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FROM CHINA, WITH LOVE: Communist State Media Publishes Letter Demanding Probe into US Virus Lab


China’s state-run media operation ‘Global Times’ urged the World Health Organization to launch a new probe into a virus laboratory to prevent “future pandemics” over the weekend… only this lab is located in the United States.

“Half a million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter to the #WHO, demanding an investigation into the #US’ Fort Detrick lab. They believe a thorough probe into the US lab could prevent a future epidemic,” posted the Communist Agency on Twitter.

“A group of Chinese netizens drafted the joint open letter to ask the WHO to investigate the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. They entrusted the Global Times with posting the letter on its WeChat and Weibo platforms on Saturday to solicit a public response. It has garnered half a million signatures within 24 hours,” adds the outlet.

 

“But this lab has a notorious record on lab security. There have been scandals of anthrax bacterium from the lab being stolen, causing poisoning to many and even death. There has been a leakage incident in the lab in the autumn of 2019 right before the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, however, detailed information had been withheld by the US under excuses of national security,” said the letter.

Read the full report at China’s Global Times.

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