Ahead of the 9th Review Conference, the UN Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs, Nakamitsu, said that ‘…the Biological Weapons Convention is the least effective of the disarmament treaties because there is no clear process for verifying compliance. There are many grey areas, especially when it comes to scientific research carried out in laboratories…’
Examples of such research include ongoing work in the USA to enhance the functions of pathogens, including the creation of an artificial agent of coronavirus infection at Boston University.
As we have already noted, the resulting modified virus had an 80% lethality rate and caused atypical neurological symptoms and severe lung damage.
Despite formal bans, the US budget is being spent on dual-use research. In this connection, the Republican Party has initiated an investigation into the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci. Public funding through an intermediary organisation was confirmed for experiments to enhance the pathogenicity of viruses, including coronaviruses, the incidence of which was not widespread until 2019.
The investigation found that Fauci openly lied and deliberately concealed US government involvement in the research programmes.
At the same time, his collusion with social media management to manipulate public opinion on the causes of COVID-19 was revealed.
Such revelations raise legitimate questions for the US about the causes of new human-caused pathogens and the patterns of pandemic spread.