> We established a reverse genetics system for coronaviruses, and based on the genomic backbone of WIV1, we established a scheme to replace the S gene without traces, constructed infectious BAC clones of 12 S-gene chimeric recombinant viruses, and successfully rescued. Four of these recombinant viral strains (including Rs4231, Rs4874, Rs7327, and SHC014) were tested for ACE2 utilization by these strains in humans, civets, and bats.
The report concludes:
> As such, it is clear that Shi and others at the WIV not only possessed the capability to genetically modify coronaviruses “without traces,” but were actively doing so in the years leading up to the current pandemic.
The US republicans seem to be quite happy to be completely counterfactual at times (e.g. denying that trump lost; or legislating locally that pi==3...), and I have genuinely no idea how much credence to lend this document.
China broke into the US government's primary background check database the last time Biden was in the White House (the OPM hack, 2015). Personal details of millions of government employees with secret and top secret clearances, as well as the contact details for their family, friends, and coworkers over 7+ years (as required by said background checks) were stolen. The vast majority of people with a career in government service have a personal file somewhere in a CCP database - that is the baseline level of compromise.
The government did not lift a finger towards China in response.
Google "US government compromised by China" and you'll get loads of stories going back several years. This seems like an issue that affects all Americans.
Many US institutions are effectively controlled by Democrats. Journalists, educators, Big Tech, Washington D.C bureaucrats - all overwhelmingly Democrat. Same with the US government's executive branch today. Coincidentally, all of these institutions are soft on China, and for those that are capable of it, they will and do censor people who raise too many alarms about what's going on. It's very strange and sad that only Republicans seem to care.
The political party that's currently dominating has expressed their desires to have policies similar to those of China. Some examples are forced lockdowns, forced vaccinations, centralized economic control, forced disarmament of citizens, and limits on freedom of speech. Makes one wonder if the CCP is leading them by example.
Many people were raised and psychologically used to the days when news media had professional journalist who dug out the truth and presented it to the people. Many have still that mindset even though those days are in the past, and many media sources are tainted with other objectives than digging out the truth. That seems to be left to the individual. So Life is forcing us to grow more discerning; hopefully there will be a long term payoff.
We have so man “show trials” in Congress. How is it that the only public questioning of Daszak was on the Racinello YouTube channel? Sort of astounding to me, unless he is “one of ours,” as they say.
It seems the GOP are continually trying to pin this on the Chinese government. Even the introduction is a bit leading in my opinion:
> Until that time, it must be
assumed General Secretary Xi and the Chinese Communist Party, prioritizes preserving the Party
over the lives of its own people and those around the global suffering the effects of the COVID-19