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US National Security STILL Believes Coronavirus LEAKED From Chinese Lab

Senior US official says lab escape is most ‘credible’ theory

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Top US National Security officials still believe that the most credible theory on the origin of COVID-19 is that it escaped from a Chinese laboratory.

The comments were made by National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger, during a recent Zoom meeting with UK officials, according to reports.

Pottinger, a former China correspondent for Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, pointed to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and said that “China’s leaders openly admit their previous claims that the virus originated in a Wuhan market are false.”

“Even establishment figures in Beijing have openly dismissed the wet market story,” Pottinger noted, as he also blasted the World Health Organization’s ongoing investigation into the origin of the outbreak as a distraction.

“MPs around the world have a moral role to play in exposing the WHO investigation as a Potemkin exercise,” Pottinger said.

The reference is to fake villages that were created in 18th Century Crimea to convince the visiting Russian Empress Catherine the Great that the region was prospering.

Pottinger worked in military intelligence for over a decade, before moving to the US National Security Council in 2017. He also has a brother who is a top virologist at the University of Washington.

The report notes that former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan-Smith, who was on the Zoom call, said the lab leak theory has been provided extra credibility by a whistleblower from the Wuhan institute providing information to the US team.

“I was told the US have an ex-scientist from the laboratory in America at the moment,” Duncan-Smith said, adding “I was led to believe this is how they have been able to stiffen up their position on how this outbreak originated.”

The MP noted that China’s refusal to cooperate with investigators and journalists has only served to strengthen the lab leak position.

 “The truth is there are people who have been in those labs who maintain that this is the case,” he noted, adding “We don’t know what they have been doing in that laboratory. They may well have been fiddling with bat coronaviruses and looking at them and they made a mistake. I’ve spoken to various people who believe that to be the case.”

It previously emerged that the Wuhan lab had held a coronavirus sample that was 96.2 per cent the same as Covid-19 for almost a decade. This prompted the speculation about the origin of the virus.

Several prominent researchers and scientists have also noted that the lab must be investigated given this fact.

In addition, previous reports have suggested that the Institute took a shipment of some of the world’s deadliest pathogens just weeks before the outbreak of the coronavirus. It is also known that the lab was tampering with natural pathogens and mutating them to become more infectious.

Intelligence figures across the globe have also called for the Wuhan lab to be investigated.

Chinese virologists recently fled Hong Kong and effectively defected to the West, with evidence against the Chinese Communist Party concerning its role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WHO previously complained that it had ‘not been invited’ by China to investigate the outbreak, and has continually been criticised for propping up Communist Party talking points.

In August, the WHO announced that it would not be visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology during its investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, despite the evidence outlined above.

The health body then did an about turn and said it would actually be visiting the lab after all, after a backlash ensued.

The investigation STILL has not gotten underway, close to a year after the outbreak began.

The Wuhan lab director has complained that scientists at the facility are being made scapegoats in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and that the lab has been unfairly made the centre of dangerous ‘conspiracy theories’, following US intelligence suggestions that it could have been the origin for the viral spread.

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Senior MP: British Public Will “Rise Up And Bring Down” Lockdown If Exit Plan Isn’t Outlined

MPs urge UK lockdown has no end date, could go BEYOND SUMMER

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British MPs within his own party are demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson outline some sort of exit strategy for the nationwide lockdown in the country, with one senior minister warning that if he doesn’t people will begin to “rise up and bring it down”.

Speaking to Talk Radio, Sir Desmond Swayne, the MP for New Forest West, warned that the “goalposts keep moving” on the lockdown timeframe, and “We have to focus on hospital admissions and keep that focus rigorous…[or] at some stage people have got to rise up and bring it down.”

Swayne’s comments echo those of West Midlands Police commissioner David Jamieson, who warned back in October at the start of the second lockdown that “We’re sitting on a time bomb here.”

“We’re getting very near the stage where you could see a considerable explosion of frustration and energy,” Jamieson noted, adding “Things are very on the edge in a lot of communities and it wouldn’t take very much to spark off unrest, riots, damage.”

Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that it is ‘too early’ to say when restrictions will be lifted, while suggestions for easing the lockdown by other government figures keep moving to later and later in the year, with the Summer or beyond now being touted as a possible timeframe.

Seventy Conservative MPs have formed a coalition urging the government to start lifting the lockdown no later than early March .

MP Mark Harper, who is leading the coalition dubbed the ‘Covid Recovery Group’ said “People must see light at the end of the tunnel and feel hope for the future and businesses need to be able to plan our recovery.”

Meanwhile, Environment Secretary George Eustice has warned that even more ‘draconian’ restrictions may be introduced if people don’t obey the current ‘rules’.

“Generally, with this whole pandemic, we’ve had to take some quite extraordinary steps, very draconian steps, that are a big infringement on people’s liberty,” Eustice said.

“And yes, that does mean that we have to intervene in quite a draconian way and issue penalties, and we make no apology for doing that,” he continued, adding the further measures are “under review.” 

As we have highlighted, at the behest of the government, police are using increasingly hardline measures to enforce the lockdown, including demanding powers to break into people’s homes, and issue ever increasing fines to anyone found flouting restrictions.

While all of this is going on, medical experts, scientists and researchers all over the globe are urging that lockdowns do not work in halting the spread of the virus, and will have long lasting consequences that far outstrip the damage being done by the disease itself.

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Biden Violates His Own Mask EO by Failing to Wear Mask For Photo-Op

Press Secretary: “We have bigger issues to worry about.”

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Joe Biden violated his own executive order on the day it was signed when his family took part in a photo-op on federal property after removing their masks.

Hours after Biden was inaugurated, he sent out a tweet announcing that an order had been signed mandating masks on federal property.

“Wearing masks isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a patriotic act that can save countless lives. That’s why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It’s time to mask up, America,” wrote Biden.

However, on the very same night, Biden and his family posed for two group photos at the Lincoln Memorial – one with masks and one without.

Biden and eight other family members removed their masks for the second photo, flagrantly disregarding the new rule.

Biden also appeared the next day at the White House without a mask, once again violating his own executive order.

When Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the incident, Psaki dismissed the entire issue by claiming “We have bigger issues to worry about,” and asserting that it was acceptable because Biden was “celebrating.”

“It’s OK when we do it!”

Presumably, Americans can now ignore COVID-19 laws and restrictions by merely claiming they’re “celebrating.”

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CBS Medical Editor Says Americans Should Wear TWO Face Masks

But adds that wearing 3 may cause breathing difficulties.

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CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says that Americans should wear not one but TWO face masks if they want to ensure full protection against COVID-19.

“Specifically what we’re saying is that two masks may actually equal the protection you would get from N-95 masks, which is considered the best mask there is short of a complete respirator-type unit,” Hnida said.

Pointing out that football coaches and Joe Biden have been seen “double masking,” Hnida said, “Even in my own family, when we have outside contact — as limited as it may be — we double mask,” adding that “it’s something you may want to consider.”

However, the report warns that “three masks may be going too far, since that could interfere with the ability to breathe.”

“Like the way one mask does, except three times as bad, so that you actually asphyxiate,” commented Dave Blount.

As we previously highlighted, wearing two masks has become a preferred method of virtue signaling on Twitter, with leftists posting selfies to prove they’re a ‘doubleplusgood person’ for social media clout.

A question that repeatedly crops up in response is that if two masks are required to provide full protection, doesn’t this mean that wearing one mask, as Americans have been told to do for the best part of a year, is ineffective?

This past November, a landmark Danish study found that, as the Spectator reported, “there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19.”

As soon as the study was released, legacy media outlets fell over each other to attack its credibility in a vitriolic manner strangely absent in response to studies that amplify the consensus narrative on COVID.

Meanwhile, more and more people appear to be wearing masks while doing vigorous exercise despite the fact that this can trigger serious respiratory problems.

For some, it appears that virtue signaling for dopamine is worth risking their own lives for.

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