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Another bizarre story corporate media is busy ignoring appeared in the California Globe yesterday headlined, “Mysterious Chinese COVID Lab Uncovered in City of Reedley CA.”
It sounds just like a made-for-TV script. A female Reedly code enforcement officer was sent out to an abandoned warehouse to check on a suspicious garden hose suggesting someone might be illegally using water on the wrong day of the week. By the time it was all over, that garden-hose call wound up involving a dozen federal agencies and exposing what looks just like a secret, low-budget Chinese bioweapons lab right.
“I’ve never seen this in my 26-year career with the County of Fresno,” said Assistant Director of the Fresno County Department of Public Health Joe Prado.
When local officials entered, they found a Chinese staff allegedly making Covid-19 test kits, plus: 900 genetically-engineered humanized mice, over 30 freezers and refrigeration units, incubators, blood, 800 different chemicals, tissue and other bodily fluid samples, thousands of vials containing unlabeled fluids, and over 20 potentially infectious bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents like: coronavirus, HIV, chlamydia, E. Coli, streptococcus pneumonia, hepatitis B and C, herpes 1 and 5, rubella, and malaria.
From what I can tell, the warehouse didn’t even rate a biosafety level at all. Based on what they found, it should have been biosafety level 4, but instead it sounds more like it was biosafety level zero, unless there’s something lower than that. This one made the other Chinese bioweapons lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, look like something so clean and germ-free you could eat a steak dinner off of it.
And, needless to say, the kinds of dangerous, infectious biological agents they found in the warehouse require special federal permits. But the biolab operation had no permits of any kind, not even a local business license. It was figuratively and literally invisible; you couldn’t even tell it was open from the outside, apart from the hose, of course.
Code inspectors returning with a warrant found workers inside the lab who identified the owner as Nevada-based Prestige Biotech, Inc., and lamely claimed the lab was being used to make covid and pregnancy test kits. Covid and pregnancy seem like an odd combination. And despite repeated attempts by state and federal officials, as far as I can tell, nobody has managed to get a straight answer or figure out who or what owns Prestige Biotech or even where its headquarters are.
"The other addresses provided for identified authorized agents were either empty offices or addresses in China that could not be verified," an NBC report on the story explained.
NBC’s article suggested federal investigations continue, but didn’t identify which agency was investigating what. It’s not even clear that NBC knows whether or not there’s an investigation at all.
You’d think this kind of thing would be big news these days, what with corporate media’s fascination with pandemics and infectious diseases. But, while it appears to be obsessed with “manmade” climate change, corporate media ignores manmade fires that are causing climate change. In the same way, corporate media is disinterested in manmade pandemics caused by rogue Chinese agents or even crappy biosafety conditions in secret California labs, no matter how dramatic the facts.
That’s why you have Coffee & Covid.