“Unreported Truths” author and investigative reporter Alex Berenson on Monday called for an international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 as researchers struggle to identify the source of the global pandemic.
“There’s a lot of things we don’t know,” Berenson said of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”. “Here’s what we know: Anyone who raises this issue is accused of being a conspiracy theorist.
“There are people in the scientific community who are deliberately confusing two or three things,” Berenson explained. “First, is it a biological weapon? It’s probably not a biological weapon. It wouldn’t be a very good bioweapon because it doesn’t kill healthy people.
“But the other question … is, could he have escaped from the lab?” Probably a lab in China. Probably a laboratory in Wuhan where coronaviruses were sought. ”
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While China and the World Health Organization have repeatedly denied any claims the outbreak originated from a Wuhan lab, U.S. officials are increasingly convinced that it likely started as an attempt from the Asian country to show its virological capabilities.
Berenson said scientists have conducted what is called “gain-of-function research” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which involves manipulating a virus to make it more virulent in order to identify “which virus natural could become dangerous to humans if it mutates in different ways. ”
“To do that… you often genetically modify these viruses,” he said. “You take pieces of the virus and put them together. Or you just put various viruses in various animals and wait for them to recombine. ”
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“We don’t know what happened here,” Berenson continued, “but we haven’t found the host animal. We have not found a virus in nature that looks a lot like [coronavirus]. And we have a giant lab which we know had security concerns in China in 2018, the same city where it appeared.
“It requires a real international investigation and he hasn’t had one. “