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Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): The Russia News: 7:44 AM 10/24/2022 – Covid-19’s Origins Are More Complicated Than Once Thought – WIRED

A string of about 30,000 genetic letters were all that it took to start the nightmare of covid-19, the death toll from which is likely to be more than 20m. Exactly how this story began has been hotly contested. Many think that covid-19’s emergence was a zoonosis—a spillover, as so many new pathogens are, from wild animals, for it resembles a group of…
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To prevent future pandemics, it is important that we understand whether SARS-CoV-2 spilled over directly from animals to people, or indirectly in a laboratory accident. The genome of SARS-COV-2 contains a peculiar pattern of unique restriction endonuclease recognition sites allowing efficient dis- and re-assembly of the viral genome characteristic of…
posted 2h ago via biorxiv.org
 

The recently identified, globally predominant SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant (BA.1) is highly transmissible, even in fully vaccinated individuals, and causes attenuated disease compared with other major viral variants recognized to date1–7. The Omicron spike (S) protein, with an unusually large number of mutations, is considered the major driver of these…
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Viscount Matt Ridley, who co-authored a book on the origin of the coronavirus, called the new work a “hugely important study”. “Evidence that strongly suggests SARS-CoV-2 was engineered may have been hiding in plain sight all along,” he said. Prof Francois Balloux, the director of the UCL Genetics Institute, said it was “the strongest piece of evidence…
posted 2h ago via telegraph.co.uk
 

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Covid-19’s Origins Are More Complicated Than Once Thought  WIRED
Researchers’ tests of lab-made version of Covid virus draw scrutiny  STATLab-made SARS-CoV-2 study prompts gain-of-function questions  CIDRAPNew Lab-Made Covid-19 Coronavirus At Boston University Raises Questions  ForbesLab Manipulations of Covid Virus Fall Under Murky Government Rules  The New York TimesWas a study that created a hybrid COVID-19 virus…
Five covid questions scientists still can’t answer  The Washington Post

Covid Origin Destined to Be a Forever Secret  National Review

Russia Jumps on Wild Claims COVID Was Created in U.S. Lab  Newsweek

COVID-19: The endless search for the origins of the virus  Al Jazeera English

Knowing the Origins of COVID-19 Won’t Change Much  TIME

A Swiss lab made the first synthetic clone of SARS-CoV-2  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

The coronavirus was not engineered in a lab. Here’s how we know.  Livescience.com

Scientists Are Tired of Explaining Why The COVID-19 Virus Was Not Made in a Lab  ScienceAlert

Lab-made virus mimics COVID-19 virus – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis  Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Lab-Made Virus Allows for Safer Study of SARS-CoV-2  BioTechniques

Lab-Made? SARS-CoV-2 Genealogy Through the Lens of Gain-of-Function Research | by Yuri Deigin | Medium  Medium

Divisive COVID ‘lab leak’ debate prompts dire warnings from researchers  Nature.com

The COVID lab-leak hypothesis: what scientists do and don’t know  Nature.com

A Covid Origin Conspiracy?  City Journal

Where did Omicron come from? Three key theories  Nature.com

10 reasons why scientists believe coronavirus originated from lab in Wuhan, China  Fox News

The Lab-Leak Hypothesis Made It Harder for Scientists to Seek the Truth  Scientific American

Wuhan market was epicentre of pandemic’s start, studies suggest  Nature.com

We know lab leaks are possible, and one could start a new pandemic  Vox.com

No evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a laboratory, contrary to claim by Li-Meng Yan  Health Feedback

Deconstructed: The Lab-Leak Theory Is Looking Stronger  The Intercept

Monkeypox goes global: why scientists are on alert  Nature.com
WHO covid origins report says ‘lab leak’ theory needs further investigation  The Washington Post

What happened to the lab-leak hypothesis?  UnHerd

Bat Virus Studies Raise Questions About Laboratory Tinkering  The New York Times
Scientists hone argument that coronavirus came from Wuhan market  The Washington Post

French lab scientists couldn’t make bat virus mutate to become like SARS-CoV-2. Why it matters  ThePrint
The molecular epidemiology of multiple zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2  Science

The rise and fall of the lab leak hypothesis for the origin of SARS-CoV-2  Science Based Medicine

Origins of SARS-CoV-2 | Johns Hopkins | Bloomberg School of Public Health  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Where did the pandemic start? Anywhere but here, argue papers by Chinese scientists echoing party line  Science

The lab-leak theory isn’t dead  UnHerd
‘Untrustworthy and ineffective’: Panel blasts governments’ covid response  The Washington Post

Timeline: The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 – U.S. Right to Know  U.S. Right to Know
Covid origin debate looms over guidelines for deadly lab research  The Washington Post

SARS-CoV-2 furin cleavage site was not engineered | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  pnas.org
Evidence suggests pandemic came from nature, not a lab, panel says  Science

Wastewater captures COVID outbreaks even before test results  Futurity: Research News

Unraveling the Causes of the Pandemic, and Preparing for the Next  Yale Environment 360

TWIS: A Mysterious Melanistic Canada Lynx Caught On Camera, An Enormous Ostrich-Like Dinosaur Used To Roam North America, And Much More This Week  IFLScience

Virus roundup: Boston University researchers push back on headlines they say ‘misrepresent’ Covid study findings  The Daily Briefing

What We Know: New COVID Variants BQ.1, BQ.1.1, XBB, BF.7  New York Magazine

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A Covid Origin Conspiracy?  City Journal

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Origins of SARS-CoV-2 | Johns Hopkins | Bloomberg School of Public Health  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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