It’s getting harder for the MSM to ignore the narrative around COVID lab origin
Some readers took exception to the item last week about the possibility that COVID-19 came out of a Wuhan Lab that was conducting gain-on-function experiments on Coronaviruses instead of a naturally occurring zoonotic transfer from bats at a wet market a few hundred meters away from that lab. It’s still very much verboten to bring this up in polite company (meaning social media platforms or mainstream media) and anybody who does so is subjected to ridicule and condemnation.
In the past week The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reprinted an article by New York Times science correspondent Nicholas Wade on the lab origin theory of COVID (The Bulletin are the folks who maintain the Doomsday Clock that’s been estimating how close the world is to ‘midnight’, which their shorthand for a global thermonuclear exchange. They’ve been doing this since 1945 and right now they put us at 100 seconds to midnight).
Wade’s piece looked at the two theories of the origin, and found both scenarios to be plausible. He also added that statements favouring the first scenario, espousing zoonotic transfer, which was heavily amplified by the mainstream media and Big Tech “were not at first examined as critically as they should have been.”
Which is understandable, because anybody who questioned that narrative was deplatformed. Wade specifically calls into question the statement in the Lancet by a group of virologists that said “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin,” as being “too soon to call.”
Indeed it was, given what later emerged was that statement was organized and drafted by a member of an organization who funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is the very same lab that everybody who suspects lab origin believes COVID-19 escaped from (not intentionally, it is important to note).
The important excerpt from Wade’s article was:
“It’s documented that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were doing gain-of-function experiments designed to make coronaviruses infect human cells and humanized mice. This is exactly the kind of experiment from which a SARS2-like virus could have emerged. The researchers were not vaccinated against the viruses under study, and they were working in the minimal safety conditions of a BSL2 laboratory. So escape of a virus would not be at all surprising. In all of China, the pandemic broke out on the doorstep of the Wuhan institute. The virus was already well adapted to humans, as expected for a virus grown in humanized mice. It possessed an unusual enhancement, a furin cleavage site, which is not possessed by any other known SARS-related beta-coronavirus, and this site included a double arginine codon also unknown among beta-coronaviruses. What more evidence could you want, aside from the presently unobtainable lab records documenting SARS2’s creation?”
Even World Health Organization (WHO) head Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admitted that the WHO had not been able to investigate the Wuhan Labs adequately enough to be able to rule out the lab origin theory, and that “as far as the WHO is concerned, all hypotheses remain on the table.”
For now, the Nicholas Wade piece is being picked up in more places, but the mainstream press is either avoiding it, or waiting until they have their hit pieces crafted to debunk it.
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I think it’s time to fire all the brain dead politicians and bureaucrats who ignored the OBVIOUS warnings.
One would hope that “We, The Sheeple” would take out their torches and pitchforks and tar and feather all involved.
I hear that McDonalds is hiring.
And, as far as “not intentionally”, that remains to be seen. What better way for China to become a “world power”.