A whistleblower who defected from the Chinese Communist Party claimed China deliberately released COVID-19 at a military tournament just two months before the outbreak began spreading across the world.
Ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng said The World Military Games in October 2019 may have been COVID’s first super spreader event after numerous athletes became mysteriously ill.
“I thought the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,” he said in the new Sky News documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan, adding the Chinese military was conducting an “unusual exercise” at the time.
“[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,” he said.
Though the athletes showed COVID-like symptoms, they were never tested for the coronavirus.
Jingsheng’s claim is backed up by a report by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee released last month concluding COVID-19 was likely released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology prior to September 12, 2019.
The report also claimed the 2019 Military World Games was likely the “earlier super spreader event in the world.”
“At the same time, athletes at the Military World Games became sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19. Some of them carried the virus back to their home countries — creating one of the earliest super spreader events in the world,” wrote Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas).
Jingsheng’s claims of ChiCom biological weapons are corroborated by former U.S. State Department official Miles Yu, who wrote an op-ed with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describing the coronavirus’ Wuhan biolab origins.
“China has been involved in this type of virus research since 2003, the SARS outbreak,” Yu said in March. “China’s biosafety standard is really low and is very dangerous. So this is an accident waiting to happen.”
This comes amid bombshell findings from U.S. government documents revealing the Wuhan Institute of Virology attempted to secure $14 million in funding from DARPA, the Pentagon’s scientific arm, to create chimeric viruses 18 months before the COVID-19 outbreak.
But DARPA denied the request, saying the plans for more gain of function research were TOO DANGEROUS to the human population.