Did vaccine scientist ‘thrown to his death’ have proof of Wuhan lab leak? Chinese military expert who filed patent for Covid vaccine barely a month into country’s first lockdown died in mysterious circumstances aged just 54
- Zhou Yusen filed a patent for a Covid-19 vaccine on February 24, 2020
- This was barely a month after Wuhan locked down due to the outbreak
- It is said that ‘Zhou fell from the roof of the Institute’, but this is not confirmed
A Chinese military scientist who was reportedly thrown to his death from the roof of a Wuhan institute is at the centre of mounting evidence that the Covid pandemic resulted from a lab leak.
Intelligence obtained by members of the US Senate reveals that Zhou Yusen filed a patent for a Covid-19 vaccine on February 24, 2020, barely a month after China put Wuhan into lockdown because of the outbreak.
US vaccine developers told investigators that it would have been impossible to have generated the data cited in the patent so swiftly – it would have taken about three months’ work, meaning that scientists at the Wuhan Institute for Virology were secretly working on a Covid vaccine in November, two months before Beijing told the world about the pandemic.
Zhou, who worked for the People’s Liberation Army and was collaborating with Wuhan scientists at the time of the outbreak, died in mysterious circumstances in May 2020, aged 54.
US investigators are said to have been told ‘Zhou fell from the roof of the Institute’, although this has not been confirmed.
Zhou Yusen filed a patent for a Covid-19 vaccine in February 2020, intelligence has revealed
Zhou died in mysterious circumstances in May 2020, aged 54. US investigators are said to have been told ‘Zhou fell from the roof of the Institute’, although this has not been confirmed
Scientists increasingly believe that the pandemic, which claimed at least seven million lives, was triggered by an accident at the Wuhan Institute, which had teamed up with the Chinese military to carry out controversial ‘gain of function’ work, aimed at increasing the infectiousness of viruses.
In April 2020, The Mail on Sunday became the first mainstream media outlet in the world to reveal fears that the virus had leaked from a Chinese laboratory after a member of Cobra, the Government’s secret emergency committee, said Ministers were studying intelligence about an accident at the institute.
It was dismissed by China – and Western Governments scared to upset Beijing – as a ‘conspiracy theory’.
Now the report by the Senate Health Committee has highlighted there was a marked increase in cases of flu-like illness in Wuhan in October and November 2019. Satellites showed an increase in vehicles parked at hospitals in the city.
On November 19, the safety director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences visited the institute, addressing its leaders with ‘important oral and written’ instructions from President Xi Jinping on ‘a complex and serious situation’.
Earlier this year, the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, said that ‘the FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan’.
And last week it was reported that three of the Wuhan scientists who were genetically altering the Covid virus were the first to fall sick with it. A member of one of the researchers’ families later died.
The researchers’ case is expected to feature in previously classified material being released by the US Director of National Intelligence in the coming days.