The Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), part of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), focuses on “dangerous pathogens” with the “potential to be used as weapons around the world.”
This same GNL signed agreements with three Chinese labs, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), that gave China the power to destroy “secret files, materials and equipment, without any backups. “The agreements applied to “all cooperation and exchange documents, data, details and materials,” were renewable every five years, and the confidentiality terms remaining in force even after termination.
As The Epoch Times reports, the UTMB now concedes that officials signed “poorly drafted” agreements, and that the signing could violate Texas law. Also in play are violations of a more serious order.
The Galveston National Lab is a 2008 creation of NIAID, the division of the National Institutes of Health headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci since 1984. Dr. Fauci funded dangerous gain-of-function research, which makes viruses more lethal and transmissible, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, controlled by Communist China and not accountable to American officials.
In addition to some $4 million in U.S. funding, which Fauci laundered through Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, the WIV received a cargo of deadly pathogens courtesy of Dr. Xiangguo Qiu. As Israeli molecular biologist Dr. Dany Shoham documented in China and Viruses: The Case of Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, the Chinese scientist came to head the special pathogens program at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg.
The viruses that were “surreptitiously shipped from the NML to China included Machupo, Junin, Rift Valley Fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, and Hendra. In 2017-18 alone, Dr. Qiu made at least five trips to the Wuhan lab.
NIAID boss Fauci promotes the theory that the COVID-19 virus arose naturally in the wild. This is pure speculation, not science, which involves observation, testing and replication. Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Robert Redfield found evidence of a laboratory origin for COVID. That resulted in death threats, but no word of any FBI investigation. More recently, evidence for a lab origin has been mounting.
In May, economist Jeffrey Sachs of the Lancet COVID 19 Commission, and Neil Harrison, professor of molecular pharmacology at Columbia University, called for an independent investigation of COVID-19 and cited data pointing to a laboratory origin. In June, World Health Organization (WHO) director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, once totally compliant with China, confided to a politician that the COVID-19 pandemic originated from China’s Wuhan lab.
The three Chinese institutions collaborating with the GNL are the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, the Institute of Medical Biology, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. With its funding for gain-of-function research, and supply of deadly pathogens, the Wuhan Institute of Virology is the most likely source of the COVID-19 virus.
As The Epoch Times reported in May, previous GNL director James LeDuc helped WIV scientists avoid scrutiny over the China’s role in the pandemic. It was LeDuc who signed the three agreements to destroy files, materials and equipment, even after the deals had expired.
The memoranda came to light through a request from U.S Right to Know, not from open disclosure by the GNL, UTMB, James LeDuc et al. That suggests they did not want their collaboration with the WIV to be known.
The Epoch Times consulted biosafety activist Edward Hammond, who was mystified that such collaboration with China “could have happened at all.” As Hammond wondered “Is it sloppiness, as UTMB suggests, or is something else going on?” It is.
The “poorly drafted” agreements gave China everything they wanted. The signing by LeDuc and UTMB official could be the result of pressure from Dr. Anthony Fauci, who controls a budget of more than $6 billion and pressures those on his gravy train to advance the natural origin theory.
If China ever did anything with which Dr. Fauci disagreed it’s hard to know what it might be. Fauci lied about funding gain-of-function research in China and in early 2020, Fauci opposed President Trump’s ban on travel from China.
UTMB bosses claim that no documents or confidential information had been destroyed, and that there was there never any request that documents be destroyed. Embattled Americans might think the prospect of destroyed evidence would attract the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After all, FBI director Christopher Wray recently said the Chinese government “poses the biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security.”
Evidence is mounting that China is calling the shots at the NIAID-funded Galveston National Laboratory, tasked with the study of pathogens with the “potential to be used as weapons around the world.” So far, no reports of FBI raids on the GNL UTMB officials or Dr. Fauci, a government bureaucrat since 1968.
The FBI did raid the residence of former President Donald Trump, carting off documents, including Trump’s passports and searching the closets of former First Lady Melania Trump. For embattled Americans, the lesson should be clear.
In practice, Christopher Wray’s FBI reflects Joe Biden’s view that the Chinese are “not bad folks,” and not even competition for the United States. For the Delaware Democrat, 79, the bad folks are any Americans less than worshipful of himself, members of his Junta, and his disastrous policies.