Media: Chinese scientist filed Covid vaccine in February 2020
Zhou Yusen, a well-known People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military scientist who died in May 2020, had filed a patent for a Covid-19 vaccine on February 24, 2020, before WHO declared a pandemic. March 11th. According to a reconstruction of ‘The Weekend Australian’ published over the weekend based on documents obtained, the story would raise doubts as to whether the vaccine had been tested even before the Covid-19 pandemic had been officially declared.
Zhou, who had collaborated with the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology and US experts, died under mysterious circumstances in May 2020. Despite his status as an award-winning military scientist, there have been no tributes in his honor other than the announcement of the death in a July Chinese media article and a December 2020 scientific publication, the Australian newspaper wrote. However, the patent, held by the PLA Military Institute of Medicine, was filed just five weeks after China recognized human-to-human transmission of the new virus.
Zhou had worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and collaborated with the New York Blood Center before joining the Chinese military. With the Wuhan laboratory, subject to greater international scrutiny for its role in the pandemic, he had worked with the nicknamed ‘batwoman’, Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli. Indeed, their link would confirm what was stated in January 2021 by US intelligence, according to which the Wuhan facility was engaged in “secret military activities”. In recent weeks, the theory that the pandemic is the result of an accident in the Wuhan laboratory has resumed with insistence, after being deemed unlikely. Several scientists have asked for clarity on the true origins of the virus, while US President Joe Biden has ordered intelligence agencies to prepare a report in 90 days, expected in August.