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(Natural News) Employees within the Department of State were warned by their higher-ups not to investigate the theory that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was engineered in a lab in Wuhan and escaped because it would “open Pandora’s box.”
“It smelled like a cover-up,” said Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC). DiNanno’s attempt to investigate the lab leak theory was thwarted at every turn by hostile and antagonistic federal government personnel.
DiNanno was one of four State Department officials interviewed by the magazine Vanity Fair. The other three individuals were David Asher, a former contracted senior investigator who ran the State Department’s day-to-day COVID-19 origins inquiry, David Feith, former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Miles Yu, the department’s principal China strategist.
These four individuals wanted to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the possibility that COVID-19 was engineered by Chinese researchers and it spread after it accidentally escaped from a lab in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). But their efforts to get to the truth were muzzled by high-ranking State Department officials, including people within the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN).
Matthew Pottinger, a former deputy national security advisor, recalled how there would be an “antibody response” within the entire federal government whenever people attempted to bring up the discussion of COVID-19’s potential lab origin. Miles Yu said this “maddening silence” extended to the international scientific community.
“Anyone who dares speak out would be ostracized,” said Yu. (Related: Former CDC director says he got DEATH THREATS from fellow scientists for suggesting coronavirus came from lab-leak.)
Author: Arsenio Toledo
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