| Fort Detrick |
|A Maryland BSL-4 facility that the FBI concluded was the origin of the anthrax used in the Amerithrax attacks originally blamed on Al Qaeda.|
Fort Detrick is a United States Army Medical Command installation 50 miles from Washington D.C. in the Maryland town of Frederick where it is the largest employer. It was the centre of the US Biological Weapon Testing program from 1943-1969, and houses a BSL-4 facility that some have suggested was the original source of the COVID-19 virus.
As of the early 2010s, Fort Detrick's campus supports a multi-governmental community that conducts biomedical research and development, medical materiel management, global medical communications and the study of foreign plant pathogens. It is home to the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), with its bio-defence agency, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Fort Detrick also hosts the National Cancer Institute-Frederick (NCI-Frederick) and is home to the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) and National Interagency Biodefence Campus (NIBC).
- Full article: Amerithrax
- Full article: Amerithrax
After 9-11, highly weaponised anthrax spores were mailed to US senators who were querying the Patriot Act. The commercially-controlled media initially blamed Al-Qaeda. However, it quickly emerged that the anthrax was of the Ames strain, unavailable outside of the US and a few close allies. The FBI later concluded that it originated from Fort Detrick, and pointed the finger at a "lone nut" researcher, Bruce Ivins. The nominal head of the FBI investigation, Richard Lambert, blew the whistle to alert his superiors that evidence indicative of Ivins' innocence had been covered up, which only emerged years later after he took more legal action.
August 2019 "cease and desist order"
On 7 August 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued Fort Detrick a “cease and desist order” to halt the research there because it did not have “sufficient systems in place to decontaminate wastewater.” In the statement, the CDC cited “national security reasons” as the rationale for not releasing information about its decision. It was reopened in December 2019.
|Philip Zack||“An internal Army inquiry in 1992 would reveal that one employee, Lt. Col. Philip Zack, had been caught on camera secretly entering the lab to conduct “unauthorized research, apparently involving anthrax,” the Hartford Courant would later report. Despite this, Zack would continue to do infectious disease research for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and would collaborate with the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) throughout the 1990s. The Courant had also noted that: “A numerical counter on a piece of lab equipment had been rolled back to hide work done by the mystery researcher [later revealed to be Zack], who left the misspelled label ‘antrax’ in the machine’s electronic memory.” The Courant’s report further detailed the extremely lax security controls and chaotic disorganization that then characterized the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) lab in Fort Detrick.”||Philip Zack|
|1 April 2020|
|National Center for Medical Intelligence||ABC News cited 4 anonymous sources that the NCMI warned the White House that "a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region" in late November 2019. The NCMI denied this.|
|Document:All Roads Lead to Dark Winter||report||1 April 2020||Whitney Webb|
|Document:COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US||Article||4 March 2020||Larry Romanoff||The varieties of COVID-19 in Iran and Italy have been sequenced and declared to have no part of the variety that infected China and must, by definition, have originated elsewhere.|
|Document:Logistical and Technical Exploration into the Origins of the COVID-19 virus||report||31 January 2020||Jonathan Jay Couey||Report of a thorough investigation into the origins of the virus that caused the pandemic. Whilst the author is circumspect, the evidence presented points clearly to the virus being the product of laboratory engineering.|
- "The Secret History of Fort Detrick, the CIA’s Base for Mind Control Experiments"
- Document:COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US
- "National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR)"