This text was beforehand printed April 26, 2020, and has been up to date with new info.
Francis Boyle, a former advisory board member for the Council for Accountable Genetics, is a professor of worldwide regulation on the College of Illinois Faculty of Legislation.
His academic background1 consists of an undergraduate diploma from the College of Chicago, a juris physician (lawyer) diploma from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science. For many years, he is advocated towards the event and use of bioweapons, which he suspects COVID-19 is.
In reality, Boyle was the one who referred to as for biowarfare laws on the Organic Weapons Conference of 1972, and the one who drafted the Organic Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, which was handed unanimously by each homes of Congress and signed into regulation by George Bush Sr.
In our first, March 8, 2020, interview, Boyle shared his views on the origins of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Right here, we proceed our dialogue, as extra particulars have emerged about this virus. One of many criticisms raised since our final interview is that Boyle has no formal coaching in virology. When requested what makes him certified to discuss this specific virus, he says:
“I went to the College of Chicago, which is without doubt one of the high 5 universities within the nation, if not the world. There I took their bio pre-med sequence, which was biochemistry, inhabitants biology and genetics, and bought straight A’s.
I used to be in there competing with all of the College of Chicago bio pre-med college students for grades and my biochem lab associate went to Harvard Medical Faculty.
I received the College of Chicago’s Sigma Zi award and prize in biology for my graduating 12 months. They gave out one per 12 months and it normally went to seniors, however in my case, they needed to make a particular exception as a result of I used to be a graduating junior.
So, sure, I am not a scientist, however one of many causes the Council for Accountable Genetics requested me to get entangled was that my data on this area was well-known to my life science associates there on the Harvard college, and that is how I bought concerned right here.
I had primary rudimentary coaching, really excellent coaching, on the College of Chicago, and my professors there, professor associates at Harvard within the life sciences, I assume they vouched for me. So, once I was requested to affix shortly after CRG was based in 1983, I agreed to take action they usually requested me to deal with their organic warfare work.”
SARS-CoV-2 — A Organic Warfare Weapon
“Novel coronavirus” means it’s a new virus not beforehand recognized to beforehand infect people. The at the moment held standard view is that SARS-CoV-2 was transmitted by means of animals (zoonotic transmission), particularly bats. Boyle dismissed this notion in our preliminary interview, and nonetheless refutes the concept.
Whereas a widely-cited paper,2 printed within the Nature journal on February 3, 2020, claims to determine that SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus of bat origin that then jumped species, the work of one of many authors of that paper, Shi Zhengli, really concerned the weaponization of the SARS virus. (One other Nature paper3 printed that very same day reiterates the concept the COVID-19 pandemic is zoonotically transmitted.)
Nonetheless, in line with Boyle, different scientific literature establishes that that is certainly an engineered artificial virus that was not transmitted from animals to people with out human intervention.
For starters, a Lancet paper4 printed February 15, 2020, by physicians who handled a few of the first COVID-19 sufferers in China confirmed that affected person zero, the one believed to have began the transmission, was nowhere close to the Wuhan seafood market.
What’s extra, there have been no bats bought in and even near the market. A minimum of one-third of the sufferers reviewed additionally had no publicity or hyperlinks to that market. This knowledge helps the counter-hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 was not zoonotically transmitted however is the truth is an engineered virus.
By mid-2020 even U.S. politicians and intelligence businesses have been beginning to say they believed the virus leaked from the Wuhan BSL4 lab5,6 In our first interview, Boyle mentioned printed analysis establishing that the novel coronavirus is SARS, which is a weaponized model of the coronavirus to start with Wuhan BSL 4 lab, with added gain-of-function capabilities that will increase its virulence (makes it unfold simpler and sooner).
“I additionally went by means of the scientific article the place the Australian well being board working with Wuhan … genetically engineered HIV into SARS,” Boyle says. “So, that’s all verified in scientific papers. As well as, it appears to me that they took that again to the [Wuhan] BSL4 and utilized nanotechnology to it.
The scale of the molecules are possibly 120 microns, which signifies to me we’re coping with nanotechnology. That is [something] it’s essential to do in a BSL4. Organic weapons nanotechnology is so harmful, individuals working with it need to put on a moon go well with with moveable air …
We additionally know that one of many cooperating establishments [to Wuhan BSL4] was Harvard, and that the chairman of the Harvard chemistry division, [Dr. Charles Lieber], a specialist in nanotechnology, arrange a complete laboratory in Wuhan the place [according to reports] he specialised in making use of nanotechnology to chemistry and biology.
My guess is, based mostly on what I’ve learn within the literature, that they tried to weaponize all that collectively. And that’s SARS-CoV-2 that we’re coping with now.
So, it is SARS, which is genetically engineered biowarfare agent to start with. Second, it has gain-of-function properties, which makes it extra deadly, extra infectious. It has HIV in there. That was confirmed by an Indian scientist … and it seems to be like nanotechnology [has been used] … An MIT scientist who did a examine discovered that it traveled 27 ft by means of the air. And that, I assume, was in lab situations.
That, I believe, is why it is so infectious, and that’s what I consider we’re coping with right here … [This is] why the 6-foot [social distancing recommendation] by the CDC … is preposterous. Even doubling that may do you no good. If there may be nanotechnology, it floats within the air …
I’m not saying that China intentionally launched this, capturing itself within the foot. Nevertheless it was clear they have been growing a particularly harmful unknown organic weapon that had by no means been seen earlier than, and it leaked out of the lab.
And as you see within the Washington Put up,7 U.S. State Division officers … [reported] again to Washington that there have been insufficient security precautions and procedures in that lab to start with. We additionally know that SARS has leaked out of different Chinese language organic warfare labs. So proper now, I consider that’s what occurred right here …
I personally consider that till our political leaders come clear with the American individuals, each on the White Home and in Congress and our state authorities, and publicly admit that that is a particularly harmful offensive organic warfare weapon that we’re coping with, I don’t see that we will confront it and to cease it, not to mention defeat it.”
The Origin of SARS-CoV-2
Whereas Boyle made the origin of SARS-CoV-2 clear in our preliminary dialog, as I began studying a few of the literature it actually was surprising as a result of one of many main investigators on the 2015 paper8 from the College of North Carolina — “A SARS-like Cluster of Circulating Bat Coronaviruses Reveals Potential for Human Emergence” — was Dr. Shi Zhengli, a virologist who in 2010 had printed a paper9 discussing the weaponization of the SARS virus.
Usually, whereas the coronavirus present in bats could also be SARS,10 it sometimes doesn’t infect people because it doesn’t goal the ACE-2 receptor. The infectious agent inflicting the present pandemic is named SARS-CoV-2 — SARS standing for “critical acute respiratory an infection” and CoV-2 indicating that it is a second sort of SARS coronavirus recognized to contaminate people.
SARS-CoV-2, after all, comprises the genetic modification to connect to ACE2 receptors in human cells, which permits it to contaminate them. Zhengli’s publications present that she engineered this bat coronavirus into one which crosses species and infects people. She was the truth is engaged on this for greater than 10 years.
“That’s the reason I stated SARS was a bioengineered warfare weapon to start with,” Boyle says. “And that’s what … [the University of] North Carolina and … the Australian lab have been making an attempt to make much more harmful with the gain-of-function and the HIV. So … SARS was a organic warfare [agent] to start with, it leaked, and that’s the origin of the [COVID-19] epidemic.”
As well as, an Indian paper11,12 that ended up being withdrawn because of intense political stress, exhibits a particular envelope protein from the HIV virus referred to as GP41 was built-in within the RNA sequences of SARS-CoV-2. In different phrases, the implication is that the HIV virus was genetically engineered into SARS.
So, in abstract, SARS-CoV-2 seems to be a bioengineered bat coronavirus13 — which was initially benign and nontransmittable to people. Zhengli then genetically modified the virus to combine spike proteins that permits the virus to enter human cells by attaching to ACE-2 receptors. That was the primary modification.
The second modification was to combine an envelope protein from HIV referred to as GP141, which tends to impair the immune system. A 3rd modification seems to contain nanotechnology to make the virus mild sufficient to stay airborne for a very long time, apparently giving it a spread of as much as 27 ft.14
Nanotech Skilled With Wuhan Connection Arrested
Whereas the BSL4 lab in Wuhan might have leaked the virus, its creation doesn’t look like restricted to the Chinese language. As famous by Boyle in his remark above, the chairman of the Harvard division of chemistry, nanoscience knowledgeable Dr. Charles Lieber, was arrested in 2020 by federal businesses, suspected of unlawful dealings with China.15 Lieber denied the allegations, however was convicted in December 2021 of mendacity about his China ties.16
In whole, he was discovered responsible of six felonies, together with falsely-reported tax returns. In February 2022, Lieber’s attorneys filed for the conviction to be overturned and for Lieber to both be acquitted or granted a brand new trial.17 After listening to arguments, a Boston choose stated he would make a dedication on the petition at a later, undisclosed date.
The federal government’s case towards Liber confirmed that Wuhan College of Know-how (WUT) allegedly paid him $50,000 a month from 2012 to 2017 to assist set up and oversee the WUT-Harvard Joint Nano Key Laboratory. He additionally acquired one other $150,000 a month in residing bills from China’s Thousand Skills program. The issue was, Harvard officers declare they’d not permitted the lab and did not learn about it till 2015. Boyle feedback:
“The quilt story right here — that Harvard did not know what was occurring — is preposterous. I spent seven years at Harvard. I’ve three levels from Harvard. I spent two years educating at Harvard.
In fact Harvard knew that its chair of the chemistry division had this lab in Wuhan, China, the place he was engaged on nanotechnology with respect to chemical and organic supplies. That is been reported. They did not say what the supplies have been. As well as, it has now been reported that Harvard was a cooperating establishment with the Wuhan BSL4.”
Researchers Engaged on Acquire-of-Operate to Spanish Flu
Should you suppose SARS-CoV-2 is dangerous, be glad it is not the weaponized model of Spanish flu, which has additionally been within the works, in line with Boyle. He says:
“[The University of North Carolina’s] work was existentially harmful they usually knew it on the time. Should you learn the UNC scientific article18 [cowritten by] the Wuhan BSL4 scientist [Shi Zhengli] … it says, ‘Experiments with the full-length and chimeric SHC014 recombinant viruses have been initiated and carried out earlier than the GOF analysis funding pause and have since been reviewed and permitted for continued examine by the NIH.’
It says recombinant … So, they admit it was gain-of-function [research]. [The research] was paused by NIH19 [National Institutes of Health]. Why was it paused by NIH? As a result of there was a letter put out by massive numbers of life scientists on the time saying any such gain-of-function work … could possibly be existentially harmful if it bought out within the public. Subsequently, it needed to be terminated … [But] the NIH was funding this at first …
A footnote right here: I learn the NIH’s pause letter to the College of North Carolina, and UNC was doing two gain-of-function analysis tasks. The opposite one was with Dr. [Yoshihiro] Kawaoka from the College of Wisconsin, who had resurrected the Spanish flu virus20 for the Pentagon.
He, in line with the pause letter, was additionally there doing gain-of-function work on the flu virus — one may solely conclude it was the Spanish flu virus. It didn’t say the Spanish flu, however additionally they put a gain-of-function pause on that sort of lethal analysis …
I imply, the Spanish flu, everyone knows what that’s, so think about giving the Spanish flu gain-of-function properties, making it much more deadly and extra infectious. That is precisely what was occurring there at that UNC lab …”
Disturbingly, whereas the NIH halted funding of this sort of gain-of-function analysis on deadly pathogens in 2014, it reauthorized it in December 2017,21 and Boyle suspects Kawaoka’s work might have been restarted as properly, though he is not discovered proof of it but.
“So, this was existentially harmful work that was occurring at that UNC lab. Everybody knew it, NIH funded it, NIAID below Dr. Fauci funded it as properly. They knew precisely how harmful this was. They paused it after which they resumed it,” Boyle says.
Can Violations of Biowarfare Treaty Be Enforced?
As talked about, Boyle is a professor of worldwide regulation and drafted a world treaty on biowarfare brokers and weapons. That regulation continues to be in drive, and would offer life imprisonment for everybody concerned within the creation and launch of SARS-CoV-2, have been it formally concluded to be a biowarfare agent.
“Should you learn that UNC article,22 it says precisely it was coping with artificial molecules … And in my organic weapons anti-terrorism act of 1989, I particularly criminalized — by that identify — artificial molecules.
That’s the reason, at first, the entire artificial biology motion … was arrange by the Pentagons DARPA. They funded the entire thing. And it is DARPA cash that’s behind artificial biology, gene drive and all the remainder of it.
And that’s the reason on the first conference of artificial biologists, of their last report, one in every of their key suggestions was the repeal of my organic weapons anti-terrorism act, as a result of they absolutely meant to make use of artificial biology to fabricate organic weapons …
The regulation nonetheless applies. It offers for all times imprisonment for everybody who has executed this … all of the scientists concerned on the College of North Carolina and everybody who funded this venture, realizing that it was existentially harmful — and that features Fauci and [people at] the NIH … UNC, Meals and Drug Administration … the Dana Harvard Most cancers Institute at Harvard … the World Well being Group …”
So, simply how would we get that means of justice going? Boyle explains:
“There are two methods. First, you are going to need to stress the Division of Justice to prosecute these individuals. That could be very tough to do. Federal statutes require indictments to be introduced by U.S. attorneys. Nonetheless, simply with respect to North Carolina, state regulation applies there too. I have not researched North Carolina regulation; nevertheless, I used to be initially employed right here to show felony regulation and I taught it for seven or eight years …
To have felony intent, one of many variants of felony intent is the demonstration of grave indifference to human life. And that’s the felony intent mandatory for murder.
So in my view, and my recommendation could be, if we will not get [attorney general William Pelham] Barr to log off on prosecuting these individuals, that the district lawyer, state’s lawyer, lawyer common on the market in North Carolina, institute and indict everybody concerned on this North Carolina work for murder.
And that would embody as much as and together with homicide, malice of forethought. Once more, one of many parts will be manifestation of grave indifference to human life. And it is clear from this text [the 2015 UNC paper23], they knew it was gain-of-function, they paused it as a result of it was existentially harmful, it was then reapproved they usually continued it.
So, I believe a very good case could possibly be made, definitely, for indicting these individuals below North Carolina regulation by North Carolina authorized authorities, if the federal authorities just isn’t going to do it for us, below my regulation [the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989]. However once more, I need to make it clear, I have not analysis North Carolina regulation.”
Time to Shutter All BSL4 Laboratories?
Boyle is adamant that each one BSL3 and BSL4 laboratories have to be closed down and all biowarfare work with deadly pathogens ceased. “They’re all existentially harmful,” he says. “It is a disaster ready to occur. And it’s now occurred. Right here we’re. It is staring us within the face.”
Definitely, COVID-19 is nowhere close to as devastating because the Black Demise or the Spanish flu of 1918, each of which exacted a surprising loss of life toll, all with out assistance from artificial molecules and nanotechnology.
The very concept that any of those horrific sicknesses could be introduced again in turbo-charged type ought to be terrifying sufficient for the world to unite in saying “No thanks; we do not need or want that sort of analysis occurring.” What worth have these harmful laboratories supplied so far in comparison with the chance they’re exposing all of us to?