My thoughts – I read several decades ago that the Israelis had been working on a virus that would kill Palestinians, but not affect Israelis. They had to abandon the project because they are too closely related biologically.
I have a horrible feeling that the Americans have released what they may consider to be an “economic-level” virus, “a bio-weapon attack capable of causing immense economic damage but protected by plausible deniability”, that could result in a devastating biological response by the Chinese,
Dear God, what horrible times we live in…
“Enter the Dragon Killer working hypothesis: a bio-weapon attack capable of causing immense economic damage but protected by plausible deniability. The only possible move by the “indispensable nation” on the New Great Game chessboard, considering that the U.S. cannot win a conventional war on China, and cannot win a nuclear war on China… It’s up to Chinese virologists to decode its arguably synthetic origin. How China reacts, depending on the findings, will have earth-shattering consequences – literally.” – Pepe Escobar, “No weapon left behind: The American hybrid war on China” – Unz Review, February 21st, 2020.
“Chinese President Xi Jinping warned top officials last week that efforts to contain the new coronavirus had gone too far, threatening the country’s economy, sources told Reuters, days before Beijing rolled out measures to soften the blow… Xi told local officials during a Feb 3 meeting of the Politburo’s Standing Committee that some of the actions taken to contain the virus are harming the economy, said two people familiar with the meeting, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter… He urged them to refrain from ‘more restrictive measures’…” – Thomas Lifson, “Reuters reports that Xi told officials to scale back coronavirus countermeasures to avoid damaging its economy” – American Thinker, February 14th, 2020.
“(This was particularly true when it became known that) Harvard University had surreptitiously proceeded with experiments in China. Experiments that had been forbidden by the authorities years earlier. And where they collected many hundreds of thousands of Chinese DNA samples and then left the country… The Chinese were furious to learn that Americans were collecting Chinese DNA… The government intervened and prohibited the further export of any of the data. The conclusion at the time was that the ‘research’ had been commissioned by the US military with the DNA samples destined for race-specific bio-weapons research.” – Metallicman, “Was the 2020 Wuhan coronavirus an engineered biological attack on China by America for geopolitical advantage?” – Unz Review, January 27th, 2020.