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News about the lab leak leaking out – and why it matters to ID

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Most of us grew up seeing science as a huge net benefit to our lives. Then the COVID years saw science come to mean something very different: “Obey the diktats of every worrywart holding some kind of office, no matter how reckless, and avert your eyes from the obvious consequences.” — School lockdowns anyone? Cancer patients losing priority? Small businesses destroyed while the megabusinesses get larger, less efficient, and more authoritarian? Civil liberties not only ignored but actually derided by pretentious ignoramuses in the media?

The cherry on top? A reasonable hunch that the virus escaped from a lab in upcountry China that was dedicated to studying such viruses was derided as a racist conspiracy theory.

Reasonable hunch?: At MercatorNet:

The city at the epicentre of the pandemic is also home to China’s leading coronavirus lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

The lab’s virus database was taken offline on 12 September 2019, and along with it, 22,000 coronavirus samples. The same day, security was beefed up and a tender issued to replace the lab’s air-conditioning system.

Personnel at the WIV fell sick in October 2019 with symptoms that were entirely consistent with what we came to know as Covid-19.

Despite their knowledge of the outbreak, the Chinese Community Party kept silent about it during the crucial early weeks and apparently “disappeared” a WIV researcher and citizen journalists who blew the whistle.

Cybersecurity analysts have recovered Chinese government data that had been wiped from the internet, showing a major buy-up of PCR supplies in Wuhan in late 2019 — equipment used to test for coronaviruses. – Kurt Mahlberg (March 2, 2023)

But nuthin’ to see here, right, folks? Move along there …!

Just recently — not surprisingly — some people whose job is to help prevent such crises from recurring have felt forced to try to be honest about the possibility. The news has started to leak out and – as for the “debunkers” – well, lots of us now have the receipts:

At Jewish World Review:

When Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., posited the possibility of a lab leak in February 2020, he was roundly mocked by the media. The New York Times headlined, “Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins.” Scientific American headlined — in March 2022! — “The Lab-Leak Hypothesis Made It Harder for Scientists to Seek the Truth.” Facebook actively quashed attempts to disseminate the theory; Dr. Anthony Fauci went on national television and downplayed the theory. – Ben Shapiro (March 1, 2023)

It now gets riper: From Jonathan Turley:

Yesterday, FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed that the FBI believes that Covid-19 did originate from a lab in China. While liberal pundits have tried to dismiss the similar finding of the Department of Energy, the public attention of the FBI will make it more difficult to spin out of this major story. Yet, the most interesting moment with Wray came in an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier. Wray told Baier that the agency has, “for quite some time now, assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan.” The notion that the FBI has held this belief for “quite some time now” is unnerving since it remained stoney silent as experts and commentators were censored and shunned for even uttering the theory. – (March 1, 2021)

And so … at New York Post:

“How many employees of media corporations who repeatedly mocked the COVID ‘lab leak’ theory as a ‘debunked’ lie that only insane conspiracy theorists believe (because Fauci told them to say that) will apologize now that much of the USG (US government) believes this?” tweeted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. – Ariel Zilber (February 28, 2023)

The question isn’t whether any of these people will face consequences. They probably won’t. And that isn’t even what matters.

No, a bigger fish is being fried here: The point isn’t just that the debunkers are proven wrong in principle  (because there was good reason for concern) but that there was never any  reason to give them much credibility in the first place – except that they claimed to represent “science.”

A few more blows like this – and they would be just the ones to administer them – and trust in science among the smarter segments of the public will not easily recover.

That will be strange new territory for all of us.

6 Replies to “News about the lab leak leaking out – and why it matters to ID

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    relatd says:

    What was the point of that? It felt like reading a New York Times article.

    By the way, I never post on Tweeter.

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    News says:

    Relatd, media are making it difficult to take science seriously.

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    relatd says:

    News at 2,

    The Media is in control of news. I get that. Meanwhile, actual science is still getting done. But people can’t wait on The Media to change. I have highly specialized sites I go to. The material is often highly technical. I would encourage a more critical approach to The Media, and to avoid a desire to be spoon-fed by them.

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    News says:

    Sounds like a good plan, relatd at 3.

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    jerry says:

    Relevant to OP, posted on a similar thread
    An interesting twitter thread by Richard Fernandez

    In totalitarianisms, the credibility of the media is actually unimportant. Their actual function is to suppress information, reduce the bandwidth and semantically impoverish speech. In such a system, you never know the truth but you know with precision the offical party line.

    More from the thread.

    In genuinely free societies it is the honesty of the media which is important. The ultimate truth may be unknown, even unknowable. What matters is that the footholds we have carved in the rock below us are as solid as we can make them in a world that remains a mystery to the end.

    Since journalistic honesty can never be guaranteed, increases in the information gathering power and resolution limits of a media system could compensate. We may never return to the state of media ‘trust’ but by processing increasing signals ourselves get a good picture

    The reason so many ‘conspiracy theories’ (though not all) turned out to be true is because the bandwidth available to the public when put through their info processing tools enabled them to figure out what the MSM failed to acknowledge till now: it was a Wuhan lab leak.

    …. After Wuhan we should be convinced that ‘trust’ without verification is for chumps

    Something similar could be written about climate science and gender research and race studies. Are all bogus?

    Yes! When the study runs against the narrative. Which means there is no real science in these fields.

    Similarly on the periphery, all science that supports such areas as Evolution and origin of life is currently bogus. There is a narrative that must be preserved. In the Soviet Union and Communist China the party leaders determined the narrative but now who is it?

    My guess it all comes from Switzerland with Big Finance and Big Tech providing the muscle.
    Against the narrative

    He may pay a price.

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    buffalo says:

    BILL GATES CRIMES: U.S. patents show CDC ownership of Coronavirus. Both China and the U.S. involved in the creation of Wuhan SARS-CoV-2. Gates and CCP controlled WHO appoints criminal Tedros. CDC, FDA, CIA, NIH, Gates, Fauci, Baric, Rockefeller are all involved in Federal Crimes.

    Bill Gates and the Rockefeller foundation paid Google, Facebook, Politico, Wikipedia, Fact Checkers in order to censor and control all the information.

    The CIA has been using Operation Mockingbird for years and has over 3,000 agents implanted in Mainstream Media to control the population.

    Event 201 was sponsored by Bill Gates, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CIA) and the World Economic Forum to enforce a worldwide Pandemic response 5 months before the WHO fraudulently declared a global pandemic. It was a planned coordinated criminal effort worldwide.

    In January 2017 Anthony Fauci said there will be a surprise virus outbreak before the end of 2020. Bill Gates in 2015 talked of a future pandemic and lied in April 2020 when he said they did not simulate or practice for a pandemic.

    Klaus Schwab in his book Covid-19 The Great Reset shows Covid was the Trojan Horse to Reset the World according to the UN 2030 Agenda. Build Back Better slogan is a criminal coordinated effort to remove human rights and institute a one world government.

    Bill Gates and the Rockefeller foundation bribes the WHO, NIH, NIAID, CDC, FDA, Medical Schools and Journals to control the health industry and public health policy.

    WHO Chief Tedros involved in genocide killing and torture in Ethiopia. Tedros is a known member of the communist party. He is Beijing’s and Bill Gates puppet. As a Health Minister he was accused of covering up three Cholera Epidemics and committing crimes against humanity. The CCP and Bill Gates helped put Tedros in charge of the WHO.

    John D. Rockefeller over 100 years ago seized the U.S. Media and took control over public health using toxic petroleum based drugs for profit and controlled the American Medical Association blacklisting and expelling any doctors who practiced natural medicine.

    Rockefeller’s poison injections and medicines started causing cancer in early years and to cover it up formed the American Cancer Society. Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in America.

    Bill Gates used India and Africa as guinea pigs for pharmaceutical companies to make a financial killing while killing a lot of people in the process including killing innocent children and babies with vaccines. Bill Gates controls GAVI The Vaccine Alliance to vaccinate the world with his poisons.

    National Security Study Memorandum NSSM 200 Implications of Worldwide Population Growth For U.S. Security and Overseas Interests December 10, 1974 (THE KISSINGER REPORT) shows the intention of governments to reduce the population.

    Bill Gates is one of the key funders in the Stratosphere experiment to block out the sun for Climate Change by releasing poisons in the air. Environmental Scientist call it global genocide experiment. Gates has invested over one billion dollars in the Earth Now Global Surveillance project to launch hundreds of satellites to monitor people everywhere 24/7 a day.

    In partnership with MIT Bill Gates has developed a new technology that allows vaccines to be injected under your skin along with your medical records. Bill Gates Gates funded genetically modified mosquitoes released in the USA to allow human immunization by means of mosquito bites “Flying Syringes.”

    Bill Gates had business dealings and a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted child sex criminal. Why would he choose to partner with the world’s most notorious pedophile? To Blackmail?

    Bill Gates is the top financial donor of the WHO and CDC. No one person has more power than Gates to influence and control the health and medical freedom of all people. Bill Gates and all mRNA Vaccines must be stopped. This is a global genocide experiment and a takeover of the world.

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