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    Default The Lab Leak Hypothesis

    Nicholson Baker
    January 4 2021

    For decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if?

    What happened was fairly simple, I’ve come to believe. It was an accident. A virus spent some time in a laboratory, and eventually it got out. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, began its existence inside a bat, then it learned how to infect people in a claustrophobic mine shaft, and then it was made more infectious in one or more laboratories, perhaps as part of a scientist’s well-intentioned but risky effort to create a broad-spectrum vaccine


    Read more: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/arti...pe-theory.html

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    Default Re: The Lab Leak Hypothesis

    This is one of the more thorough, restrained but outspoken discussions I have yet seen on the origin of the coronavirus. When you put gain-of-function, the drive to weaponize airborne infections, and the history of escaped experiments, together in the same room, trouble is bound to be the result. (That's my opinion, not an excerpt from the article). Decide for yourself.
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