Friday, July 23, 2021

Ebola Gain of Function no joke - Update

The Chinese have dismissed reports that three researchers had fallen sick with coronavirus-like symptoms shortly before the first cases emerged in Wuhan. They also dismiss questions over China’s lack of transparency with data and refusal for a "lab audit".China has rejected a request from the World Health Organization (WHO) that they return to sites in China to investigate the origins of COVID-19. Experts made their first visit to Wuhan in mid-January, more than a year after the first cases.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness. The average EVD fatality rate is 50%. Fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks. The 2014–2016 outbreak in West Africa was the largest Ebola outbreak since the virus was discovered in 1976. Fruit bats are the host.
'Gain of Function' experiments force viruses to mutate to become more deadly. Extreme Chinese interest in GOF with one of the deadliest viruses on earth ought to be ringing alarm bells. Who are making the ethical decisions for humanity on bioweapons, the PLA? If so the next pandemic might be an Ebola variant which would make COVID look like a pussycat.

People remain infectious as long as their blood contains the Ebola virus.