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I’m a skeptic searching for the truth in all matters related to science and medicine, especially where it intersects with economics, politics, and public health. The truth is out there and we’re going to find it together...
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Now displaying: November, 2021
Nov 25, 2021
Where did SARS Coronavirus-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged the world, come from?

Today, I interview Yuri Deigin, a biotech researcher, entrepreneur, and founding member of DRASTIC, to discuss the evidence that led him to believe there is a greater than ninety-percent chance that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology...

Nov 15, 2021

Knowing how a pandemic started is the key to stopping the next one.

A novel bat coronavirus first appears in Wuhan, China in November of 2019. This family of coronaviruses normally reside in bats living in caves 1000 miles south of Wuhan. Understanding where the virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir will help prevent a similar pandemic in the future.

Two competing theories, with vastly different implications, quickly emerged to explain where this virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir. Both are plausible. Both have merit. Episode two critically examines both theories of origin of COVID-19 as of April 2020.

Nov 8, 2021

Knowing how a pandemic started is the key to stopping the next one. Understanding where the virus causing COVID-19 originated and how it entered the human reservoir will help prevent a similar pandemic in the future.

 

SARS Coronavirus-2 first appeared in Wuhan, China in November 2019. There are two competing theories to explain where this virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir. One theory is a natural “spillover” event. The second is the Wuhan Institute of Virology “lab leak” theory.  Both are possible. Both are based on circumstantial evidence.

 

This episode presents an overview of the evidence accumulated since our May 2020 episode, “The Enemy Appears.”  In the 20 months since then, much evidence has accumulated on the origin of COVID-19. Unfortunately, it all points to the “lab leak” hypothesis.

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