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Theory that covid-19 escaped from a lab, not an animal market in Wuhan is gaining momentum again (new study reveals)

  • by Alba luz Leal

Science journalist Nicholas Wade has conducted a full investigation to determine the origin of covid-19. (Free press photo: Pixabay) According to international media, science journalist Nicholas Wade has conducted a full investigation to determine whether the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which would rule out the theory that its origin was natural and that to date, the most complete analysis on covid-19. Since the first case of SARS-CoV-2 was known until May 2021, more than three million people worldwide have died and the number continues to rise. Although several researchers have attributed its origin to a natural contagion, originating from bats, renowned science journalist Nicholas Wade has conducted an exhaustive investigation to determine that the theory of a laboratory leak is the most likely origin of the virus. . The origin of the coronavirus has been a mystery. However, Wade published his research in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a prestigious magazine that deals with issues related to global security and public policy, where he assured that the SARS-CoV-2 virus actually comes from the Institute. of Wuhan Virology. New research brings together evidence related to SARS-CoV-2 and indicates that the virus may have been created at the Institute of Virology in the city of China where the outbreak began in 2019. (Free press photo: thebulletin .org) Wade’s argument In support of his thesis, the science journalist relied on various statements that he identified as “implausible”. According to Wade, the virus is a pathogen that from the first moment was able to infect humans and does not show a natural history of a virus that passes from a bat to a person. Also read: What has gone wrong in Latin America, which has become “the region most affected in the world” by the pandemic “No one has found the bat population that was the cause of SARS2, if ever it has infected bats. No intermediate host has manifested itself, despite intensive research by Chinese authorities that included tests on 80,000 animals. There is no evidence that the virus makes multiple independent jumps from its intermediate host to humans, as have the SARS1 and MERS viruses, “Wade added in his report.” There is no evidence in hospital surveillance records that the epidemic is growing in the population as that the virus was evolving. There is no explanation why a natural epidemic should break out in Wuhan and nowhere else. There is no good explanation for how the virus acquired its furin cleavage site, that no other SARS-linked beta coronaviruses owns, or why the site is made up of human preferred codons. The theory of natural emergence fights against a series bristling with improbability, ”added the science journalist. Por otra parte, Wade aseguró que no hay una explicación clara de cómo el virus pudo adquirir una escisión de furina, una pequeña región de la proteína de espícula compuesta por unas entidades como codones de arginina que son comunes en los humanos, pero no animals. For these reasons, the science journalist assured that the theory that the disease is of animal origin is increasingly moving away from a possibility. “There are two obvious levels of accountability: first, allowing virologists to perform gain-of-function experiments, offering minimal gain and high risk; the second, if SARS2 was generated in a laboratory, to allow the virus to escape and trigger a global pandemic. Here are the players who seem most deserving, ”added Wade in his research. Wuhan Institute of Virology experiments In the study, Wade claimed that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were doing so-called gain-of-function experiments designed to infect human and humanized mouse cells with strains of coronavirus. In addition: Six doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus are mistakenly injected into a young Italian woman According to the science journalist, SARS-CoV-2 could come from these experiments and to this is added that the researchers would not be vaccinated against viruses that studied and worked with minimum safety conditions in a laboratory. In this sense, the reporter added that the leak of the virus would not be a surprise and that, given the fact that in China the pandemic practically exploded at the door of the Wuhan Institute.