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A new study claims that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a Wuhan lab, then tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.
DailyMail.com exclusively obtained the new 22-page paper authored by British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen set to be published in the Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery, which shows there’s evidence to suggest Chinese scientists created the virus while working on a Gain of Function project in a Wuhan lab.
Dalgleish, who works at St George’s University, London, and Sørensen, the chair of the pharmaceutical company Immunor, claim Covid-19 has ‘no credible natural ancestor’. The new study claims researchers found ‘unique fingerprints’ in COVID-19 samples that they say could only have arisen from manipulation in a laboratory.
Gain of Function research, which was temporarily banned in the U.S., involves altering naturally occurring viruses to make them more infectious in order to study their potential effects on humans.
Dr. Anthony Fauci defended U.S. funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology earlier this week, saying the $600,000 grant was not approved for Gain of Function research.
Although Fauci said the National Institutes of Health “has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Paul says there is evidence to the contrary, The Hill reports.
But the researchers who concluded that COVID-19 ‘has no credible natural ancestor’, also believe scientists reverse-engineered versions of the virus to cover up their tracks.
“We think that there have been retro-engineered viruses created,” Dalgleish told DailyMail.com. “They’ve changed the virus, then tried to make out it was in a sequence years ago.”
The two claim to have identified “inserted sections placed on the SARS-CoV-2 spike surface” that explain how the virus interacts with cells in the human body. Virologists, however, note that similar sections appear naturally in other viruses.
The research the two are trying to publish suggests Chinese scientists took a natural coronavirus ‘backbone’ found in Chinese cave bats and spliced onto it a new ‘spike’, turning it into the deadly and highly transmissible COVID-19.
Sørensen and Dalgleish said they were studying samples of the virus while working on a COVID vaccine when they discovered evidence that points to human interference. Their study details what they call ‘deliberate destruction, concealment or contamination of data’ at Chinese labs.
The paper’s authors wrote that they have had data based on the first impression evidence of retro-engineering in China’ for a year.
Sørensen and Dalgleish’s work contradicts the international scientific consensus that although the coronavirus pandemic originated in Wuhan, there is no evidence that it had been artificially engineered, Forbes reported last year.
Attention has shifted to COVID’s origins again this week after the Wall Street Journal published an intelligence report which found that several researchers at the Wuhan institute were hospitalized with illness in November 2019. It’s after WHO and Chinese experts issued a report in March that laid out four hypotheses about how the pandemic emerged.
The World Health Organization said in April 2020 the virus “likely” came from wildlife, not a lab.
The joint team said the most likely scenario was that the coronavirus jumped into people from bats via an intermediary animal, and the prospect that it erupted from a laboratory was deemed ‘extremely unlikely.’
Many experts had staunchly denied the origins of the virus were anything other than a natural infection leaping from animals to humans, DailyMail.com reports.
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And who is surprised by this?
No one with more than half of a brain which excludes liberals.
With the Biden administration finally looking into this I am sure when he receives the report in 90 days the conclusion will be we do not have sufficient evidence that this was created in a lab. This “cover-up” for China by US bureaucrats is easy to see when the mainstream media starts yelling “conspiracy theory” and “racist”. Even if the evidence clearly shows that it was created in the Wuhan lab the Biden administration is too weak to take strong and effective actions against China.
A-Dub is right. First reaction to 90 day investigation was here comes the cover up. Remember Benghazi was caused by a video.
Humanity has been played at an unprecedented level.
A-Dub is absolutely correct. The Democrats (and many Republicans) will lie their asses of to protect their cash cow, China.
What is sad is they have been trying to get this published for about a year now. None of the so called science/medical journals would. I believe the reason was itDid not follow the political narrative until recently. Never liked trump, but I hate this media/tech/democrat/University hegemony even more. They keep obscuring alternate theories that quite often are the correct answers and the ultimate truths. Very frightening
A hegemony supported by an intellectually incurious American public who vote based on tweets.
It’s time to fit Fauci for an orange jumpsuit.
Wonder how long be for they die of natural cause.
Pretty obvious how this will end: Media will tie the $600K to the Trump administration and Fauci will be the “Fall Guy.” Of course, the Biden White House will make make sure he is handsomely rewarded for towing the line and lying his ass off for the past year and some change.
That’s about right.
Even with this there is still no call from Republicans to make Facebook, Twitter and, Google come under “common carrier” law.
It is not only China that will get away with it. It is Silicon Valley that will get away with covering this up at the same time they banned the President of the United States for telling the truth.
This is Fascism