Thursday, May 27, 2021

Red Moon 🌙 Wuhan Biding and Searching for Evidence

“The overall message is any vaccine is far better than no vaccine” 

~ Dr Sherry.

The coronavirus variant first spotted in India that has so far infected 15 people across Melbourne is probably as contagious as, or slightly less contagious than, the fast-spreading British version of the virus.

The variant now spreading in Victoria was first identified in India in October as the country experienced a surge in infections.

Victorian 4th major lockdown

Two prominent ABC journalists, Media Watch host Paul Barry and health reporter Norman Swan, have conceded there is compelling evidence to support the theory that a Wuhan research lab may be the source of Covid-19 – having previously denied there was evidence to support that claim.

Is this biological warfare? Back to Communist labs circa 1975

The need to find out the truth becomes urgent as the situation worsens, for instance with dangerously high death rates in Aligarh Muslim University, where there is now speculation whether the deaths could be linked to a separate strain. There are arguments that India’s second wave could be a deliberate one, especially since the ‘double mutant’ has not hit any of its neighbours. Such speculation is likely to rise, given that China has now effectively closed any possibility of withdrawal from Ladakh, and the Chinese economy goes from strength to strength, growing a record 18.3 per cent in the first quarter of the new financial year. Unsurprisingly, even world leaders, like Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, have linked the pandemic to biological warfare.


China has vehemently denied a Wall Street Journal report citing US intelligence materials that said several members of staff at a key virus laboratory in Wuhan had fallen ill shortly before the first patient with Covid-like symptoms was recorded in the city on 8 December 2019

China rejects report of sick staff at Wuhan lab prior to Covid outbreak

Spokesperson dismisses Wall Street Journal claims based on ‘previously undisclosed’ intelligence

Early speculation

Dec. 30, 2019: The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission issues an “urgent notice” to medical institutions in Wuhan, saying that cases of pneumonia of unknown cause have emerged from the city’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.

China is taking a page from Russia’s disinformation in spreading chaos and confusion about coronavirus and its origins, CyberScoop reported

    • “China was much more focused on narrative creation and control [before],” Laura Rosenberger, the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, said during a disinformation webinar hosted by the nonprofit CyberPeace Institute.
    • Twitter, meanwhile, told The Daily Beast that coronavirus disinformation spread by senior Chinese government officials does not violate the platform’s terms of service. 

COMMUNIST QUALITY CONTROL: Beijing Sends 150,000 Wuhan Virus Testing Kits to Prague, 80% Fail.

In a pure display of blind arrogance, China Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi (王毅), has threatened Zdeněk Hřib, the Prague ...

The source of the coronavirus that has left more than 3 million people dead around the world remains a mystery. But in recent months the idea that it emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology(WIV) — once dismissed as a ridiculous conspiracy theory — has gained new credence.

How and why did this happen? For one, efforts to discover a natural source of the virus have failed. Second, early efforts to spotlight a lab leak often got mixed up with speculation that the virus was deliberately created as a bioweapon. That made it easier for many scientists to dismiss the lab scenario as tin-hat nonsense. But a lack of transparency by China and renewed attention to the activities of the Wuhan lab have led some scientists to say they were too quick to discount a possible link at first.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) from the start pointed to the lab’s location in Wuhan, pressing China for answers, so the history books will reward him if he turns out to be right. The Trump administration also sought to highlight the lab scenario but generally could only point to vague intelligence. The Trump administration’s messaging was often accompanied by anti-Chinese rhetoric that made it easier for skeptics to ignore its claims.

Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible

The United States is closer than ever to beating Covid-19, with half the country vaccinated and more restrictions lifting.

But we're as far as ever from knowing how this virus, which shut down the world, came to be -- which is as frightening as anything, since there's growing suggestions that it didn't just occur naturally, as many experts have long argued.

The US, with increasing urgency, is calling for more study, warning about the stakes for future pandemics, and more openly considering the idea that mistakes or an accident in a Chinese lab caused the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why scientists are suddenly more interested in the lab-leak theory of Covid's origin

Sydney stargazers at Avalon and the Little Bay were treated to some of the best views in the world of the rare super blood moon that lit up the night skies in prime time on Wednesday.

The event is a rare combination of a super moon
 - when the moon reaches its closest point to Earth in its orbit - and a total lunar eclipse. It will be years before we get to see one again.

Lunar eclipse: Super blood moon lights up Australian and Asian night sky — here are some of the best pictures