CCP/SARS-CoVid-19 Fully Sequenced

In a bioRxiv preprint, Chen et al. (2021) report the results of the first genomic sequencing of the virus. Chen traces CCP back to RaTG13 and RmYN02 – strains reported by Chinese researchers as detected in Yunnan province of China, but yet to be found elsewhere. The study considered over 4,000 full-length viral sequences made availableContinue reading “CCP/SARS-CoVid-19 Fully Sequenced”

A Year Later with the Sock Puppet Installed As President, Washington Post Discovers Lab Leak Potential At WIV

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/05/coronavirus-origins-mystery-china/?arc404=true Many scientists have speculated that the virus leaped from animals, such as bats, to humans, perhaps with an intermediate stop in another animal. This kind of zoonotic spillover has occurred before, such as in the West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014. But there is another pathway, also plausible, that must be investigated. That is theContinue reading “A Year Later with the Sock Puppet Installed As President, Washington Post Discovers Lab Leak Potential At WIV”

CoVid/CCP Virus Phylogeny: 01/24/2021

This week’s update. Let’s also note the preprint released by Wells et al. regarding the evolutionary history of ACE2 usage. As evident in the Nexstrain phyologeny, CoVid-2/CCP (CoV-2) is a rather stable virus – unlike other zoonotics that have jumped species. Wells examines possible genealogical histories for CoV-2 sequences. They demonstrate the lineage containing CoV-2Continue reading “CoVid/CCP Virus Phylogeny: 01/24/2021”

Corrupt Joe’s Adviser Concedes CoVid Was a Containment Breach

From ZeroHedge: “There’s no irrefutable evidence,” said the Kansas-born Metzl, a senior Atlantic Council fellow who was appointed to the WHO expert advisory committee on human genome editing in 2019. “There’s just more evidence and as more evidence arrives, the case for accidental lab leak, in my view, increases.” More from Metzl’s interview with the Sun (emphasis ours):Continue reading “Corrupt Joe’s Adviser Concedes CoVid Was a Containment Breach”