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Origin of the Virus

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.



The Name of the Virus

The Virus came from the city of Wuhan, China. At first, it was called the Wuh*n Vir*s or the Chin* Vir*s. The Woke leftists who run most of our media, social media, and academia then began canceling, demonetizing, and even firing people for using those terms. My own publishing platform censored me for writing the words Chin* Vir*s, astonishingly calling it “racist hate speech.”

No one complained about “racist hate speech” when similar terms were used, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Ebola, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, German measles, Hong Kong flu, West Nile virus, Spanish Flu, or the many other maladies named after their geographic origin.

This time, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) objected to it being named the Chin* Vir*s. The CCP did not want to be associated with their product—much like Dr. Frankenstein did not wish his monster named after him. Woke leftists always kowtow to the CCP because they share a common goal: Controlling what people are allowed to say, write, read, hear, or think. Totalitarianism.

Wuhan Institute of Virology

Wuhan Institute of Virology

The Origin of the Virus

The Wuhan Institute of Virology is a laboratory where scientists researched how to make coronaviruses more lethal. After the new Virus began killing people at the start of 2020, the CCP demanded that the official media narrative be that it originated in bat caves 1,000 miles away from Wuhan. The Western Media propagandized that story, but it soon fell apart as facts showed it to be a lie.

The subsequent politically correct narrative was that while the Virus was from Wuhan, it was not from the lab but a 'wet market,’ from bats sold as food. To say it came from the lab was banned on social media and labeled a conspiracy theory. But bats are not sold in the markets of Wuhan, and they are not part of the diet there.

World Health Organization (WHO) adviser Jamie Metzl, who previously worked under President Clinton and then-Senator Joe Biden, has recently broken his silence over the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked, “What about the original theory that this all started in a wet market in Wuhan?” Metzl responds, “That was a lie. And the Chinese government knew very early on that that was a lie.”

Professor Dr. Roland Wiesendanger, a leading German expert in nanotechnology and three-time winner of the prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant, has completed a one-year, hundred-page study on the origin of the novel coronavirus. Professor Wiesendanger concludes thatboth the number and quality of the circumstantial evidence point to a laboratory accident at the virological institute in the city of Wuhan as the cause of the current pandemic.”

What was once smeared as a conspiracy theory is now widely accepted as fact. Today, 65% of Americans believe the Wuhan Institute created the Virus. Even the Ministry of Truth, i.e., Facebook, has stopped censoring and banning those who dare say it. This comes after the militantly leftist Bulletin of Atomic Scientists admitted: “The coronavirus was human-engineered and somehow got out of the research lab in Wuhan, China. Potentially deadly viruses tinkered with at the Wuhan Institute of Virology had containment protocols no greater than those of a standard dentist's office.”

Even the leftist magazine Vanity Fair now states what was until recently "racist hate speech," revealing that American scientists and government bureaucrats lied to cover up the Virus's origins. The Wall Street Journal declares, “the first COVID victims were researchers working with bat viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

Communist China does not want to be held responsible for the deaths of seven million people and worldwide economic damage estimated at $19 trillion.

Gain of Function

Gain of Function

Gain of Function Research

In 2012, Dr. Anthony Fauci wrote, “In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if a scientist becomes infected with the Virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic? Scientists working in this field might say — as indeed I have said — that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.”

The experiments of which he spoke are known as “gain of function.” This is to make viruses more contagious and potentially deadlier weapons. That was the work of the Wuhan Institute. Work partially funded by U.S. taxpayers. The problem is that these human-engineered viruses could escape the lab accidentally or deliberately and cause a global pandemic.

Vanity Fair noted that our government had prohibited gain-of-function research on viruses. So Dr. Fauci went around the law, funding a subcontractor named EcoHealth Alliance who funded the study at the Wuhan lab with taxpayer dollars. He did this because “If you ban gain-of-function research, you ban all of virology.” Meanwhile, the powers that be banned our government employees from speaking about any of this, which Vanity Fair reported as “shocking and disturbing so nakedly against transparency.”

Steve Hilton describes what the Wuhan lab was up to. Gain-of-function research "aims to take a virus and then manipulate its genetic code to make it stronger and more contagious. The Virus would gain new functions, hence the name. The thinking goes, if we could engineer the most deadly viruses ourselves in lab conditions, we could better prepare for our pandemic response.”

As Leon Wolf put it, “Scientists have been monkeying around with deadly viruses that exist in nature for the express purpose of making them capable of infecting human cells.”

Now get this: The aforementioned EcoHealth Alliance is run by a British zoologist and expert on disease ecology, Dr. Peter Daszak. This same man led the charge to denounce anyone who dared suggest the Virus came from the Wuhan Lab. The one he was funding.

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Daszak issued a statement in a prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, in February 2020, demanding the censorship of anyone who suggested the Virus might be manufactured. The media widely disseminated his statement, and fact-checkers used it to label as 'false' any writings that concluded men altered the Virus. Dr. Daszak has recently confessed that he did this to protect the Chinese Communists from criticism.

Why would scientists cover up the origin of the Virus to protect Dr. Fauci? Because Fauci has been running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for forty years, and it is that agency – he is the man - that decides who gets funding for research. As Tucker Carlson put it, “Research scientists are addicted to tax dollars. If the public understood just how recklessly they’ve behaved — endangering the entire world with their weird little experiments in poorly relegated labs in China — the money might dry up.”

In a recent interview that received scant attention, Fauci was asked by the far left-wing radical militant progressive socialist godless extreme extremists of PolitiFact whether he is "still confident that COVID-19 developed naturally?" Fauci said, "No, actually. No, I'm not convinced about that."

Dr. Anthony Fauci (1985)

Dr. Anthony Fauci (1985)

Did the Virus Escape from the Wuhan Institute of Virology?

The former Director of the CDC Robert Redfield states, “The most likely source of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory. It's not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect a laboratory worker.”

China has ten times more laboratory accidents than does America and twenty times more than Europe. These are the only places on the planet where virology laboratories exist. Our State Department had previously warned that the Wuhan Institute "has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to operate this high-containment laboratory safely."

Alison Young reports in USA Today, "I have uncovered exotic and deadly bacteria that have hitched rides out of high-security labs on workers' dirty clothing, silently spreading contagion for weeks. I have revealed how spacesuit-like protective gear and tubes carrying safe oxygen to scientists have torn or broken — repeatedly — and high-tech safety systems have failed dramatically. Vials of viruses and bacteria have gone missing. Researchers bitten by infected lab animals have been allowed to move about in public — rather than being quarantined — while waiting for signs of infection to appear."

Young pointed to documents she recently obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, which revealed that laboratories in the United States "reported more than 450 accidents during 2015 through 2019 while experimenting with some of the world's most dangerous pathogens." Such pathogens included Anthrax, Ebola, the Plague, et al.

It turns out scientists refused to admit the truth of this whole story simply because they were under pressure from the Chinese Communists, the Democrat Party, and Big Tech not to agree with President Donald Trump on anything. Whatever Trump said, scientists were to say it was false.

NBC News broke the story: “While public discussion of a potential lab leak has shifted significantly in recent months, as more people pay attention to a theory that was originally promulgated by former President Donald Trump and his followers, the scientific evidence has remained unchanged, according to interviews with five virologists who have experience in microbiology, infectious disease ecology, and viral evolution. Some scientists had trepidation about publicly discussing the lab leak hypothesis for fear that their words could be misconstrued or used to support racist rhetoric about how the coronavirus emerged. At the time, it was scarier to be associated with Trump and to become a tool for racists, so people didn't want to call for an investigation into lab origins publicly."

Empty Streets of Manhattan during Covid Lockdown

Empty Streets of Manhattan during Covid Lockdown

Who Benefitted from the Virus?

  • What country do you think has the only major economy to grow in 2020? America's economy shrank 3.5 percent last year. The economies of Germany and Japan shrank almost five percent. France's, Italy's, and India's economies all shrank over eight percent, and the economy of the United Kingdom was down ten percent. On the other hand, China's economy grew 2.3 percent in 2020, and first-quarter growth for 2021 in China set a new world record—it was up over 18.3 percent. The COVID pandemic has been hugely profitable for China. Perhaps we could call it the Chinese Communist Party Virus.


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 12, 2021:

Leslie McCowen ~ Those who serve the Devil love to confuse people by twisting words. Biden is no Catholic at all. He promotes the exact opposite of the Catholic Church at every major turn, which means at best he is a heretic, at worst an apostate.

BLM and Antifa are both Fascist organizations that claim they are against Fascists. LOL They don't fool anyone. Any person but a liar will admit their tactics are just like the Blackshirts and brownshirts of the Fascists and Nazis.

Jesus never preached that we should vote for a totalitarian socialist government. There is a reason why every leading light of Socialism on down has been an Atheist. The New Testament commands Christians to care for the poor, particularly widows and orphans; to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter those without shelter, visit the sick and the prisoner AND tell them the GOOD NEWS—the GOSPEL.

That is Christian Charity (love) and Christians have done an incredible job of it for nearly 2000 years. BUT nowhere in the Bible do you see it commanded that this be done by a State—by Caesar—by a government.

There are 100 places where the Bible talks about the poor but not once is any government involvement mentioned ever. The Good Samaritan does not call the State, he helps his neighbor hisself. That is what it's about, giving from the heart and receiving with gratitude.

What government welfare is is counterfeit Christian Charity: it mimics Christian Charity except it leaves out the most important part—the Good News; the Gospel, which it has made “illegal.” One Trillion Dollars spent each year for the redistribution of wealth under a scheme that makes the Gospel against the law.

If that trillion dollars remained in our pockets that could be one trillion dollars of Christian Charity that INCLUDES the message of Jesus—that is truly 'inclusive.' Instead of having a client dependent on the government teet for life perhaps the REAL problems underlying the incapability to take care of oneself in regard to physical needs—often a symptom of a spiritual disease—could be healed.

I do appreciate the links, though. The "'noose for Pence" story is based on nothing but hearsay. Just like when John Lewis claimed Tea Party members shouted the N word at him when in the photo you can see dozens of cell phones out filming and Andrew Breitbart offered $100,000 cash on the spot to anyone who bring proof of that word being used and no had it. Because was one of 800 hoax hate crimes committed by Democrats in the last decade.

The guy who was arrested for threatening Pelosi looks real enough. Of course, your people do more than threaten, e.g., the Chick-fil-A shooter and the Congressional Baseball Shooting.

Anyway, we are supposed to keep the comments about the subject of the Hub, according to HP, which is the Origin of the Virus.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on September 11, 2021:

Lol. Biden is a staunch Catholic. Democrats believe in helping the poor and downtrodden, something Jesus preached.

Try again.

BLM and Antifa are anti fascist, that’s why your crowd hates them. Duh!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 11, 2021:

Leslie McCowen ~ I do not excuse domestic terrorism, which is why I have condemned Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Other than you in your comments below, I have never heard anyone suggest as you did, "building a gallows to hang the veep, or put a bullet in Pelosi’s head." And the only people I know who praise the Taliban are Beijing Biden and his handlers. Democrats love Islamist terrorists because they have this in common: They both hate Jesus.

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on September 09, 2021:

Like I said: such ignorance,

The fact you excuse domestic terrorism is really appalling.

But I’ve come to expect it from the man god people.

Proud boys are being charged with seditious conspiracy.

And that applies to a lot of you here, who think nothing of building a gallows to hang the veep, or put a bullet in Pelosi’s head.

I see why maga praises the Taliban…..they have much in common.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 09, 2021:

Leslie McCowen ~ Thank you for taking the time to read my article. It is better to laugh than to cry, I suppose. I agree that there has been much ignorance about this virus due to a massive propaganda program by the Chinese Communist Party, and its partners, the Democrat Party, Leftist Media, and Big Tech. That is why I published such a carefully researched article that has no flaws, that cannot be refuted by any decent, honest person.

Of course, you know there was no 'insurrection,' yet another anti-President Trump hoax. Words have meanings and there was no "armed attempt to overthrow a government." No one was armed and the only person hurt was assassinated by a Democrat. There was a rightful protest against massive election fraud, with people invited by the police into the Capitol, which belongs to We the People, to take selfies.

At least they did not burn 100 cities, murder people, assault hundreds of innocents, and destroy billions of dollars of private and government property as did the terrorist hate groups Antifa and BLM last year.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 08, 2021:

Oscar Jones ~ Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate your thoughtful insights. I agree with you that Dr. Fauci has been proven to be, shall we say, a snake oil salesman. Masks are the talismans of our time. You also hit on some very important: "Many studies now showing that natural immune ability is superior, and revealing the government plea for vaccination as both a temporary fix, and creating permanent damage to the human immune system."

Right on and amen!

Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on September 07, 2021:

Made me laugh, too. lol!

Good god, the ignorance.

How was the insurrection?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 07, 2021:

T ~ I so enjoyed your wit and sarcasm and imagination. Your analysis sounds plausible enough to me: "A bat gave us the covid virus knowing that it would allow the Democrats to steal the 2020 election! ... ‘cause bats around the world were sick of being identified with Trump every time the media said Trump is batty!"

Thank you for reading my work. And for making me laugh.

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on September 06, 2021:

I hope you will follow with a documentary on the opposition of highly qualified opinions that do not match the white house / fauci position. I'm seeing (is it just me?) that he's grabbing up all new studies/technology, and then using those for his next antidote or treatment or booster. I see us creating a "Dr. Fauci's vaccine "daycare"." This may be more than he can handle, but nonetheless he seems to be the witch-doctor of our time. Many studies now showing that natural immune ability is superior, and revealing the government plea for vaccination as both a temporary fix, and creating permanent damage to the human immune system. does "cyborg" describe it? Are we creating immune mutation in the process?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 06, 2021:

Pamela Oglesby ~ I am so sorry to hear about your friends dying from Covid. Please accept my condolences. And thank you for reading my writings. You are a great encourager. God bless you.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 06, 2021:

Liliane Najm ~ Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. I am well please to read that you found it interesting and thought-provoking, exactly the reaction for which I hoped.

T on September 05, 2021:

A bat gave us the covid virus knowing that it would allow the Democrats to steal the 2020 election!


Maybe ‘cause bats around the world were sick of being identified with Trump every time the media said Trump is batty!

Bottom line bats run the world, don’t mess with them. Beware of the bats! They have hairy legs too.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 05, 2021:

There is no doubt in my mind that this virus came from the Wuhan lab, and I know China benefited. It has been horrible for the USA and many other countries. This Delta virus is so contagious, I have two friends that have died from it.

Liliane Najm from Toronto, Canada on September 05, 2021:

Another interesting and thought-provoking article.

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