Boston University scientists were condemned for ‘playing with fire’ after it emerged they had created a lethal new Covid strain in a laboratory. [Source: dailymail.co.uk]
The new Covid strain created by these scientists apparently combines the Omicron variant with the original Wuhan strain of the virus. Eighty percent of the mice infected with the resulting viral hybrid reportedly died in the experiment. Clearly, therefore, despite ongoing fears that this type of experimentation may have led to the COVID-19 pandemic through the SARS-CoV-2 virus allegedly escaping from a laboratory, dangerous viral hybridization and so-called ‘gain-of-function’ research continues to be carried out.
Subsequent to the publication of this news report, Dr. Emily Erbelding, a director of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), admitted that despite using taxpayer money in the form of a grant awarded by her agency, the research had not been authorized. In response, a spokesman for Boston University, where the viral experimentation was carried out, claimed they ‘did not have an obligation to disclose this research’. Whatever the truth is, the possibility that government funders may not be fully aware of what taxpayer funding is being used for is deeply concerning.
To read more about the possibility that the virus responsible for COVID-19 may have been created in a laboratory, see this article on our website.