RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Scientists have discovered genetic material in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, which was patented by vaccine manufacturer Moderna in 2016. The researchers’ discovery again supports the hypothesis that the Coronavirus originated in the laboratory.
The identified genetic code snippet was found at the furin cleavage site of the virus: The part of SARS-CoV-2 in which it differs significantly from other coronaviruses and thanks to which the virus can so successfully infect humans.
Even before that, because of this structure, it had been repeatedly argued that the virus must have originated in the laboratory: Some scientists doubted that it could have evolved naturally in this way.
The critical physicist Roland Wiesendanger also sees the unique furin cleavage site of SARS-CoV-2 as an important indication that the virus was produced artificially.
Moderna filed a patent application in February 2016. Researchers say the discovery cannot be a coincidence – the chance that it arose this way through natural evolution is one in three trillion.
Moderna filed the patent as part of its cancer research. According to the researchers’ analysis, the virus shares a sequence of 19 nucleotides in total with the said Moderna genome, twelve of which form the structure of the furin cleavage site. The sequence is part of a gene called MSH3, which affects how damaged cells in the body repair themselves.
The stench of the origins of C19 cannot be hid much longer. Either Mother Nature spawned Covid-19 with a novel Furin Cleavage Site (odds 3.21 ×10 −11) or Moderna’s patented FCS Genome (US patent 9,587,003 filed in 2016) was added (odds…I know my answer) https://t.co/ZX8WhGlRqS pic.twitter.com/C5BaOPQEAW
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The study’s authors write that the genetic code may have entered the SARS-CoV-2 genome via infected human cells expressing the MSH3 gene.
University of Warwick virologist Professor Lawrence Young told the Daily Mail that the finding was not significant enough to indicate tampering with the virus in the lab – as “bizarre” as the finding is.
Nevertheless, he described the results as pure coincidence, which contradicts the researchers’ calculations. A corresponding letter in “the Lancet” provided early evidence that research into a possible laboratory origin of the Coronavirus was to be deliberately prevented.