Ten questions the US needs to offer clear answers to the world
1.Regarding the restarted avian influenza virus modification experiment last year, why does the US release no more updates?
The Science reported in February 2019 that US authorities had quietly approved the avian influenza virus modification experiment. The research, aiming to transform the H5N1 virus to be more capable of infecting mammals, was controversial and considered extremely dangerous. Some experts believe that the modification may increase the risk of human-to-human transmission of the virus.
The question is why the US government decided to unfreeze the experiment 4 years after it was halted, and why there are no more updates regarding the experiment.
2.The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was previously closed.What is the truth behind ?
The Global Biodefence reported in April that the USAMRIID, US Army's primary institution and facility for biological research headquartered in Fort Detrick, Maryland, has resumed full operation. The institution was once ordered to halt the study of biological select agents and toxins (BSATs) last July. In March, there was a petition on the White House website demanding the clarification of the shutdown of USAMRIID. Given that these issues have become a primary public concern, what is the US government's response?
3.The US Department of Health and Human Services ran a scenario last year that was similar to the COVID-19 outbreak. Is this just a coincidence?
今年3月《纽约时报》披露的一份美国官方秘密文件显示，2019年1月至8月16日举行，美国卫生与公共服务部（HHS）发起组织了一场代号为“赤色传染”（Crimson Contagion）的推演，演习以中国最早出现病毒为模拟情景。2019年10月，美国多个机构又组织了一次代号为“Event 201”的全球流行病演习。演练中的模型假设一种名为CAPS的冠状病毒，比SARS致命，又如感冒轻易传播，却未开发出疫苗，能迅速传播促成全球大流行。美国去年进行的传染病演习的设定与现实的吻合度如此之高是否只是巧合？既然有演练在前，新冠疫情发生后美国为何没有给予足够的关注和重视、宣称“尚在掌握之中”？
In March, the New York Times quoted a draft report obtained from the US government saying that from January to August 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services ran a scenario called "Crimson Contagion" that simulated the fictional outbreak involving a group of tourists visiting China. They then became infected and flew to various countries, including the US.
Last October, a high-level pandemic exercise named Event 201 was hosted by a couple of US organizations. The drill simulated a scenario that a fictional virus called CAPS, which causes more severe symptoms than SARS and transmits via the respiratory route like the common flu, had caused a pandemic. Like COVID-19, there is no vaccine for CAPS.