FOIA’ed emails on Chinese lab director: ‘Yes, he was infected in the lab!’

FOIA’ed emails on Chinese lab director: ‘Yes, he was infected in the lab!’
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[Ed. – Note that the lab in question here is NOT the Wuhan lab.  But the information speaks to the level of biosafety in Chinese labs, and to the fact that at least one in-lab infection was well known inside China by mid-February 2020, when China was still insisting the Wuhan outbreak was explained by bat-to-human transmission via a wet-market.]

Email exchanges between virologists in February of 2020 reveal lab-based transmission of SARS-2 – the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic – in a Beijing-based facility under the control of the Chinese Communist Party.

Obtained by the U.S. Right To Know Foundation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the email exchange is the latest piece of evidence to affirm the lab origins of COVID-19.

A February 14th, 2020 email exchange reveals Ohio State virologist Shan-Lu Liu admits the former director of a lab he previously worked at – The National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention (NIVDC) – “has now been infected with SARS-CoV-2.”

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Subsequent emails show Liu reiterating “Yes, he was infected in the lab!” when asked by another researcher if “your former colleague was infected with sars2 in the lab?”

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