People are complaining about this provision, but I don’t see the problem. What’s the worst that could happen: a devastating virus that kills millions and shuts down the world economy?
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has the right to ask a partnering lab in the U.S. to destroy all records of their work, according to a legal document obtained by U.S. Right to Know.
A memorandum of understanding between the Wuhan lab and the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch states that each lab can ask the other to return or “destroy” any so-called “secret files” — any communications, documents, data or equipment resulting from their collaboration — and ask that they wipe any copies.
“The party is entitled to ask the other to destroy and/or return the secret files, materials and equipment without any backups,” it states.
I bet China will absolutely keep its side of the bargain. When have genocidal Communist mass murderers ever been known to lie?
The directors of the maximum biocontainment labs in Wuhan and Texas announced a formal cooperative agreement in Science in 2018. The labs are two of just a handful of facilities in the world that do similar cutting edge work on novel coronaviruses. The lab in Texas, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, was doing biosafety training with the lab in Wuhan, which operates under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
If anyone knows biosafety, it’s the Wuhan Institute of Virology or maybe the adjacent wet market or maybe the Chinese Academy of Vivisecting Political Prisoners while reading from Mao’s Little Red Book.
“You can’t just willy nilly say, ‘well, you know, the Chinese can tell us when to destroy a document.’ It doesn’t work like that,” he said. “There has to be a whole protocol.”
Sure it does. Just ask the NBA or Disney.