MIKE HUCKABEE (HANNITY GUEST HOST): Gordon, I'm not trying to throw something crazy out there, but is there at least the possibility that the Chinese have developed some type of biological weaponry, and that's what got loose with all of this? Is that even within the realm of possibility? Would that explain some of the cover-up?
GORDON CHANG: You know, that's not crazy, governor. At the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is expected to be the source of the outbreak, they kept more than 1500 types of coronaviruses. And the question is, what were they doing there with those coronaviruses? Now, most scientists believe that the coronavirus that did get loose was naturally occurring, it was not spliced. But I think that Chinese officials, having seen what the disease did to China, crippling society, I think that what they tried to do was to try to make sure that it escaped China to level the playing field.
They did two things, governor. First of all, they tried to convince the world that this disease was not human-to-human transmissible when they knew that it was. Also, they pressured countries to accept arrivals from China. You put those two things together and the inevitable conclusion is, no this wasn't a bioweapon when it started but it turned into one because Chinese leaders saw an opportunity to cripple other societies.