金融时报深度分析-拜登为何此时把病毒泄露说摆上台面

bigjohn123456
楼主 (北美华人网)
其实最近几个月并没有获得更多可靠的情报,WSJ最近披露的2019年11月份五毒所有3人因为“类似新冠症状”进医院也是川普时代的情报。 实验室泄漏说这些在川普时代被当成阴谋论,主流科学界也不愿意发声为川普背书,背后其实有两党斗争的角力,5月早些时候18名科学家联名上书Science要求慎重对待实验室泄露说是一个重要转折点。
另一个值得注意的是,从文章后面几段看,现在不管是通过中间宿主感染人类,还是实验室泄露,情报界科学界都承认没有明显证据下结论,如果中国不愿意提供更多资料溯源,很可能真相永远搞不清楚。
https://www.ft.com/content/923e0256-7f7e-43ef-b4fe-64c066b8b70b
When Joe Biden, US president, last week ordered US intelligence to intensify efforts to determine the origins of Covid-19, he gave fresh life to the theory that the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Biden said that US intelligence had “coalesced around two scenarios” — that the virus had either emerged naturally or was the result of a lab accident. It was the first time that the president had given credence to the possibility that the virus had leaked from a lab — a notion widely slammed as a conspiracy theory when Donald Trump first made the claim.
Current and former officials said there were several reasons why the Biden administration was willing to publicly entertain a theory that Democrats had once slammed.
A crucial factor was that critics were more open to the lab-leak theory now that Trump, who was viewed as wanting to vilify China to deflect blame for his handling of the pandemic, was out of office. They also said that Biden was reacting to what the intelligence had found. He is now under political pressure to find answers. “The Biden administration has now studied the mountain of disturbing evidence that we were confronted with in the last few months of the Trump administration,” said David Asher, who led a state department investigation into the origins of Covid. “It is jaw dropping. And as they have noted, a great deal more needs to be assessed.”
Days before Biden was sworn in, the state department issued a fact sheet on the Wuhan institute which said that several researchers had fallen ill with Covid-like symptoms before the first publicly known case. It also said that the institute had worked secretly with the Chinese military. Critics did not take the claim seriously because of the view that Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, tended to politicise intelligence. People were also focused on the aftermath of the riots on January 6 and the inauguration. “We assumed the fact sheet wasn’t going to make immediate headlines.
We wanted to put the information into the record so that people could reckon with these facts when tensions and fevers had dropped,” said David Feith, a former state department official who was involved in the release.
In March, Asher said publicly that some Wuhan staff were so sick that they were hospitalised. That and a recent Wall Street Journal story that three staff were hospitalised, helped focus attention on the lab-leak theory. But one person familiar with the debate said the driving factor was a shift among scientists who had been wary of helping Trump before the election or angering influential scientists who had dismissed the theory. He said this had helped make Democrats more willing to consider the theory. “The most important thing that has happened is that prominent virologists have since spoken out,” he said.
In a letter to the Science journal, a group of 18 prominent scientists said that both theories were “viable” and should be taken “seriously” until sufficient data were obtained. They said the recent investigation that the World Health Organization conducted with China had not given balanced consideration to both scenarios. “Even those of us working the issue inside the government were not well aware of how much scientific opinion was on our side because scientists were generally not speaking up, but you have had certain dams break over the past few months,” said Feith, referring to developments including the letter and the WHO investigation.
Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also appeared to change his stance. Last year, he said the science “strongly indicates” that the virus emerged naturally, but he recently said he was “not convinced” and backed an investigation.
While Biden was just outlining the view of the intelligence community in his highly unusual statement, his willingness to make their tentative conclusions public also shone more attention on the lab-leak theory. Recommended News in-depthCoronavirus pandemic Covid-19 lab-leak theory puts Wuhan research in spotlight Mathew Burrows, a former senior intelligence official, said he could not remember a president making such a statement, saying that they have historically not wanted to be viewed as trying to force a conclusion.
“There are obviously Republicans who are trying to criticise anything that would seem to be a weak response to China, so I think Biden wants to show that he will not shy away from charging them [China] if there is united agreement in the intelligence community on the fact that the virus came out of the Wuhan lab,” Burrows said. Mike Gallagher, a Republican congressman who has introduced a bill to declassify all the intelligence related to the investigation, also said that Biden appeared to be responding to political pressure, particularly after members of his team called on China to allow a transparent investigation — something few experts believe Beijing will allow. “Biden was feeling the pressure,” said Gallagher. “They felt a little bit of blowback . . . but it’s a good move.”
One person familiar with the situation said the National Intelligence Council, which collates information from the entire intelligence community, produced two reports last year assessing US intelligence on the origins of Covid. The director for national intelligence declined to comment. Those efforts, coupled with a third “scrub” of the intelligence this year, led to Biden saying last week that two of the 18 branches of the intelligence community leaned towards the natural origin scenario, while a third was more inclined towards the lab-leak theory.
Biden said the three had only “low or moderate confidence” in their conclusions while the other branches did not have enough evidence. That has sparked concern that 90 days is not sufficient for intelligence officials to reach any solid determination. “The community as a whole is far away from reaching anything that we could call even a halfway firm conclusion,” said Paul Pillar, a former senior CIA official. “The fact that many of the agencies involved have not reached a consensus even for a ‘low confidence’ judgment tells you they’re a long way away from anything conclusive.”
WuJianD
听粤语YouTube说有人逃到欧洲爆料了? 还有学院派大牛要出文章证明人造病毒证据了……好几个原因
Lightwinds
听粤语YouTube说有人逃到欧洲爆料了? 还有学院派大牛要出文章证明人造病毒证据了……好几个原因
WuJianD 发表于 2021-05-31 10:22

从中国香港弄来个随便的薄后researcher 都能在美国华人网站和美国右翼网站上 被称作 学院派大牛。。。。
WuJianD
从中国香港弄来个随便的薄后researcher 都能在美国华人网站和美国右翼网站上 被称作 学院派大牛。。。。
Lightwinds 发表于 2021-05-31 10:25

应该不是你说的那个拉。那是去年的 现在说的今年
https://youtu.be/iwAKo5LMZ4I


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charming
应该不是你说的那个拉。那是去年的 现在说的今年
https://youtu.be/iwAKo5LMZ4I


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WuJianD 发表于 2021-05-31 10:27

萧若元的视频看看笑笑得了
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louaci
之前凡是川普讲的都要反对,虽然他讲了很多屁话,但不是所有都是啊,现在打脸了,毕竟最早发的文章里都提到不是所有最早病例和华南海鲜市场有关,实验室这个没法查清楚也不会让你查,所以就是炒炒旧饭施加压力,但最大可能是中国懒得理你,各说各话。
Seeking668
为什么忽然又要查,觉得是rand paul对fauci的参院证词自己揭短,美国坐不住了,赶快要全面洗地,改变矛头指向~

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noshock
为什么忽然又要查,觉得是rand paul对fauci的参院证词自己揭短,美国坐不住了,赶快要全面洗地,改变矛头指向~

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Seeking668 发表于 2021-05-31 14:28

难道你不知道,这个版上去年就报道美国有过资助武毒所参与一类科学研究,但是没有透露细节,Rand Paul 不过是透露一点资助的细节而已。美国后来发现这类研究危险不合适,自己放弃。而武毒所则继续这个方向,还发表几篇研究报告。