Category: Plague

Gain-of-Function Risks

What are the risks and benefits of gain-of-function experiments?

U.S. halts funding for new risky virus studies, calls for voluntary moratorium

Lab Leak

Yuri Deigin and Bret Weinstein on the possible lab leak, before it became mainstream, and then banned.

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: http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/did-covid-escape-from-a-lab/

EXPOSING THE LIKELY WUHAN LAB LEAK OF SARS-COV-2/COVID-19

 Peter Daszak’s name seems to come up quite a bit:

https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1006698

http://www.ianbirrell.com/world-experts-condemn-who-inquiry-as-a-charade/

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02019-5/fulltext?utm_campaign=lancetcovid21&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005820/en/WHO-COVID-19-Investigation-Is-Tainted-by-Conflict-of-Interest-Says-AHF

Undark: Lab Leak: A Scientific Debate Mired in Politics — and Unresolved

Mainstream now, it seems: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/03/26/sanjay-gupta-exclusive-robert-redfield-coronavirus-opinion-origin-sot-intv-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/

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.

https://medium.com/@SherlockGNomes/an-engineered-origin-for-the-sars-cov2-genome-47914a6919ad

https://harvard2thebighouse.substack.com/p/molecular-evidence-for-covid-19s

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166354220300528?via%3Dihub

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

https://thebulletin.org/2014/03/threatened-pandemics-and-laboratory-escapes-self-fulfilling-prophecies/

Soviets Once Denied a Deadly Anthrax Lab Leak. U.S. Scientists Backed the Story.

The 1977 H1N1 Influenza Virus Reemergence Demonstrated Gain-of-Function Hazards

More Resources

Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-1, also LaboratoryLeak.com.

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