Skip to comments.Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton says Coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan 'Super Laboratory'
Posted on 02/08/2020 5:21:34 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
The Arkansas Republican cited a study published by the Lancet that showed of the original 40 cases in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, 14 people who contracted the virus never set foot in the Wuhan wildlife market where Chinese authorities have claimed the virus originated.
"As one epidemiologist said, 'That virus went into the seafood market before it came out of the seafood market.' We still don't know where it originated," Cotton said. "I would note that Wuhan also has China's only biosafety level four super laboratory that works with the world's most deadly pathogens to include, yes, coronavirus."
The Washington Times reported last week that Wuhan Institute of Virology is the only laboratory in China capable of working with such deadly pathogens.
China claimedfor almost two monthsthat coronavirus had originated in a Wuhan seafood market. That is not the case. @TheLancet published a study demonstrating that of the original 40 cases, 14 of them had no contact with the seafood market, including Patient Zero.
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He is 2014 material
He’s my Senator but he didn’t need to make speculation just to get into the news. I wish he hadn’t done that but I’m not one of his advisers (for some reason).
Well Tom, if you come here to visit...
This was spreading long before those patients that never went to the market.
Hot Toddy Man had it for two months.
that said, it probably escaped the lab. The US needs to figure out if it did.
But Israeli scientists have voiced the same opinion.
Fascinating. The article linkee doesnt work. Neither goes the link to the preliminary research report from India that this virus contains at least four clear genetic sequences indicating it was manufactured.
Thanks for the confirmation Tom. Many of us have strongly suspected that for weeks.
I think they are going to slow walk the truth to decrease the chance of panic. It’s looking like the mortality rate is 1 in 5 which is really bad news if this thing goes full blown.
Wuhan has China’s newest and best BSL4 biosafety laboratory that was built after the 2003 SARS epidemic for the purpose of researching these pathogens.
Now they have a highly virulent coronavirus emergency centered where? Wuhan.
Coronavirus got out prematurely. It was supposed to be perfected then let loose here. 300 million Americans infected would be easy pickings. Of course if the democrats win they won’t have to resort to biological warfare.
You beat me by 4 minutes. Occams Razor.
Aids was used to take out drug users and homosexuals-2 groups that were not too popular.
What is with the G String?
Flu, Tom Cotton. Wicked flu.
“Its looking like the mortality rate is 1 in 5 which is really bad news if this thing goes full blown.” Where did you get that statistic?
The Chinese released numbers of 15% to 17% mortality which they then took down again. 1 in 5 is a bit much, more like 1 in 6.
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