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Covid-19 likely to be man made

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  • Apologies, I stand corrected, I confused you saying 'I blame the CCP' with 'I blame China'.



    Although, if you consider the context - assigning political blame first, and then trying to construct a pseudo-scientific narrative to validate the claim - it makes absolutely no difference.

    I laughed at this, do you even know who you're replying to? Or do you think me and the geospatial poster are actually the one and the same person?




  • I don't know to whom that rant is directed at, but I know the DNA kit mentioned is relevant simply because a) it was literally cited in a prestigious journal as being used and b) I thought the reverse transcriptase aspect of such a cloning protocol would be obvious to informed commentary. It seems like you don't actually have a clue about microbiology though.

    Do you believe Covid 19 has been tampered with/modified/created by humans or it's zoonotic?




  • Dohnjoe wrote: »
    Do you believe Covid 19 has been tampered with/modified/created by humans or it's zoonotic?
    Asking for someone's beliefs? Why? What has that to do with the points I raised?




  • Asking for someone's beliefs? Why? What has that to do with the points I raised?

    You seem to have some experience in a related field so I am simply asking. Do you have an opinion?




  • do you even know who you're replying to?


    Yes. Some random person on the Internet.


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  • Dohnjoe wrote: »
    You seem to have some experience in a related field so I am simply asking. Do you have an opinion?
    The best way to give a succinct answer is: I'd generally support the views and opinions of Alina Chan (Broad Institute researcher). I would certainly not call e.g. an accidental human-related release a conspiracy theory for instance. Whether the virus was "created" by man, is a separate but possibly related question, and there is a lack of information to conclusively make a call based on science.




  • Yes. Some random person on the Internet.
    So you reply to someone about the points somebody else made, and infer criticism of the CCP is an attack on China. Right.




  • In case anyone wanted to have more scientific literature covering the construction of chimeric viruses, here's a JoV paper from 2002 where seamless techniques were used to create a mouse hepatitis virus strain. I note that an author of this paper is Ralph Baric, the same collaborator named with Shi Zhengli in various prestigious journals on sarbecovirus gain-of-function research:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12368349/

    Anyone claiming that a "manufactured" virus inherently shows give-away clues in its sequence is peddling a demonstrable falsehood.


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