“Anyone on your team conducting gain of function studies, recombination studies or any other studies that may have resulted in the creation of the nCoV?” That was James LeDuc, director of the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) in a February 9, 2020 email to Juan Zhiming at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China. LeDuc, who earned a PhD in epidemiology from UCLA, had trained staff at the WIV, yet the GNL boss had little clue what was going on there.
“Where is coronavirus research conducted?” LeDuc wanted to know. “What level of biocontainment? How many different laboratories actually handle live virus? Where are coronavirus stocks stored?” In addition, “When was the nCoV first handled in your laboratory? What was the source of that virus?” and “what are the coronaviruses in your possession that are most closely related to nCoV based on genetic sequences and are able to replicate in culture?”
When LeDuc posed these critical questions, as the Epoch Times noted, “Dr. Anthony Fauci and a small circle of collaborating scientists were in the process of establishing the natural origin narrative about COVID-19 that would pervade the media.” By early 2020, evidence was mounting for the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the source.
China and Viruses: The Case of Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, a January 2020 paper by Israeli microbiologist Dr. Dany Shoham, revealed that Dr. Qiu shipped a cargo of deadly pathogens to the WIV. The shipment included: Ebola Makona, Mayinga, Kikwit, Ivory Coast, Bundibugyo, Sudan Boniface, Sudan Gulo, MA-Ebov, GP-Sudan, Hendra, Nipah Malaysia and Nipah Bangaladesh. This deadly cargo came from Canada’s National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg, where Dr. Qiu, a Chinese national, ran the special pathogens program.
Dr. Qiu also maintained a close bond with China and the graduate students that joined her at the NML came from facilities believed to be involved in China’s biological weapons development, including the Academy of Military Medical Sciences and the WIV. In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Qiu made at least five trips to the WIV.
In February 2020, Dr. Qiu and husband Keding Cheng were removed from the NML on what Canadian authorities described as administrative and policy matters. One of Dr. Qiu’s staunchest defenders was Dr. Gary Kobinger, head of the special pathogens biosafety program at the NML from 2008 to 2016. Kobinger simply echoed Dr. Qiu’s claim that it was all a misunderstanding and nothing illegal had taken place.
In February 2020, James LeDuc retired from the Galveston National Laboratory, founded in 2008 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci since 1984. The GNL bills itself as “a sophisticated high containment research facility that serves as a critically important resource in the global fight against infectious diseases.”
GNL researchers are internationally known for expertise with “pathogens including Ebola and Marburg, emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19 and MERS.” GNL research, “also focuses on understanding transmission and pathogenesis of emerging viruses and developing medical countermeasures for dangerous pathogens that can be weaponized.” GNL research is “funded by NIAID, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and other federal agencies, as well as academic partners, private foundations, and the biopharmaceutical industry.”
As it happens, the new director of the Galveston National Laboratory is Dr. Gary Kobinger, defender of his former NML colleague Dr. Qiu, who supplied the WIV with a cargo of deadly pathogens. For his part, Dr. Fauci funded the WIV to perform gain-of-function research, which makes viruses more lethal and transmissible. While Fauci and his cronies peddled the natural origin narrative, those who found evidence that the virus was engineered came under fire.
For example, when CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield found evidence that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab, he began to receive death threats. The Epoch Times report cited China’s “probable killing of two brave physicians to cover up the outbreak,” and “steps taken to silence the laboratory personnel.” These indications “all point to the lab as the source of the outbreak.”
Like evasive CDC mouthpiece Dr. Nancy Messonnier and NIH boss Francis Collins, James LeDuc has conveniently retired. What Gary Kobinger knew, and when he knew it, has yet to emerge, and his presence at the helm of the Galveston lab raises issues. Kobinger’s former colleague Dr. Qiu, though out of the public eye, continues to collaborate with China.
Qiu recently co-authored a study with Feihu Yan of China’s Academy of Military Sciences. Yan was one of the Chinese graduate students Dr. Qiu brought to the National Microbiology Laboratory. In effect, Canada was a willing collaborator with China on dangerous research related to biological weapons.
With Dr. Gary Kobinger at the helm, the prospect that the GNL could function like the NML cannot be discounted. Many questions remain but any serious investigation is unlikely under the Biden Junta.
As Joe Biden himself proclaims, “Look who’s president. Fauci.” Despite his lies about funding the WIV, and all the suffering he caused, the Deep State fraud remains in control. Merry white coat supremacy Christmas, everybody.