Covid origin

Updated on May 25, 2021 in General Stuff
11 on May 5, 2021

https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038

 
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I’m only half way through that read, and it’s already very very compelling.

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(No time at the moment to dig up the exact names and stuff…)

The part that is so dumb is the obvious conflict of interest on the part of the early “Saying it’s from China is a racist conspiracy theory” guy. 

What’s worse, the stenographers who call them selves reporters today were all like “Well, he’s a science guy, so he must be telling the truth”.

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0 on May 12, 2021

This week, the lab leak hypothesis appears to have gone from “debunked / racist / hoax” to being generally understood to be the most likely explanation. 

Which brings three thoughts:

  1. Whatever you want to call the “invisible force” that led so many to jump on to the “debunked / racist / hoax” bandwagon is still there, and has been there all along. Rational observers will treat every single other statement from supposedly disinterested public officials accordingly. Which is to say, they have completely burned their credibility.
  2. Tom Cotton was on this over a year ago. He wasn’t saying “lab leak, for sure”. He was saying “lab leak is a possibility that need to be investigated”. Every single national media outlet excoriated him over that. He is owed an apology. He won’t get one.
  3. Much of this could be cleared up if the Chinese were to release the relevant records. It is beyond bizarre to me that we (meaning the governments of the West) just accept as a given that the Chinese are not going to do so. Seems to me we should be putting maximum pressure on them.
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0 on May 14, 2021

1. The public official’s credibility is only burned with those that are indeed rational observers. Jonathan Swift’s admonition about reasoning folks out of what they were not reasoned into applies.

2. Concur.

3. Hell, the Chinese are still reporting only 102k total cases, and less than 5k deaths, as if we are to believe that they were the only nation who’s numbers stayed the same for the majority of 2020. At this point, said rational observers are wise to not believing anything coming from a Chinese official, even if the official’s tongue is notarized in Mandarin.

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0 on May 15, 2021

The dam has broken.

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0 on May 17, 2021
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And worth recalling that Tom Cotton wrote this thirteen months ago:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-and-the-laboratories-in-wuhan-11587486996

 

 

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0 on May 24, 2021

A good working definition of “humor” being “Telling an uncomfortable truth”:

https://babylonbee.com/news/pr-disaster-president-xi-forgets-to-remove-made-in-china-tags-from-coronavirus

 

 

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1 on May 25, 2021

“The idea that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a laboratory, and then escaped accidentally, always had a certain plausibility….On 2 May, the veteran science reporter Nicolas Wade published a long, detailed account of the career of the lab-leak hypothesis. His reporting appears to have triggered a cascade of defections, not simply from a consensus that no longer holds, but from a fake consensus that is no longer enforceable….If, during the Covid fiasco, scientists have not felt free to speak their minds, then we have a serious problem that goes beyond the immediate emergency of the pandemic. Regardless of how the question of the virus’s origins is ultimately decided, we need to understand how the political drama surrounding the science played out if we are to learn anything from this pandemic and reduce the likelihood of future ones.”

https://unherd.com/2021/05/how-scientists-sacrificed-scepticism/

on May 25, 2021

Amen.

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0 on May 25, 2021

I never watched the Plandemic video.

But it did just occur to me: The Very Smart People who ridiculed Plandemic as a racist hoax/conspiracy theory for the past 14 months also ridiculed the lab leak hypothesis as a racist hoax/conspiracy theory for the past 14 months.

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