The version of the laboratory leak of the coronavirus is gaining momentum in the West.
Against the background of the growing information campaign in the West to transfer the “laboratory version” of the origin of the coronavirus from the category of conspiracy theory to the mainstream, there are absolutely stunning theories of the deliberate creation of COVID-19 in China.
“Rare” genome sequencing almost certainly proves that COVID-19 was deliberately created in a Chinese lab before it leaked to the outside world, US experts say.
According to the Daily Mail, two American experts wrote a damning essay claiming that the sequencing of the COVID-19 genome strongly suggests that the virus was produced in a Chinese laboratory.
Dr. Steven Quay and Richard Mueller, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, made the claims in The Wall Street Journal amid growing speculation that the coronavirus leak may have occurred in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“The strongest reason for the laboratory leak hypothesis is firmly grounded in science,” Dr. Quay and Professor Mueller argue, stating that “COVID-19 has a genetic footprint that has never been seen in a natural coronavirus.”
Quay and Mueller claim that the lab in Wuhan was known for conducting “functionality enhancement” research, in which scientists “intentionally overloaded viruses to increase lethality.”
COVID-19 has CGG-CGG genome sequencing – one of 36 sequencing patterns. This combination is commonly used by scientists in studies of increased function, but is otherwise considered extremely “rare.”
Experts say that no natural coronavirus, such as SARS or MERS, has ever had a CGG-CGG combination.
“The CGG-CGG combination has never occurred naturally. This means that the usual method of acquiring new skills by viruses, called recombination, does not work here,” wrote Quay and Mueller. “A virus simply cannot get a sequence from another virus unless that sequence is present in some other virus.”
In a new essay, Quay and Mueller go on to state that those who believe COVID-19 began with animal-to-human transmission should explain why it chose its least favorite combination: CGG-CGG. Why did he repeat the choice that the researchers working in the lab would have made?
A couple of experts conclude: “Yes, it could have happened accidentally, as a result of mutations. But do you believe it? At the very least, the fact that the coronavirus, with all its random possibilities, has adopted a rare and unnatural combination used by human researchers implies that the leading theory of the origin of the coronavirus must be a laboratory leak.”
The experts ‘article comes after media in the West reported last week on a “sensational” study that claimed Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a lab in Wuhan and then tried to cover their tracks with reverse-engineered versions of the virus to make it look like it came naturally from bats. British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sorensen claimed that they had “primary evidence of retro-engineering in China” for a year, but scientists and major journals ignored them.
The shocking allegations in the study included accusations of “deliberate destruction, concealment, or contamination of data” in Chinese laboratories, and noted the silencing and disappearance of the scientists who spoke out in China. Magazine article, exclusively received by DailyMail.com, it is believed, should cause a furor in the scientific community since most experts until recently categorically denied the origin of COVID-19 from anything other than a natural infection transmitted from animals to humans. Analyzing COVID-19 samples last year in an attempt to create a vaccine, Dalglish and Sorensen found “unique fingerprints” in the virus, which they said could only have come from manipulations in the lab. The authors of the study say they tried to publish their findings, but they were rejected by major scientific journals, which at the time were confident that the virus had naturally passed from bats or other animals to humans.