Coronavirus: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sat May 29 20:23:37 PDT 2021

"Keep in mind - reporting any of this last year was punishable by
social media banishment, demonetiziation, and hit-piece articles from
propagandists peddling CCP talking points."

Virologists Say Genetic "Fingerprints" Prove COVID-19 Man-Made, 'No
Credible Natural Ancestor'

Two notable virologists claim to have found "unique fingerprints" on
COVID-19 samples that only could have arisen from laboratory
manipulation, according to an explosive 22-page paper obtained by the
Daily Mail.
The paper's authors, Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen (left)
and British Professor Angus Dalgleish (right) via the Daily Mail

British professor Angus Dalgleish - best known for creating the
world's first 'HIV vaccine', and Norwegian virologist Dr. Birger
Sørensen - chair of pharmaceutical company, Immunor, who has published
31 peer-reviewed papers and holds several patents, wrote that while
analyzing virus samples last year, the pair discovered "unique
fingerprints" in the form of "six inserts" created through
gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

They also conclude that "SARS-Coronavirus-2 has "no credible natural
ancestor" and that it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that the virus was
created via "laboratory manipulation." exclusively obtained the 22-page paper which is set to
be published in the scientific journal Quarterly Review of Biophysics
Discovery. In it, researchers describe their months-long 'forensic
analysis' into experiments done at the Wuhan lab between 2002 and 2019
(Daily Mail)

A 'GenBank' table included in the paper lists various coronavirus
strains, with the dates they were collected and then when they were
submitted to the gene bank, showing a delay of several years for some
(Daily Mail)

Last year, Sørensen told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that COVID-19 has
properties which have 'never been detected in nature,' and that the
United States has 'collaborated for many years on coronavirus research
through "gain of function" studies with China.

One diagram of the coronavirus shows six 'fingerprints' identified by
the two scientists, which they say show the virus must have been made
in a lab (Daily Mail)
A second diagram showed how a row of four amino acids found on the
SARS-Cov-2 spike have a positive charge that clings to human cells
like a magnet, making the virus extremely infectious (Daily Mail)

The paper detailing their months-long "forensic analysis," which
looked back at experiments done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
between 2002 and 2019, is set to be published in the scientific
journal Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery.

More via the Mail:

    Digging through archives of journals and databases, Dalgleish and
Sørensen pieced together how Chinese scientists, some working in
concert with American universities, allegedly built the tools to
create the coronavirus.

    Much of the work was centered around controversial 'Gain of
Function' research – temporarily outlawed in the US under the Obama

    Gain of Function involves tweaking naturally occurring viruses to
make them more infectious, so that they can replicate in human cells
in a lab, allowing the virus's potential effect on humans to be
studied and better understood.

    Dalgleish and Sørensen claim that scientists working on Gain of
Function projects took a natural coronavirus 'backbone' found in
Chinese cave bats and spliced onto it a new 'spike', turning it into
the deadly and highly transmissible SARS-Cov-2.

    One tell-tale sign of alleged manipulation the two men highlighted
was a row of four amino acids they found on the SARS-Cov-2 spike.

    In an exclusive interview with, Sørensen said the
amino acids all have a positive charge, which cause the virus to
tightly cling to the negatively charged parts of human cells like a
magnet, and so become more infectious.

    But because, like magnets, the positively charged amino acids
repel each other, it is rare to find even three in a row in naturally
occurring organisms, while four in a row  is 'extremely unlikely,' the
scientist said.

    'The laws of physics mean that you cannot have four positively
charged amino acids in a row. The only way you can get this is if you
artificially manufacture it,' Dalgleish told

    Their new paper says these features of SARS-Cov-2 are 'unique
fingerprints' which are 'indicative of purposive manipulation', and
that 'the likelihood of it being the result of natural processes is
very small.'

    'A natural virus pandemic would be expected to mutate gradually
and become more infectious but less pathogenic which is what many
expected with the COVID-19 pandemic but which does not appear to have
happened,' the scientists wrote.

    'The implication of our historical reconstruction, we posit now
beyond reasonable doubt, of the purposively manipulated chimeric virus
SARS-CoV-2 makes it imperative to reconsider what types of Gain of
Function experiments it is morally acceptable to undertake.

The study concluded 'SARS-Coronavirus-2 has no credible natural
ancestor' and that it is 'beyond reasonable doubt' that the virus was
created through 'laboratory manipulation' (Daily Mail)

When Sørensen and Dalgleish floated their findings last year, it was
'debunked' with the thinnest of logic - however former MI6 chief Sir
Richard Dearlove pointed to the pair's findings as an "important"
development which could prove that the pandemic may have originated at
the WIV.

Sørensen and Dalgleish aren't the first scientists to find unusual
features within COVID-19. Last June, the Daily Telegraph reported that
there are two unique features to COVID-19:

First, the virus binds more strongly to human ACE2 enzymes than any
other species, including bats.

Second, SARS-CoV-2 has a "furin cleavage site" missing in its closes
bat-coronavirus relative, RaTG-13, which makes it significantly more
infectious - a finding we reported in late February.

According to Israeli geneticist, Dr. Ronen Shemesh, the Furin site is
the most unusual finding.

"I believe that the most important issue about the differences between
ALL coronavirus types is the insertion of a Furin protease cleavage
site at the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2," he said. "Such an insertion
is very rare in evolution, the addition of such 4 Amino acids alone in
the course of only 20 years is very unlikely."

"There are many reasons to believe that the COVID-19 generating
SARS-CoV-2 was generated in a lab. Most probably by methods of genetic
engineering," he said, adding "I believe that this is the only way an
insertion like the FURIN protease cleavage site could have been
introduced directly at the right place and become effective."

    Dr Shemesh, who has a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and over 21 years of experience in
the field of drug discovery and development, said it is even “more
unlikely” that this insertion happened in exactly the right place of
the cleavage site of the spike protein - which is where it would need
to occur to make the virus more infectious. -Daily Telegraph

"What makes it even more suspicious is that fact that this insertion
not only occurred on the right place and in the right time, but also
turned the cleavage site from an Serine protease cleavage site to a
FURIN cleavage site," he added.

In January 2020, a team of Indian scientists wrote in a now-retracted
paper that the coronavirus may have been genetically engineered to
incorporate parts of the HIV genome, writing "This uncanny similarity
of novel inserts in the 2019- nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and
Gag is unlikely to be fortuitous in nature," meaning - it was unlikely
to have occurred naturally.

The next month, a team of researchers in Nankai University noted that
COVID-19 has an 'HIV-like mutation' that  allows it to quickly enter
the human body by binding with a receptor called ACE2 on a cell

    Other highly contagious viruses, including HIV and Ebola, target
an enzyme called furin, which works as a protein activator in the
human body. Many proteins are inactive or dormant when they are
produced and have to be “cut” at specific points to activate their
various functions.

    When looking at the genome sequence of the new coronavirus,
Professor Ruan Jishou and his team at Nankai University in Tianjin
found a section of mutated genes that did not exist in Sars, but were
similar to those found in HIV and Ebola. -SCMP

According to the Nankai University study, the furin binding method is
"100 to 1,000 times as efficient' as SARS at entering cells.

"This protein cleaving protein is highly promiscuous, it’s found in
many human tissues and cell types and is involved in many OTHER virus
types activation and infection mechanisms (it is involved in HIV,
Herpes, Ebola and Dengue virus mechanisms)," said Dr. Shemesh. "If I
was trying to engineer a virus strain with a higher affinity and
infective potential to humans, I would do exactly that: I would add a
Furin Cleavage site directly at the original less effective and more
cell specific cleavage site."

Meanwhile, Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky found last
year either "a remarkable coincidence or a sign of human intervention"
within COVID-19 telling the Telegraph that COVID-19 is "exquisitely
adapted to humans."
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky

"We really don’t know where this virus came from - that’s the truth.
The two possibilities is that it was a chance transmission of a
virus...the other possibility is that it was an accidental release of
the virus from a laboratory," he said, adding "One of the
possibilities is that an animal host was infected by two coronaviruses
at the same time and COVID-19. The same process can happen in a

"In other words COVID-19 could have been created from that
recombination event in an animal host or it could have occurred in a
cell-culture experiment. I’m certainly very much in favour of a
scientific investigation. Its only objective should be to get to the
bottom of how did this pandemic happen and how do we prevent a future

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