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Steve Hilton reveals explosive evidence on COVID-19 origins and the Fauci connection

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‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton investigated the origins of the coronavirus and announced his findings on Fox News Sunday night.

Hilton noted that a Utah mink was the first case of COVID-19 to be found in a wild animal.

According to Hilton, minks and related animals have respiratory systems that operate similarity to humans.

About 10 years ago, researchers in the Netherlands did an experiment on ferrets and found that a virus that started without the ability to be transmitted throughout the air, can eventually gain that ability.

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This led to a new type of research called “Gain-of-Function” virus research. The idea was to replicate in a lab what had been done to the ferrets.

“Take a virus and then manipulate its genetic code to make it stronger and more powerful. The virus would gain new functions – hence the name,” Hilton explained.

Many researchers thought the new gain-of-function virus research was promising. If researchers could engineer the most contagious, deadly viruses in a lab, they could learn about potential treatments and vaccines without an actual outbreak.

Over the years, gain-of-function virus research has been used all over the world. One of the leading laboratories in gain-of-function research was based in Wuhan, China at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“As well as having great potential to help mankind, gain-of-function research can also hurt us,” Hilton said. “Imagine if a deadly virus engineered in the lab to be incredibly contagious, somehow escaped from the lab. It could reek havoc, precisely because it was designed to do that.”

Gain-of-function research has always been controversial because of these risks. Under the Obama administration, the White House cut funding for gain-of-function research following “recent biosafety incidents at federal research facilities,” the administration said in a statement in 2014.

“The funding pause will apply to gain-of-function research projects that may be reasonably anticipated to confer attributes to influenza, MERS or SARS viruses such that the virus would have enhanced pathogenicity and/or transmissibility in mammals via the respiratory route,” the statement continued.

According to Hilton, leading infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci funded the first ferret study. Fauci said it was a “risk worth taking” and “important information and insights can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory.”

Hilton showed documents that proved in 2014, Dr. Fauci commissioned and continued to fund gain-of-function virus research at the Wuhan Institute in direct violation of the Obama administration ban.

In 2014, Fauci began a research project to assess the risk of new coronavirus emerging from wild animals, like bats.

One of the main goals of the project was to see what viruses can affect both animals and humans.

The project was sub-contracted to EcoHealth Alliance, INC based in New York. It was run by Peter Daszak, a zoologist that specializes in wildlife diseases.

Dr. Fauci funded over 3 million dollars to EcoHealth for his project, despite the Obama administration ban.

Daszak then sub-contracted the project to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology then began to genetically engineer new viruses from the feces of bats and infected human cells with the virus.

“The genetic changes they made in the lab, unlocked a highly specific doorway into the human body. The virus that causes COVID-19 uses that same exact doorway,” Hilton said.

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REPORT: China uses psychiatric institutions to suppress dissent

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China has a vast network of psychiatric institutions that it uses to suppress dissent, according to a recent report by Safeguard Defenders, an NGO that focuses on human rights violations in China and other Asian countries. The report compiled data found on 99 victims involved in 144 instances on involuntary hospitalizations in 109 institutions from 2015 through 2021. Of the 99 victims in the report, 80 were petitioners [i.e., those who file complaints against officials] and 14 were activists.

But this is hardly a new phenomenon. “China’s regime has been torturing, maiming, and killing dissidents and others in psychiatric facilities for seven decades,” said Gordon G. Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War. “The only way to end the horrific abuse is to end the rule of the Communist Party.”

The report detailed especially harsh treatments, which include: forced medication (in 77 percent of cases), physical restraints on the bed (60 percent), beatings by staff or other patients (25 percent) and electroshock therapy (14 percent). Otherwise normally healthy people were given anti-psychotic and psychotropic medications, causing severe side effects like memory loss, insomnia and tremors. Electroshock therapy was often administered to the victims as they were fully conscious, rather than under anesthesia in small doses as would be clinically appropriate for certain patients.  According to the report, “[Electroshock therapy] without anesthesia is not only unimaginably painful and frightening for the patient but carries serious side effects, including the risk of bone fractures, joint dislocation, muscle tears, disruption of the heart beat and lung damage.”

Family and friends are often used as weapons against the victims. They were not permitted to call or visit the victims in 76 percent of cases, which essentially makes these cases “enforced disappearances.” 11 percent of cases were committed with the assistance of family (either voluntarily or coerced by authorities). Family and friends who petition for the victim’s release are often faced with persecution, and involuntarily commitment themselves.

The peak of psychiatric detentions occurred from 2015 through 2016, which was around the same time as China’s “709 Crackdown” where the government persecuted hundreds of human rights lawyers.

Some of the detentions are rather draconian. As a petitioner who called for local authorities to investigate a robbery in his house, Zeng Jiping was detained for almost two years. For “live tweeting herself splashing paint over a portrait of Xi Jinping,” Dong Yaoqiong received 1 year, 4 months detention. Twenty-nine out of the 99 victims in the report were hospitalized more than once. In two-thirds of cases where data was known, the authorities did not perform a psychiatric evaluation, in direct violation of China’s Mental Health Law.

The report also gives the example of Andy Li, a member of the “Hong Kong 12” pro-democracy protestors, as falling victim to involuntary detention in Hong Kong’ Siu Lam Psychiatric Center in 2021. The report noted that, as Li’s family didn’t know about his detention, “Li’s cases appears to be a worrying sign that the political abuse of psychiatry practiced on the mainland is now being exported into Hong Kong…”

Those who are finally released from their involuntary committals face lasting physical and phycological pain, and stigma within their communities. People seeking damages for their treatment are often faced with doctors and attorneys who do not want to assist them for fear of retaliation from the government.

Conclusion

According to the report, China is using “peace and health asylums” and other healthcare institutions to “punish and remove activists and petitioners from society without the trouble of going through a trial.” While the report details various Chinese laws that are supposed to protect citizens from such involuntary hospitalizations, in reality Chinese authorities do not abide by these laws and the citizens are not protected. The policy of involuntary hospitalizations show the extent to which the Chinese Communist Party will go to suppress dissent.

You can follow Steve Postal on Twitter @HebraicMosaic

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