U.S. lawmakers are demanding an investigation into the 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan, China, where athletes complained of COVID-like symptoms and described the city as a ‘ghost town’ weeks before authorities admitted the spread of a new virus.
Almost 10,000 international competitors from 100 countries took part in what is known as the ‘military Olympics’ in October 2019, two months before Beijing confirmed they were treating patients with an ‘unknown pneumonia’. …
‘One athlete from Luxembourg reported “nearly empty” streets in Wuhan during the games, recalling, “It was a ghost town” and “There were rumors that the government warned the inhabitants not to go out,”‘ wrote Rep. Mike Gallagher in a letter to the Pentagon first reported by the Washington Post.
‘While anecdotal, these reports raise important questions about the timeline of the initial COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.’
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in China was at the start of December.
And Beijing admitted the disease could be spread between humans in January.
But in recent weeks it emerged that three staff members at the Wuhan Institute of Virology sought hospital care in November 2019 for COVID-like symptoms, potentially upending the official chronology of the pandemic.
Multiple athletes have also described contracting similar symptoms during the games.
Jacqueline Bock, part of the German volleyball team, told The Mail on Sunday last year how she and her colleagues contracted something similar to Covid-19 at the event in the city.
‘After a few days, some athletes from my team got ill,’ she said. I got sick in the last two days.’
Miss Bock’s father also became ill a few weeks after her return.
‘I have never felt so sick,’ she said. ‘Either it was a very bad cold or Covid-19. I think it was Covid-19.’
French pentathlete Elodie Clouvel, 31, claimed she and her 27-year-old partner Valentin Belaud contracted the virus at the Games. …
Oliver Gorges, 22, said he had his temperature recorded on arrival at the airport, while athletes were forced to wash their hands every time they entered the canteen and were ordered not to take food out of the premises.
‘It was strange,’ he added.
It could make the games a super spreader event, seeding outbreaks around the world before anyone was even aware of the danger.
At the same time, fresh evidence is emerging that the virus could have been spreading earlier than previously thought — and China covered up the facts.
Dozens of test samples from patients in Wuhan were wiped from an international database tracking the evolution of the virus, according to an American researcher.
Professor Jesse Bloom, a virologist from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, said he believed China removed the files to ‘obscure their existence.’
He recovered some of the missing data and said it showed that early samples were much more adapted to a human host than would be expected of a pathogen that had recently crossed over from an animal.
Murkier and murkier. The above suggests a deliberate plot to infect the world.
Presumably when the Military Games didn’t work to spread covid around the world (perhaps because young healthy athletes aren’t good spreaders), the CCP allowed Wuhan to get sick then forced its inhabitants to flee internationally rather than to other parts of China.