Everything suggests this variant was leaked from a laboratory engaged in gain-of-function research.
Somewhat off-topic, but truly frightening to me. Here is what appears on the website for the US White House today:
"We are intent on not letting Omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated. You’ve done the right thing, and we will get through this.
For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm."
This is now getting TRULY scary. These people are clearly insane and it's completely unpredictable what they'll do. If this goes any further you'd better be prepared to get together for mutual defense.
Just wanted to quickly mention that it's posts like this that make me happy to subscribe to this substack. I'm in favor of keeping all content free to anyone who is short of money, but encourage the rest of us to "put our money where our mouth is" and support great alternatives to the corrupt mainstream press.
The lack of synonymous mutations makes it almost certain this is engineered.
Someone not only wanted to do this, they wanted us to know they did it.
Among the 37 Spike mutations are 31 substitutions, 5 deletions and an entire "insertion' mutation.
The insertion is not from another Coronavirus. It appears to have possibly come from a rhino virus (Common Cold). While swapping DNA is on rare occasions seen it wild type Viral Transfections... the possibility that this occurred in a single strain which had so many additional alterations is astronomically absurd.
If we lean toward Occam's Razor we can see a Pandemia beginning to wane, people returning to something approximating normal lives, and panic a lose of power & control by the Leadership Class. Solution: Rev Up the Fear Machine... Sow Confusion... Generate new headlines.
Breathe life into a flagging narrative with a New Version of the 'same old techniques.'
There may not be a Grand Conspiracy, but the emergence of a "new" strain that is yet another lab leak, sure makes one think there are a lot of forces moving behind the scenes.
Add this to the growing pile of information that will never make its way into the minds of the general public.
This is why I pay for your substack eugyppius. Worth every single inflated US dollar.
I agree with you and I came to the same conclusion as you, on Dec 2. The graph that you are displaying is amazing, but did not exist on Dec 2 when I wrote my article.
In any case, while we both think that it came from a lab, we do not know what was the purpose of its development.
- It could be a "way to have better vaccines", as Bill Gates mentioned, released intentionally at the intended moment
- It could be a mistaken release of an incomplete product
- It could be a bioweapon
One look at the chart showing Omicron among the variants and their mutations gave me the immediate impression that this could not have occurred naturally. I have been hoping that the release was an attempt to correct the mistakes of the mRNA products. However, considering the sense of evil that seems to underpin this whole story, I fear what could have been inserted into Omicron.
My family just had Covid and the symptoms were identical to the profile being reported from the UK- runny nose, mild fatigue, sore throat, sneezing and headache. Only my young child experienced a fever the first few days (typical part of building her immune system, I assume).
I must confess the thought has crossed my mind that omicron might not have evolved naturally. Either way it’s mild disease seen so far may prove to be our exit ramp from the pandemic. Unfortunately that has not sunk into the people at the White House who continue to drive a wedge between the American people and to stoke the fear and panic. More of the same vaccines is non scientific and appears it could be contributing to Original Antigenic Sin.
"It might represent a live, attenuated virus vaccine used informally among researchers, that mutated back to virulence and escaped; it might have been released accidentally; it could even be an attempt to develop a self-spreading vaccine to immunise animals or third world populations."
I've considered all these as well. If it is the latter, is it an attempt by "white hats" to end the pandemic?
Or is it a prelude to something much more nasty?
stop with this science immediately. Pfizer has profit forecasts to give out soon.
Oh God, I don't think I can stand the idea of a "counter lab leak". Covid, and the vaccination response, have been too mind bending, too repeatedly "crime of the century".
Even a James Bond script such as this would be considered too outlandish.
OMG I so knew this! Just read the first line, will read the whole article, but I also think (and maybe you say this) that it was released in Africa on purpose, because those pesky Africans, Pharma's own pet medicocolony, aren't getting covid enough.
I emailed the White House demanding they take that statement down. Please everyone bombard the Biden administration and call them out on this.
fascinating, thank you
Did you see this preprint suggesting that the evolution may have occurred in mice?
That could support either the lab hypothesis or alternatively the possibility that it was a zoonotic jump into and out of wild mice. No evidence so far of its presence in wild mice though.
Related note: Another substack I recently found presents the hypothesis that SARS2 was originally developed in a live attenuated vaccine program in China and escaped; and now it is regressing to surface the ability to infect mice, that it originally learned to infect in the lab. It's got a bunch of interesting theories including the idea that RNA viruses may leverage their rapid mutation rates to evolve many organ-specific variants within a single host.