Did the US government intentionally release the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan, to trigger a global pandemic so that people will accept vaccines?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : US Intentionally Released COVID Virus In Wuhan!
People are sharing an article by The Standard newspaper in Hong Kong, in which David Martin claimed that the US government intentionally released the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan, to trigger a global pandemic so that people will accept vaccines!
The article is being shared not only by anti-vaccination activists and conspiracy theorists, but also pro-CCP netizens and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) as “evidence” that the COVID-19 pandemic was caused by the United States, and not China.
Here is an excerpt from the article. It’s long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!
US ‘intentionally released Covid virus in Wuhan’ EU summit told
The Covid-19 coronavirus was “intentionally released” by the United States in Wuhan, China, with the target to trigger a global pandemic to raise public acceptance of vaccines, a US businessman specializing in patent auditing said.
David Martin, the founding chairman of M Cam asset management company, said at an International Covid Summit organized by the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this month that the US was responsible for the making of both coronaviruses causing the outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome – or SARS – in 2003 and the Covid-19 pandemic in the past three years.
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Truth : US Did Not Release COVID-19 Virus In Wuhan!
This appears to be yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter, and here are the reasons why!
Fact #1 : International COVID Summit III Was Not Organised By EU Parliament
The article wrongly states that the International COVID Summit III was organised by the European Parliament.
As I explained in my previous article, the International COVID Summit III was not an official EU Parliament event. It appears to be a private conference organised by COVID-19 conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccination activists.
Held in the Anna Lindh room of the European Parliament, it was not an official EU or European Parliament event, and only 5 MEPs attended as “co-hosting members” of the event.
In other words – the speakers at this event was only “testifying” to the few attendees in the room, and to the event’s livestream, not to the European Parliament.
You can read all about the ICS3 in my earlier article, Why International COVID Summit III Criticised Vaccine!
Fact #2 : This Was The First International COVID Summit
The article also wrongly called it the “third edition of the summit”. The first International COVID Summit, and International COVID Summit 2 do not appear to exist!
What actually existed were the Global COVID-19 Summit, and the 2nd Global COVID-19 Summit, but they are both completely unrelated to this International COVID Summit III. Those were official events involving heads of states and governments, as well as heads of international organisations, NGOs, and industries across the world.
So why would this International COVID Summit jump to its “third” iteration, when this was really the first time it was held? Could it be trying to mislead people into thinking that it was the third version of the Global COVID-19 Summit?!
Fact #3 : Coronavirus Was First Isolated In 1930s
David Martin said that the first coronavirus as a model of a pathogen was isolated in 1965. Well, I have no idea what he meant by “as a model of a pathogen”, but that’s wrong on several counts.
- first coronavirus sample (IBV) was isolated in 1930s
- second coronavirus sample (MHV) was isolated in 1947
- third coronavirus sample (B814) was isolated in 1961
- fourth coronavirus sample (229-E) was isolated in 1966
- all four virus samples were determined to be from same group, and named “coronavirus” in 1967
You can read more about this in my earlier article – Did US + UK Create COVID-19 As Bioweapon?!
Fact #4 : Vaccines Work Even When Virus Mutates
All viruses can mutate when they replicate, just like how all animals evolve through reproduction. Just because a virus mutates does not mean that vaccines stop working.
Vaccines are training programs that teach our immune system how to identify the actual virus, and make its own antibodies against it. It’s like training your army by showing them how the enemy soldiers look like and behave, so they can train and prepare for war.
The vaccines do not stay in your body to fight the COVID-19 virus. They only teach your immune system how to do that, and they do that regardless of whether the virus has mutated or not.
As viruses evolve, they may get better at evading the antibodies that your immune system developed to defeat them. But that doesn’t mean they are immune. The antibodies may not be as effective, but they will still offer some protection, reducing the risk of severe disease and death.
This isn’t just theory. During the pandemic, the first vaccines only targeted the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. But it continued to offer robust protection against the Beta, Delta, and Omicron variants that came after.
Fact #5 : No Evidence US Released COVID-19 Virus In Wuhan
Claims that the US released the COVID-19 in Wuhan to create the pandemic has been circulating since 2020, but until today – there has been ZERO EVIDENCE of that.
Pro-CCP netizens and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) accused US soldiers like Maatje Benassi of spreading the COVID-19 virus while participating in the 2019 Military World Games. They even spread a fake video (see below), claiming to show an American soldier spreading the COVID-19 virus in a subway in Wuhan.
However, all of those claims have long been proven to be completely false. More importantly, David Martin himself did not offer any actual evidence that the US released the COVID-19 virus, intentionally or otherwise, in Wuhan.
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Fact #6 : Most COVID-19 Vaccines Developed By Foreign Companies
The claim that the US government would create a pandemic to drive demand for vaccines is ludicrous. For one thing – big pharmaceutical companies are public-listed companies, and many are based outside of the United States.
More importantly – most COVID-19 vaccines were developed by foreign companies:
- Only the Moderna Spikevax vaccine was developed in the United States
- The Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine was developed by German company, BioNTech
- The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was developed by Oxford University, and AstraZeneca is a UK company.
- The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was developed by Janssen Vaccines in the Netherlands.
- The Sinovac, Sinopharm, CanSino COVID-19 vaccines were developed in China.
So the conspiracy theory that the United States created the COVID-19 pandemic for profit is absurd…
Fact #7 : Vaccines Are Cheaper Than Cures
I should also point out that prevention is always better and CHEAPER than the cure. Vaccines may seem expensive, and a way for Big Pharma to make billions of dollars. But vaccines are still better and CHEAPER than the cures.
Vaccines prevent you from developing severe COVID-19, thus negating your need to be hospitalised – which is expensive. Sure, Big Pharma now has drugs to treat COVID-19, like PAXLOVID, but they are much more expensive.
When it comes to dollars and common sense, vaccines are cheaper and better because they prevent hospitalisation. Big Pharma would make far more money selling you everything from expensive new drugs like PAXLOVID, or machines and drugs to keep you alive in the ICU!
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