case, do colds caught in 2019 and caused by the coronavirus fall into the same category as Covid-19?
The New Testament Gospel According to John tells us that “the Word was God.” The meaning here is that words have as much power as God. However, for some reason the Japanese acquiesced to Chinese searches for inappropriate language in Japanese media and Chinese censorship after World War II? Allowing that was tantamount to selling their souls to Satan. It saddens me that so few Japanese are aware of this.
Though the Chinese did their best to force the terms “new coronavirus” and COVID-19 on the rest of the world, there was one country that refused to submit to such bullying: Taiwan. Not only the Taiwanese media, but also the government have been using “Wuhan pneumonia” in statements and official documents. The Chinese government voice hysterical objections to this language, but its Taiwanese counterpart has consistently ignored such outbursts. Without resolve like this, we will not succeed in conquering the Wuhan coronavirus. Distrust of and refusal to yield to China are key reasons for Taiwan’s success in combating the Wuhan coronavirus.
Did bats infect humans with the virus?
The Chinese did not limit their cover-up attempts to nomenclature. The Chinese government has made desperate efforts to conceal information about the source of the virus.
Rumor has it that bats transmitted the Wuhan coronavirus to humans. However, no research to date has found even one instance of bat-to-human infection. Avian and swine influenza have been known to be directly transmissible to humans, but this can be attributed to the proximity of pigs and birds to humans. Through thousands of years of human history there has been physical contact between humans and their livestock. After many spontaneous mutations, the link between animals and humans has been established, resulting in many cases of infection.
Still, there is no history of close contact between bats and humans. The transmission of disease from bats to humans would require an intermediate host. If there was an intermediate host in the case of the Wuhan coronavirus, it has not been identified.
During the outbreak of the SARS virus early in the 21st century, the masked palm civet was cited as the transmitter to humans. But again, palm civets do not live in close contact with humans. Inhabitants of Guangdong province do eat masked palm civets, which are considered a delicacy there, but that cannot be described as close contact. The source of the SARS virus remains shrouded in mystery.
How can bats infect humans when they hibernate in winter?
Then where did the bats, the source of infection, come from? We could hypothesize that bats did transmit the virus to humans, but then Wuhan’s bats hibernate during November and December. Some researchers have pinpointed the greater horseshoe bat as the source, but the habitat of this species is Yunnan province, 1,000 km away from Wuhan. Bats do not travel over such distances. And who would go to the trouble of transporting great horseshoe bats from Yunnan to Wuhan, and why?
Even if someone did convey the bats to Wuhan, residents of Wuhan do not eat bats. Moreover, the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market sells monkeys, wolves, sheep, and rats, but it does not sell bats.
According to another rumor originating in China, pangolins are the culprits. Although pangolin meat is sometimes used in Chinese cuisine, it is certainly not part of the everyday Chinese diet; it is usually consumed for medicinal purposes. Furthermore, it is prohibitively expensive and is sold at medicine shops, not food markets. So we can assume that it was not sold at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. It is very unlikely that pangolins were the source of infection.
Destruction of the crime scene
Preservation and investigation of the source of infection are two of the most fundamental principles of public health recognized the world over. But the Chinese violated both of them by shut down the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market in Wuhan, violating both of those principles.
A survey during the early stages of the outbreak revealed that the great majority of those infected were customers or employees of that market or people who had some connection with them. Consequently, the market was shuttered on January 1, 2020. Closing the market makes sense, but the authorities also destroyed all the wild animals in the market, the suspected source of infection. During this stage, authorities announced that the virus had been detected at the market, but supplied no details, not even specifying which wild animals were found to be infected with the virus.
The location where the outbreak occurred should have been preserved and investigated, but the authorities disinfected every inch of it, claiming that was necessary to prevent transmission to humans. But the truth is that they needed only to set up barricades blocking entry to the market. There was absolutely no justification for destroying anything that might help in detect the source of the virus.
Moreover, according to a paper written by Chinese scientists and carried in The Lancet, a British medical journal, 30% of patients who contacted the virus during the early stages of the outbreak had absolutely no connection, direct or indirect, with the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. But the paper included no information about where those patients did become infected.
Who was the first patient?
It should be possible to identify the first person to contract COVID-19, since obviously there was a first person. We know that Japan’s first patient was a Japanese man in his thirties, a resident of Kanagawa Prefecture who had been visiting Wuhan. But China has not identified its first corona virus patient.
When a new disease comes to the fore, medical professionals who see someone presenting with symptoms of that disease will know right away that they are being confronted with something strange. Identifying the first patient and tracing the infection route is likely to help identify the source of infection. The affected nation must pour all its resources into discovering who the first patient was.
China, however, has yet to disclose information about that first person, but not because it is unavailable. Remember that every inhabitant of China is under surveillance at all times.
Common sense tells us that China has identified that first person, but has not disclosed the information. Why are the Chinese flouting the iron-clad rule requiring that the disease be traced back to its origin so as to prevent it from recurring? The only conclusion that comes to mind is that the truth would show the Chinese in a bad light.
Concealing key transmission information
On January 20, 2020 the head of a Chinese government team of specialists announced its conclusion that COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person. But we already knew about this possibility as early as November 17, 2019, because the English-language edition of the South China Morning Star issued on March 13, 2020 stated as much.
Much earlier than that, a research team headed by Prof. Zhang Yongzhen at Fudan University’s Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, whose facilities have been granted Biosafety Level 3, tested workers at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. Prof. Zhang reported that his team had decoded the genome sequence of COVID-19 on January 5, and had submitted it to the National Health Commission on the same day.
At that point Zhang added, “This is an unknown virus similar to SARS, which most likely is transmitted via the respiratory system.” He also mentioned the possibility that the virus was spread from person to person, and suggested that preventive measures be taken to prevent its spread. But public health officials showed no sign of taking action. The research team, assuming that Chinese authorities were not actively formulating a plan to combat the virus, posted sequence data on virological.org, a discussion forum “for analysis and interpretation of virus molecular evolution and epidemiology” on January 11.
However, on the following day the authorities suddenly decided to close the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. The information it had gathered was never disclosed to any outside organization.
Furthermore, on February 6, South China University of Technology Professor Xiao Botao uploaded a paper to ResearchGate, a European information-sharing site for scientists. Entitled “The Possible Origins of 2019-nCoV Coronavirus,” the paper stated that the Wuhan coronavirus may have originated in one of two research facilities in Wuhan.
Xiao’s paper attracted a great deal of attention, but it was removed from the website several hours after he uploaded it. Then its author disappeared. The next time he was heard from was an email message sent on February 26 in response to an inquiry from a Wall Street Journal reporter: “The speculation about the possible origins in the post was based on published papers and media, and was not supported by direct proofs.” This is a very strange comment for a scientist to make. Of course, we have no way of knowing if the sender was indeed Xiao Botao.
What are we to make of this series of bizarre occurrences? There is only one answer: the Chinese did not want the truth to leak to outside entities. All the more reason why we must do an exhaustive search for the truth.
2. WHY BIOWEAPONS SPECIALISTS WENT INTO ACTION
The human body and human society both behave according to natural laws, i.e., harmony and coexistence, without which life cannot be sustained, even briefly. That doesn’t mean that disputes don’t arise. But when they do arise, there are specific rules in place to resolve them. The most violent method of resolving disputes is warfare, but even warfare is governed by specific rules. If they were ignored, there would be little hope for the survival of the human race.
However, China does not recognize the fact that certain boundaries cannot be breached, that certain lines must not be crossed. That is why the Chinese came up with the term “unrestricted warfare,” which is exactly the same as the behavior of cancer cells, disrupting harmony and exacerbating disorder.
Using viruses to develop bioweapons
The Chinese will resort to any means to accomplish their goals, including the use of biological weapons, which they find extremely appealing because they destroy only humans. As a matter of fact, the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has been emphasizing the importance of biological weapons. In Unrestricted Warfare, written by retired Maj.-Gen. Qiao Liang and retired Senior Col. Wang Xiangsui and issued in 1996, the authors declare that regulations controlling the use of biological weapons are nothing more than a means for larger nations to control their smaller counterparts. What they mean is that whether the PRC adheres to international regulations governing biological weapons will depend on the situation prevailing at the time. This is tantamount to advocating the law of the jungle, i.e., observing regulations only when doing so serves China’s convenience.
In 2010, Third Military Medical University (now Army Medical University) Professor Guo Jiwei published a book entitled War for Biological Dominance in which he emphasized the importance of achieving dominance in biological weapons. Later, in 2015 He Fuchu, then head of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, described his vision of a new role for the military in an article in the PLA Daily, a publication on the same level as the People’s Daily, entitled “How Gene Weapons Could Affect Future Warfare.” He wrote that biological weapons are a high strategic priority and will form the nucleus of warfare in the years ahead. In 2017 Zhang Shibo, former president of the National Defense University, predicted that the application of biotechnology will become an important new aspect of warfare in War’s New High Land [sic]. He seems to be recommending that biotechnology be applied to warfare.
The examples cited above are only the tip of the iceberg, but it is plainer than day that the PLA is obsessed with biological weapons. It is common knowledge that the PRC has stockpiled a great number of deadly viruses, including the SARS virus, and is doing “research and development” on them in many research facilities.
Biological weapons specialist sent to Wuhan
When we analyze the bizarre actions taken by the Chinese government in connection with the Wuhan coronavirus, keeping the facts outlined above in mind, we begin to see more of the overall picture.
On January 26, 2020 the Chinese government dispatched its leading biological weapons expert, PLA Maj.-Gen. Chen Wei, to Wuhan.
Chen went to the WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology), where she proceeded to destroy all experiment and research records, all samples, and all laboratory animals. These records and samples are precious to researchers, and are the accumulation of the results they have worked so hard to achieve. Destroying them for no reason is unthinkable.
Orders were issued to destroy research records at other research institutes in Shanghai and Beijing as well. What was the reason for this meticulous destruction of evidence?
If the WIV wasn’t engaged in any dubious activities, the scientists there could have described the information contained in the sample and research records, etc., as follows: “We are studying viruses.” But since that was not the case, the impression we are left with is that these institutes had something to hide, and therefore destroyed the evidence. If someone falsifies research records, an expert will detect the ruse immediately. Deceit through modification will not fool anyone. Consequently, the WIV must have decided that their only choice was to destroy the evidence.
To make matters worse, the Chinese government is guilty not only of having destroyed evidence, but also of stifling research into and debate about the origin of the Wuhan coronavirus.
If medical research cannot be discussed, then researchers must be guided by experience, but there are limits even to experience. The right way to discover what sort of illness is involved and the best way to treat it is to check the results of research done by others against one’s own experience and one’s patient’s symptoms, and then hold discussions with other researchers. Debate and discussion are, without a doubt, the starting points of medical research. If the subject at hand is a communicable disease that no one has ever seen before, someone else’s observations and experiences become even more important. Suppressing this aspect of research is tantamount to saying, “we don’t need to know anything about the Wuhan coronavirus.” Obviously, such a stance will not benefit the Chinese people in any way.
Maneuvers or actual combat?
There were other noteworthy events that had to do with timing.
On September 18, 2019, maneuvers were conducted – maneuvers that hypothesized an outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan. The maneuvers were premised on the introduction of a virus into Wuhan. Every inch of the airport was disinfected, and a clean zone and contaminated zone established. It seemed as though the Chinese authorities were anticipating the various measures to be taken, the same measures that needed to be taken throughout the world after the Wuhan coronavirus erupted. Were these really maneuvers? Is it possible that the 2019 Military World Games held a month later were a dry run at which military personnel representing the world’s nations were given the virus as a souvenir to take home?
On October 18, 2019 the 2019 Military World Games, in which 9,308 military personnel from 109 nations took part, were held in Wuhan. As the name suggests, at these games, held every four years, military personnel from all over the world gather in one place and participate in sporting events. To Chinese authorities, the fact that Wuhan was chosen as the venue for the games may have represented the perfect testing ground for biological warfare. If so, the maneuvers conducted one month prior to the games must have been preparations for the actual battle. Since a lot of the competitions took place at close range, they provided the perfect opportunity to spread the virus. Believing that young people would probably not be symptomatic even if they caught the virus, the Chinese must have gotten the depraved idea to transmit the virus all over the world. No rational nation would even contemplate such a thing, but we can count on China to go where no rational nation would dare to tread.
We learned that the PLA Naval University of Engineering, located in Wuhan, went into quarantine in November 2019. No outsiders were permitted to enter the campus, and everyone who entered it was subject to quarantine. Since it is a military school, it is not strange that this happened, but judging from events transpiring between August and October, it does seem as though the Chinese government knew what was going to happen.
Wuhan coronavirus: too many coincidences
An examination of the events I have just described suggests that it is reasonable to conclude that the Wuhan coronavirus was artificially engineered to serve as a biological weapon. There is a remote possibility that spontaneous mutation is not unthinkable, but when we compare the coronavirus with the bubonic plague and influenza, pathogens that the human race has experienced, that remote possibility seems more and more simplistic. The most likely possibility is the development of the virus as a biological weapon, for the following reasons:
1. The incubation period is long.
2. Most infected individuals are asymptomatic.
3. Asymptomatic individuals can transmit the virus to other humans. (It is impossible to transmit SARS unless the transmitter has a fever.
4. Transmission modes are diverse (the virus can be transmitted via droplets and feces; airborne transmission is another possibility).
5. The virus can attack any and every organ. (Influenza can attack the respiratory system, but almost never the liver or kidneys. However, the Wuhan coronavirus can invade the liver, the heart, the kidneys, endothelial cells, nerve tissue, and even brain cells, in addition to the respiratory system. It can enter blood vessels and cause strokes. It has the same characteristics as the AIDS virus, and destroys the immune function.)
6. Since spontaneous mutation takes place so rapidly, it is hard to get a full picture of the situation.
7. According to a research report issued by a British research organization, it is difficult to acquire herd immunity to the new coronavirus. The reason is that the antibodies in the majority of people who have been infected with the virus decrease in number within three months of infection, meaning that you can be infected with it twice or even three times.
As these characteristics demonstrate, this virus is ideal for use as a biological weapon.
Unless the Chinese produce irrefutable proof of the origin of the Wuhan coronavirus and the route of transmission, i.e., evidence that there was spontaneous generation or spontaneous mutation, there will be suspicions of human engineering.
3. THE REALITY OF THE WUHAN INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY
The French Defence Staff’s misgivings
With the outbreak of COVID-19, the WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology), China’s first BSL-4 (the highest level of biosafety) research laboratory, became a magnet for attention. At WIV scientists were conducting research on coronaviruses extracted from bats, including the SARS corona virus. The facility is noteworthy also because it is situated only about a dozen kilometers away from the suspected site of origin, the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market.
P4 (an abbreviation for Pathogen Level 4, a term equivalent to BSL-4) laboratories handle deadly viruses for which there is neither vaccine nor treatment, such as Ebola and SARS. For that reason, highly developed safety standards are absolutely necessary at such facilities, and staff members who conduct experiments therein must undergo rigorous training and adhere strictly to procedures outlined in universal operation manuals.
After the 2003 SARS outbreak China decided to build a P4 laboratory with assistance from the French government. But the French Defence Staff and the DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), as well as specialists in biological weapons were initially opposed to the construction of such a lab. The reason for their opposition is that the Chinese had refused to issue any research reports describing work done at a P3 lab that the French had helped the Chinese build in China. The scientists were worried about French national security, because P4 laboratories handle extremely dangerous pathogens. They were afraid that the WIV could become a venue for the research and development of biological weapons.
Demons in angels’ masks
Both President Jacques Chirac (1995-2007) and Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (2002-2005) were very enthusiastic about helping with the construction of the laboratory at the WIV. Also lending his support was left-wing activist Bernard Kouchner, the co-founder of Médecins sans Frontières. The fact that these activists, whose core values are opposing war and promoting peace, support Chinese development of bioweapons is proof beyond all possible doubt of the deceit and logical contradictions of left-wing ideology. If confronted, surely they would argue that they never dreamed the Chinese would use the P4 laboratory to make biological weapons. But such a defense would only shine the spotlight on their evil. I will not mince words: leftists colluded with the Chinese because they sought profit and power. They are, after all, demons in angels’ masks.
Chinese interested only in P4 designation
Construction on the P4 laboratory at the WIV, which needed to be as airtight as an atomic submarine, commenced in 2010 with technical assistance from France. But while it was being built the Chinese excluded a French company scheduled to participate in the project, citing reasons that didn’t convince anyone. Furthermore, the Chinese scrapped an agreement between the two countries stating that French specialists would advise the researchers at the WIV. The result was that in 2018 the facility began operating, just as the Chinese authorities had anticipated, and the researchers, left to their own devices, began “research and development” of deadly viruses to their hearts’ content.
Why did the Chinese reject French assistance in building the laboratory, and technical assistance? No one in his right mind could make sense of this, but their strategy was perfectly in line with the cancerous Chinese mentality.
What China needed was not a P4 laboratory, which required strict supervision and management, but a place where the Chinese could openly collect deadly pathogens for which there was neither vaccine nor remedy, and just as openly do research and development on those pathogens. In other words, all they wanted was the P4 designation. They cared neither about achieving airtightness equivalent to that of an atomic submarine or stringent management of the laboratory. A member of the US Embassy staff who inspected the WIV reported in a diplomatic cable about sloppy management practices at the WIV. Simply stated, China’s objective is not research, but development of deadly pathogens. We know that the Chinese have stolen deadly pathogens like the Ebola virus from Canadian and American research facilities, and have been creating viruses that do not exist in nature.
Batwoman creates new viruses
One woman who has been making viruses that do not exist in nature is Shi Zhengli, principal researcher at WIV.
After graduating from Wuhan University with a BS in genetics, Shi received a Ph.D. degree from Montpellier University 2 in France; she has also spent time in Australia and the US. Because the focus of her research is on harvesting viruses from bats, she has been dubbed Batwoman.
In 2015 Shi recombined bat coronavirus using genetic engineering and created a chimeric virus that can be transmitted to humans. (The name derives from chimera, which according to Greek mythology, is composed of parts of a lion, goat, and snake.) In the biotechnology research field, the word is used to describe viruses created by using genetic engineering to
Shi Zhengli join separate proteins; such viruses do not exist in nature. Bat coronavirus has protuberances called S spikes, which are proteins, but normally they cannot attach to the ACE2 receptors in human bronchial tubes or intestines. For that reason, the virus should not be able to directly infect a human from a bat. However, Shi Zhengli recombined the virus’ spikes so that they can attach to the ACE2. In other words, she made it possible for bat coronavirus to infect humans without an intermediary. The results of her research appeared in Nature Medicine, a medical journal.
Wuhan coronavirus: as aggressive as AIDS virus
What Shi Zhengli’s research reveals is that the Chinese are capable of creating viruses that can infect humans. Furthermore, it is highly likely that the Wuhan coronavirus was one of them.
The Wuhan coronavirus has four viral gene sequences that are the same as the AIDS virus. The AIDS virus enters the human body and attacks CD4 cells, which create antibodies possessing an immune function and weaken the immune function. The Wuhan coronavirus has the same destructive power.
The Chinese National Health Commission in Beijing announced on January 26, 2020 that anti-AIDS drugs have been effective in clinical treatment of Wuhan pneumonia. But at this juncture is it possible to believe that anti-AIDS drugs could combat Wuhan pneumonia? Such a notion would not occur to anyone who isn’t already aware of the similarities with the AIDS virus. In other words, it is safe to assume that Chinese researchers are conversant with the nature of viruses they have already created.
Research lab former fortress of Jiang Zemin
Jiang Zemin’s political faction controls medicine and medical care in China. The WIV is known as the fortress of Jiang Mianheng, his son. The director-general of the WIV is a woman in her thirties named Wang Yanyi. How did someone without a solid track record or name recognition happen to be named director-general? It turns out that Wang was selected because her husband, Shu Hongbing, has close ties to Jiang Mianheng. It is very likely that the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus enabled Xi Jinping to penetrate and capture the Jiang fortress, which had previously been off
Wang Yanyi limits to him, and post his soldiers there. We must not forget that the coronavirus outbreak, besides creating medical and biological difficulties, is also tinged with elements of the Chinese internecine power struggle.
A flurry of internal whistleblowing
In the midst of the pandemic, all sorts of information began leaking out of the WIV into the outside world.
For instance, a WIV researcher named Chen Quanjiao posted an accusation on the internet (along with her ID card) against the aforementioned Shi Zhengli. She also claimed that Huang Yanling, a female researcher at WIV, contracted the coronavirus as the result of a laboratory accident, and died from it.
Whether or not these accusations are true, the accuser was most certainly an employee of the WIV, since the ID card was authentic. And the WIV was definitely the scene of a power struggle, as I mentioned earlier.
On April 28, 2020 Li-meng Yan (aka Yan Limeng), a virologist at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, sought asylum in the US. After being interrogated by the FBI, she appeared on War Room, a podcast hosted by former White House strategist Steve Bannon. Yan told Bannon that the Wuhan coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese laboratory.
Leaks like these, of which there have been many, tell us that the Chinese government is not a monolith, but a loose amalgam of groups competing for power. Their influence affects other groups dependent on the various factions. Remember that chinks can develop in their armor.
4. THE DRIVING FORCES BEHIND VACCINE DEVELOPMENT: GREED, FEAR, AND IGNORANCE
If the Wuhan coronavirus was indeed engineered in the laboratory, we should assume that Chinese researchers are attempting to develop a vaccine to combat it. Still, if the Chinese did intentionally launch the virus, they would have already prepared a vaccine. If, on the other hand, the virus was released accidentally, a vaccine may not yet exist. Whichever the case, we can expect the facts to come to light eventually.
Vaccine development: a 10-year process
The development of a vaccine is not a simple matter. In addition to the investment of a huge amount of funds and labor, developers need a fairly long time. Most of the vaccines in use today were developed over a 10-year period or longer.
Normally, the first stage of vaccine development, the exploratory stage, lasts for about two years. Then comes the pre-clinical stage, during which vaccines are formulated and tested on laboratory animals. The analysis of the experiments and resulting data takes about a year. Then come the vaccine trials, which take a relatively long time. They consist of three steps.
Phase 1: A small number of people, volunteers, are given the vaccine. The main concern at this juncture is safety (side effects, adverse reactions, etc.).
Phase 2: Again, a small number of volunteers are given the vaccine; it is checked for efficacy, an appropriate dosage is proposed, and inoculations are scheduled.
Phase 3: A larger group of volunteers participates; the vaccine is checked for both side effects and efficacy.
Each phase lasts about six months to one year. Once the clinical trials are finished, all trial data must be scrutinized. Then specialists from various fields study the results, which takes three to six months. In other words, once the clinical trials are done, at least two years must elapse before the vaccine can be administered to the public. More time will pass before the vaccine goes into mass production. Many candidate vaccines don’t make it through the trial period, even when strenuous efforts are made. That is why we have no vaccine for AIDS or hepatitis C.
Can an effective vaccine be produced?
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Will it be possible to quickly produce a vaccine against the Wuhan coronavirus if we greatly relax the regulations that govern the development of vaccines?
The truth is that since coronaviruses are unstable RNA viruses, their rate of spontaneous mutation is extremely rapid. A vaccine that has passed all these exacting trials may turn out to be ineffective after only a short time. Another RNA virus, the influenza virus, mutates frequently. For that reason, we must be inoculated against several types of influenza viruses each year. Since the Wuhan coronavirus mutates at an even higher speed, no one knows how frequently vaccinations against it should be administered. Though the common cold is often transmitted by a coronavirus, no vaccine has been developed for it. The reason is not that no vaccine is necessary because “it’s just a cold,” but that common cold viruses mutate so rapidly that vaccine development can’t keep up with them.
As far as the effectiveness of a vaccine is concerned, the speed of virus mutation is not the only determining factor. Another is the number of protein spikes on the surface of the virus. When there are many, antibodies may form, but they may not be able to recognize the virus, rendering the vaccine useless. For instance, there are approximately five to 11 spikes on the surface of the influenza virus, and 20-30 on the AIDS virus. The quantity of spikes is one reason why there is still no AIDS vaccine, according to an announcement made by Raymond Dwek, a leading authority on saccharides, and director of Oxford University’s Glycobiology Institute, made at “Fighting Against Covid-19,” an international conference held online. There Professor Dwek stated that it would be very difficult to develop an effective vaccine because the Wuhan coronavirus has at least 66 spikes.
2019: Vaccine development begins
But as if to laugh in the face of the hypotheses stated above, an article in the July 15, 2020 edition of the Nikkei Shimbun reported that China would develop a vaccine with the support of the PLA (People’s Liberation Army). It went on to say that CanSino Biologics had acquired permission to distribute the coronavirus vaccine to the PLA at the end of June, and that the PLA had pledged strong backing for the project.
The article included a photograph showing a vial supposedly containing vaccine. When I examined it with the aid of a magnifying glass, I detected a date on the vial: 2020.02.26. This should be the date on which the vaccine was manufactured.
According to vaccine development process that I laid out at the beginning of this chapter, a manufacture date of February 26, 2020 would mean that development work would have had to begin by February 2019 at the very latest. For instance, suppose that in an emergency situation, regulations governing vaccine development were waived. Even then, unless development began in August 2019, it would have been physically impossible to prepare the vaccine for use in clinical trials. Consequently, it would seem that the Chinese were aware of the Wuhan coronavirus in August 2019. If not, why would they begin developing a vaccine at that point? Since other nations were unaware of the Wuhan coronavirus, they would have lagged far behind China in the development of a vaccine after the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak.
PLA [covets vaccine rights]
The aforementioned Nikkei article mentions PLA support, but it is more accurate to say that CanSino was actually established by the PLA. Due to strict government regulations, private Chinese companies cannot manufacture or market vaccines without the backing of the powers that be. And since the market for vaccines is huge and the profits enormous, the actual owners of Chinese vaccine companies are, without exception, connected to the government or the military.
CanSino had been losing money for quite some time. After being listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in March 2019 it continued to stagnate, but began to rise in November 2019. On November 14, the share price, which had been 49 HKD, rose suddenly, jumping by a factor of 5 to 249 HKD on July 13, 2020. Since insider trading is an everyday activity in China, the fact that CanSino was developing a vaccine became common knowledge, which explains why its stock went up. Incidentally, the person responsible for vaccine development is none other than bioweapon specialist Maj.-Gen. Chen Wei.
To date CanSino’s vaccine has completed only Phase 1 of clinical trials. Why did the PLA decide to use vaccine that had not completed all clinical trials? The answer to this question is very interesting, and the operative words here are greed, fear, and ignorance.
Given that news of success in developing a vaccine will generate a rise in stock price, a profit can be expected as soon as the vaccine comes on the market. Of course, a huge amount of money must be expended during development, but that isn’t a problem if government assistance is available. If another company gains the lead, the lagger will lose the market. Or, if an effective vaccine can’t be developed, the invested funds are gone forever. That is why the PLA decided to use CanSino’s vaccine during the development process.
All merchants are unscrupulous
“The first to announce is the winner,” is the formula typically adopted by the Chinese. It kills two birds with one stone: causes a rise in stock price, and convinces competitors to abandon their development plans. It is really important to claim that the product is a success, regardless of the reality. In China there is no corporate culture remotely resembling the Japanese, with its stress on truth and sincerity. Chinese companies will do anything to make a profit. As the Chinese saying goes, “all merchants are unscrupulous.” A company owned by the PLA, which is so skilled at swindling, is bound to engage in unscrupulous business practices. Moreover, the PLA is well supplied with guinea pigs in the form of young soldiers, who are obligated to obey orders. High-ranking PLA officers have their sights set on profits; they couldn’t care less about the health and welfare of strangers.
Xi Jinping’s fear
The motivation for the PLA officers’ vaccine development project was greed, but the motivation for Xi Jinping to hurry it along was fear. Xi doesn’t concern himself about trivialities like spoils. What he wants is the power to command and control the entire human race. But his power base is far from solid, rattled by the anti-corruption movements and other forces. Enemies have cropped up within Xi’s own organization. To make matters worse, US-China trade wars have moved the supply chain to other countries, and with many companies failing due to the coronavirus, there are huge numbers of unemployed who aren’t accounted for in government statistics. The Chinese economy, the foothold of the one-party dictatorship, is faltering.
The thought pattern shared by all dictators is such that the more power they acquire, the more they worry. Xi Jinping is no exception to this rule. That is why weapons, i.e., his army, are his last refuge. However, it happens that soldiers, living in close quarters as they do, are especially susceptible to the Wuhan coronavirus. We know from an outbreak of the virus on a US aircraft carrier that an aggregation of people can cause a cluster of infection. If a large-scale cluster develops, military strength may weaken. For Xi Jinping, losing his troops, his stronghold, means death. His top priority must be preventing his soldiers from being infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.
A weakened leader is replaceable
The Chinese government is lying when it announces that no members of the PLA have been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus. That lie is a manifestation of Xi’s fears. Some PLA members have certainly been infected, but Xi is afraid that if he admits that, his political enemies will know that his power base has weakened. This situation is similar to the animal world in that when the dominant male weakens, he is soon replaced. Rumors have it that Xi Jinping has only an elementary school education. But he shines when it comes to power struggles (and only power struggles). We can certainly assume that Xi knows how many members of the PLA have been infected and the severity of their cases.
The PLA could not possibly have agreed to use a vaccine that is still under development without Xi’s blessing. He must have decided to use that vaccine out of a desire to protect his support system, the PLA, from the Wuhan coronavirus. The main reason for doing that was to dispel the crippling fear that consumed him.
The more informed, the more fearful …
I have already demonstrated that the vaccine-development process is far from straightforward and simple. But I doubt that Xi Jinping and his military cronies are aware of that fact. In a dictatorship the autocrat is a failure unless he achieves his goals. The people who are actually making the vaccine must certainly be aware of the difficulties involved with vaccine development, and can’t possibly have much faith in the vaccine they are making. I am not saying that Chinese researchers are substandard, but anyone who is familiar with the world of scientific research would have the same doubts that I do. Actually, the more experienced researchers will feel especially anxious. They won’t be satisfied until a vaccine has undergone clinical trials with a large number of people for a long time (Phases 1 to 3).
There is a Chinese saying, guan da xue wen da, that means “the higher an official’s rank, the deeper his wisdom.” For that reason, officials are expected to be omniscient. China’s powerful are, without exception, obsessive about this pretense. I almost feel sorry for them. No scientist would dare lecture a dictator, who knows all and sees all, about the difficulties with which vaccine development is fraught.
Furthermore, from time to time a dictator, especially an ignorant dictator, must place prime importance on his own convenience. For that reason, his relations with the military and the government must take precedence over the opinions of specialist scientists. Therefore, if he says, “Get this done quickly,” he must be obeyed. Even if a brave scientist were willing to risk his life and make suggestions directly to Xi Jinping, Xi wouldn’t understand what he was saying. What happened in China was that a political decision resulted in the use of a vaccine that was still under development.
Chinese military officials are going by their usual logic. They don’t know whether the vaccine will be effective, but they do know that their heads will roll if they don’t obey orders. In cases like this, it’s easy to make a decision. But when humans artificially create antibodies, they are trespassing in the world of gods. For that reason, unexpected events can occur that are beyond human comprehension. For instance, there is ADE (antibody-dependent enhancement), which happens when antibodies not only fail to prevent viruses from entering cells, but also help them to do so, worsening the disease.
Nothing is more frightening than an ignorant dictator, but if a vaccine under development should cause the annihilation of the PLA, Xi Jinping should be commended.
5. WHAT XI JINPING MEANS BY “STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES”
On July 30, 2020 in a statement delivered at the CCP’s Central Committee Politburo, Xi Jinping said that although we are now seeing changes of the sort that occur only once in a hundred years, we are also seeing strategic opportunities. The part about changes is understandable, but what about strategic opportunities? Xi perceives the coronavirus as an opportunity. A sane person would not talk about opportunities in connection with a pandemic that has infected tens of millions of people and claimed millions of human lives. But the Chinese thought pattern is at work here.
Xi takes advantage of pandemic
The Chinese tend to derive pleasure from someone else’s misfortune and, what is worse, attempt to take advantage of it. Xi Jinping seems intent on not only enjoying the ravages of the Wuhan coronavirus, but also taking advantage of opportunities it presents. Knowing that the coronavirus has inflicted great damage on China, anyone with all his faculties would be mystified by a reference to opportunities. But Xi Jinping seems to believe that possibilities open up when someone’s suffering is greater than his. Imagine two fierce wild animals fighting a battle to the death. Both beasts have been wounded, but if Beast No. 2’s wounds are deeper, Beast No. 1 can prevail. In that case, Beast No. 2 becomes Beast No. 1’s prey. This is the law of the jungle, and Xi is one of its firm believers.
The speech Xi delivered at the Politburo meeting doesn’t prove conclusively that he is using the pandemic to his advantage. But if we compare it with past remarks, it is obvious that that is exactly what he is doing. When Xi went on an inspection tour of Xi’an Jiaotong University on April 22, 2020, he said that “[t]he epidemic prevention and control we face is also an historic opportunity.” On March 30 the Chinese had published a book containing Xi’s expositions on the theme of “building a community with a shared future for humanity” in Japanese, English, and French. The expositions advertise the superiority of the Chinese communist system. What they tell us is that gaining control of the entire human race is more important to Xi than conquering the pandemic.
Chinese intentionally spread Wuhan coronavirus
Looking back at the behavior of the Chinese authorities between the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus and its progression to a pandemic, we get a picture of Xi Jinping’s plans. Though Chinese authorities were cognizant of the spread of the virus at an early stage, they covered it up. According to remarks made by Zhou Xianwang, mayor of Wuhan, during a January 26 press conference, by January 23, when Wuhan was placed in lockdown, 5 million of the city’s inhabitants had left the city to travel all over China and the world. Since many people had time off
from work due to the Lunar New Year holidays, many Wuhan residents went abroad. According to China Business Network and other Chinese media outlets, 18,008 of them traveled to Japan.
After Wuhan was placed in lockdown, only flights bound for other countries continued to operate; Wuhan residents who were supposedly prohibited from traveling were, for some reason, permitted to travel outside China. US President Trump compared that permission with
US President Trump the spreading of poison. He subsequently ordered that Chinese be banned from entering the US, but since many had already come in, the disease expanded rapidly in cities with large Chinese populations. But the Chinese took umbrage at even that minimal preventive measure and criticized the American prohibition vehemently. Soon thereafter Tedros Adhanom, the director-general of the WHO, aligned himself with the Chinese in their condemnation of travel restrictions imposed by the US. Such behavior suggests that China manipulated the WHO and deliberately spread the virus.
China corners market on masks
In the early days of the pandemic, most of the world’s nations were distracted by the tragic events taking place in China. Therefore, they weren’t paying attention to ensuring that they had abundant reserves of medical supplies. China had already succeeded in spreading the virus, ensuring that it would infect the entire world. Even though China is the world’s biggest producer of masks, it bought huge amounts of them from other nations. The Wuhan coronavirus quickly spread throughout the world, and other nations found that their own supplies of masks had been depleted, bought up by the Chinese. Then China, which had received aid from the international community when the virus broke out, began selling masks to those nations at exorbitant prices.
The outcome of China’s mask strategy was severe mask shortages everywhere in the world. Medical professionals working on the front lines during the pandemic did not have enough masks even for their own use. When the pandemic spread further, governments were forced to impose emergency measures such as lockdowns. Economic activity ground to a halt. Learning of disastrous situations all over the world, Chinese posted their opinions on the internet, most of which were on the order of “Exciting!” and “Serves you right!” This is more evidence of the true Chinese nature – deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others. Internet censorship is stringent in China; posts that disagree with government positions are forbidden. It is safe to assume that sadistic comments like the aforementioned speak for Xi Jinping as well as for the persons posting.
At a time when economic activity had ground to a halt everywhere in the world, China pounced, resuming economic activity with a vengeance. It did so not because the virus was no longer a threat, but precisely because it was. To justify resuming economic activity, the Chinese government announced that it had conquered the Wuhan coronavirus. For Xi Jinping, who can suppress freedom of speech and manipulate information to his heart’s content, the truth doesn’t really matter. His reason for resuming economic activity so quickly was to prevent the domestic supply chain from shifting abroad, but this was probably also a plot to expand his power and capture markets, given the opportunity presented by the world’s weakened nations.
Japan also a target
Since the virus was China’s strategic weapon, Japan was an inevitable target. The governments of the US and Taiwan placed restrictions on Chinese travelers. Not the Japanese government, however. Looking ahead to Xi Jinping’s state visit scheduled for April 2020, the Japanese made no attempt to keep Chinese out. If the Chinese had been at all considerate of the Japanese, they would have announced their intention to postpone the visit by the beginning of February at the very latest. But to avoid having limits placed on Chinese travelers, the Chinese government kept quiet. We must assume that the Chinese were plotting to increase the number of infections in Japan by dragging their feet about the state visit. They figured that the good-natured Japanese wouldn’t press them, but showing consideration is not a good way to compete with China. The Japanese government’s resolute thoughtfulness toward China is worse than naïve. It is irresponsible, especially considering the health risk to the Japanese. The Chinese ultimately announced the postponement of the visit, but not until March 5. On March 9 the Japanese government, at long last, announced limitations on the entry of Chinese nationals. Needless to say, the bill for the spurt in infections was paid by the Japanese people.
Belt and Road Initiative: distant metastasis of China cancer
Xi Jinping is an ordinary, unremarkable human being, but he harbors grand ambitions. In 2014 he forged a plan called the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative), which involved bolstering the infrastructure of nations situated between China and Africa. At first glance the concept looks like a charitable enterprise. But the countries that participate in it may fall into a trap of obligation and end up having their infrastructure and territory being usurped by China. According to a report issued by the German Institute for Economic Research in 2020, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Belarus are already in debt to China for an amount that exceeds 10% of their GDP because they participated in the BRI. This is how the world’s nations end up consumed by China cancer. This is typical Chinese behavior, commandeering entire nations by corrupting politicians with money and women. The BRI is a tool for promoting global metastasis of China cancer.
Health Silk Road: preying on human lives
For Xi Jinping, who has shouldered yet another noble mission – building a community with a common destiny for mankind — the theft of territory and infrastructure is not nearly enough. He won’t be satisfied until he controls the lives of every human being on our planet. In 2015, close on the heels of inaugurating his BRI plan, Xi came up with the public-health version of that plan, his Health Silk Road concept. The idea is that China will supply public-health infrastructure in the form of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical information. Anyone who knows the least little bit about China will shudder upon hearing about this scheme. It is a preposterous idea, involving, as it does, participating nations’ surrendering the lives of their people, as well as all information concerning their health, including genetic information, to China.
More terrifying that Covid-19: a community with a common future for mankind
The Wuhan coronavirus pandemic has become the vanguard of Health Silk Road. The virus proved to be very convenient for China. Perhaps it was a scenario prepared well in advance, but on March 21, 2020, when the pandemic had spread widely, Xi Jinping sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing his sympathy and proposing the building of a global “community of common health for mankind.” Everything seemed to be going China’s way, and this proposal was part of Xi’s plan for a shared future.
Xi Jinping formally announced his community-of-common-destiny plan in 2017, at the 19th CCP National Congress. The purpose of the scheme is expanding the CCP’s glorious single-party dictatorship to the entire world and building a Chinese-led community of common destiny. Or, put more simply, Xi Jinping is not satisfied by being the ruler of 1.4 billion souls; he needs to be the ruler of 7.5 billion. This seems like a second-grader’s daydream that will never come true, but it is a national strategy that China is pursuing with dead seriousness. Xi demonstrated exactly how strong his commitment to it is when he spoke of “strategic opportunities” in his aforementioned address to the Politburo. The Wuhan coronavirus alone was a terrible tragedy. But if Xi’s “community of common destiny” actually comes into being, the entire human race will be visited with a tragedy that is far more terrible.