COVID-19 ‘has NO credible natural ancestor’

The statement

“An explosive new study on the origins of COVID-19 pandemic claims researchers found ‘unique fingerprints’ in samples of the virus that they say could only have arisen from manipulation in a lab – supporting theories that it escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.”

The source

Daily Mail, 29 May 2012


This article refers to a new 22-page paper authored by British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen set to be published in the Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery.

My take on it

Does this qualify as News?   In my own case, only because it refers to a new study.

More than a year ago eminent scientists were reporting that foreign insertions could be clearly identified in the native gene sequences.  Dr Judy Mikovits, if I recall correctly, was one.

The original Gain of Function  research (‘purposive manipulation’), the release of the virus and the endeavour by WRI to cover its tracks, are in my view very disappointing, but hardly “shocking allegations”.  I wish they were.

According to the article,  “the majority of experts have until recently staunchly denied the origins of COVID-19 were anything other than a natural infection leaping from animals to humans.”

Which takes me back to something my father said to me:  ‘If ever you find yourself in the majority, get down on your knees and examine your conscience.’

A majority vote never made anything true.  Pick your sources and your experts wisely.

Nor indeed do I accept that the majority of experts held the view claimed in the article.  Certainly it has been the official narrative, as choreographed and jealously guarded by government, biocrats and the media. That barrier to the free flow of information has simply served to delay and frustrate the fruits of independent enquiry. This paper is just one evidence of that.