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Gestalt #22 – SARS-2 Pandemic

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    Posted: May 16 2020 at 2:59pm

   by monotreme1000  May 16, 2020 


CIDRAP and China

I have CIDRAP on my sidebar as a recommended site.

Most of the articles that appear at that site are well-researched and well-written.

But there is one subject which suffers from extreme bias at CIDRAP: China.

When the odious Margaret Chan, who was responsible for the deaths of Hong Kongers from SARS, was nominated to be Director-General of the WHO, Michael Osterholm, founder of CIDRAP, strongly endorsed her.
When Director-General Chan later praised the genocidal regime of North Korea for their wonderful health care system that prevented obesity (by starving its people to death), Dr. Osterholm did not revoke his endorsement. When Director-General Chan botched the response to Ebola, Dr. Osterholm is quoted as saying: '"If we fault the WHO for the early dropping of the ball, the whole world has dropped the ball in some sense," he said. "Nobody is to blame because everybody is to blame."'

The Chinese government has imprisoned a million Uyghurs in concentration camps and is reported to be conducting hideous experiments on the inmates.

Surely this is a public health outrage that the outspoken Dr. Osterholm would like to take on. Actually, no. I searched CIDRAP for Uyghur. Nothing.

The Chinese government has imprisoned members of the Falun Gong religion and pulled organs out of their still-living bodies without anesthesia. Anything on CIDRAP on this? No. Why not? Dr. Osterholm also opposed imposing travel restrictions from China.

I provide all of this as context for the following article from CIDRAP:

"Scientists: 'Exactly zero' evidence COVID-19 came from a lab"

Wow, what a misleading title. Which "scientists"?

The quote comes from exactly one scientist. Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, there are many scientists who know that China's biosecurity and just general lab practices are very sloppy. I know this for a fact.

So, the article is completely biased and inaccurate. If the writer of this article wanted to write a balanced and fair article, it would not be hard to find large numbers of scientists who have personally witnessed this sloppiness.

Further, there is no mention of published reports indicating that SARS escaped from Chinese labs, twice. Isn't this fact directly relevant to the hypothesis, not "conspiracy theory", that SARS-2 also escaped from a Chinese lab?

Dr. Osterholm is credible on many aspects of epidemiology. But on China, he is biased and is not credible.


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