Surprise: There’s More Evidence COVID Came From Lab Not Wet Market

One has to wonder why the Credentialed Media worked so hard to protect China from accusations that they intentionally or unintentionally released Bat Soup Virus from a laboratory. Was it just because they wanted to be contradictory from what Trump was saying? Is it because they’re beholden to China, much like the NBA and Disney (how many media outlets are owned by Disney?) Do they just love China and hate the Truth? Are they protecting China because Trump launched his economic war against them, which meant that Leftists took China’s side?

‘Growing body of evidence’ that COVID-19 leak from Chinese lab a ‘credible possibility,’ Trump official claims

A top Trump administration national security official recently claimed there was a “growing body of evidence” to support the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese government-run lab in Wuhan.

Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger made the claim in a recent virtual conference call with British lawmakers regarding China. During the call, Pottinger asserted that officials within China have rejected the theory that the virus originated from a wet market in Wuhan.

“There is a growing body of evidence to say that a laboratory leak or accident is very much a credible possibility,” Pottinger said during the call. “Even establishment figures in Beijing have openly dismissed the wet market story.”

Scientists have yet to trace the exact origins of the pandemic, though it is widely believed to have been spread through human contact with infected animals. President Trump and other top officials have floated the theory that the virus leaked from a lab. To date, no evidence has emerged to support that claim.

The Daily Mail was first to report on Pottinger’s remarks.

Efforts to identify the origins of the virus are a key element of the U.S. government’s plan to prevent future pandemics, a senior administration official told Fox News when asked for further comment on Pottinger’s remarks. The official noted the administration’s stance that China has failed to share reliable information about the pandemic since its onset and that Beijing engaged in an “extensive disinformation campaign” regarding its origins.

So, scientists do not know where it actually started, but, hey, they’ll claim without that evidence that someone ate something and it just spread like wildfire, a disease that tended to target the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions, but tended to leave those 10 and under alone, and not really affect most under 50? Really? It wouldn’t be the first time a virus was released from the Wuhan lab.

But, see, not blaming China for releasing the virus, saying it came from someone eating a bat or pangolin or something allowed the media and Leftists to attack Trump. Pure and simple.

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2 Responses to “Surprise: There’s More Evidence COVID Came From Lab Not Wet Market”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Unsurprisingly, neither Mr Pottinger nor Mr Teach revealed any of this “evidence”. This seems to be the latest strategy of conservatives, pretending to have secret evidence, release The Kraken!

    Neither the news report nor Mr Pottinger hinted that this was manipulated virus. It took Mr Teach to make that unsubstantiated leap. This is how false conservarumors gain traction.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7690418/pdf/viruses-12-01203.pdf

    “As laboratory manipulation is highly unlikely for the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the current possibilities comprise either natural selection in animal host before zoonotic transfer or natural selection in humans following zoonotic transfer. In the former case, despite SARS-CoV-2 and bat RaTG13 showing 96% identity some pangolin Coronaviruses exhibit very high similarity to particularly the receptor-binding domain of SARS-CoV-2. In the latter case, it can be hypothesized that the SARS-CoV-2 genome has adapted during human-to-human transmission and based on available data, the isolated SARS-CoV-2 genomes derive from a common origin.”

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7095063/pdf/41591_2020_Article_820.pdf

    “Although the evidence shows that SARSCoV-2 is not a purposefully manipulated virus, it is currently impossible to prove or disprove the other theories of its origin described here. However, since we observed all notable SARS-CoV-2 features, including the optimized RBD and polybasic cleavage
    site, in related coronaviruses in nature, we do not believe that any type of laboratory based scenario is plausible.”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0820-9

    “The genomic features described here may explain in part the infectiousness and transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 in humans. Although the evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 is not a purposefully manipulated virus, it is currently impossible to prove or disprove the other theories of its origin described here. However, since we observed all notable SARS-CoV-2 features, including the optimized RBD and polybasic cleavage site, in related coronaviruses in nature, we do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible.”

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    There is no evidence to support that SARS-CoV-2 was devised in a laboratory as Teach and the far-rightists imply. Analyses to date support that the virus either 1) jumped directly from animals to humans or 2) a very similar virus jumped from animals to humans and mutated in humans to the primary SARS-CoV-2 virus.

    It IS possible that the virus was being studied in the Wuhan laboratories and “escaped”, although there was no evidence presented to support that hypothesis. Perhaps in Mr Pottinger’s NSA role as an expert in China he has access to super-secret evidence, but that wasn’t revealed.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      There is no evidence to support that SARS-CoV-2 was devised in a laboratory… — Professor Rimjob —

      Except for all the evidence that does support that theory.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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