Less Than 1 In 100 Million Chance That COVID-19 Has Natural Origin

Authors: Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times October 24, 2022 A new study on the origins of the pandemic, “Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV2,” published on the preprint server bioRxiv, concludes that it is highly likely that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 originated in a laboratory. The odds of a natural origin, according to the […]

Close relatives of MERS-CoV in bats use ACE2 as their functional receptors

Authors: Qing Xiong,  View ORCID , , ei Cao,  Chengbao Ma,  Chen Liu, Junyu Si,  Peng Liu,  Mengxue Gu,  Chunli Wang, Lulu Shi, Fei Tong, Meiling Huang, Jing Li, Chufeng Zhao,  Chao Shen,   Yu Chen,   Huabin Zhao,  Ke Lan,  Xiangxi Wang,  Huan Yan Summary Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and several bat coronaviruses employ Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) as their functional receptors1–4. However, the receptor for NeoCoV, the closest MERS-CoV relative yet discovered in bats, remains enigmatic5. In this study, we unexpectedly found that […]

Resolving “Long-Haul COVID” and Vaccine Toxicity: Neutralizing the Spike Protein

Authors: Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD   July 1, 2021 Although the mainstream media outlets might have you believe otherwise, the vaccines that continue to be administered for the COVID pandemic are emerging as substantial sources of morbidity and mortality themselves. While the degree to which these negative outcomes of the COVID vaccines can be […]

The origin of SARS-CoV-2 furin cleavage site remains a mystery

Authors: By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD Feb 17 2021 The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has largely defied attempts to contain its spread by non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). With the massive loss of life and economic damage, the only way out, in the absence of […]

Pathophysiology of COVID-19:

Mechanisms Underlying Disease Severity and Progression Authors: Mary Kathryn Bohn,1,2, Alexandra Hall,1 Lusia Sepiashvili,1,2, Benjamin Jung,1,2 Shannon, Steele,1 and Khosrow Adeli1,2,3 The global epidemiology of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suggests a wide spectrum of clinical severity, ranging from asymptomatic to fatal. Although the clinical and laboratory characteristics of COVID-19 patients have been well characterized, the […]

The furin cleavage site in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is required for transmission in ferrets

Authors: Williamson, Jack A. Hassard, Ecco Staller, Brian Hanley, Michael Osborn, Mauro Giacca, Andrew D. Davidson, David A. Matthews & Wendy S. Barclay SARS-CoV-2 entry requires sequential cleavage of the spike glycoprotein at the S1/S2 and the S2ʹ cleavage sites to mediate membrane fusion. SARS-CoV-2 has a polybasic insertion (PRRAR) at the S1/S2 cleavage site that can be cleaved by furin. Using lentiviral pseudotypes […]