WUHAN, CHINA – Disastrous visit by World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating origins of COVID-19, heightens concerns about Chinese regime’s role in outbreak and pandemic.
In Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his colleague, Miles Yu, argue Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) obsession with viruses and bioweapons research, combined with inadequate biosafety at its biosafety labs (BSL) present severe risk to entire world.
Danger is particularly acute, they note, at its highest security biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) biolab at Wuhan Institute of Virology, which I have written about.
They state: “The evidence that the virus came from Wuhan is enormous, though largely circumstantial, and most signs point to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, or WIV, as the source of Covid-19.”
“In America, concern about the site is now broad and bipartisan.”
“The Biden administration stated that it has ‘deep concerns’ about the World Health Organization’s investigation into the early days of the pandemic, particularly Beijing’s interference with the investigators’ work.”
This danger is particularly acute, they note, at its highest security biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) biolab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.