Ever since Coronavirus COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the globe, people worldwide have blamed China. Many believed that China has done this on purpose, while many also say that this is a side result of China’s experiments with bats, which are known to carry viruses. Origins of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) are widely believed to be in China, though yet unsubstantiated. WHO had even sent a team of experts to investigate the origins in Wuhan. Now, new reports are doing rounds that China allegedly was also working on weaponizing Coronaviruses.
As per a new report, the US State Department has seen some documents which allegedly suggest that scientists in the Chinese military were working on weaponizing Coronaviruses before the COVID-19 pandemic began. The reports say that as per the documents, scientists were allegedly probing into the possibilities of weaponizing these viruses way back in 2015, also predicting a world war III, which could be fought with biological weapons.
The documents were obtained by the US State Department, as part of the US investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The papers were written by senior Chinese public health officials and scientists in the Chinese military. They described SARS Coronaviruses as an example of a new era of genetic weapons. The references imagine a bioweapon attack, which could cause any enemy’s medical system to collapse completely. The documents also claim that the viruses could be modified genetically, to create a human disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed in a way never seen before.
This has raised further questions in the world’s political circles about China’s relations with COVID-19. The pandemic has already caused over 3.2 million deaths around the world, and the crisis goes on. Politicians are saying that the documents show significant proof that Chinese scientists were thinking about military application for different strains of SARS viruses. The authorities were even looking at the prospects of the deployment of bioweapons, experts assert. A cyber expert has already claimed that the documents are definitely not fake. However, a lot remains unknown about them, including the verification of their authenticity. To get more updates on recent reports, keep reading AlShorts.