COVID almost certainly escaped from a lab, contrary to the natural origin notion, according to newly revealed DNA evidence. This evidence can be found in the virus itself:
New COVID DNA revelation points strongly to coronavirus lab origin: “The CGG-CGG combination has never been found naturally. That means the common method of viruses picking up new skills, called recombination, cannot operate here.”https://t.co/IrkXFjpoV5
— James Morrow (@pwafork) June 7, 2021
According to a long-awaited analysis by two major specialists in the field, an unusual sequence of genomes unseen in nature but discovered by scientists in the Covid-19 coronavirus almost undoubtedly confirms that it came from a lab, reported The Daily Telegraph.
An analysis of the coronavirus’s DNA revealed a segment sequence known as CGG-CGG, which has never been found naturally in any other coronavirus, according to Drs Stephen Quay, CEO of biopharmaceutical company Atossa Therapeutics Inc, and Richard Muller, a physics professor at the University of California Berkeley.
This sequence, they said, allows the coronavirus’s spike protein (which binds it to human cells, enabling infection) to be activated by a common enzyme, making it better at attacking nearby cells and therefore more infectious and dangerous.
“A virus simply cannot pick up a sequence from another virus if that sequence isn’t present in any other virus,” Quay and Muller wrote in their study, which the pair described in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
“The CGG-CGG combination has never been found naturally. That means the common method of viruses picking up new skills, called recombination, cannot operate here.”
According to the authors of the study, the fact that the sequence is found in the coronavirus when it doesn’t occur in related viruses like SARS and MERS means that those who believe it occurred naturally must explain how that might have happened.
“Although the double CGG is suppressed naturally, the opposite is true in laboratory work. The insertion sequence of choice is the double CGG. That’s because it is readily available and convenient, and scientists have a great deal of experience inserting it.”
Therefore, they write, those who maintain that the coronavirus originated in nature and made the jump to humans “must explain why it happened to pick its least favourite combination: CGG-CGG. Why did it replicate the choice the lab’s gain-of-function researchers would have made?”, they write.
“Yes, it could have happened randomly, through mutations. But do you believe that? At the minimum, this fact — that the coronavirus, with all its random possibilities, took the rare and unnatural combination used by human researchers — implies that the leading theory for the origin of the coronavirus must be laboratory escape,” the pair concluded.
Now, I admit that I am not well-versed in gain of function research, but what they describe in this study appears to meet the description. COVID appears to have acquired a very specialized function to make it more infectious, which isn’t present in nature and can only be accomplished in a lab.
I’m sure Fauci will apologize tomorrow for leading the world wrong in order to keep NIAID/NIH from being implicated. But I’m not holding my breath.