Conspiracy theorists are often the butt of jokes, especially in the mainstream media, but here we have another situation where it just goes to show that conspiracies are very real and everywhere around us.
Bing Liu, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, was “on the verge of making significant findings” when he was mysteriously the victim of a murder-suicide combo. At just 37 years of age, Liu was apparently a gifted and well-respected researcher that was eagerly pursuing knowledge about the novel coronavirus that has swept the globe, destroying lives both through disease and economic impact.
The murder-suicide came as a surprise, as Liu was not involved in anything that would make you think something like this would happen to him (unless, of course, you count doing meaningful and successful research on COVID-19). While early reports indicate that Liu did have some relationship with his killer, a motive has not been determined.
So, those in conspiracy circles around the world are asking the obvious question here. What did Liu know and how close was he to going public with his findings? And was this a potential game-changer for fighting the virus?
On the surface, you may ask why anyone in their right mind would oppose someone making a breakthrough on COVID-19. Yet, there is a huge demographic in the United States that does not want to see the virus end for a variety of reasons. There are some that want to see this continue for political advantage. Others are playing a stock market game (notably China), buying up American stocks while they are in crisis mode to reap huge rewards down the road when it rebounds. Also, remember that the doctor that was about to warn the world about COVID-19 died quickly in China.
The bottom line here is that knowing something about COVID-19 that may make a positive impact usually means you stop breathing shortly thereafter. And then there is the way it occurred. No COVID-19 diagnosis here. A murder-suicide is abrupt and indicates that someone out there knew Liu had to be stopped sooner rather than later, and there was no time to arrange a less mysterious accident. This was almost an act of desperation. Obviously, a murder-suicide leaves no one to ask why.
As more facts come out about this, we will certainly rehash this again, but the reality here is that there is almost zero chance that there is not something going on with this story. It serves multiple purposes too. It silenced Liu, but it also sent a very real message to other people out there that might be getting close to a breakthrough on COVID-19 that they best turn out the lights and go home. If you get too close, bad things happen. The message sent may be more important than the silencing of Mr. Liu.
What did he know? Now, we will probably never find out, but it does seem to indicate that there is someone out there that knows the truth about COVID-19, and they will stop at nothing to keep that from getting out there.