Senior Chinese scientist acquired SARS-CoV-2 in lab infection accident, virologist says

In what may be the first known case of a lab-acquired infection with the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a senior scientist was infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a prestigious laboratory in Beijing in early 2020, according to virologists’ emails obtained by U.S. Right to Know.

The National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention (NIVDC), where the infection is said to have occurred, is a part of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2004, a SARS virus outbreak was traced to a labacquired infection from the NIVDC.

The revelation that an experienced scientist was infected with SARS-CoV-2 while working in a premier virology lab in Beijing underscores concerns about the health risks posed by biolabs researching pandemic pathogens, and in particular, facilities operated by the Chinese government.  (See link for article)



  • In an exchange of emails in preparation to refute that COVID came from a lab, a Chinese virologist working at Ohio State University states his former NIVDC director was infected with COVID from the lab.
  • This virologist was also concerned about laboratory COVID infections as it is “much more contagious than SARS-1.”
  • There does not appear to be any public disclosure or reporting of this lab-acquired infection of SARS-CoV-2 from the NIVDC.

Laboratory acquired infections are very real.  In fact, Willy Burgdorfer, the “discoverer” of Lyme, got infected with Lyme in the lab when infected rabbit urine got into his eye. “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons,” also details other incidents, including another form of transmission under Operation Mongoose, where a CIA operative who pushed large boxes of infected ticks out of airplanes infected his baby boy when he returned home.  The baby had a serious inflammatory brain disease with grim prospects and only survived due to a Spanish surnamed resident who recognized the disease and treated it appropriately.  When the CIA operative questioned his commander if the episode had anything to do with his work, he was told to burn all the clothes he took to Cuba.  “Burn everything.”

Regarding COVID, US intelligence has uncovered that Wuhan lab researchers were hospitalized with COVID in 2019.

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