I've already written several articles reviewing the evidence suggesting SARS-CoV-2 is a manmade creation, and likely the result of gain-of-function research on coronaviruses. While the mainstream media vehemently deny these theories as hoaxes, the number of scientists speaking out in support of SARS-CoV-2 being a laboratory creation keeps growing.
Among the latest is professor Giuseppe Tritto, an internationally recognized expert in bio and nanotechnology. He's also the president of the World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technology, founded under UNESCO.
The Chimera That Changed the World
According to Tritto, author of the newly released book, "China COVID-19: The Chimera That Changed the World,"1 SARS-CoV-2 is not a natural virus that evolved to make the jump from bats to humans.
He insists the virus was genetically engineered, and presents evidence in support of that view in his book, which is presently only available in Italian. As reported by Life Site News, Tritto claims the virus:2
"… was genetically engineered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology's P4 (high-containment) lab in a program supervised by the Chinese military … What sets Prof. Tritto's book apart is the fact that it demonstrates … the pathway by which a PLA-owned coronavirus was genetically modified to become the [pandemic virus] now ravaging the world.
His account leaves no doubt that it is a 'chimera,' an organism created in a lab. He also connects the dots linking the Wuhan lab to France and the United States, showing how both countries provided financial and scientific help to the Chinese as they began to conduct ever more dangerous bioengineering experiments.
Although neither American nor French virologists are responsible for the end result … their early involvement may explain why so many insist that the 'chimera' must have come from nature. The last thing they want to admit is that they might have had a hand in it."
According to Tritto, the creation of SARS-CoV-2 began in the aftermath of the 2003 SARS epidemic, when Chinese researchers started working on a SARS vaccine. The scientist in charge of that Wuhan Institute of Virology program was Shi Zhengli, Ph.D.
Tritto claims Shi used reverse genetics to produce a SARS-like virus with increased pathogenicity with the help from the French Pasteur Institute, which showed her how to insert a segment of the HIV virus into a horseshoe bat coronavirus.
Among the American scientists Tritto names is professor Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina, who has received grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, led by Dr. Anthony Fauci. Baric specializes in recombinant coronaviruses, and owns a patent (U.S. patent 7279327) on "methods for producing recombinant coronaviruses."
In 2013, the National Institutes of Health determined that gain-of-function research on coronavirus was far too risky to continue, so they suspended funding of such research.
Unfortunately, they made the funding pause voluntary, not mandatory, and in 2014, when the push-back against gain-of-function research into coronaviruses grew further, the controversial research was offshored to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
In a nutshell, Tritto believes that while Shi's research began as an earnest effort to develop a SARS vaccine, it grew into a biological weapons effort using reverse genetics technology. In a recent interview, Tritto explained:3,4
"Thanks to the matrix viruses provided by Shi, Baric created in 2015 a mouse SARS-virus chimera, which has a pathogenic effect on human cells analyzed in vitro. At that point, the China-U.S. collaboration becomes competition.
Shi wants to work on a more powerful virus to make a more powerful vaccine: it combines a bat virus with a pangolin virus in vitro and in 2017 publishes the results of this research in some scientific articles.
Her research attracts the interest of the Chinese military and medical-biological sector which deals with biological weapons … Thus Shi is joined by doctors and biologists … such as Guo Deyin, a scholar of anti-AIDS and anti-viral hepatitis vaccines and expert in genetic recombination techniques.
The introduction of the new engineered inserts into the virus genome is the result of the collaboration between the Shi team and that of Guo Deyin.
The realization of this new chimera, from a scientific point of view, is a success. So much so that, once the epidemic has broken out, the two researchers ask WHO to register it as a new virus, H-nCoV-19 (Human new COVID-19), and not as another virus derived from SARS."
Tritto also points out that natural mutation of SARS-CoV-2 make it "extremely unlikely" that any given vaccine will successfully inhibit the virus. So far, 11 different strains of the virus have been identified.
Speaking of the University of North Carolina, as reported by ProPublica,5 the University's high-security laboratory has experienced several safety breaches over the past five years, in which researchers "were potentially exposed to lab-created coronaviruses." As noted by ProPublica:
"While no one is suggesting that UNC created the virus that causes COVID-19, alone or with the Wuhan lab, such near misses highlight the potential risks of an infected lab worker exposing the public even in the most secure and respected research facilities as they search for treatments and vaccines …
Records show that during the five years before the pandemic began, at least six UNC researchers were required to undergo medical monitoring following four incidents where they were potentially exposed to what the NIH now confirms were types of lab-created SARS coronaviruses.
In addition, two other UNC researchers had to undergo medical surveillance because of their potential exposure to a type of lab-created MERS coronavirus. The monitoring involved reporting temperatures or any symptoms to university medical officials twice daily.
In each case, the reports indicate these workers were allowed to go about their lives while waiting for symptoms to appear. As the world has learned in recent months, it's possible for people without symptoms to be infected with the coronavirus and unknowingly spread disease to others."