Yuri Deigin and Bret Weinstein on the possible lab leak, before it became mainstream, and then
Deigin’s original article:
Lab-Made? SARS-CoV-2 Genealogy Through the Lens of Gain-of-Function Research.
Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity
Matt Ridley’s book “Viral”, on the origin of the pandemic, will be published in 2021:
EXPOSING THE LIKELY WUHAN LAB LEAK OF SARS-COV-2/COVID-19
Peter Daszak’s name seems to come up quite a bit:
Undark: Lab Leak: A Scientific Debate Mired in Politics — and Unresolved
Mainstream now, it seems:
Dr. Fauci disagrees with former CDC Director on COVID lab leak hypothesis (from Livestream #73)
Nicholas Wade: Origin of Covid — Following the Clues
It can’t get too much more mainstream than this letter in
Science: Investigate the origins of COVID-19 Bret and Heather discuss it here: What Covid Reveals About our Leaders.
Odds Increase that SARS CoV-2 was Lab Made Precedents
H1N1, Smallpox, Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE), SARS, and Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have documented cases of lab leaks:
A brief, terrifying history of viruses escaping from labs: 70s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake The danger of a manmade pandemic sparked by a laboratory escape is not hypothetical
For H1N1 one piece of evidence was missing evolution:
In 1977, H1N1 influenza A virus reappeared after a 20-year absence. Genetic analysis indicated that this strain was missing decades of nucleotide sequence evolution, suggesting an accidental release of a frozen laboratory strain into the general population.
The Re-Emergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in 1977: A Cautionary Tale for Estimating Divergence Times Using Biologically Unrealistic Sampling
Based on available evidence, the 1977 strain was indeed too closely matched to decades-old strains to likely be a natural occurrence.
The Reemergent 1977 H1N1 Strain and the Gain-of-Function Debate
The 1977 H1N1 Influenza Virus Reemergence Demonstrated Gain-of-Function Hazards More Resources
, also Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-1 LaboratoryLeak.com.