By Andrew Murphy
On February 27, 2023, after years of speculation about the origins of COVID-19, the US Energy Department released a report which concluded that the pandemic likely arose from a lab leak.
The findings of the report were supported by the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray. “The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan,” Mr Wray said during an appearance on Fox News.
However, over the past three years the very idea that COVID-19 may have leaked from a lab in China has been dismissed as a conspiracy theory, labeled misinformation by “fact-checkers,” and was even banned for a time on Facebook.
Yet all the way back on 22 February 2020 – before any lockdowns had been imposed in Australia – the New York Post published an article by Steven W Mosher titled ‘Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab’.
In the article Mr Mosher pointed out that China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab was located in the very same city as the outbreak. Was it only a coincidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the only lab in China capable of handling deadly coronaviruses?
He also highlighted that fact that the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology had recently published a directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.” Was this part of an effort to tighten up security after a leak? Mr Mosher thought so.
He also explained that “some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them.”
A few days later he was interview by Tucker Carlson on Fox News and discussed his view that the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6135905625001
It was not long before Mr Mosher’s opinion piece in the New York Post was banned as disinformation. And yet now he has been vindicated.
As the first American social scientist permitted to do research in the People’s Republic of China, Mr Mosher is particularly qualified to comment on the operations of the Chinese government.
Mr Mosher was a pro-choice agnostic when he arrived in China in 1979. He experienced a conversion during his eyewitness reporting on the brutalities of China’s one-child policy, which saw him denounced by the Chinese government as a spy. He is the president of the Population Research Institute, which works to expose the myth of overpopulation and spread the message that people are the world’s greatest resource.
Family Life International (Australia) is an affiliate organisation of Steven Mosher’s United States based organisation, the Population Research Institute (PRI). Steven first visited Australia in 1996 at the invitation of our organisation, then known as Human Life International (Australia), when we were a branch of the International organisation of which PRI was also a subsidiary organisation. He has spoken numerous times in Australia at our invitation.
His most recent book, ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Pandemics’, examines the COVID-19 pandemic in detail and also traces the history of global pandemics.
Steven will be speaking on the issues of Censorship, Coercion and Informed Consent in Perth (March 18), Sydney (March 25) and Melbourne (April 1).
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Steven’s valuable insights.