In what feels like a page from a fictional thriller or an episode of The X-Files TV series, Chinese news source Global Times along with a USA conspiracy journalist George Webb believe a USA amateur cyclist racing in the World Military Games in Wuhan, China in October may be COVID-19 “patient zero.”

52 year-old Sgt. 1st Class Maatje Benassi, an armed diplomatic driver for the US Army and amateur cyclist based in Maryland, was in Wuhan in October to compete in the Military World Games held every four years.

She participated in the 50-mile women’s road race, where she lead most of the race.  2km from the finish on the last lap another rider overlapped her wheel and took her down, forcing her to finish last.

“There was a lot of movement going on,” she told the Army News Service. “It got really sketchy.”

Now, the Chinese and George Webb are urging the USA Government to release medical information on Benassi to help discover the origin of COVID-19 since they believe she may have acquired it via U.S. Army Fort Detrick in Maryland, which handles biological weapons and deadly viruses such as Ebola.

Fort Detrick reported two breaches of containment in 2019, leading to a halt in its high-level research.  The US Army laboratory failed to “implement and maintain containment procedures sufficient to contain select agents or toxins” that were made in biosafety level 3 and 4 labs, according to a USA Center for Disease Control report. Biosafety level 3 and 4 are the highest levels of containment, requiring special protective equipment and air flow.

USA President Trump and other politicians contend COVID-19 is “Made in China,” while scientists around the world have not found strong evidence pointing to the virus’ origin.

Stay tuned…The truth is out there.

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