The Omicron Chimera

Per eugyppius ( “Omicron is not normal. No immediate progenitors are known; its closest relatives are viruses last seen in early- to mid-2020. The orthodox explanation for this awkward fact, is that it has spent the last 18 months lurking “in a geography with poor genomic surveillance … or … in a chronically infect“ Per elgattoContinue reading “The Omicron Chimera”

D.R.A.S.T.I.C. Update – Lab Leak

D.R.A.S.T.I.C: SARS-CoV-2’s closest relative, RaTG13, was generated from a bat transcriptome not a fecal swab: implications for the origin of COVID-19 November 2021 Authors: Steven E Massey Abstract: RaTG13 is the closest related coronavirus genome phylogenetically to SARS-CoV-2, consequently understanding its provenance is of key importance to understanding the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “D.R.A.S.T.I.C. Update – Lab Leak”