French Biologist Discovers Genetic Evidence Linking Raccoon Dogs To SARS-CoV-2 Hiding Behind The Back Of The Sofa
You know the feeling: the control box which suddenly disappeared over two years ago and that bracelet which your mum gave you which went mysteriously missing ages ago. You were cleaning behind the back of the sofa one day and you came across them - after all this time!
So yeah, this French biologist suddenly comes across this genetic material which ‘proves’ the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2 right after the lid is blown on the lab origin of the virus. Quite amazing.
International scientists who examined previously unavailable genetic data from samples collected at a market close to where the first human cases of Covid-19 were detected in China said they found suggestions the pandemic originated from animals, not a lab.
The samples were collected from surfaces at the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan after the first human cases of Covid-19 were found in late 2019.
A French biologist spotted the information by chance while scouring the database and shared it with a group of scientists based outside China and looking into the origins of the coronavirus.
Genetic sequencing data showed that some of the samples, which were known to be positive for the coronavirus, also contained genetic material from raccoon dogs, indicating the animals may have been infected by the virus, according to the scientists. Their analysis was first reported in The Atlantic.
“There’s a good chance that the animals that deposited that DNA also deposited the virus,” said Stephen Goldstein, a virologist at the University of Utah who was involved in analyzing the data. “If you were to go and do environmental sampling in the aftermath of a zoonotic spillover event … this is basically exactly what you would expect to find.”
Great. Does this mean that China will now stop cruelly electrocuting and then skinning raccoon dogs whilst they are still conscious? Somehow I doubt it. Or maybe it just means our French biologist did find his Raccoon Dog DNA lurking down the back of the sofa because the cushions on the sofa were made from Raccoon Dog fur manufactured in China and imported into France as ‘faux fur’? Bastards. Sick world. Full of liars, frauds and evil-doers.
Yep- look over there 😊
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