According to an exclusive report from investigative reporter Philip Lencyzcki, an illegal biolab has been discovered in California and it has ties to Chinese interests.
The lab houses multiple infectious agents.
From The Daily Caller:
In mid-June, officials from Fresno County began removing medical waste from an “unlicensed” laboratory in Reedley, California, operated by Prestige Biotech Inc. (PBI), the successor of defunct Universal Meditech Inc. (UMI), Fresno County court records show. Inspectors at the site discovered at least 20 potentially infectious agents, such as Malaria and Dengue virus, on the property, according to the documents.
Business filings show that some PBI and UMI executives appear to share the same names and addresses with one of the lab’s Chinese pharmaceutical suppliers.
“The potential danger is that this is part of a larger nexus of illegal and poorly-maintained biolabs,” Brandon Weichert, author of “Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life,” told the DCNF. “I suspect there could be dozens — maybe even hundreds — of these labs that we don’t even know about.”
Beginning in December 2022, officials attempted to make contact with the lab workers, but were unsuccessful until March 2023, when an official observed a garden hose illegally attached to the building as well as other code violations and ordered for the site to be inspected, according to court records.
Officials then began a series of on-site inspections and conducted an abatement process between April and June, during which they discovered “unsafe and unsanitary conditions” as well as mice genetically-engineered to catch and carry COVID-19, court records state.