Was COVID-19 created in a Chinese laboratory? In what is sure to be a controversial study, two scientists are making the claim that the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t a natural occurrence, but a man-made one. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting:
The shocking allegations in the study include accusations of ‘deliberate destruction, concealment or contamination of data’ at Chinese labs, and it notes the silencing and disappearance of scientists in the communist country who spoke out.
The journal article, exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com and slated for publication in the coming days, is set to make waves among the scientific community, as the majority of experts have until recently staunchly denied the origins of COVID-19 were anything other than a natural infection leaping from animals to humans.
This is being reported by a number of papers including The New York Post and comes after the American public have heard more public figures willing to consider the coronavirus was no accident. Even more disturbing, the study reportedly offers proof that Chinese scientists then attempted to reverse-engineer “versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.” The New York Post elaborated.
British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen wrote they’ve had primary evidence “of retro-engineering in China” since last year, but were ignored by academics and major medical journals, The Daily Mail reported Saturday, citing the soon-to-be-published study.
The study concludes: “the likelihood of it being the result of natural processes is very small.” The virus is still killing 12,000 people a day around the world.
The scientists aren’t jabronis screaming some tin-hat conspiracies on YouTube or from their local pulpit, but two widely-respected researchers. The Post article notes:
Dalgleish is a London oncology professor known for breakthrough work on a vaccine for HIV. Sørensen is a virologist and chair of the pharmaceutical company Immunor, which developed a coronavirus vaccine candidate called Biovacc-19. Dalgleish also has a financial stake in that company.
Dalgiesh and Sarensen were studying the coronavirus when they noticed some oddities about the virus. The New York Post is reporting:
It was during their COVID-19 vaccine research that the pair came across “unique fingerprints” indicating the virus didn’t come from nature, they said. The telltale clue: a rare finding in the COVID-carrying virus of a row of four amino acids, which give off a positive charge and bond to negative human cells.
So what? you might be asking. Turns out the finding could be huge as the scientists claim there is no way to explain this characteristic except by it being man-made.
“The laws of physics mean that you cannot have four positively charged amino acids in a row,” Dalgleish told the Daily Mail. “The only way you can get this is if you artificially manufacture it.”
Metro reports the study:
says scientists inside the lab were altering naturally-occurring viruses to make them more infectious in order to study their potential effects on humans.
They say Covid-19 was created by splicing a natural coronavirus ‘backbone’ found in Chinese cave bats onto it a new ‘spike’ and it escaped via lower-security areas of the institute.
You’ll likely recall reports early on during the pandemic that claimed that COVID-19 may have been the result of a lab experiment. These claims were routinely dismissed but over the last month, there have been more people in the United States government willing to consider the possibility. As noted by the Daily Mail:
This week, President Joe Biden ordered the intelligence community to re-examine how the virus originated, including the lab accident theory.
The announcement followed the revelation that a previously undisclosed intelligence report had been made to the White House, claiming that several researchers at the Wuhan institute were hospitalized with illness in November 2019. The document was uncovered this week by the Wall Street Journal.
US health officials have also come under fire for allegedly funding researchers’ controversial and risky experiments at the Wuhan lab.
Like any study, this will be subject to peer-review (as any good study is) and there will undoubtedly be fierce debate over the findings.