I was appalled at what I read on Mr. Chapman’s column that was published on Oct. 25. He not only insinuated but persisted that the coronavirus was man-made and that it was released to the world specifically, “to win a dang election.” Meaning of course that this was just another plot by the Democratic Party or the “Deep State” cabal to rig the upcoming election.

If this was to be true as he claims, then this is tantamount to germ warfare. This type of warfare is prohibited by the Geneva Convention and it should have been dealt with thru the proper channels.

Of course Mr. Chapman is referring to Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese ophthalmologist and virologist who on Sep. 12 and Oct. 8 of this year, along with three other co-authors, reported that SARS-Cov-2 was an unrestricted blow weapon made by military research labs under the control of the Chinese Communist Party and that they had uncovered a large scale organized scientific fraud.

Basically, what she claimed was that COVID-19 was a man-made virus and that it was released by the Chinese government on purpose.

But according to scientific reviews of the 26 page report by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the September report offered “contradictory and inaccurate information that does not support their argument.”

Four reviewers published in the MIT Press criticized the report as not demonstrating “sufficient scientific evidence to support its claims.” Several other prominent virologists from Scripps Research and the University of Washington also called it unscientific.

A review of Yen’s research found that it appeared to have been built on the same theories, similar passages and identical charts presented by an anonymous blogger whose writing were posted on a web site linked to Steve Bannon months earlier.

Yan’s report was affiliated with the Rule of Law Society founded by Steve Bannon, a former advisor to President Trump. According to sources, the Rule of Law Society had never previously published any scientific or medical research materials.

Another source indicated that the three co-authors of Yen’s paper used pseudonyms instead of their real names. According to experts, this is highly unusual and highly discouraged for researchers to use pseudonyms due to a lack of transparency and accountability.

It is also important to note other persons connected to this report besides Steve Bannon, there was also a fugitive Chinese billionaire by the name of Guo Wengui aka Guo Wen Gui, Guo Haoyun, Miles Guo and Miles Kwok. Guo is a Chinese exile and a fierce critic of the current regime. Steve Bannon has also been a long time critic of the Chinese government and if that wasn’t enough, none other then Rudy Giuliani is also connected to the mix. Rudy has been very busy lately digging up dirt on the Bidens.

In an unrelated story Bannon was recently arrested on Guo’s yacht for allegations that he and three others defrauded donors that contributed to his funding campaign to support the building of the president’s border wall. He has denied this accusation.

As far as herd immunity, Sweden is struggling with this method of allowing a viral infection to spread, either freely or at a reasonable rate, because it is simply unethical to exposes large groups of citizens to life threatening risks such as senior citizens, those with severe illness, and those who due to low income, scant education, and limited job opportunities, are exposed to a significantly greater risk of mortality than rich, younger, healthy citizens. This method discriminates against the elderly, the sick, and the poor, and diminishes human dignity and equal rights of citizens. In short, it violates fundamental principles of the Swedish democratic constitution.

Of course there are those here in the U.S. that will say, “So what, that’s too bad, I’m tired of wearing a mask, let’s do it!”

The truth of the matter is, that this thing is real and it looks as if it’s going to be with us for a while. It will not be done by Nov. 4, so we must keep taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of it and sooner or later we will be done with it and then we can return to normal.

I love and believe in my country. I am a veteran and a Christian and I have great respect for our flag, but at the same time I don’t feel that I need to wrap myself with it to show my allegiance. I feel that America has always been a great country and that it still is. God bless America!

Tranquilino Martinez,

Del Rio, Texas