The U.S. Scientific Establishment Conducted De Facto COVID-19 Briefings for the Chinese Military in May 2020
Guest post by Lawrence Sellin, PhD
The US scientific establishment held calls with Chinese counterparts in May last year regarding the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19). The problem is, the Chinese on the calls are connected to the Chinese military.
In a previous article, I described how, in February 2020, the U.S. National Academy of Science and some members of the U.S. scientific establishment appear to have helped China cover-up the laboratory origin of the COVID-19 virus.
Ironically, one of the recommendations arising from that initial fiasco was to increase U.S. scientific interaction with China, a decision which led to yet another blunder because the same politically-motivated or naive advisors were again engaged in the effort.
In May 2020, the U.S. National Academy of Science initiated a series of conference calls between Chinese and U.S. scientists to exchange information about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The calls could also be described as de facto briefings for China’s military.
Most of the highly ambitious scientists representing the U.S. side had been research collaborators with China, including with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (e.g. Ralph Baric, Peter Daszak) and/or, in the previous three months, had been outspoken, public supporters of China and the Chinese Communist Party’s theory that the COVID-19 virus originated in nature, not in a laboratory (e.g. Peter Daszak, Stanley Perlman, Linda Saif).
The Chinese lead scientist was Gao Fu, also known as George F. Gao, a Chinese virologist and immunologist, who has served as Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Dean of the Savaid Medical School of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In 2019, he was elected a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Science and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.
Those are only a sample and do not include his connections to the Chinese military through associates.
According to a June 1, 2020, U.S. National Academy of Science email, Gao was most interested in (1) the overall situation of serologic investigation in the U.S. and (2) progress in the development of vaccines in the U.S., especially a mRNA vaccine.
Neither one of those interests is a surprise.
At that time, Gao had been conducting serologic research with the Treatment and Research Center for Infectious Diseases of the Fifth Medical Center of People’s Liberation Army General Hospital together with two Chinese biotechnology companies, the results of which appeared in the publication“Early Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Antibodies as a Serologic Marker of Infection in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019.”
During the period of the U.S.- China conference calls, Gao was also conducting COVID-19 antibody research at the Fifth Medical Center of People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, while his military colleague, Guangwen Lu, a graduate of the First Military Medical University in Guangzhou, was working on COVID-19 vaccines at the same People’s Liberation Army hospital.
Another participant in the U.S.- China conference calls was Zheng-Li Shi, the “bat woman” of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the laboratory suspected by many of creating the COVID-19 virus.
In the U.S. National Academy of Science emails, a Chinese participant in the conference calls, Dr. Wenjie Tan, is described as Chief and a professor of the Biotech Center for Viral Disease Emergency, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, CCDC.
What the U.S. National Academy of Science doesn’t mention is that Dr. Wenjie Tan belongs to the Chinese military’s Central Theater and the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital in Wuhan, China
Jianqing Xu, another Chinese participant on the U.S.- China conference calls, also works with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and is a frequent scientific collaborator with Shibo Jiang, whose extensive links to the Chinese military and widespread network in U.S. virology laboratories has been previously documented in the article “The Chinese Military, its Links to U.S. Funding and the Laboratory Origin of COVID-19.”
So, in essence, the conference calls arranged by the U.S. scientific establishment were likely feeding potentially critical information directly to the Chinese military.
To be continued – China’s massive infiltration of U.S. virology laboratories.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired from an international career in business and medical research with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org