from Great Game India, 22 September 2021
In a startling development, leaked documents show that scientists at the Wuhan lab planned to release coronaviruses into cave bats 18 months before the pandemic. These documents and others vindicate GreatGameIndia‘s position since the beginning of the pandemic regarding Chinese espionage at the Canadian lab and the weaponization of MERS coronavirus.
Wuhan scientists were planning to release enhanced airborne coronaviruses into Chinese bat populations to inoculate them against diseases that could jump to humans, leaked grant proposals dating from 2018 show.
New documents show that just 18 months before the first Covid-19 cases appeared, researchers had submitted plans to release skin-penetrating nanoparticles containing “novel chimeric spike proteins” of bat coronaviruses into cave bats in Yunnan, China, reported The Telegraph.
They also planned to create chimeric viruses, genetically enhanced to infect humans more easily, and requested $14 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) to fund the work.
Papers, confirmed as genuine by a former member of the Trump administration, show they were hoping to introduce “human-specific cleavage sites” to bat coronaviruses which would make it easier for the virus to enter human cells.