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Brits Deem Wuhan Virus Lab Origin Credible

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Posted By: shazbot123, 4/13/2020 4:35:23 AM

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles with his own case of the Wuhan virus, the British equivalent of President Trump’s virus task force no longer dismisses out of hand the South China University study saying the virus likely leaked from nearby viral research labs as some tinfoil hat conspiracy theory.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DynomiteThings 4/13/2020 5:51:53 AM (No. 377806)
It seems entirely logical to me that this virus did indeed originate from the viral research lab near Wuhan and not, as we were told, from the wet market. My theory is that this strain of Coronavirus is a type of zoonotic, bat related virus that was tweaked in the Wuhan lab to produce a bio-weapon which could be easily and quickly spread from human to human contact. This weaponized virus was then released, either accidentally or on purpose (since when does the CCP care about their own citizens dying?!), which is why the containment efforts have been so extreme all over the world. No one really knew what would happen once the virus began to spread since it had never been seen before in the human population and since no one could trust the information coming from China. Due to this unknowable factor, leaders at the very top who were told this was indeed a bio-weapon, acted accordingly and shut the world economy down, country by country as the disease spread. It's really the only thing that makes any sense to me, from the disinformation from China at the beginning, to the level of shutdowns ordered across the world in reaction to the virus' spread. This could be what no one is telling us because to do so would cause too much panic among the population. Just my 2 cents as someone who hasn't studied virology or epidemics, but who does possess a bit of common sense. We may never know the truth. Regardless, please stay safe out there, fellow LDotters!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaDad 4/13/2020 5:52:22 AM (No. 377808)
What Brit ever said the conspiracy theory is "credible"? The Person One of a lab-sourced infection would be a person who works in the lab. There is no Person One. COVID-19 a zoonotic infection, meaning that people caught the infection from animals. There is no doubt that bats carry several almost identical coronaviruses, and that other animals also carry them. The wet market brought thousands of people into close contact with thousands of live animals from the wild. About 80% of the early wave of infected people had visited the market. Viral epidemics (MERS, SARS, various infuenza strains, avian and swine flu) most often start in China where there is close contact between animals and people. We just don't need conspiracy theories.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/13/2020 10:36:35 AM (No. 378114)
When I showed a the bat virus published research report by a scientist at the Wuhan biolab to my cellular biology research professor friend, he said it was very likely that "some idiot in the lab accidentally infected himself and spread it to the surrounding community". He had one Chinese post-grad student, who was fired for incompetence after about 3 months, so he has some experience with Chinese science/scientists. That has always seemed the most likely route of introduction of this virus to me, rather than that nasty market, which has seemed like a cover story to deflect from their sloppy research work. As to the claims of this lab being a bioweapons lab, I suppose that is possible, but they published research papers about their work, the location of the lab was publicly known and that doesn't match up with my experience in the former soviet states on how they handled their weapons labs. In my experience managing research projects in former soviet states, often with scientists who had previously worked in soviet weapons labs, all of them worked in closed, secret institutes and some lived and worked in entire cities which were totally closed off by barbed wire, and nobody allowed in or out without special papers. I really doubt that the Wuhan bioresearch lab was a bioweapons lab, they just didn't hide it like Communist dictators normally do, and openly published papers on their research with bat viruses. Incompetence is far more common in human life than real, intentional malfeasance. I don't trust the ChiComs, but they will suffer from this the most of anyone, seems very unlikely some genius master plan - more like just another incompetent fool makes a total mess, and the ChiCom propagandists make it worse trying to cover it up. There are a hell of a lot more incompetent fools out there than there are brilliant criminal masterminds....a species almost exclusively found in comic books and movies made from them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared 4/13/2020 10:42:44 AM (No. 378120)
Wouldn't the Holy Trinity of Brennan, Comey and Clapper know about this? That was their business.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/13/2020 11:16:29 AM (No. 378156)
More "scary" speculation...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone 4/13/2020 12:36:32 PM (No. 378247)
There is no such thing as a coincidence. Everything happens for a reason and such reasons are built upon facts.
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