A critical piece about the gene sequences of the CCP Virus (or COVID-19) which could clarify its true origin was deleted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH, headed by White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci was reported this May for funded research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) via the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, giving them approximately $600,000 over a period of five years.

During the Senate hearing in May, Dr. Fauci denied that his organization sponsored the dangerous gain-of-function research at the WIV. This type of research is meant to manipulate a naturally available coronavirus gene to make it more infectious, lethal and jump between species to predict potential pandemics. 

Now, according to an academic paper awaiting peer-review authored by Dr. Jesse D. Bloom,  a virologist from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the file in question was found in a Google cloud database that the NIH “mysteriously” erased.

“The origin and early spread of SARS-CoV-2 [the CCP Virus, or COVID-19] remain shrouded in mystery,” Bloom writes, claiming that the document contained critical information about the virus’ gene sequences. 

“Here I identify a data set containing SARS-CoV-2 sequences from early in the Wuhan epidemic that has been deleted from the NIH’s Sequence Read Archive. I recover the deleted files from the Google Cloud, and reconstruct partial sequences of 13 early epidemic viruses.”

A part of the file dismissed the validity of the narrative that the virus evolved naturally by the Chinese regime. 

“Phylogenetic analysis of these sequences in the context of carefully annotated existing data suggests that the Huanan Seafood Market sequences that are the focus of the joint WHO-China report are not fully representative of the viruses in Wuhan early in the epidemic,” Bloom notes.

“Instead, the progenitor of known SARS-CoV-2 sequences likely contained three mutations relative to the market viruses that made it more similar to SARS-CoV-2’s bat coronavirus relatives,” he added. 

First discovering that the deleted paper about the virus belonged to the NIH’s Sequence Read Archive (SRA), Bloom connected the dots and surmised that the document could only be removed by request of the authors who wrote the piece. 

“The SRA is designed as a permanent archive of deep sequenc-ing data. The SRA documentation states that after a sequencing run is uploaded, “neither its files can be replaced nor filename can be changed.” That data can only be deleted by emailing SRA staff (SRA 2021),” explained Bloom, providing an example of how previously a lead author of the pangolin coronavirus paper requested their work to be taken down from the database.

According to Bloom, the paper mainly worked on a project by Wuhan University, which studied the samples of coronavirus extracted by Aisu Fu and Renmin Hospital of the agency. This allegedly would shed a hypothesis that the NIH must have gotten rid of the file via request from Chinese researchers.

In a statement to the Washington Examiner, the NIH defended the deletion of the document, saying that “submitting investigators hold the rights to their data and can request withdrawal of the data,” and refused to review who may have required its removal, citing the Freedom of Information Act.