on covid 19


Maybe Trump was right when he called it Chinese virus. But maybe, he should have called it Wuhan virus. This, my friends, would not have been a racist statement as some of you are won’t to think. It is common practice to name viruses or pandemics according to where they were first discovered. So for example MERS- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome which for those unaware had a very high fatality rate the SARS-CoV1.

In this long read, the question of the origin of the virus is looked at. For those who haven’t been following, there are two theories- a natural origin and a lab release (accidental). In the natural origin theory, it is argued that it could have come from one of the bat species to an intermediate host then to humans.

On the lab origin theory it is speculated that the virus might have leaked from one of the virology labs in Wuhan where they study coronaviruses.

And it is here that it gets quite muddy. Fauci, NIH and NIAID all have their hands in this mix. It is possible there is a lot we are still ignorant of but with time and a bit more sleuthing, we may come close to knowing what the source of this virus is.

And while we wait, you can also read this very long post written more than a year ago by Yuri Deigin.

From my reading of the two very long posts, it seems to me, the probability of a natural origin is really small given the specific nature of this virus, failure to find the intermediate host, & many other points raised on those two pieces.

Go read.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

44 thoughts on “on covid 19

  1. ladysighs says:

    It is what it is and can’t be put back in the bottle.
    As if blaming somebody or something is going to make it all better.
    Not against finding the truth — but we need to get on with containing it and prevent it spreading more.

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  2. john zande says:

    Either way, I hope it ends all wet markets in China, and throughout Asia.

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  3. Virus? What virus? Here in the States, we had/have no virus. Oh, a few folks got mild colds and such, but there was certainly no pandemic-like virus here. We’re quick to stop such things here and all Americans always come together in times of potential crisis to help each other out and give loving support to each other in spite of our many differences. Virus? Bah! There ain’t no stinkin’ virus here, pal!

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  4. keithnoback says:

    What do you think? Whether or not this virus escaped from a lab, should we be holding on to something like smallpox for experimental purposes? It is dangerous, but where would we be if we simply refused to allow research on hemorrhagic fever viruses for that reason?

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    • makagutu says:

      Others more qualified on this matter argue that the risks from gain of function experiments far outweighs the benefits. In fact, from the research mentioned in these articles, the researchers themselves pointed out that there was no treatment or vaccine against the improved virus.
      The potential for these to be used as biological weapons far outweigh the benefits.

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      • keithnoback says:

        There is no treatment for the original viruses either – unless it is developed in a lab that , among other things, grows the bug in a cell culture and does experiments to determine things like the variable and conserved portions of the genome/phenome. It is nowhere near as tidy as the author of the Bulletin article suggests.
        I am less concerned about the bioweapon potential of viruses, at least in the hands of states. Mass scale suicide bombing is not their M.O. Fanatics OTOH…

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        • basenjibrian says:

          You are showing a breathtaking lack of understanding of American military policy during the past 100 years. It may not be suicide bombing, but the United States loves mass scale bombing of civilian populations

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        • makagutu says:

          Actually, in the last 100 years it is more state actors who have used mass suicide bombing including use of chemical weapons.
          Those vaccines were not made through gain of function research which only makes the virus more lethal or increase the number of organisms it can attack.

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          • basenjibrian says:

            Not that I am a lover of the vile Kim theocracy, but the United States literally LEVELED North Korea during that ill-fated little war. More bombs than dropped on Germany during WWII. Not to forget the carpet bombing of Vietnam and Cambodia and the massive use of Agent Orange.

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        • makagutu says:

          There are no treatments yes, some have vaccines while others regimens have been developed to manage them. For gain of function viruses, we have no vaccines

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  5. Ron says:

    The most important thing is to continue wearing three masks while driving solo with the windows rolled up or while walking your dog in an open field.

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    • makagutu says:

      Now I have seen these types and I wonder what their problem really is.

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      • Ron says:

        I call it extreme paranoia.

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        • makagutu says:

          Maybe they see themselves doubly protected

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        • basenjibrian says:

          I actually think it is “virtue signaling”. Since response to COVID has been “tribal”, it shows one is of the “good” tribe. At least in Blue areas. In Mississippi, where your “pastor” has told you worrying about COVID means one is a heathen, that may be a different story.

          But there is also an ethnic preference as well. Chinese and Japanese citizens seem to wear masks a lot even pre-COVID, and that has carried over to tourists and immigrants in the United States.

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          • makagutu says:

            I have always found it ironic that the Chinese would wear masks in nbi pre covid when Beijing has occasionally to declare air quality emergency.

            I think mask mandates has become an emotional issue & then there is virtue signalling. If you are not wearing a mask you don’t care about others even if you are alone in a car with windows rolled up.

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    • basenjibrian says:

      You forgot the other important prescription from Dr. Faucci: Bicycle the wrong way down a major arterial during rush hour at dusk while wearing dark clothes, no lights, no helmet, but dammit, I am wearing a single, stained, cloth mask! Take that, Trumptards!

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      • makagutu says:

        Those are special cases. They would rather take their chances with cars but not covid.

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        • basenjibrian says:

          I can’t wear a mask when riding. Despite the virtuous proclamations in bicycling magazines. Of course, the main U.S, cycling magazine would give our friend tiledb fits. It is devolving into endless articles on various victim groups problems with cycling. Including one interesting story where the person rode from Canada to Bolivia-a fascinating story, actually, until it devolved into a sad tale of how this person in their? thex? txy? mid 20s finally decided they were “really a woman” blah blah blah blah. Of course thx should sign up to race on a women’s team, no?

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