Chinese edition of the People’s Daily suspected American laboratory at Fort Detrick in the leak of dangerous viruses. It is noted that it was closed after outbreaks of pneumonia of unknown origin in its vicinity.
The laboratory, according to the newspaper, is a military base where materials about the bacteriological weapons of the Nazis and the Japanese “Detachment 731” are stored. It is noted that in July 2019, cases of pneumonia of unknown origin were recorded in two nursing homes nearby, and in September a report from the state of Maryland, where the institution is located, mentioned “pneumonia associated with electronic cigarettes” and the rapid increase in those infected.
There were also reports of a significant increase in the number of respiratory diseases of unexplained origin, after which the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially announced the closure of the laboratory in Fort Detrick.