Thursday, October 21, 2021

New Yorker on the origins of Sars_CoV2

 

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Carolyn Kormann writes for The New Yorker : “The Mysterious Case of the COVID-19 Lab-Leak Theory: Did the virus spring from nature or from human error?”



Kormann makes the case that  the ability of coronaviruses to change quickly in nature in animals may be much greater than we had thought, expanding way beyond the  Majoing Caves into other parts pg SE Asia.

She reports odd findings about the pangolin.

She does go over the litany of coincidences surrounding Wuhan since late summer 2019.

She notes that the CCP may be more worried about its agricultural policies than the lab. And the role of the US NIH with gain of function research in China in the past is murky at best.

1 comment:

Bill Boushka said...

This NIH paper from Oct 2020 does give other examples of where betacoronaviruses have appeared in nature with radically enhanced furin cleavage, increasing asymptomatic transmission https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7537588/