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Old 06-29-2020, 06:01 PM   #201
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https://www.sciencealert.com/was-cor...lert-Latest%29

This article echoes GGG sentiment that the March 2019 test is likely a false positive.

Some key notes:
-they were screening for 3 genes but only tested positive for one and only after 39 cycles of amplification.
-no spike in respiratory diseases locally were reported during that period
-this result suggests the virus was present in the population in March at high enough frequency to be detected but then at not high enough levels to be detected for the next nine months. Doesn't seem plausible for Covid as we know it.

My guess is the sample was contaminated or some other error. Even if they can reproduce the result I think its dubious at best without additional supporting evidence.
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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...ies-speaks-out

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Shi Zhengli’s group at the Wuhan Institute of Virology has long been at the centre of conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In a rare interview, Zhengli — who has spent more than 15 years studying bat coronaviruses — addresses speculation that the virus could have been created in the institute. “Scientists from around the world have overwhelmingly concluded that SARS-CoV-2 originated naturally rather than from any institution,” she says. “US President Trump’s claim that SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from our institute totally contradicts the facts. It jeopardizes and affects our academic work and personal life. He owes us an apology.”
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LOL at the idea of Trump apologizing.
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“However, Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, who from the early days of the pandemic has urged that an investigation look into the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 entered humans through a laboratory accident, was decidedly unimpressed. “Most of these answers are formulaic, almost robotic, reiterations of statements previously made by Chinese authorities and state media,” Ebright says.”
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