In the wake of the current public health crises, environmental wellbeing has already become an uncomfortably similar concern to transnational security challenges from ‘malicious usage of genetics.’ Nevertheless, in principle, any virus may be used as “biological-weapons,” but traditionally specific ‘agents’ were identified as being more effective than others. Therefore, “Terrorist group is commonly suspected to exploit this practice to further threaten society or civilization.” For more details click Biological Warfare.
Biological arms, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are micro-organisms such as viruses, microbes, fungi, or other toxins which are intentionally created and released to trigger illness and death in humans , livestock, or plants. Biological agents, such as anthrax, botulinum toxin and plague, may pose a daunting hazard to public health that causes vast quantities of casualties in a limited period , despite becoming difficult to control.
Attacks on bioterrorism may often contribute to an outbreak, e.g. if Aids or Lassa viruses were employed as ‘biological weapons.’ This is therefore a part of a broader range of weapons classified as weapons of mass destruction namely biological, nuclear and radiological devices. Therefore, the usage of biological agents is a significant concern and there is an growing possibility of utilizing such agents in a bio-terrorist plot, attributed by the WHO.
Was COVID-19 an ancient type of American biological-weapons?
One Indian-origin scientist, with considerable work expertise in U.S.-based biological laboratories, noted in 1969 that the U.S. bio-weapons programme had undertaken comprehensive research to arma at least twenty more agents, all deadly viruses. In other terms, the Indian-origin biologist stated on condition of anonymity that the twenty more bio-agents produced by the system even contained “Hantavirus and Coronavirus,” suggesting potential consequences for future research funding.
Although Smallpox, EEE and WEE, AHF, Lassa fever, Melioidosis, influenza, yellow fever, psittacosis, typhus, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), CHIKV, late potato blight, rinderpest, Newcastle disease, bird flu, and toxin ricin were the other bio-agents produced by the project. So, it wasn’t a big secret and was relatively well known in the American community of biologists, particularly scientists who once operated on a large scale in the country ‘s extensive bio-weapons programme.
Meanwhile, in the one hand, Microsoft co-founder ‘Bill Gates’ projected in a 2015 TED Conference, “If something destroys more than 10 million citizens in the next several decades, it’s likely to be an extremely ‘infectious virus’ rather than a war.” They’re not going to be missiles, he warned, but microbes. And two years later, according to GeekWire, at a side event conducted at the World Economic Forum ( WEF) in Davos, he echoed the same message that, “It’s pretty shocking how little planning there is for it,” he was cited as saying in 2017. His forecast therefore became so accurate in 2020, in the aftermath of the hazard of COVID-19.
Though, on the other side, a former lieutenant-general called ‘Subrata Saha’ is operating on a war footing against such a threat. The battle-like destruction triggered by Coronavirus requires the Chinese leadership’s involvement be dealt with as war crimes. Consequently, COVID-19 pandemic is, beyond any doubt, a product of gross incompetence on the part of the Chinese authorities.
Not only the above, It also indicates that the COVID-19 may have leaked from a Chinese laboratory, according to the New York Post in an attribution dated February 22 points to the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology’s release of a new directive, titled; “Instructions for strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology laboratories that handle advanced viruses like the same.”