New information has emerged that could be a possible explanation on how the coronavirus started and spread. As was previously reported, the virus seems to have started at the Wuhan Meat Market. The market is located less than a mile from the only Chinese Microbiology Lab. It seems that researchers at the lab would sell the animals when they were done with their experiments to the meat market.
The virus could easily be spread through eating animals with the disease. Many workers at the lab will sell those animals to the meat market for extra money. That is a very dangerous thing. How did they smuggle the animals out of the lab or did they simply look the other way? We may never know. We will never know for sure if that's how the virus was spread but it seems more likely that it just appeared out of nowhere.
It turns out that in all of China there is only one such lab, the New York Post writes. “And this one is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan that just happens to be . . . the epicenter of the epidemic.”
That’s right. China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab that is equipped to handle deadly coronaviruses, called the National Biosafety Laboratory, is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
What’s more, the People’s Liberation Army’s top expert in biological warfare, a Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, was dispatched to Wuhan at the end of January to help with the effort to contain the outbreak.
According to the PLA Daily, Gen. Chen has been researching coronaviruses since the SARS outbreak of 2003, as well as Ebola and anthrax. This would not be her first trip to the Wuhan Institute of Virology either, since it is one of only two bioweapons research labs in all of China.
Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. Or, in some cases, a lot of extra cash. One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market, where they eventually wound up in someone’s stomach.