Ministerial Naivity Displayed By Accepting Chinese Lucky Dip

Rumours of COVID-laced testing kits have been doing the rounds in Australia for months but until recently, there has been little proof, according to Australia One leader Riccardo Bosi.

“We know that both a Nigerian pawpaw and goat were isolated and locked down for being COVID carriers after testing positive to the coronavirus, and there seems to be some proof that, if tested, many of our Australian-grown fruit and vegies may be COVID positive, too,” he said.

But, he said, a recent report may confirm another rumour doing the rounds in Australia.

Evidence shows that China’s Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), which is known for harvesting DNA in China, has sold 10 million COVID-19 testing kits to Australia and has opened 11 labs in Australia — Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Wollongong and Hobart.

Approved by the Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, this mass-testing plan began in April, with the help of Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation, which chartered flights from China carrying BGI technical specialists and engineers to provide training and technical support to their Australian counterparts.

BGI’s main laboratory and headquarters are in Brisbane, between the Clive Berghoffer Medical Research Institute and the Nucleus Network Brisbane Clinic on Herston Road, near the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

According to Melbourne lawyer Serene Teffaha, who has researched the matter in detail, she has warned the government that BGI is DNA profiling for the Chinese Government and building a police-run DNA database.

She said even the Australian Strategic Policy Institute had warned the Australian Government of the security risks of using the RT-PCR tests on grounds that the BGI was strongly related to companies that were engaging in DNA profiling.

“The RT-PVR tests are not so reliable for testing COVID but they are pretty good at getting your DNA information,” Ms Teffaha said.

Whether or not BGI is covertly accessing the DNA from Australian COVID testing has not been confirmed but all Australians should keep an open mind to the possibility.

We do know that BGI has sought to expand its genome-sequencing services and there have been reports it is involved in a legal stoush with the US-based genomics company Illumina.

“Meanwhile, Health Minister Greg Hunt has assured us that COVID-19 tests are protected by privacy laws that cover pathology tests and patient data and that BGI’s equipment has been approved by security agencies,” Mr Bosi said.

“He assures us also that BGI has no access to patient information because it is not operating the labs but I find Mr Hunt’s reassurances unconvincing.

“The people now have enough verified information from reputable sources to know that, with respect to the allege COVID-19 pandemic, the truth has been concealed from us from the beginning.

“The trouble is, like an increasing number of Australians, I no longer trust Mr Hunt, Prime Minster Scott Morrison nor their Government.”