The new coronavirus contains a segment called CGG-CGG, which is considered rare even in experiments in which researchers manipulate the virus. But even more telling is that this combination never found naturally in no other type of coronavirus, including SARS and MERS, which are its cousins.
This is assured by an essay that is damning because it affirms that the COVID-19 genome sequencing strongly suggests that the virus was generated within a chinese laboratory. The work was done by Drs. Stephen Quay, CEO of the biopharmaceutical company Atossa Therapeutics Inc, and Richard Muller, a professor of physics at the University of California Berkeley, in The Wall Street Journal.
What are they based on?
- There are 36 DNA segments, made up of three-letter “words,” that viruses use to make an amino acid known as L-arginine.
- L-arginine helps make proteins, but is also frequently used in so-called “gain-of-function” research, which alters viruses to make them more transmissible and more deadly.
“A virus simply cannot pick up a sequence from another virus if that sequence is not present in any other virus,” Quay and Muller wrote. “The CGG-CGG combination has never been found naturally. That means that the common method for viruses to capture new abilities, called recombinationYou cannot apply here ”, they emphasize.
The trial comes after an explosive study last week claimed Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in the Wuhan lab, then tried to cover their tracks with versions of reverse engineered virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.
The pair of researchers conclude: “Yes, it could have happened by chance, through mutations. But do you believe that? At the very least, this fact (that the coronavirus, with all its random possibilities, took on the rare and unnatural combination used by human researchers) implies that the leading theory for the origin of the coronavirus must be laboratory escape. “
The theory of laboratory filtration was initially discarded by the media and academic communities. President Joe Biden last week ordered intelligence agencies to launch an investigation into whether COVID was man-made.
Circumstantial evidence long raised questions about the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where researchers were known to be conducting experiments with bat coronavirus strains similar to the one responsible for COVID-19.
China insisted early that the virus did not leak from the lab, claiming that the crossing into humans must have occurred in a “wet market” in Wuhan that sold live animals. They argue that this theory is “extremely impossible” and accuse the United States of “political manipulation.”