Bragging, so soon? This kind of talk will not endear:

The comments were made by Chen Ping, a Senior Researcher at The China Institute of Fudan University, a CCP affiliated think tank, and a professor at Peking University.

The video, which appeared online recently, was translated by New York-based Chinese blogger Jennifer Zeng:

Note the caveat. Professor Ping says that the Biological War was launched against China.

Ping states in the video that “In 2020, China won the trade war, science and technology war, and especially the biological war.”

…“the Western model has failed, the 500-year maritime civilization is doomed, the CCP has won and ‘will lead the way of the modernization in the new era after the biology revolution’ after the 2020 CCPVirus (COVID19) pandemic.”

The achievement is unprecedented. This is an epoch-making historical record,” he continues, adding “So for the liberal, America-worshiping cult within China, their worship of the U.S. is actually unfounded.”

When will the West find its feet and stop hating itself?

Speaking of Biological war:

There’s fruit from the Chinese 1000 Talents Plan: Song Guo Zheng was part of a team collecting $4m from the US NIH while he was also drawing in funding from the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation — something he failed to mention. He was caught attempting to fly to China with suitcases packed with laptops, memory sticks, silver and paperwork for what looked like a “new life”.

May 14th 2021: A former Ohio State University professor, renown for his research work, was sentenced to 37 months in prison after admitting he did not disclose his China affiliations when securing federal grant funding for medical research.

Song Guo Zheng, 58, of Hilliard, also will have to make restitution of $3.4 million to the National Institutes of Health and nearly $414,000 to Ohio State under a sentence announced Friday by Chief U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley.

 Acting U.S. Attorney Vipal J. Patel said in a released statement. “Stealing is stealing, but stealing at the behest of a foreign government’s concerted effort to pilfer our nation’s innovations and technology takes things to a new and significantly worse level.”

Meanwhile, the Seychelles, which is already 60% vaccinated, is getting its first wave of Covid infections. Two vaccines were used, the Sinopharm Chinese vaccine, and an Indian made version of AstraZenica. While other vaccines may have higher efficacy, it’s a reminder that vaccines aren’t going to easily save us from a mutating pandemic which is a cluster spreading disease from a family of viruses that don’t seem to create lasting immunity. In the Seychelles, vaccinated people got infected at about half the rate of unvaccinated people. We’re told they have a lower chance of being hospitalized, which is good. But they can still infect others, and we’re risking the awful immune escape potentially leading to nastier mutants, plus other side effects like Antibody Dependent Enhancement, and Original Antigenic Sin which could both produce a worse disease in the long run.

Antivirals could change all that, but they are too cheap, and out of patent, for Big Pharma to profit from, hence, banned in “rich markets” but used in the third world. To expose this scandal, where are our publicly funded universities? What exactly do we pay them for?

h/t Charles M, Lance, David.

Worldometer

One third of those infected had had two doses, so the vaccines perhaps are 50% effective in stopping infections:

Around 37% of positive cases from the week to May 8 had been fully vaccinated, the government said, although it has not released data on which vaccines they received

Note the explanation:

It’s not clear what led to the spread, although Sylvestre Radegonde, the minister for foreign affairs and tourism, said the virus had likely been in the country all along and had spread as vaccination made people more complacent. Improved contact tracing and testing had also helped authorities catch more cases.

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May 20, 2021