After giving the world a novel coronavirus, China now says the Wuhan Institute of Virology deserves a Novel Prize for medicine. This comes as President Joe Biden and his administration are counting on China to be honest about the cause of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 global pandemic.
So much for that idea. Now, China is doubling down on its state propaganda after the Chinese Academy of Sciences nominated the Wuhan lab for the Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize, naming Shi Zhengli, the ‘Bat Woman’ for the prestigious honor.
“The award is mainly given to individuals or research groups who have made or demonstrated significant achievements in the past five years,” the National Review reported. “China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson stressed at Thursday’s press conference that scientists working at the WIV should be awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine, rather than being blamed for being the first to discover the gene sequence of the novel coronavirus.”
China’s stance is that if the Wuhan lab didn’t study the deadly coronavirus that it leaked for so many years, finding a vaccine might have been more difficult.
Last year, the Wuhan Bat Woman railed Joe Biden and America’s claim that the virus came out of her virology lab, claiming they only began studying the COVID-19 virus in 2019, a few months before the global pandemic that killed millions of people worldwide.
“Before that, we had never been in contact with or studied this virus, nor did we know of its existence,” Shi said. “U.S. President Trump’s claim that SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from our institute totally contradicts the facts,” she added. “It jeopardizes and affects our academic work and personal life. He owes us an apology.”
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