September 25, 2023

By Maryam Henein

I am having a déjà vu moment. Three years ago, the COVID-19 Wuhan lab-leak story was a fringe theory and disinformation.

Those of us who spoke out early into this Plandemic, including me, were vilified and punished for questioning the narrative and marveling at the fact the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is coincidentally only five miles from the wet market. That laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses.

“We were banned from social media for talking about the possibility of a Wuhan lab leak,” Ben Shapiro recently remarked. “We were chastised by the fact-checkers. We were ripped up and down by advocates for The Science™. And it turns out it was probably true, of course.”

Was the Wuhan wet market tale a lie from the get-go  –  a script passage arguably modified from the 2008 Globalist-issued film Contagion and then slapped against the world?

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What do I mean by that?

“We made that Movie ON PURPOSE” with “honesty” and “good science,” was what Dr. Larry Brilliant, former Google, and World Health Organization employee told a panel at the Aspen Institute following the film’s release.

But in this movie we call life, it’s on purpose with dishonesty and scientism.

Consider that now in 2023, the mainstream news is suddenly having a field day.  Even Bill Maher went scorched earth on the “wet market” Covid theory. Meanwhile, the CCP warned China-based Tesla owner Elon Musk against sharing the lab leak theory on Twitter.

But before we proceed, let’s recap: 

Early on, “the experts,” said that the currently sampled viruses support the seafood market outbreak as the zoonotic origin.

So why are they doing damage control now by saying it’s a lab leak, albeit accidental? Or is there an agenda afoot? 

Interestingly, in the now infamous March 2020 Nature Medicine paper “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2” they slipped in a short passage that conveniently served the Overton Window for whenever they were ready to move the goal post of “Truth.”

Here it is:

Basic research involving the passage of bat SARS-like coronaviruses in cell culture and or animal models have been ongoing in BSL-2 for many years in laboratories across the world and there are documented instances of laboratory escapes of SARS-COV. We must therefore examine the possibility of an inadvertent laboratory release of SARS-COV2.

Incidentally, for those of us who have tracked and traced the virus hunters – long before the RONA Regime was activated – we’ve known that gain of function (now renamed “Directed Evolution”) has been going on for decades. BSL-4 labs have been in motion all over the world since the seventies as so-called ‘scientists’ craft bioweapons out of anthrax, tularemia, Q fever, smallpox and more.

Additionally, Patient Zero’s story is historically fuzzy. This time was no different. Did you know that the alleged Patient Zero in Wuhan was put on medications followed by a ventilator? He only got worse. Were those contributing factors to his death? I haven’t heard anyone discuss such details. Have you? 

So many lies; and it’s really hard to keep track.

“The greatest perpetrator of misinformation during the pandemic has been the United States government,” Dr. Martin Makary of Johns Hopkins recently said during the Feb. 26th Select Subcommittee Roundtable titled “Examining COVID Policy Decisions.”

Makary is right.

Lab Leak Lies

“I don’t know for certain but I think it’s unlikely that this is the kind of virus that would be intentionally released,” Dr. Jay Bhattacharya M.D a professor at Stanford University Medical School and epidemiologist recently said during the Feb 26th Select Subcommittee Roundtable.

The evidence I’ve seen suggests that the lab leak is an active hypothesis. That it’s quite possible that this was a lab leak as a result of gain of function work to try to predict the next pandemic, to try to get vaccine available. I dont think it has the characteristics of a bioweapon. I dont think this has characteristics that were intentionally leaked. Certainly, not in an ethical way.

No kidding. 

Bhattacharya added,

I also know that there are a lot of scientists who think that it was natural original. This is something that congress definitely needs to get to the bottom of to get an answer.

Scientists like who?

I don’t think Congress has a great record of getting to the bottom of anything for answers. And so in the meanwhile, the world is still left wondering whether the “virus” was a laboratory construct all along.

Could it be that the lab leak was a purposeful psyop?

According to the nonprofit Brownstone Institute, there was a November 2019 secret intelligence report claiming to show a large respiratory outbreak in Wuhan that was used to brief the US government. According to the Daily Sceptic, U.S. intelligence officials have admitted in various media reports to tracking the coronavirus outbreak in China since mid-November 2019 and even briefed NATO and Israel at the time.

“Yet at no point has any detail been provided on what caused them to take this unusual action.”

“These concerns were even detailed in a November intelligence report by the military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI)”, citing two officials familiar with the report. The Daily Sceptic adds, “Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event” and that “it was then briefed multiple times to” the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House.”

Keep in mind there was no full-blown outbreak at that time and zero reported deaths.  However, there were a few cases of infections or respiratory disease months earlier, following the Wuhan Military games in September 2019.

And reportedly, three of the lab’s staff at WIV fell ill and were hospitalized with respiratory symptoms just before the outbreak. The Chinese government aka the CCP hid them.


“Remember this pandemic did not start in January at the seafood market. We now know there were infections all the way back to September 2019,” Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Trump administration, said on March 8th, 2023 during the first hearing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. He also added the Proximal Origins paper was “an inaccurate paper that basically was part of a narrative they were creating.”

Redfield, who also testified that the virus was human-engineered, reminded the attendees that WIV published a paper in 2014 that they accomplished the ability of coronavirus to bind to Ace2 receptors in humanized mice by re-orienting themselves to bind with the domain.

To add to this point, politician Dr. Brad Wenstrup testified that they learned through a leaked DARPA grant operation that there was an application – funded through taxpayer dollars – that WIV proposed inserting furin cleavage sites into novel coronaviruses, the same unique genetic aspects of COVID-19.

Pretty scathing.

Plandemic Memory Lane

The first known mention that the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese lab appeared on January 9, 2020, via a report by Radio Free Asia (RFA).

For what it’s worth, RFA  is actually a US-government-funded media outlet that is essentially a CIA front, named in 1977 by The New York Times as a key part of the agency’s “worldwide propaganda network.”

According to Brownstone Institute, RFA is managed by the government-funded Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which answers directly to the Secretary of State – who, at “the outset of the pandemic was Mike Pompeo, whose previous job was as CIA Director.”

Why did RFA introduce the lab-engineered virus narrative, even before the first death? Were they trying to ratchet up the alarm? 

Recall that Chinese virologist Dr. Li Meng Yan was among the first people to say the COVID virus was intentionally released by the Chinese government. She was scorned. While Yan was censored and ridiculed, soon after there was talk about snakes, camels, and pangolins before we landed on the bat caves and the Huanan wet market. Chimeric research anyone? 

“Given the similarity of SARS-CoV-2 to bat SARS-CoV-like coronaviruses2, it is likely that bats serve as reservoir hosts for its progenitor,” reads the Nature Medicine article.

Now in late February 2023, reports emerged that the Energy Department had assessed with “low confidence” that the virus emerged from a lab. Meanwhile, the FBI director said, “the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan.”

And yet there is no tangible agreed-upon truth.

Although this is a “whole government” investigation, there is still no consensus with none on the horizon. As Fauci has pointed out, the four other intelligence agencies don’t buy the lab-leak theory.

Are we supposed to believe that it was released from a Chinese government-controlled lab but that it wasn’t designed? “Experts” and officials still maintain it was a natural spillover. An accidental one. Not a bioweapon.


Is the entire tale phony and a farce?

Dr. Yan who worked in Wuhan with coronaviruses maintained it was not an accident but an intentional release. And while the establishment clings to its wet-market malarchy, it’s also speaking out of the other side of its mouth by accepting that it was a “research-associated” accident with the lab escape a possibility.

The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2”, submitted on Feb. 12, 2020 reads:

As noted at the start of this document, we believe that the origin of 2019-nCoV through laboratory ‘manipulation of an existing SARS-related coronavirus can be ruled out with a high degree of confidence.

If genetic manipulation had been performed, one would expect that a researcher would have used the several reverse-genetic systems available for betacoronaviruses would probably have been used. However, the genetic data irrefutably show that SARS-CoV-2 is not derived from any previously used virus backbone.

Instead, the paper proposed two scenarios that can plausibly explain the origin of SARS-CoV-2: (i) natural selection in an animal host before zoonotic transfer; or (ii) natural selection in humans following zoonotic transfer.

They added that a “detailed understanding of how an animal virus jumped species boundaries to infect humans so productively will help in the prevention of future zoonotic events.”

Again, the paper ruled out purposeful manipulation.


Dr. Anthony Fauci a.k.a The Plandemic Impresario

So what was Fauci’s role in all of this? START HERE

For starters, the little twerp got amnesia and/or ignored naturally acquired immunity among the COVID-recovered, of which there are more than 45 million in the United States, according to a recent Newsweek article. Mounting evidence indicates that natural immunity is stronger and longer lasting than vaccine-induced immunity. DUH! We have known about natural immunity from diseases only since the Athenian Plague in 430 BC. But since Pharmakeia (sorcery) has taken over, we now are dealing with Sick Care and a twisted version of Public HELLth.

Don’t be fooled, Fauci knows about natural immunity too. In fact, he acknowledged it in the past. In an interview, a much younger version literally tells a reporter that if someone has gotten the flu they definitely should not get a shot. But you know, Fauci is the King of Flip Flop.

Fauci funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab that could be used for bioweapons production and lied to Congress about it. Was he conspiring with Communist China to evade international laws against gain of function research? Was he funneling taxpayer money through America’s most prestigious universities?

And it gets way worse. Few know the bizarre backstory to what prompted this “proximal original” story. Apparently, during a conference call with Fauci, certain virologists surmised that this was human-engineered.

On Jan 31st, 2020 at 10:32 pm – a week after we saw our first coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan – British researcher, Dr. Kristian Anderson warned Dr. Fauci via email.

[O]ne has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered… Eddie Holmes, Bob Garry, Mike Ferguson, and myself all find the genome inconsistent with evolutionary theory.

Four out of the five scientists who would become the authors of this paper, “managed to organize a conference call” with Anthony Fauci and others, after quietly raising the alarm. On the call were also two world-class virologists who actually work on coronaviruses; they set them straight in great detail. For the phone conference, Anthony Fauci called in Jeremy Farrar (Director of the Wellcome Trust).”

On Feb. 8, 2020, Andersen, who has received millions of dollars in grants from the NIH,  emailed a contact at the German Center for Infection Research, writing:

“Our main work over the last couple of weeks has been focused on trying to disprove any type of lab theory.”

Incredibly, Andersen et al. turned around and submitted the Proximal paper to Nature with the exact opposite claim, e.g. that the virus was “NOT human-engineered.”

When it hit the press, Tony even told Anderson that he did “a nice job.” In actuality, Fauci commissioned the paper to “disprove” the theory.

Presto Change-o by February 4th, 2020, four days later, Anderson, who runs the Andersen Lab in La Jolla, CA, went public with this statement:

“These two features of the virus, the mutations in the RBD portion of the spike protein and its distinct backbone, rules out laboratory manipulation as a potential origin for SARS-CoV-2.”

The paper “mutations” supposedly showed the coronavirus was “totally consistent with a jump of a species from an animal to a human.”

Scientism at its very best. 

Fauci publicly covered up the lab-leak theory and was even praised for it. On April 18, 2020, Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, which redirected millions of taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan lab, emailed Fauci with a “personal thank you” on behalf of the staff and collaborators, “for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

“The main crackpot theories going around at the moment relate to this virus being somehow engineered… and that is demonstrably false,” Daszak said.

Three months after the paper was published – shazam – Dr. Andersen received a $9 million grant from the NIH. Let’s not forget that Dr. Fauci sits on top of the largest pile of infectious disease research money in the world.

Oh, and then shortly thereafter, Dr. Andersen erased 5000 tweets.

The Woes Of Wuhan Revisited

“It’s a pretty ugly situation that I (obviously) think should be exposed,” someone wrote on Jul 25, 2020, in an external email in regards to the coverup.

And then three years went by.

At one point, Fauci stated that the lab-leak theory was “a shiny object that would go away with time.” But he was wrong, like so many other things.

“I don’t see any data for a lab leak. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t have happened,” he flippantly told the Boston Globe weeks ago. He couldn’t even bring himself to address the prospect in-depth. In other recent interviews, Fauci told journalists that he didn’t know what the heck was going on and called the accusations against him “despicable.”

He can claim innocence but we know the Plandemic Impresario certainly IS NOT the science.

Nonetheless, as we discover the extent of this international conspiracy, the question still remains – why now?

Some believe they re-released the China lab-release narrative because they want to justify a war with China and its ally Russia. But I think it’s more complex than that. As briefly mentioned above, the US claimed there was a signal of a large outbreak, and seemingly spread rumors of the virus being engineered in China. Additionally, there were also rumors about a US bioweapon being spread in China.

Before the onset of an outbreak, whispers began circulating on the “Chinese Internet,” claiming the virus was part of a US conspiracy to spread germ weapons. With that said, “… the really strange thing about these rumors circulating on the ‘Chinese Internet’ is that no evidence of them have ever been produced or found,” writes the Brownstone Institute.

Why was U.S. intelligence following a potentially dangerous virus outbreak in China in November, weeks before there is evidence China was aware of the situation or concerned about it? How did it spot such a signal in the noise of an early flu season, wonders The Daily Sceptic.

What is going on here? Was the US government the source of the lab origin, knowing that within weeks the same theory would be dismissed by the same US government officials as a “conspiracy theory” and forcibly suppressed?

According to Brownstone, the US government spread this information even prior to the first death, as part of a deliberate effort to increase alarm in China and elsewhere. The aim was to counter the anticipated claims, which had not yet been made (though an anonymous US official falsely claimed they had been), that the virus was “a US biological attack.”

One has to wonder why U.S. intelligence personnel were closely “following the spread” in November 2019 despite China being oblivious, and why the US government continues to block any attempt to investigate the possibility of an engineered virus.

“We judge the virus was not developed as a biological weapon,” the Intelligence Community wrote. So it was developed? For what purpose, then?

Think about it – wouldn’t it be easy and convenient to try to put the blame entirely on China? As The Daily Sceptic outlines:

U.S. scientists and intelligence officials latched onto a wet market theory that they knew to be false given that U.S. intelligence had been following the outbreak since November and that Chinese authorities themselves debunked the theory very early on.

If you are confused, that’s the whole point. But the objective, as outlined by The Daily Sceptic, is partly to disrupt China and configure a bogeyman. They also attest that the virus and its tales served as part of a live exercise for pandemic preparedness – which “is, as we know, how the pandemic was in practice treated by those in the U.S. biodefence network.”

If you think that is outrageous, recall that during a presser on March 31, 2020, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Trump and America: “We’re in a live exercise.”

I’ve been personally saying this for three years. For more support to this possibility, Bill Gates’s latest book How to Prevent the Next Pandemic has a chapter literally titled “Practice Practice Practice” where he outlines the importance and prevalence of drills, tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises.

The takeaway here is that the resurrected lab leak is likely a “controlled alternative narrative.”

Think about it:

  1. Establish the main narrative as “natural spillover,” but place a lot of breadcrumbs that lead to alternative contra-narrative for later on. However, it will most likely never be properly investigated, so it will be almost impossible to 100% prove or disprove it in the future.
  2. Roll out the official contra-narrative which is the “lab leak.”  Everybody will feel like it makes more sense and will be happy that the “truth is out.”
  3. The truth that this bioweapons attack was planned and constructed in the West for decades will be buried.

Fait Accompli!

When asked recently whether investigators ever find a definitive answer, Fauci said, “We may not ever know.”

Let’s see about that.

On Mar 12, 2023: The House passed a bill calling for information related to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to be declassified. It was unanimous 419-0 across the aisle. The Senate passed the companion bill last week. It awaits President Biden’s signature.

Maryam Henein is an investigative journalist, founder, and editor-in-chief of HoneyColony. She is also the director of the award-winning documentary film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Elliot Page. Follow her on Gab:@ladybee. Email her:

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