Today's post relates to the origins of SARS-Cov-2 which has been in the news recently as the USA points the finger at China.
Just leaving this here.
There are just a couple of things I want to set out.
Peter Daszak who visited the Wuhan lab on behalf of the World Health Organisation made this statement in 2015, as reported in the National Academies Press in February 2016:
‘We need to increase public understanding of the need for medical counter-measures such as a pan-coronavirus vaccine. A key driver is the media, and the economics will follow the hype. We need to use that hype to our advantage, to get to the real issues. Investors will respond if they see profit at the end of the process.’
if this is all an elaborate conspiracy theory the following publicly available patents are surely relevant in consideration of the origin of SARS-CoV-2.
28/01/2000 - Canine coronavirus S gene and uses therefor
19/04/2002 - Methods for producing recombinant coronavirus
12/04/2004 - Coronavirus isolated from humans
14/05/2007 - Coronavirus isolated from humans