US government might have been complicit in creating Covid. Moscow is examining the likelihood that a Washington, DC agency was involved in the development of Covid-19.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, USAID’s potential involvement in the development of the Covid-19 virus is being looked into.
In a press conference on Thursday, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, the head of Russia’s radiation, chemical, and biological defense forces, asserted that US-backed biolaboratories in Ukraine had been using Ukrainian residents in dubious clinical trials and research, and that “over 16,000 biological samples, including blood and serum samples, were exported from the territory of Ukraine to US and European countries.”
He continued by mentioning that a comment made by Jason Crow, a member of the US House Intelligence Committee, warning Americans that their DNA samples could be used to construct specialized biological weapons, prompted Russia’s Defense Ministry to “take a fresh look” at the roots of the Covid outbreak.
“Taking into account the interest of the US administration in the study of narrowly targeted biological agents, such statements force us to take a fresh look at the causes of the novel coronavirus pandemic and the role of US military biologists in the emergence and spread of the Covid-19 pathogen,” Kirillov said.
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According to Kirillov, who cited a Lancet article by Columbia professor Jeffry Sachs who proposed that the virus was probably made in a lab with the aid of America’s most recent achievements in the field of biotechnology, Russia presently doubts that USAID possibly was directly culpable for the onset of the Covid-19 virus.
In 2009, USAID began supporting a project called “Predict,” which involves capturing wild bats afflicted with novel coronaviruses for scientific purposes. Kirillov noted that one of the project’s contractors, Metabiota, was well-known for its military biological functions on Ukrainian soil.
The FDA discontinued the “Predict” initiative in 2019, and at the same time, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security started researching the transmission of a previously unidentified coronavirus.
“The implementation of the COVID-19 development scenario and USAID’s emergency phasing out of the Predict program in 2019 suggest the deliberate nature of the pandemic and US involvement in its occurrence,” Kirillov said.
He continued by saying that the recent appearance of the monkeypox virus and the US’s alleged history of employing biological weapons against adversaries have caused Moscow to notice a “clear trend” of pathogens that, for whatever reason, the Pentagon is interested in, subsequently developing into pandemics.
The US maintains that it did not use Ukrainian biolabs for military research and that Kiev used the “46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities and disease diagnostic sites” to help improve biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health.
The Covid-19 virus’s precise origin has not yet been proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The World Health Organization (WHO) asserted that it was most probably spread from an animal, presumably a bat, to people in February 2021.