China must be held Responsible for COVID-19 Origin and Spread

Must be asked to pay Reparations to the World

By Ven Parameswaran

“Many scientists in the USA, UK, Western Europe, India and other parts of the world have been unanimous in speculating that the Covid-19 virus originated in Wuhan lab.  Let us hope that President Biden is able to discover the findings of his investigation within 90 days as he stipulated.  Once there is a conclusion that the virus was created in a lab in Wuhan, we should prepare an estimate of all damages inflicted on the humanity of the world and the world economy, analyzing country by country.  If so, China must be fully held responsible, and it must pay reparations.”

It is a matter of commonsense that though the virus originated in Wuhan, it did not spread much in China.  Instead, the virus spread across the world like fire.  China should have on its own forbidden anyone from Wuhan to travel abroad.  Apparently, China was able to contain the virus in Wuhan within China.

 China had a total of 91,316 cases and 4636 deaths.  Huber province where Wuhan is located had 68,159 cases and 4512 deaths.  The rest of the entire China had only 29 deaths.  Does this not reveal that China knew the origin and nature of the virus, and how to protect its population from the virus?  China made sure it did not spread.  Going by the lowest number of deaths for the largest populated country China’s performance is superb.  If so, why China was not careful to take steps to make sure it did not spread globally?

So far, nobody is challenging the following facts.

  1. The Covid19 virus originated in China in 2019.
  2. It originated in Wuhan, China.

How it originated in China?  Did it originate from a seafood market?  Or,did it originate from a lab in Wuhan?

DISCOVERY BY TWO INDIAN SCIENTISTS IN PUNE, MAHARASHTRA

It has been reported that an Indian scientist couple is working with netizens globally and has discovered some compelling evidence to support the hypothesis that the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid19) originated from a lab in Wuhan rather than a seafood market as China has widely informed.

The Pune-based scientist couple, Dr. Rahul Bahulikar and Dr. Monali Rahalkar, said their theory that was initially dismissed as a conspiracy has again grabbed global attention after President Joe Biden ordered a probe into it.

Discussing their research, Rahalkar said they do not know exactly if the virus had leaked but it is a strong hypothesis as their research points towards possible lab leak.

“We started our research in April 2020.  We found that a relative of SARS-CoV-2, RATG13, a coronavirus, was collected from a mineshaft in Mojiang of Yunnan province in South China by the Wuhan Institute of Virology.  We also found out that the mineshaft was infested with bats and six miners hired to clean the fecal matter were infected with pneumonia-like illness,” said Rahalkar.

“Wuhan Institute of Virology and other labs in Wuhan are experimenting on the virus, and there is a suspicion that they did some changes in the genome of the virus, and it may be possible that the current virus was invented in the process,” she added.

Bahulikar informed that after they published their first pre-print, they were contacted by Twitter user SEEKER, who is part of a group called DRASTIC, who is working on a common goal to discover evidence to support the hypothesis of the lab leak theory.

“SEEKER specialize in finding hidden research material.  He shared a thesis in the Chinese language that described in detail the severe illness in miners.  Their symptoms were very similar to that of COVID-19 infection.  Their CT scans were also compared with the COVID patients, and it was discovered that they were almost similar,” said Bahulikar.

Following Bahulikar’s statement, Rahalkar said the theory about COVID-19 spread from the Yunnan mineshaft does not stand because there are no cases in Yunnan.

“Other theory that virus was transmitted to someone from a bat and later spread through a market also does not have any proof.  Also, the structure of the virus is such that it was ready to infect humans, and that indicates that it might have come from a lab,” she said.

The scientists also alleged that W.H.O. has not done enough research to probe the possible lab leak theory.

SCIENTISTS ARE FRUSTRATED AND DEMANDING INVESTIGATION

“We are demanding a proper probe into the theory.  We have written three letters to W.H.O., that were published in international publications.  W.H.O. has done very limited research on the theory that the virus may have leaked from a lab.  Now, U.S. President is also saying that the matter should be investigated within 90 days, and India has also supported the notion,” Rahalkar added.

President Trump had speculated very early in 2020 that he suspected that the virus was manufactured or originated in Wuhan Institute of Virology.   He had applied pressure on W.H.O. to investigate.  But, when the WHO resisted investigation and was trying to support China politically, President Trump was more suspicious.  This resulted in the USA withdrawing from the W.H.O.    President Biden has rejoined it.

It is a matter of commonsense that though the virus originated in Wuhan, it did not spread much in China.  Instead, the virus spread across the world like fire.  China should have on its own forbidden anyone from Wuhan to travel abroad.  Apparently, China was able to contain the virus in Wuhan within China.

VEHEMENT SUPPORT OF ATTORNEY RAVI BATRA’S PROPOSAL TO PRESIDENT OF THE USA: TRUMP AND BIDEN

Iwish to applaud the foresight and initiative of Ravi Batra, a highly reputed and experienced attorney specializing in Personal Injury.     It did not take much time for Ravi Batra to suspect China based on the facts and developments.  He himself was a victim of Covid-19, thank God he survived.   The effect of Covid-19 is several times of World War II.  More people have died on account of Covid-19 in the world than all the wars put together, according to one source.

The W.H.O. has the resources and the mandate to investigate thoroughly.  It is a mystery why the W.H.O. has not made any progress?  China had increased its contribution to W.H.O.  President Trump thought that W.H.O. chief was obeying China’s secret requests.

Many scientists in the USA, UK, Western Europe, India and other parts of the world have been unanimous in speculating that the Covid-19 virus originated in Wuhan lab.  Let us hope that President Biden is able to discover the findings of his investigation within 90 days as he stipulated.  Once there is a conclusion that the virus was created in a lab in Wuhan, we should prepare an estimate of all damages inflicted on the humanity of the world and the world economy, analyzing country by country.  If so, China must be fully held responsible, and it must pay reparations.

(Ven Parameswaran, Chairman, Asian American Republican Committee (founded 1988) and Senior Adviser, Imagindia Institute, a think tank in New Delhi, lives in Scarsdale, NY. He can be reached at [email protected])

 

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