Is COVID-19 Man Made? New Evidence Emerges

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In a shocking new opinion piece published by The Wall Street Journal, two scientists, Dr. Steven Quay and Richard Muller, claim that damning science strongly implies COVID-19 is a man-made virus. 

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The story of the fabricated virus has gained traction after years of being dismissed as nothing more than speculation. The first clue has to do with the nature of gain-of-function research; this research involves microbiologists tinkering with a virus’s DNA in order to change its qualities, such as making it more transmissible or fatal.

According to Quay and Muller, of the 36 possible genome pairings which could produce two arginine amino acids back to back — enhancing a virus’ lethality — CGG-CGG, or double CGG, is the most widely employed in gain-of-function studies.

Quay, the Atossa Therapeutics founder, and Muller (a former leading scientific expert at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who currently teaches physics at the University of California’s Berkeley campus) noted that the insertion sequence of choice is the double CGG.

The double CGG sequence has never been detected naturally in the entire group of coronaviruses that includes CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, according to the researchers.

Why Are We Only Hearing This Now?

Dr. Peter Palese, a microbiologist from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine who previously signed a letter denying that coronavirus emerged naturally, now supports research into the infection’s origins.

Dr. Palese was one of 27 experts who signed the letter published in The Lancet on March 7, 2020.

The scientists said that they will stand united to denounce any conspiracy ideas stating that COVID-19 was produced in a lab.

Palese has now stated that he supports an investigation.

Palese told the Daily Mail that a full study into the origins of the virus is needed.  He added that since he signed the Lancet letter, there’s been a flood of troubling information; therefore, he would like to see answers to all the questions he posed.

In recent weeks, calls for a probe into the origins have risen rapidly, as several scientists and the media attempted to dismiss any doubts about its natural beginnings. There is yet to be a confirmed animal host.

Supporters of the natural theory cite virus genomes and other evidence.

House Hearings

More than 200 House Republicans wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In this letter, Republicans urged Pelosi to back a Democratic-led investigation into COVID-19’s origins.

Reps. Bill Huizenga and Fred Upton joined the Republican big names in calling for House Speaker Pelosi and the rest of Democrat leaders to support an investigation into the origins of the COVID virus.

This investigation would primarily center around if COVID-19 originated in a lab leak in Wuhan, China.