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Did Covid-19 Escape from a Lab?

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Opinion: To stop the next pandemic, we need to unravel the origins of COVID-19

By David A. Relman

From: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

November 24th, 2020

We find ourselves ten months into one of the most catastrophic global health events of our lifetime and, disturbingly, we still do not know how it began. What’s even more troubling is that despite the critical importance of this question, efforts to investigate the origins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus and of the associated disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have become mired in politics, poorly supported assumptions and assertions, and incomplete information.

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Did Covid-19 Escape from a Lab?

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Via Taiwan News: Stanford scientist calls for investigation of Wuhan lab leak

David A. Relman, an American microbiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an opinion piece in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in which he called for a complete, international, and transparent investigation into the possibility that SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, leaked out of a lab in China.

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Did Covid-19 Escape from a Lab?

It’s a hobby of mine to watch this subject and to watch the culture and meta-space around the subject. Posts here are not an endorsement beyond finding them interesting. Almost certainly some of these articles and ideas will be false or proven false over time.

Lab Safety and the Origins of Covid-19

Courtesy Follow the Argument.org

This problem is pressing, because it not only has the potential for large scale catastrophe, but also has a certain asymmetry inherent to it: It only needs one mistake or one careless or adventurous researcher to create a disaster. Think about all the incidences mentioned above, or think about the paper where scientists published instructions on how to assemble a smallpox-like virus from scratch.

Note: This post is part of a collection of articles, speculative essays, links to podcasts and videos and other media around the subject:

Did Covid-19 Escape from a Lab?

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A Proposed Origin for SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic

by by Jonathan Latham, PhD and Allison Wilson, PhD

“The hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 evolved in the Mojiang miner’s lungs potentially resolves many scientific questions about the origin of the pandemic. But it raises others having to do with why this information has not come to light hitherto. The most obvious of these concern the actions of the Shi lab at the WIV.”

Recrudescence


noun

en: breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.

fr: Exacerbation des manifestations d’une maladie, des ravages d’une épidémie après une rémission temporaire.

Saint Roch or Rocco is an old school Catholic saint invoked especially against plague times. It’s a wonder he hasn’t grown in popularity recently or popped up as an analyst on CNN after Fauci is interviewed.

Saint Roch. Stained glass window. Combloux. France.

Lil Rock as he would be known today is also the patron saint of dogs, invalids, the falsely accused and bachelors. How long can a Netflix documentary or mini-series be away?

Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not continue them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replaced normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions. Thus they were readier to wear prophylactic medals of St. Roch than go to Mass.

— The Plague, Albert Camus

More on Lil Rock

It’s likely 100 million people will have voted before November 3rd and 150 million will vote in total. But we have to wait till Election night to see any results.

What are the top questions for Election Night as we watch actual results start to come in?

When will Donald Trump declare victory via Twitter or in a speech?

Prediction: Trump will declare victory by 10pm EST via twitter

At what point in the night will a major corporate media outlet declare that we are in the middle of a major Constitutional crisis over the transition of power and use the word ‘We can now report that there is a coup underway tonight in America’ – the media outlet has to be CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NYTimes, WaPo or similar major publication by a news presenter like Anderson Cooper or a journalist – not an explicit opinion writer or someone like Rachel Maddow. Has to be a statement, not a question.

Prediction: CNN and MSNBC news presenters will use the word Coup in a serious fashion as a statement of fact by midnight EST.

If there is an election night blowout and the Blue Wave is real how many times will we hear the phrase ‘Our four year national nightmare appears to be coming to an end’?

Prediction: More times than even Google Trends can keep up with. The Algo will be broken.

Will there be a major problem in Florida with counting the votes?

Prediction: No. Another state or states will pop-up and surprise us.

100,000 Covid19 infections or more on Election Day?

Prediction: Yes

How much cannabis will be consumed by Joe Rogan and guests on his election night special?

Prediction: Beaucoup!

Smoke’em if you got’em – it will be a very long night.

The losing Presidential candidate since the 2000 race has gotten on average 224.6 Electoral Votes and 47.56% of the vote.

The biggest loser was McCain in 2008 who received just 45.7% of the vote and a mere 173 electoral votes. A true blowout – the only candidate to lose with under 200 electoral votes and under 47% of the vote.

Regardless of who wins its an almost certainty that Biden/Harris will win the popular vote as the Democrats did in 2000 and 2016.

If you assume the polls are accurate Trump will do worse then a loser like McCain on vote % but not necessarily on electoral college votes.

Again assume the polls are accurate – does Trump get less than 45% of the vote and more than 200 electoral votes or less?

Only time and 79 days of hell after November 3rd will tell.

Yesterday on October 27th Joe Rogan announced an amazing election night special: Joe Rogan, Kyle Kulinski, comedian Tim Dillon with a special appearance by…Alex Jones!

Massive Questions

I have so many questions after watching this episode and the election night show announcement. I honestly wasn’t going to stay up to watch as I expect the coverage to be horrible and for the legacy media outlets to do everything they can make this election close and spread its coverage and relevance for 79 days of hell between Nov. 3rd and the Inaugeration.

The big question – after a hilarious and entertaining 3 hour show with Jones and Dillon which has attracted 3.7 million views on youtube so far – will it be cancelled or altered in someway?

How big will the blowback be for yesterday’s episode with Jones?

How much internal pressure will Spotify, Youtube and other platforms from their own woke workers to cancel or block the show? Is it possible that Twitter will block posts linking to the show on election night? Will Facebook pull the show from its algo to minimize its spread?

How much pressure will be placed on Kyle Kulinski and other possible guests from the left/liberal side of the tribes to boycott or cancel their appearance with Rogan on election night and going forward?

Will the viewing numbers break Youtube and Spotify? Will the network crash and will they rival the corporate press?

Perhaps the most important question – How much cannabis and alcohol will be consumed on the show?

We’ll know in 6 days!!!