Following the coronavirus outbreak, a $20 trillion lawsuit has been filed against China in the US. The lawsuit has been filed against the Chinese government, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese army, Major General Chen Wei of the Chinese army and Shi Zhengli, the Director of Wuhan Institute of virology. It was filed by an American lawyer Larry Klayman and his advocacy group Freedom Watch along with Buzz Photos, a company in Texas.
Based on the claim that coronavirus is a result of a bioweapon manufactured by Chinese authorities, the team has sought $20 trillion, which is much more than the GDP of China.
The plaintiffs have accused China of conspiracy to cause injury and death of US citizens, aiding and abetting death, negligence, assault, battery, wrongful death and material support to terrorists.
They have accused that the virus was released from the Wuhan Institute of Technology, China. The statement claims China designed the SARS-CoV-2 virus to kill mass populations. The Coronavirus Lawsuit Against China also mentioned that as Biological weapons were banned from 1925, such release of a virus is a terrorist-related weapon of mass destruction.
Multiple media reports which stated that the laboratory in Wuhan was the only microbiology lab in China that handled viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 were also cited by the American plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They alleged that China tried to cover up this by linking national security protocols with the statements on coronavirus.
The lawsuit also points out how the researchers and doctors who raised an alarm about the coronavirus to the world initially were silenced by the Chinese authorities. The Chinese Major General Chen and her six team members were desperate to save themselves from the virus that they injected a yet to be tested potential vaccine, the lawsuit added.
They alleged the defendants in promoting international terrorism. The coronavirus was designed against the general population of China’s enemy nations, like the US, the lawsuit stated. The plaintiffs have asked for a jury trial against the Chinese defendants.
However, research findings published in Nature Medicine last week had demonstrated evidence for the natural origin of the novel coronavirus. According to the study, the genome sequencing data analysis of the virus eliminated the possibility of genetic manipulation, rather suggested that the virus was originated through natural evolution.