Editor’s Note: I’m finally back home after a long weekend at the beach in Florida. We went down there to celebrate my son’s birthday.
This always seemed like an obvious question to me.
If COVID escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology OR was released there as part of some kind of Deep State op to undermine the Chinese government, couldn’t you tell by simply examining the virus? Shouldn’t it have also become clear very early on that it was created in a lab?
“The possibility that the pandemic began with an escape from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is attracting fresh attention. President Biden has asked the national intelligence community to redouble efforts to investigate.
Much of the public discussion has focused on circumstantial evidence: mysterious illnesses in late 2019; the lab’s work intentionally supercharging viruses to increase lethality (known as “gain of function” research). The Chinese Communist Party has been reluctant to release relevant information. Reports based on U.S. intelligence have suggested the lab collaborated on projects with the Chinese military. …
Although the double CGG is suppressed naturally, the opposite is true in laboratory work. The insertion sequence of choice is the double CGG. That’s because it is readily available and convenient, and scientists have a great deal of experience inserting it. An additional advantage of the double CGG sequence compared with the other 35 possible choices: It creates a useful beacon that permits the scientists to track the insertion in the laboratory. …
But in a matter of weeks virologists Bruno Coutard and colleagues published their discovery of the sequence in CoV-2 and its novel supercharged site. Double CGG is there; you only have to look. They comment in their paper that the protein that held it “may provide a gain-of-function” capability to the virus, “for efficient spreading” to humans. …”
It turns out that there were a lot people who examined the virus and who identified all of these interesting features which are hard to explain through a zoonotic origin over a year ago.
“An explosive new study claims that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a Wuhan lab, then tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.
The paper’s authors, British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen, wrote that they have had ‘prima facie evidence of retro-engineering in China‘ for a year – but were ignored by academics and major journals.
Dalgleish is a professor of oncology at St George’s University, London, and is best known for his breakthrough creating the first working ‘HIV vaccine’, to treat diagnosed patients and allow them to go off medication for months.
Sørensen, a virologist, is chair of pharmaceutical company, Immunor, which developed a coronavirus vaccine candidate called Biovacc-19. Dalgleish also has share options in the firm.
The shocking allegations in the study include accusations of ‘deliberate destruction, concealment or contamination of data’ at Chinese labs, and it notes the silencing and disappearance of scientists in the communist country who spoke out.
The journal article, exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com and slated for publication in the coming days, is set to make waves among the scientific community, as the majority of experts have until recently staunchly denied the origins of COVID-19 were anything other than a natural infection leaping from animals to humans. …
While analyzing COVID-19 samples last year in an attempt to create a vaccine, Dalgleish and Sørensen discovered ‘unique fingerprints’ in the virus that they say could only have arisen from manipulation in a laboratory. …
Dalgleish and Sørensen claim that scientists working on Gain of Function projects took a natural coronavirus ‘backbone’ found in Chinese cave bats and spliced onto it a new ‘spike’, turning it into the deadly and highly transmissible SARS-Cov-2. …
One tell-tale sign of alleged manipulation the two men highlighted was a row of four amino acids they found on the SARS-Cov-2 spike.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Sørensen said the amino acids all have a positive charge, which cause the virus to tightly cling to the negatively charged parts of human cells like a magnet, and so become more infectious.
But because, like magnets, the positively charged amino acids repel each other, it is rare to find even three in a row in naturally occurring organisms, while four in a row is ‘extremely unlikely,’ the scientist said.
‘The laws of physics mean that you cannot have four positively charged amino acids in a row. The only way you can get this is if you artificially manufacture it,’ Dalgleish told DailyMail.com.
Their new paper says these features of SARS-Cov-2 are ‘unique fingerprints’ which are ‘indicative of purposive manipulation’, and that ‘the likelihood of it being the result of natural processes is very small.’ …”
“It was during this search, said the scientists, that they came across documents related to an abandoned copper mine in Mojiang in south China. In 2012, six miners were employed to clean the mineshaft, which was full of bat droppings (guano or bat faeces), according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. …
After having worked at the mine, all of the six miners got very ill. They were exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough and blood clots, all of which are commonly seen in Covid-19 patients. There were also symptoms like fatigue, followed by pneumonia in the lungs.
Dr Rahalkar added that the radiological reports of Covid-19 patients around the world are very similar to those of the six miners from Mojiang. The CT scans of the miners had ground-glass opacities which were peripheral and match the characteristics of scans of Covid-19 patients. …”
“As the NSC tracked these disparate clues, U.S. government virologists advising them flagged one study first submitted in April 2020. Eleven of its 23 coauthors worked for the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, the Chinese army’s medical research institute. Using the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, the researchers had engineered mice with humanized lungs, then studied their susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2. As the NSC officials worked backward from the date of publication to establish a timeline for the study, it became clear that the mice had been engineered sometime in the summer of 2019, before the pandemic even started. The NSC officials were left wondering: Had the Chinese military been running viruses through humanized mouse models, to see which might be infectious to humans? …”
If COVID escaped from a lab, there are only three places in the world where this kind of research was being conducted and where you would expect a pandemic to begin: Galveston, TX, Chapel Hill, NC and Wuhan. Alternatively, if COVID emerged naturally by jumping from a horseshoe bat to humans, then somehow it managed to do that in Wuhan in the middle of winter which is 1,809 miles from the Mojiang cave in Yunnan province where the horseshoe bats live who are known to carry these viruses. The natural origin hypothesis would also have to account for why COVID has all of these extremely unusual features like the double CGG sequence used by lab workers and this row of four positively charged amino acids on its spike protein which make the virus more infectious to humans.
It is pretty clear what happened: these mine workers got infected with a SARS-like virus in 2012 and died, Shi Zhengli aka Bat Lady was sent down to the Yunnan cave to collect samples which were brought back to Wuhan, Bat Lady learned in America from Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina how to create frankenstein viruses, Bat Lady was being funded by the NIH to conduct this research through Peter Daszak and EcoHealth Alliance, the Chinese military was conducting gain of function experiments on these SARS-like viruses with humanized mice at the Wuhan Institute of Virology to harness their military potential, there was a lab accident in the autumn of 2019 and it got out and the rest is history.
It is not in the interest of China, the U.S. government or the public health establishment for this to get out. It is not in the interest of Wall Street for this to get out because of the uproar it would inevitably lead to. If COVID has a natural origin like SARS or MERS, then it is no one’s fault, but if it doesn’t and the public finds out there will be hell to pay.