Posted BY: Wes Walker
The ORIGINAL WuFlu nearly shut down the world, what could go wrong if Scientists play around with it and make it worse?
Both History and Art scream warnings at us that there are some things science should leave well enough alone.
In Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum’s character came right out and said it:
For all of that, exactly zero lessons were learned. We’ve got a University in Boston playing around with features of the two most notable COVID strains — the original one with the greatest lethality and the Omicron with the greatest transmissibility. Then a light bulb went off.
Somebody asked the question: ‘What happens if we…?’ And nobody told him ‘this is a bad idea.
As the CCP Virus adapted over time, it took on different characteristics. It affected the body in different ways.
When the shape of the spike protein changed, so did the way in which it infected people, or how dangerous it was to the general public.
They pulled the spike protein from the highly-transmissible Omicron strain and patched it onto the Original ‘wild-type’ strain with the highest lethality rate.
Then they started infecting mice with it.
The mutant variant — which is a hybrid of Omicron and the original Wuhan virus — killed 80 percent of mice infected with it at Boston University.
When a similar group of rodents was exposed to the standard Omicron strain, however, they all survived and only experienced ‘mild’ symptoms.
The scientists also infected human cells with the hybrid variant and found it was five times more infectious than Omicron. This suggests the man-made virus might be the most contagious form yet.
What other adventures did these intrepid researchers undertake? Surely not the deliberate introduction of the virus into humans…? Of course, they did.
Writing in the paper, they said: ‘In…mice, while Omicron causes mild, non-fatal infection, the Omicron S-carrying virus inflicts severe disease with a mortality rate of 80 percent.’
They said it signaled that while the spike protein is responsible for infectivity, changes to other parts of its structure determine its deadliness.
The scientists also looked at the different strains’ effects
on human lung cells that were grown in the lab.
They found that the original Covid strain produced high levels of infectious virus particles, and the new hybrid strain produced five times more infectious particles than Omicron. — DailyMail
How nice. Researchers have saved China the trouble of researching a super-virus themselves. What could possibly go wrong?