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New Brunswick NJ, Britain’s Channel 4 did a genuine public service on Sunday with a film entitled “Did COVID Leak From A Lab in China?” Without a VPN, it’s not available in the U.S. so we’ll summarize its findings: A small vocal group of scientists “stepped way out beyond” the evidence to dismiss those who questioned COVID-19’s origins and labeled them as “conspiracy theorists.”
Last February, a group of 27 scientists wrote a letter in the British medical journal Lancet stating: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.”
One of the key people behind the letter was Peter Daszak, who had worked closely with Wuhan scientists researching Coronaviruses in bats and had a conflict of interest.
Richard Ebright, professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, told Channel 4: “They were presenting opinion, they did not belong in scientific journals. A small group of scientists, aided by journalists, established and enforced a false narrative that science showed Sars-Cov-2 was a natural zoonotic spillover and a further false narrative that this was the scientific consensus.”
It turns out that a group of dissident scientists launched their own investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and found the Wuhan team had been working with a virus in 2013 that is the closest ever found to COVID-19.
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, director of endocrinology at Flinders Medical Centre in Australia, told Channel 4 he had established that COVID-19 had emerged already perfectly adapted to infect humans. He believes the ancestor of the virus may have been grown in human cells or humanized mice and over multiple generations evolved to infect humans, before escaping.
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