In [the book], the authors questioned whether the SARS virus could have been a biological weapon released by a terrorist group against China.
The lead author of the book was Xu Dezhong, a retired professor of infectious disease with the Air Force Medical University in Xian.
“Based on ample evidence in epidemiology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology, this book concludes that Sars-CoV may have an unnatural, or man-made origin,” the authors said.
[5:55] First tonight--new details from a document produced by Chinese military scientists where they discuss weaponizing SARS coronaviruses *five years before the pandemic hit.* The book was written by People's Liberation Army (PLA) scientists and senior Chinese public health officials, back in 2015. It describes SARS coronaviruses as heralding, and I quote, "a new era of genetic weapons." It says they can be artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, weaponized, and unleashed in a way never seen before.One of the authors of this book is the former Deputy Director of China's Bureau of Epidemic Prevention, Li Feng, and the editor-in-chief of the paper, Xu Dezhong, was the leader of the SARS epidemic analysis expert group under the Chinese Ministry of Health. He reported to the top leadership of the Chinese Military Commission and the Health Ministry during the 2003 SARS crisis. He briefed them *24 times.* He also prepared three reports for the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council. He gave two big interviews on Chinese State TV and appeared in six news articles. ... [7:14][7:30] There's no suggestion it was an intentional release [of Covid]. The significance of this paper is that it offers a rare insight into how senior scientists at one of the PLA's most prominent military universities, where high levels of defense research are conducted, were thinking about biological research. [7:48][7:50] This Chinese language paper is called "The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Weapons." That's its title.[10:15] Now, among the most bizarre claims in this document is the theory of the authors--and there were 18 authors, most of them linked to this high risk military university--they claim, It's a conspiracy theory. That the first SARS from 2003 was a man-made bioweapon deliberately unleashed on China by terrorists. Of course, the scientific consensus holds that SARS was of natural origin and that it crossed the xenographic barrier from palm civets to humans, likely through the sale of wild animals in wet markets. So this is a very odd conspiracy theory for senior Chinese military scientists to be pushing, about the SARS pandemic of 2003 and it's very similar to China now claiming that the Covid 19 pandemic was brought into Wuhan in frozen food by the American military. [11:10] These are conspiracy theories that the World Health Organization (WHO) irresponsibly gave credence to in its recent *whitewash* of an investigation. [11:25]