Story by David Rufful
A Chinese-linked company was found running an unlicensed California biolab that contained at least 20 potentially infectious diseases, including coronavirus, HIV, hepatitis, and herpes.
The warehouse was discovered by local and federal agents in Fresno County. The illegal and unlicensed laboratory was full of lab mice, medical waste, and hazardous materials.
Federal agents interviewed a man named Xiuquin Yao who was running a company at the warehouse called “Prestige BioTech.” Yao served as president of the company.
“Hundreds of mice at the warehouse were kept in inhumane conditions, court documents said.”
After taking over the warehouse and possession of the animals, the city euthanized 773 of them. More than 175 were found dead.
Chinese-linked bio labs have been the center of controversy in recent years. The U.S. Department of Energy and the FBI have officially announced they believe the deadly COVID-19 pandemic most likely originated from a lab leak in Wuhan, China.
During an interview with Fox News, FBI Director Christopher Wray did not mince words about the origins of COVID. “The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan,” Wray said.
Renown Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan alleges that not only did COVID-19 originate from a lab, but that the leak “was not an accident.”
“Of course, it was not an accident,” the virologist told Fox News. “I can tell you based on the protocol and also the other surveillance system it will be impossible for the lab leak accidentally happen in such a lab and also cause the Wuhan outbreak and also the pandemic.”
Dr. Yan, who once worked for the Communist Chinese government, argued this same point about the virus three years ago, but she was censored and labeled “false” by Facebook’s fact-checkers, including ScienceFeedback.co.
In Fresno County, the Public Health Department’s assistant director, Joe Prado, said all biological agents were destroyed in July.
“The evaluation required coordination and collaboration with multiple federal and state agencies to determine and classify biological and chemical contents onsite, in addition to assessing jurisdictional authority under this unique situation,” Prado said.
“Certain rooms of the warehouse were found to contain several vessels of liquid and various apparatus,” court documents said.
“Fresno County Public Health staff also observed blood, tissue and other bodily fluid samples and serums; and thousands of vials of unlabeled fluids and suspected biological material.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested the substances and detected at least 20 potentially infectious agents.
Yao and Prestige BioTech are accused of committing numerous crimes, including illegal disposal of hazardous materials, failure to comply with biological abatement orders, and more.
Authorities confirmed that Prestige BioTech has “not forthcoming with information.” The groups appears to have willingly and purposefully engaged in dangerous criminal activity.
Authorities are still working to empty the warehouse and the investigation is active.