Did US biolabs in Ukraine create the COVID-19 virus?!
Did Russia just prove that US biolabs in Ukraine created the COVID-19 virus?!
Take a look at the viral claim and find out what the facts really are!
To claim : American biolabs in Ukraine created the COVID-19 virus!
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Truth : American biolabs in Ukraine did it NOT Create the COVID-19 virus!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and promoted by pro-Russian and pro-CCP netizens, including the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛).
It’s really a hodgepodge of different false claims that attempt to blame China’s COVID-19 pandemic on the United States, while offering Russia a “legitimate reason” to invade. Ukraine.
Fact #1: UN members did not call for an investigation
On March 11, 2022, Russia accused the United States and Ukraine of plotting to use migratory birds, bats and insects to spread pathogens across Europe.
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, however, has not provided any real evidence to back up these claims.
fake news falsely claimed that China, Brazil, Mexico and India called for an immediate investigation. Only China has requested “clarification” from the United States and Ukraine, in an attempt to back up Russia’s claims.
The United Nations High Representative for Disarmament, Izumi Nakamitsu, said the United Nations was “is not aware of any biological weapons program” in Ukraine.
The UN Security Council certainly did not call for an investigation. In fact, many UN members have publicly stated that they fear this is a pretext for Russia to use its own biological/chemical weapons.
Fact #2: The United States does not have biological laboratories in Ukraine
Igor Kirillov, the head of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Force, claimed the United States had 30 biological weapons labs in Ukraine.
The truth is that these are Ukrainian biological laboratories, some of which receive financial and other support from the United States, the European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO).
This is not unique to Ukraine – biological laboratories in many countries receive similar support from the US, EU and WHO.
Read more : Does the US have biological warfare labs in South Korea? !
Fact #3: Biological laboratories are essential for all countries
Biological labs do not conduct biological warfare research, as it is banned in 183 countries under the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
Instead, they are at the forefront of a country’s biosecurity defenses and are absolutely essential for developing tests and cures (including vaccines) for new and emerging diseases, like the SARS- CoV-2 which causes COVID-19.
In fact, Russia and China have a number of biological laboratories, including the famous Wuhan Institute of Virologywhich is right at the epicenter of the first outbreak of COVID-19.
It would be hypocritical (and intentionally?) misleading for Russia and China to demonize bio-labs. After all, they are ESSENTIAL to the national security of every country, including their own.
Fact #4: The biological threat reduction program is designed to Reduce Threats
Igor Kirillov’s “evidence” for the US biological warfare program in Ukraine centered on the “Reduction of biological threats” program.
Just in case the name isn’t descriptive enough, the Biological Threat Reduction Program is an initiative of the United States Department of Defense to counter the threat of infectious diseaseswhether voluntary, accidental or natural.
In other words, the biological weapons program that Kirillov was talking about is designed to identify and prevent or mitigate threats from biological weapons, as well as natural diseases.
I should also point out that everything Kirillov mentioned was already publicly declared on the website of the Embassy of the United States in Ukraine.
Read more : Secret NATO Headquarters Under Azovstal Exposed? !
Fact #5: US Biological Threat Reduction Program Started in Russia
The US Biological Threat Reduction Program started in Russia in 1998.
Russia was the program’s original partner country, and the program spent the first ten years working with partner countries from the former Soviet Union.
The Russians are fully aware of what the US Biological Threat Reduction Program is, so their claims are outright lies.
This is all the more blatant because they have personally benefited from the program for so many years, at the expense of the American government.
Fact #6: WHO has warned Ukraine of the risk of Russian bombings
All biological laboratories have to work with pathogens, which are inherently dangerous. This is their goal. A biological laboratory without pathogens would be like an airport without airplanes.
It makes sense for the WHO to remind Ukraine that it must destroy its pathogen samples in its biological laboratories, after Russia invaded them.
Russian bombing could inadvertently or intentionally “release” these pathogens from their laboratory storage facilities and disperse them to the nearby area.
Not only would this be dangerous for the neighboring population, but it could serve as a pretext for Russia to use its own biological or chemical weapons to “retaliate”.
Fact #7: The COVID-19 pandemic originated in China
China has repeatedly attempted totai chi” (throwing) the blame for the COVID-19 pandemic on other countries, such as the United Statesand more recently – Ukraine.
But the truth is that the COVID-19 virus originated in Wuhan, China. The first cases were reported there, not in the United States or Ukraine.
If the SARS-CoV-2 virus was created in Fort Detrick or the Azovstal Laboratorycities in Maryland or Mariupol would have been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, not Wuhan.
Genomic analyzes of COVID-19 variants have also proven that SARS-CoV-2 did indeed originate in China.
That doesn’t mean China should be blamed for COVID-19. It only means that the Chinese are wrong to repeatedly blame other countries for the virus.
Read more : Did COVID-19 leak from the Gilead Sciences lab at Fort Detrick?
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