The most worrying aspect of the COVID19 outbreak is the response of the media to the evidence that COVID was a laboratory escape.
We know the outbreak started in Wuhan. We know that the two, major Virology Laboratories in Wuhan had assembled large collections of bat viruses. We know that biosecurity at Chinese virological laborities is poor, there having been four laboratory escapes of the deadly SARS virus from laboratories in Beijing. We know that biosafety was poor in Wuhan laboratories. We know that the Chinese authorities covered up the initial outbreak and have been aggressively attacking those who are demanding an investigation.
The latest paper on the spread of the virus by Quay (2020) has unearthed records in a European database that show that the People's Liberation Army Hospital in Wuhan had coronavirus cases in early December. The European Biosamples Database in Cambridge UK allows data on the genetic structure of samples to be entered online. The records are stamped automatically with the date of entry. This is what was found:
Notice that the PLA records have a sample date that is after the creation date of the record (10th December 2019).
Quay's paper has now been confirmed by the discovery that a People's Liberation Army scientist filed for a patent on a vaccine for COVID in February 2020.
I have cross checked this table and found the data to be correct (See Biosamples Record ). Intriguingly the record was amended in April to describe the virus as "Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus" so that the record is consistent with the story being told by China. Notice that no other records on the database records other than this set from Wuhan have a collection date after the record was entered. The sequence is always to take the sample and then register it. In fact, as we might expect, the delay for the other records between samples and record entry is 61 days on average.
The PLA Hospital samples seem to have been entered before they were collected. To explain this Quay (2020) proposes that either the date of collection was falsified to defend the story that China was unaware of human to human transmission until mid-late January 2020 or the samples were part of a "challenge" clinical trial where volunteers are deliberately infected with the virus and a subsequent sample is expected to be taken.
The administrators of the BioSamples database responded to a request Dr Quay for an explanation for the discrepancy in the dates:
Reading between the lines the administrators are simply describing that the record was created on 10th December, someone entered/edited a date of collection of 5th January and added a date of metadata of 30th January. Having created the record they freely amended the dates. Notice that the people who entered the record requested a "sample" accession on 10th December but subsequently edited the sample date to 5th January. It might be assumed that a "sample accession" record would require a sample date when it was created and this was amended. Does the BioSamples Database have an archive of what was actually entered on 10th December?
This is all extremely odd. At best there was a clinical trial underway with a rather strange practice of creating placeholders on 10th December for future results or there was a COVID outbreak in Wuhan in November that was being hushed up in a military (PLA) hospital. In either case China knew that COVID19 was being transmitted from person to person as early as 10th December and deliberately kept the WHO in the dark until late January.
No doubt Dr Quay will be dismissed in the media as insane, morally dubious, financed by fanatics etc. etc. and his paper will be refused publication anywhere but look for yourself in the Biosamples Record - the data shows he is correct.
Quay (2020) also analysed the genetics of the virus and showed that these very early samples were very closely related and most probably represent a single infection event occurring among people living close to each other. The samples also suggest that this outbreak was possibly the source event of the pandemic.
Quay (2020) provides a map showing that the PLA military hospital was close to the Wuhan Institute of Virology:
At best the COVID19 pandemic was a lab escape.
However, we must consider the other possibility, that COVID19 is a bioweapon. Any country wishing to release a bioweapon designed to create economic and social disruption would be committing suicide if it vaccinated its own people before release. The only possibility for using a bioweapon would be to allow some domestic infection and then suppress any evidence that the virus was created in a laboratory. China is very fortunate because the Western Media are easily controlled.
The 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic: Where Did the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic Begin and How Did it Spread? The People’s Liberation Army Hospital in Wuhan China and Line 2 of the Wuhan Metro System Are Compelling Answers Author: Steven Carl Quay, MD, PhD