Cardinal Duka calls coronavirus a 'Chinese bioweapon'
Cardinal Dominik Duka, Archbishop of Prague, described the coronavirus as a Chinese biological weapon during his sermon in St. Vitus Cathedral in early February. CNN Prima News reports today. In his speech, Duka added that all military specialists know the origin of coronavirus, but they do not want or cannot say that. Immunologist Václav Hořejší objected to the statement. According to the Prague Archbishopric, Duke’s statement is taken out of context.
The researchers believe that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes covid-19, has been transmitted to humans from bats or other animals. According to them, it probably happened in the southwest of China. The ruling Chinese Communist Party claims the virus originated abroad. However, scientists reject this. It was not until January this year that a World Health Organization team arrived in China to investigate the origins of covid-19 and determine how the coronavirus spread to humans. In his report, he said that he did not deal in detail with the question of whether the coronavirus could not escape from the laboratory, which he said is very unlikely.
“Now, in this situation, the worst is the Chinese virus, the escape of a biological weapon. All military specialists worldwide are convinced of that, who are either afraid to say it or not to say it.
But for Christians, it is the same “situation like before. We have to cross the line of death. Just like after birth, when we ended up in the arms of our mother, so we end up in the arms of God,” Duka said during the speech.
Immunologist Václav Hořejší objected to Duke’s words. “What I have heard is absolutely scandalous. Mr. Cardinal is becoming a spreader of false news. I am also a Catholic, and I am ashamed, and I am embarrassed that such a person heads our church,” he told CNN Prima News.
According to him, people who consider the coronavirus artificially created speak only for a political or ideological reason.
In the Czech Republic, a coronavirus epidemic broke out last March. Since then, almost 1.1 million people have become infected in the country, of whom 18,430 have died, and nearly 979,000 have recovered in the meantime. Currently infected is 102,475.
Worldwide, the number of deaths associated with covid-19 exceeded 2.4 million as of February 15, according to Johns Hopkins University.