Two US experts have written a damaging article saying that science firmly suggests the novel coronavirus was created inside a Chinese lab.
The claim was made by Drs Stephen Quay, CEO of biopharmaceutical company Atossa Theraputics Inc, and Richard Muller, a physics professor at the University of California Berkeley, in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
In the op-ed, the men say their evidence lies in genome sequencing or analysing the DNA, of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19.
There are 36 DNA segments, made up of three-letter words, that viruses use to make an amino acid known as L-arginine.
L-arginine helps make proteins but is also frequently used in the so-called gain of function research, which changes viruses to make them more transmissible and more dangerous.
The new virus contains a segment called CGG-CGG, which is deemed rare even in experiments in which researchers are attempting to manipulate the virus but even more revealing is that this combination has never been discovered naturally in any other type of coronavirus, including in SARS and MERS, both of which are cousins of the new virus.
Quay and Muller penned that virus can’t pick up a sequence from another virus if that sequence isn’t present in any other virus, and the CGG-CGG combination has never been seen naturally.
That suggests the common method of viruses picking up new skills, called recombination, can’t operate here.
The essay comes after an explosive study last week alleged that Chinese scientists created COVID 19 in the Wuhan lab, then attempted to cover their tracks by reverse engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.
In the new essay, Quay and Muller go on to state that those who think COVID 19 began by being transferred from animals to humans must demonstrate why it appeared to pick its least favourite combination: CGG-CGG.
Why did it replicate the choice the lab’s gain of function researchers would have made?
The pair conclude that it could have occurred randomly, through mutations, but do you believe that? At the least, this fact, that the coronavirus, with all its random possibilities, took the rare and unnatural combination used by human researchers, suggests that the leading hypothesis for the source of the coronavirus must be laboratory escape.
In recent weeks, many of the world’s top scientists have pushed to determine whether the virus was leaked from the WIV, and it does make you question if China is creating bioweapons.
They don’t even need to drop a bomb – just create a virus, create a vaccine, then spread it around the globe and move into ghost countries, and was this just a test run?
And if it is proven that it came from a lab, China should become an international pariah and should be made to repay trillions to the rest of the world, and that’s just for starters.
And how many thousands of microbiologists sat silent while millions were dying and they knew why? It’s enough to turn your stomach, and if the virus was made in a laboratory, who was behind it and was the escape really accidental?
And what is the world going to do about this? Especially if we have been lied to from the get-go, which would mean that we’ve had our freedoms and rights taken from us, all around the world, and someone needs to be accountable.
The only real question that remains, was the leak accidental, or intentional?