Just a reminder that over one full year ago, on May 3, 2020, Turning Point USA released a video detailing the COVID-19 virus origins. Mainstream media and liberal giant tech companies silenced us. Yet here we are, with everything we reported not only still accurate, but also the content has been confirmed time and time again since its release.
The caption we wrote for the video in 2020 has not weathered with time, either:
“The Chinese CoronaVirus pandemic is one of the most consequential global events in world history. Hundreds of thousands dead. Trillions in economic damage. How did this happen? Who is responsible? What you’re about to hear is a true story, backed by scientific evidence and hard facts. There are those who witnessed how this happened. People died to tell you this story. Listen to them. Otherwise, it is going to happen again.”
China Claims New Avian Flu Virus ‘Accidental Cross-Species Transmission’ With Low Risk of Large-Scale Spread
China reported the very first human in the world infected with H10N3, a strain of the avian bird flu. Sounds terrifying, particularly as the world is digging itself out of a devastating global pandemic from yet another virus first detected in residents of China. Fret not, however, “China says not to worry about human-to-human transmission in this case of bird flu,” reports Hot Air.
The 41-year-old man in China developed multiple symptoms, including a fever in April, hospitalized days later, and diagnosed with the bird flu roughly a month after. However, Chinese government officials released a statement saying the risk of large-scale spread is low.
“This infection is an accidental cross-species transmission. The risk of large-scale transmission is low” claims the statement. If nothing else, we have learned variants of viruses can be more deadly or problematic.
However, just last week, China’s version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out a warning about bird flu: “Following recent avian flu outbreaks in Africa and Eurasia, the head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention last week urged stricter surveillance in poultry farms, markets and wild birds.” So, which is it?
Hot Air questions if the timing is a coincidence, and notes “Bird flu has crossed over before, and not just in China. On the surface, there’s no reason to suspect that anything else is afoot, or that new influenza might spread this year, complicating global recovery from COVID-19.”
Hot Air also addresses that given China’s opacity and misdirection on the origins and emergence of COVID-19, it’s tough to put much stock in their explanation of this new month-old case with claims that ‘there’s nothing to see here.’
CBS News gives a look into the history of avian-human transmission:
The NHC said there had been no human cases of H10N3 previously reported in the world.
Several strains of bird flu have been found among animals in China but mass outbreaks in humans are rare.
The last human epidemic of bird flu in China occurred in late 2016 to 2017, with the H7N9 virus.
The H7N9 has infected 1,668 people and claimed 616 lives since 2013, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
Cancel Culture Hits Virus-Naming, COVID Variants Given Greek Alphabet Names to Avoid ‘Stigma’
The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled new names for the novel coronavirus variants. The new names were dreamed up in order to replace the ones which are linked to where the variants were discovered. And why shouldn’t variants be named for where they are discovered? prejudice, obviously.
Liberals went crazy, accusing former President Trump of vicious racism and bigotry when referring to COVID-19 as the Wuhan Virus. As variants of the coronavirus strain are popping up around the world, the WHO is changing its naming tactics.
Despite diseases having been historically and frequently “named after the locations they were thought to have developed, such as the Ebola virus…such associations can be damaging for those places and are often inaccurate, as is the case with the ‘Spanish flu’ of 1918, whose origins are unknown” reports The Guardian.
However, in the new day and age, Trump is being blamed for a rise in attacks on Asian-Americans for referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus” and the Indian government has “ordered social media platforms to take down content that referred to the ‘Indian variant.”
The WHO has named four variants of concern, known to the public as the UK/Kent (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), Brazil (P.1) and India (B.1.617.2) variants. They will now be given the letters Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta respectively, to reflect their order of detection, with any new variants following the pattern down the Greek alphabet.
The decision to go for this naming system came after months of deliberations with experts considering a range of other possibilities such as Greek Gods, according to bacteriologist Mark Pallen who was involved in the talks.
The organization said the labels do not replace existing scientific names involving numbers, Roman letters and full stops, which convey important scientific information and will continue to be used in research.
The WHO said: “While they have their advantages, these scientific names can be difficult to say and recall and are prone to misreporting … As a result, people often resort to calling variants by the places where they are detected, which is stigmatizing and discriminatory.
“To avoid this and to simplify public communications, [the] WHO encourages national authorities, media outlets and others to adopt these new labels.”