Thursday, January 13, 2022

Why did scientists suppress the lab-leak theory? - spiked

Topics Covid-19 Politics Science & Tech World

In August 2007 there was an outbreak of foot-and-mouth virus on a farm in Surrey. It was a few miles from the world’s leading reference laboratory for identifying outbreaks of foot and mouth. Nobody thought this was a coincidence and sure enough a leaking pipe at the laboratory was soon found to be the source: a drainage contractor had worked at the lab and then at the farm.

In December 2019 there was an outbreak in China of a novel bat-borne SARS-like coronavirus a few miles from the world’s leading laboratory for collecting, studying and manipulating novel bat-borne SARS-like coronaviruses. We were assured by leading scientists in China, the US and the UK that this really was a coincidence, even when the nine closest relatives of the new virus turned up in the freezer of the laboratory in question, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Now we know what those leading scientists really thought. Emails exchanged between them after a conference call on 1 February 2020, and only now forced into the public domain by Republicans in the US Congr


Matt Ridley (Lord Something or Other).

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Viscount Ridley holds a first class BA and a PhD in Zoology from Oxford. He's a good egg. Mock him not.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 13, 2022 5:41:07 PM

Aren't you just bursting with pride that all the top dogs in western virology simply lied about the issue? Come to that, aren't you proud that the top dogs in western medicine have lied about the vaccines? Between them the disease and the vaccines will have killed millions upon millions. It really is machine-gunner territory.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 13, 2022 5:45:35 PM

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