Enough evidence?

Al Fin’s post here cites some evidence in the form of a leaked dossier out of China, suggesting that the Covid virus did originate in a Chinese lab, and if the information is true, that it was engineered for certain qualities:

“To examine the emergence potential (that is, the potential to infect humans) of circulating bat CoVs, we built a chimeric virus encoding a novel, zoonotic CoV spike protein — from the RsSHCO14-CoV sequence that was isolated from Chinese horseshoe bats — in the context of the SARS-CoV mouse-adapted backbone,” the study states.

One of Dr Shi’s co-authors on that paper, Professor Ralph Baric from North Carolina University, said in an interview with Science Daily at the time: “This virus is highly pathogenic and treatments developed against the original SARS virus in 2002 and the ZMapp drugs used to fight ebola fail to neutralise and control this particular virus.”

Read the whole post. I realize that this claim might be greeted with more skepticism on the part of those who have their minds made up in advance — people, sadly, tend to believe what they wish to believe. But I keep wondering why so many people are reluctant to assume anything but benign or neutral motives on the part of those involved in this. To me it seems just the latest manifestation of Political Correctness on the part of the “just an unfortunate accident” faction. How many coincidences can a reasonable person accept? Infinite numbers? Somewhere there has to be a possibility of intent on the part of somebody. Or?

On some blog where the respectable ‘conservatives’ gather somebody tsk-tsked about the suggestion of a deliberate creation of the virus. The plea they made was that ”remember, it’s just the government, not the people.” It’s very much like the favorite Churchian saying ‘love the sinner, hate the sin.” Which is nowhere in the Bible, but it’s the respectable thing to say, so that no human being can be held accountable for anything. Stuff just happens, without any human intent or moral agency on the part of anyone. Very handy, then we can be safely resigned and passive because no one is to blame.

Meantime it seems a lot of people are in favor of everybody hiding from the lurking virus which is waiting to pounce on us as soon as we open our doors, while some are visibly chafing under the restrictions on our movements as well as the bans on religious events, etc. Who’s keeping watch over our jeopardized liberties?

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