(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – New reports reveal that three Chinese scientists researching bat coronaviruses in Wuhan fell sick in November 2019, and one was funded with US taxpayer money.
Ben Hu, Yu Ping, and Yan Zhu are the three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who fell ill with a mystery illness in November 2019. Communist China’s authorities claim the first COVID-19 case occurred on December 8, 2019.
Ping had written a report on bat coronaviruses right before getting ill, The Wall Street Journal reports based on US intelligence, as cited by Fox News. It added all three of the scientists survived.
The Journal quotes the findings of the conservative nonprofit White Coat Waste Project, showing several of Ben Hu’s research projects were funded with US government grants.
After a legal battle, the nonprofit received the information from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) under the Freedom of Information Act.
It revealed that the lab in Communist China’s Wuhan received $1.4 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grants were provided between 2014 and 2019.
“[The new revelations are] potentially lending credibility to the theory that the pandemic could have originated from a lab leak rather than from a wild animal market in Wuhan,” Fox News comments.
Hu’s research, funded with US money, included a project on “animal viruses that could transfer to humans and cause a pandemic” and another project on bat coronavirus.
The Daily Mail reports that he is the star student of Shi Zhengli, a top Chinese virologist nicknamed “Bat Woman” who spent years in bat caves extracting samples from coronaviruses.
The WSJ report quoted Robert Kadlec, a former US Department of Health official who hinted Hu and his colleagues could be connected with the start of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
“[Hu and the other two scientists] published on SARS-related coronavirus experiments done at inappropriately low biosafety settings that could have resulted in a laboratory infection,” Kadlec said.
Ben Hu, Yu Ping, and Yan Zhu were identified as the first people to get COVID-19 in a last week’s Substack article by three investigative reporters.
The journalists write their revelation “strengthens the case that the SARS-CoV-2 virus accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Ben Hu, patient zero, the first person in the world to become infected with COVID-19 worked at the Wuhan Institute for Virology and Tony Fauci’s NIH paid for this dangerous gain of function research.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 20, 2023