Wednesday, February 5, 2020


I'm pretty sure what is happening in China is judgment.

I know what I am going to write today isn't going to be very popular. In fact, many of you will hate it and not just because it is long. I am not prophesying (because I am not a prophet), I am just watching events unfold and lining them up with what I see in the Bible. Today's post is a collection of observations and personal conclusions.

I am glad to see Michael Snyder's FEB 2 post:

Is This The Real Reason Why The Coronavirus Is Absolutely Devastating China?

His post confirms what I have been working on the past few days for this post.

Not only do I concur with Mr. Snyder, I am going to take a few steps further because I think what is happening in China may be linked to David Wilkerson's URGENT MESSAGE of March 7, 2009.

Please allow me a few minutes to lay some groundwork with 5 timelines.


TIMELINE 1, Persecution in China:

2018: In 2018, China introduced a 5-year plan designed to eradicate Christianity from every nook and cranny of China. Since this blog posts the persecution of Christians around the globe in periodic posts, this blog has been aware of China's crackdown.

AUG 2018, Hot Air: China’s first commandment: Thou shalt have no other God before Xi (footnote 1)

SEPT 2018, CPost: China Trying to 'Rewrite the Bible,' Force Churches to Sing Communist Anthems (footnote 2)

AUG 2019: Church Militant -- China Erases ‘God,’ ‘Christ’ and ‘Bible’ in Western Classics for Kids (footnote 3)

JAN 2020: A STEEP increase in persecution against Christians in China (footnote 4)

There are MANY more articles, I am picking 4 to avoid bogging this post down in trying to establish a point. I am going to separate by sections to keep the lines of this post separate.


TIMELINE 2, A very brief timeline of events in China since 2018.

2019: Pig 'ebola' in China becomes 'unprecedented."

MAY 2, Bloomberg: Pig Ebola Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

MAY 4, Digital Journal: Ebola-like virus is killing millions of pigs in China

JUNE 6, Vox: China's African swine fever outbreak becomes 'unprecedented'

(GG: This is just 3 articles, there are many more, and the outbreak is still ongoing and has even spread to Indonesia.

OCT 1, 2019: "No Force Can Shake Us": Xi Says As Hypersonic Nuclear Missiles Unveiled At China's Largest Ever Military Parade

Today, a socialist China is standing in the east of the world and there is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation,” Xi told a crowd of as international reports noted carefully vetted guests. “No force can stop the Chinese people and the Chinese nation from forging ahead.”(emphasis mine)

Let's read that again: "there is no force that can shake the foundation of this great nation".

DEC 9, 2019: First Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Just Created in China

"A team of researchers generated the pig-primate creatures by injecting monkey stem cells into fertilized pig embryos and then implanting them into surrogate sows, according to a piece by New Scientist. Two of the resulting piglets developed into interspecies animals known as chimeras, meaning that they contained DNA from two distinct individuals — in this case, a pig and a monkey." (emphasis mine)

FEB 3, 2019: Huge flocks of crows seen in Hubei province over 3 cities as well as large swarms of mosquitos.

Giant Flocks of Crows and Huge Mosquitoes Invade Skies and Cities Around Coronavirus Ground Zero Zone in China


TIMELINE 3: a brief timeline of the Wuhan virus outbreak:

DEC 1, 2019: VOX claims in this article (JAN 27) that the first patient was actually DEC 1:

Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on?

The outbreak’s first, or “index,” case also had no connection to the market.

Even more intriguing, the first known patient — represented in the blue bar on the left in this graph — also had no market exposure. And that person became ill on December 1, nearly two weeks earlier than Wuhan health authorities had suggested about the first case. The study also reports, “No epidemiological link was found between the first patient and later cases.” So not only did a sizable portion of the early cases have no market link, the first known patient didn’t either — and no one knows how that person became infected. (emphasis mine)

GG: Officials are saying the incubation period is 2 weeks:

Now We Are Being Told That The Incubation Period For The Coronavirus “Can Be Around Two Weeks”

If the first case was actually DEC 1, then that person came into contact with that virus 10-15 days prior. That means the 1st patient became infected somewhere between NOV 15-20.

DEC 8, 2019: On 8 December 2019, the first patient was recorded by Chinese authorities to start showing symptoms. A later Chinese report finds an earlier case on 1 December, pointing to an even earlier origin.(emphasis mine)

JAN 22, 2020: Chinese scientists reported that the Wuhan virus has elements of SNAKE DNA. They published their findings in the Journal of Medical Virology:

Wuhan: Chinese scientists trace coronavirus to snakes

GG: Footnote 6.

What is a chimera?

A chimera is a creature that has been fused together with different parts, usually from SEPARATE species. In this virus, we have a chimera: it is part bat (mammal), possibly snake (reptile).

FEB 1, 2020, Zerohedge: Coronavirus Contains "HIV Insertions", Stoking Fears Over Artificially Created Bioweapon (footnote 7)

FEB 4: Another article at Zerohedge:

1919 vs. 2019...Last Time US Under-65-Year-Old Population Declined Was A Global Pandemic...And Now?

Though WHO is reluctant to call the coronavirus a global pandemic, perhaps waiting on a higher death toll or less pressure from the Chinese, many are warning that this coronavirus has the capability to become just that -- a global pandemic and perhaps on the scale of one that hit precisely 100 years, or a CENTURY, ago.

FEB 5: A Zerohedge article claims that the official numbers dead and dying of coronavirus proffered by the Chinese government on FEB 1 and FEB 2 are most likely inaccurate:

Did China's Tencent Accidentally Leak The True Terrifying Coronavirus Statistics?

Daniel at PrayersforthePeople offers this brief analysis of the above Zerohedge article:

Many have questioned the official numbers surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in China, often pointing to the extreme measures that are being taken when compared to the numbers being reported. This article termed the potential of an accidental leak “terrifying”, and went on to present screen grabs by Tencent (a statistics reporting company out of Hong Kong) that may have intentionally briefly posted the real numbers as a way to let people know the true extent of the outbreak that is potentially being suppressed by the Chinese government as they struggle to keep the societal infrastructure from rapidly unraveling.

The screen grabs showed the officially reported numbers on 02/02/2020 being:

Infected - 14,446
Observed – 19,544
Recovered – 351
Deaths – 304

This is drastically different than the numbers that were briefly posted by Tencent and then taken down.

Screen grab for 02/01/2020:

Infected – 154,023
Observed – 79,808
Recovered – 269
Deaths – 24,589

It has been noted that this wasn’t a one-time incident, rather this is the third time that different, dramatically higher numbers have been posted and taken down. It has been pointed out that the official numbers (the numbers the Chinese government approves of) vs the briefly posted numbers follow the same trend lines.

If this is in fact a way of individuals to attempt and reveal the real extent of the outbreak than it is very concerning.

Official mortality rate is somewhere around 2-3%, the mortality rate based on the unofficial numbers is somewhere around 16-20%. Even more troubling is the numbers associated with recovery, based on the official numbers it hovers around 2.5%, yet the unofficial value is closer to 0.2%.

Let’s hope and pray that these numbers are accidents, but the fact that it has happened on three different occasions and seems to be the types of numbers that would demand the type of response that the Chinese government is deploying. An event like this has the ability to shake the very foundations of our world.


TIMELINE 4, Israel:

Let's add 2 significant world events since NOV 2019.

FIRST, from NOV 12, 2019, that caused this blog to put out a 'watch' on the global economy and global food chain:



NOV 12: ECJ rules Israel can no longer label food items from the West Bank as produced in Israel; instead must label as from settlements.

The so-called European Court of Justice said that the ruling is not an attempt at a boycott, but the ruling is clearly, well, an attempt at a boycott. Israel is the ONLY country in the world that will have to label some of its products as coming from the West Bank. It would be the same situation if the ECJ claimed the U.S. had to label which products come from Texas because the ECJ doesn't recognize Texas as part of the U.S. since Mexico wants it back. It is a form of economic punishment. Because the ECJ's punishment is economic in nature and against food items, I think it is worth watching to see what begins to happen to the global economy and global food supplies in the coming weeks, things that this blog has kept on the radar from time to time.(emphasis added 02-05-2020)

Curiously, in that same post (because I had no knowledge of this situation) I wrote about 'contagion' in China:

Yep, 2 people are REPORTED to have died from pneumonic plague. With China, one has to worry more about the UNREPORTED cases because, as we learned from the SARS outbreak a few years ago, China doesn't really like to mention these things. In fact, to avoid "panic," the Chinese government is censoring news, according to NPR. Yeah, that will work. Guess Chinese officials didn't watch "Contagion." Oh, these patients are in BEIJING. Over a million people live in Beijing. How did these 2 people get to the hospital? Did they drive? Take a taxi? Ride a bus? They came in for COUGH and a fever. Who all came in contact with them?

China Reports 2 Cases Of The Most Dangerous Type Of Plague

People panic, 2 patients diagnosed in China with pneumonic plague

According to the WHO website, the lung-based pneumonic plague is very contagious and "can trigger severe epidemics through person-to-person contact via droplets in the air."

GG: I add this note now (on 02-05-2020): Imagine . . . 'panic' with '2 patients' compared to what is going on now.  I find it interesting that in the post on the ECJ's boycott of Israel that I also wrote about China and pneumonic plague and China's lack of candor with a mention of the movie Contagion and obviously wrote this paragraph with no knowledge of a soon emerging deadly pneumonia.

SECOND, from JAN 28: President Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu reveal the peace plan, aka the "Deal of the Century."

This day held other very important news, including a 7.7 that shook Florida and significant news about the Wuhan virus, including it could be a created virus (which subsequent news reports are indicating that this is likely true) and the CDC warning to avoid non-essential travel to China (which immediately incensed China).


Let's put all these timelines into one.


2018: China begins unprecedented eradication of Christianity from every nook and cranny of China.

MAY 2019: Outbreak of African swine fever, or pig 'Ebola' becomes 'unprecedented,' an epidemic that has not abated.


NOV 12, 2019: ECJ punishes Israel with an economic boycott that they denied was a boycott, but we know it is a boycott.

NOV 15-20: Somewhere in CHINA a person comes in contact with a novel (new) virus.  After an incubation of about 10 days, that person went to a Wuhan hospital on Dec 1.

DEC 1, 2019: Person, who DID NOT go to Wuhan's live market comes to a Wuhan hospital sick, but is sent home with probable flu, which is nothing new in China.(footnote 8)

DEC 8, 2019: A patient, later to be diagnosed with the Wuhan Coronavirus, first presented with symptoms on 8 December 2019.(footnote 8)

DEC 9, 2019: China creates the world's FIRST CHIMERA using DNA from TWO DISTINCT SPECIES, a monkey and pig chimera. Interesting to note that it is China's pig population that is being decimated by pig 'Ebola.'

JAN 9, 2020: The WHO confirmed that a novel coronavirus had been isolated from one person who was hospitalized. It has elements of bat with possible snake. Two separate species intermixed, thus a CHIMERA.

JAN 27, 2020: Dr. Gabriel Leung, one of the world's best experts on SARS, gave a 3-hour YouTube presentation. Claimed the true number of coronavirus infections was likely 10 times more than the official reported numbers, that draconian measures would slow but not stop the virus from spreading until perhaps a peak in April or May 2020. (footnote 9)

JAN 28: The US and Israel reveal the 'Deal of the Century."

JAN 28: TenCent 'accidentally' puts up the true numbers of dead and dying in China then quickly replace with "official' numbers.

FEB 1, 2020: Researchers in India claim Wuhan virus has HIV-1 insertions

FEB 3, 2020: Ominous sign of flocks of crows and swarms of mosquitos.
(GG: Ravens eat carrion; yes, dead creatures.)

FEB 3, 2020: China is being pushed to the edge of, not just financial collapse, but financial catastrophe.

China Bloodbath: Stocks Crash; Oil, Iron Limit Down Despite Emergency PBOC Intervention, Short Sell Ban, Rate Cuts

FEB 4: We may be looking at the kind of global pandemic not seen in a century.

1919 vs. 2019...Last Time US Under-65-Year-Old Population Declined Was A Global Pandemic...And Now?

SUMMARY: China has let loose upon the whole world an CHIMERA virus with elements of the HIV-1 virus that has no known cure, is killing many in China (no honest reporting on the actual number of dead), and if Dr. Leung is correct, it will soon be spreading rapidly around the world at the rate of 100,000 new infections per day.



It is not unkind to speak the truth. One of the unfortunate side effects of speaking the truth is that it often sounds harsh.

At RFB in the past, I have written in previous posts that Deuteronomy 28 lists the curses of a 'nation under judgment.' One of those curses is PLAGUES.

Serious, deadly, terrible, fierce plagues.

God is merciful. God is patient. God is loving. And God has limits. The first half of Deuteronomy 28 is actually quite awesome. It tells of all the blessings that will come upon a nation that follows him. But for the nation that WILLFULLY rejects him, he turns that nation over to curses, which include deadly plagues.

You don't think that's possible? Have you really read the Old Testament?

He wiped violence off the face of the earth with a deadly flood.

He wiped vile wickedness off the plain of Jordan in Abraham's time with an exploding meteor. And the wicked men didn't even see it coming because they had been struck blind!

He sent plagues through the camps of the Israelites when they worshiped the Golden Calf while Moses was on the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments.

He sent bubonic plague among the Philistines when they captured the Ark of the Covenant.

He sent a plague upon Israel when King David counted the number of fighting men of age rather than trusting God.

He sent plagues of boils and a 'botch' upon the Egyptians when Pharaoh wouldn't let the Hebrews go.

When the Syrian Naaman was afflicted with leprosy and went to the prophet Elisha, the old prophet told Naaman to dip in the Jordan 7 times, so he did and was cured. But when Gehazi, a servant of Elisha, went secretly to Naaman and asked for money for Elisha's services, Gehazi was struck with Naaman's leprosy.

Let's relook at this from Deut. 28:

v15: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

v21: The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee . . .

v22: The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, . . .

v58: If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord Thy God;

v59: Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

v60: Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

v61: Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

There are other examples in the Bible of plagues. Explain it away any way you want, but it doesn't change the FACT that in Deuteronomy 28, if a people, a nation, will NOT acknowledge God and reject Him, plagues will come.

And the Bible has a specific curse for purposely changing the words of the Book of Revelation:

22:18: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

Plagues are CLEAR sign of judgment.

China now has swarms of mosquitos.

One of the judgments upon ancient Egypt was 'stinging gnats,' or mosquitos.

. . . if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.--Exodus 8:21

The 'flies' in this passage are not houseflies. They are mosquitos. And mosquitos aren't just annoying, they carry deadly diseases and viruses, like malaria, West Nile and Zika.

One of the judgments upon ancient Egypt was the loss of their food supply; their animals were severely afflicted.

Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. . . . and all their cattle died . . . --Exodus 9:3, 6.

Michael Snyder also posted about this on FEB 3:

4 Plagues Are Marching Across Asia Simultaneously: Coronavirus, African Swine Fever, H5N1 Bird Flu And H1N1 Swine Flu

These 4 plagues are affecting China's food supply.

The ancient Egyptians were struck with a disease (a botch) that made them too sick to even move about, primarily because it made the feet of those afflicted so swollen they could not walk about.

And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. --Exodus 9:10,11

Right now, the Chinese are confined to their homes, and we are hearing that many of the sick are being told at the hospitals to return home and to not go outdoors. Streets are empty in China!


Here is the link to Wilkerson's message: URGENT MESSAGE


Pastor Wilkerson wrote of the major cities of the world being on fire in general, and NYC in particular.

He wrote: What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath.

Look at how this virus in China is already pushing China towards economic disaster. And if China goes down, a lot of countries are going with her.

Wilkerson quotes Psalm 11:3: “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

What did Xi boast in October 2019? That NOTHING can shake the foundations of China!

What does the FEB 5 article at Zerohedge, Did China's Tencent Accidentally Leak The True Terrifying Coronavirus Statistics?, indicate about why the Chinese government may be hiding the real numbers? THEY ARE AFRAID OF SOCIETAL DISORDER. The true numbers would "directly impact social stability in the country."

Do you understand what these leaders are saying? They are afraid of being 'shaken.'

In this Zerohedge article, President Xi warns that the coronavirus is a "threat to societal stability." Wilkerson then quoted the prophet Jeremiah (18:11, LB): The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you.

Strong's H343: Calamity -- destruction, ruin sent by God.

Strong's H3335: Fashion -- to be formed, created.

Wilkerson writes: First, I give you a practical word I received for my own direction. If possible lay in store a thirty-day supply of non-perishable food, toiletries and other essentials. In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an impending disaster.

This is the part of his message that I've been watching for -- would anybody suggest that it might be a good idea to put back 30 days worth of food?

Well guess what?

In an article posted by Zerohedge, in the last two paragraphs, the writer recommends that until this approaching pandemic blows over, 30 DAYS OF FOOD would prudent.

The One Number That Could Reveal A Chinese Coronavirus Cover-Up

Is this so-far unstoppable, untreatable Wuhan virus (There Are "No Effective Remedies" For Coronavirus, WHO Says) what Wilkerson believed he saw coming upon the whole world? I don't know. So far, major cities are not on fire, grocery stores are not being emptied in an hour, the world has not collapsed into economic devastation. MSM and the "proper authorities" (Chinese government, WHO) are telling us determinedly that everything is under control, and social media platforms are going to enforce that narrative whether we agree or not. Dissent is not an option. Only time will tell if this is Wilkerson's URGENT MESSAGE. He just said a calamity was coming, it would be global, it would frightening, all would tremble at the news - even the godliest, the foundations would be shaken. He said that a practical precaution would be 30 days of nonperishable food. If anything could be said about David Wilkerson it is this -- he was no prepper, so that was some interesting advice to say the least.

The Trump 'Deal of the Century' is titled "The Vision for Peace, Prosperity and a Brighter Future." With the 'virus of the century' competing for headlines, the future ahead seems anything but peaceful, prosperous or bright. Of special note is the warning from doctors, no less, that one means of transmission for this virus is FROM THE EYES, which, of course, is the source of VISION.

David Wilkerson's very first book was 'The Vision' (1972). The first line of the back cover of my copy reads, "Epidemics. Corruption. Promiscuity. Visions that are frightening -- and all too familiar. And tomorrow may not be better."

In his book Wilkerson outlines what he believed would be coming upon the world because of the refusal of people to repent. There would be economic confusion, famines, earthquakes (including a great one in the U.S.), weather would seem out of control, and epidemics. There would be a 'flood' of moral filth and obstacles to homosexuality would be wiped away. There would be disasters in the years ahead, but man would not repent." This virus, IF THE LEAKED REPORTS ARE TRUE, threatens every word in the title of the "Deal of the Century." There will be no peace, no prosperity and certainly not a brighter future. This virus could be really awful. If it turns out to be a big nothing burger -- then great! If not, we will know soon enough, perhaps even by March 7th.

I close this long post of observations and personal conclusions with this last observation:

China has a President who hates God and is trying to eradicate Him from every nook and cranny of China. He allowed a pig-monkey CHIMERA to be birthed in his country and now, a CHIMERA VIRUS has been 'birthed' in China that is out of control. In two months' time, that virus is infecting and killing people in China at a frightening rate and has brought China to the edge of utter financial collapse. China's 'devil' virus threatens the whole world, physically, psychologically and financially. Somewhat reminiscent of President Obama's command concerning the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 'Just plug the d**n hole," we are hearing reports that President Xi has ordered local authorities to stop this virus stopped at all costs, even threatening imprisonment to those who don't (as if they can) because he appears to fear Chinese society being shaken more than he fears this virus itself.

Sadly, I think that is precisely what is going to happen.


Footnotes: 1. This spring, a five-year plan to “Sinicize” Christianity in particular was introduced, along with new rules on religious affairs. Over the last several months, local governments across the country have shut down hundreds of private Christian “house churches.” A statement last week from 47 in Beijing alone said they had faced “unprecedented” harassment since February.

Authorities have also seized Bibles, while major e-commerce retailers and Taobao pulled them off their sites. Children and party members are banned from churches in some areas, and at least one township has encouraged Christians to replace posters of Jesus with portraits of Xi. Some Christians have resorted to holding services in secret.

2. One way in which they plan to Sinicize Christianity, Fu said, is by "retranslating" the Old Testament and providing new commentary to the New Testament to make socialist ideals and Chinese culture seem more divine.

The plan made it clear that 'Sinicization of Christianity' means to change 'Christianity in China' into 'Chinese Christianity,'" he explained. [The plan] emphasized that 'the heart and soul of Christianity's Sinicization is to Sincize the Christian theology,' and even proposing to 're-translate the Bible or re-write biblical commentaries.'

3. Under the sinicization policy, introduced by President Xi Jinping in 2015 and written into party orthodoxy in 2017, no child under 18 may attend religious services or any other religious event. No child under 18 may receive religious education of any kind from anyone.

4. China going from bad to worse. Open Doors president and CEO David Curry lamented how communism in China is causing it to force Christians to worship the nation's leaders above God, while increasingly punishing those who do not submit. . . . Last year, Chinese authorities ramped up their efforts to make sure communist leadership is revered above God. (emphasis mine)

5. GG: Chimeras have been created before, in 2017. These involved human cells with pig. But pigs and humans are actually related somewhat genetically. When someone needs a new heart valve, we get these from pigs (hence, porcine valve). Even some thyroid medications needed by humans come from pigs.

6. I found the Journal of Medical Virology, and I found the published report:

Homologous recombination within the spike glycoprotein of the newly identified coronavirus may boost cross‐species transmission from snake to human

Keep in mind that a virus is NOT a living thing -- it is an aggregation, a blockchain, a conglomerate, whatever word you choose, of proteins stuck together. Scientists are trying to 'disassemble, 'if you will,' this group of proteins and try to match up different components to see if it contains anything they have encountered in the past.

Here is an excerpt from the published paper. Note the first sentence, that it appears that our new coronavirus is a virus that is a link between a bat coronavirus and an unknown coronavirus. Also note the third sentence which suggests that "snake is the most probable." Let's keep in mind that the word 'probable' is not the word 'definite.'

"Results obtained from our analyses suggest that the 2019‐nCoV appears to be a recombinant virus between the bat coronavirus and an origin‐unknown coronavirus. The recombination occurred within the viral spike glycoprotein, which recognizes cell surface receptor. Additionally, our findings suggest that snake is the most probable wildlife animal reservoir for the 2019‐nCoV based on its RSCU bias resembling snake compared to other animals. Taken together, our results suggest that homologous recombination within the spike glycoprotein may contribute to cross‐species transmission from snake to humans."

So the way I read this excerpt is that these scientists are looking at our new unknown coronavirus and see elements of a virus known to come from bat and they also see elements that look an awful lot like it came from a snake, but only because the elements come closest to a snake rather than some other animal, but it is not definitive.

7. Zerohedge (shame on Twitter for suspending!!) posts that Indian researchers find that the Wuhan virus has insertions of HIV-1.

Oh, boy!

This is bad.

HIV causes AIDS. I wondered why China was using AIDS antivirals on patients when I read that they were doing so. AIDS drugs are expensive, some of them easily $200 PER PILL! (Remember back in 2016, Martin Shkreli became the 'most hated man in America' because he bought a pharmaceutical company and promptly raised the price of the one of the AIDS drugs by 5,000%! He got absolutely hammered for it.)

8. In January 2020, a consortium of Chinese medical experts were charged with investigating the inception of what is now commonly known as the Wuhan Coronavirus. On 24 January 2020 their report was published in The Lancet.[135] They noted from their review of local medical records that the first patient later to be diagnosed with the Wuhan Coronavirus first presented with symptoms on 8 December 2019. However, the consortium found an earlier case of a patient who first experienced symptoms on 1 December 2019, pointing to an even earlier origin.

9. Dr. Gabriel Leung, Dean of the University of Hong Kong medical school and one of the foremost world experts on SARS and viruses, gave a three hour presentation published on YouTube wherein he made nowcasts and forecasts of the Wuhan Virus Pandemic. Using traditional scientific modeling techniques that predict the spread of viruses, Dr. Leung projected the true number of coronavirus infections was likely 10 time more than the official reported numbers. Dr. Leung estimated that there were between 44,000-100,000 infections in China as of 24 January 2020. He stated that draconian measures were needed to slow the progress of the virus but that these measures would have no effect in stopping the coronavirus pandemic. He projected that the number of infections would continue exponentially peaking out in late April or May 2020. Dr. Leung predicted that at the peak of the pandemic, there could be up to 100,000 new infections per day. Dr. Leung subsequently published an article in The Lancet nowcasting and forecasting the likely progression of the Wuhan Coronavirus taking into consideration numerous variables. . . . (Wuhan virus timeline, Wikipedia)