WuFlu - Anonymous Group of Scientists Collecting Evidence The Virus Came From a Lab in Wuhan -

Ivan Shatov

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This thread is for discussion of investigations into the origin of the Covid-19 virus (aka WuFlu) in a Wuhan Lab.

A lot of misinformation is circulating aimed at assigning a natural origin to the virus without inquiry into other hypothesis. An independent effort lead by anonymous scientists has been organized to counter these narratives and present a fact-based hypothesis as to it's origins.

Original: https://project-evidence.github.io/

Archive: https://archive.md/IoY6Y

Abstract: "The goal of this document is to examine evidence that may prove that (1) the SARS-CoV-2 virus was present at a biolaboratory in Wuhan, China, and (2) the SARS-CoV-2 virus was introduced into the greater Wuhan population by an infected lab worker or animal. These claims from this point on will be referred to as Claim 1 and Claim 2."

TL;DR: it didn't come from a wet market. Labs have been mixing bat viruses to create things called chimeras for a long time and they've been tested on lab animals. A lot of the papers related to these tests have started disappearing off Pubmed and Researchgate. The response from the research community has mostly been cry-bully claims of racism. The go on to discuss how escapes have happened in the past with SARS and other highly lethal pathogens, notably from people selling lab animals to wet markets.

Lei Xiao and Botao Xiao are names to watch for. They have been disappeared from online sources and are possibly now wards of the state.


From wuhan institute of virology wikipedia page:

Coronavirus research​

In 2005, a group including researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology published research into the origin of the SARS coronavirus, finding that China's horseshoe bats are natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses.[13] Continuing this work over a period of years, researchers from the Institute sampled thousands of horseshoe bats in locations across China, isolating over 300 bat coronavirus sequences.[14]

In 2015, an international team including two scientists from the Institute published successful research on whether a bat coronavirus could be made to infect HeLa. The team engineered a hybrid virus, combining a bat coronavirus with a SARS virus that had been adapted to grow in mice and mimic human disease. The hybrid virus was able to infect human cells.[15][16]

In 2017, a team from the Institute announced that coronaviruses found in horseshoe bats at a cave in Yunnan contain all the genetic pieces of the SARS virus, and hypothesized that the direct progenitor of the human virus originated in this cave. The team, who spent five years sampling the bats in the cave, noted the presence of a village only a kilometer away, and warned of "the risk of spillover into people and emergence of a disease similar to SARS".[14][17]

In 2018, another paper by a team from the Institute reported the results of a serological study of a sample of villagers residing near these bat caves (near Xiyang Township 夕阳乡 in Jinning District of Yunnan). According to this report, 6 out of the 218 local residents in the sample carried antibodies to the bat coronaviruses in their blood, indicating the possibility of transmission of the infections from bats to people.[18]"
A hybrid virus was made 15 years before said pandemic in a virology lab which is also the city where the first case was identified.
Horrible coincidence, experiment gone wrong, or deliberate genocide, you be the judge.