Scientists have finally put an end to a major coronavirus conspiracy theory, according to Scottish news outlet The Herald.
A team of scientists from Edinburgh University asserts that coronavirus is not a “bioweapon,” but rather, came about through natural processes, The Herald reports. Despite the suspicion of some, these researchers say that the pandemic gripping the world was not created in a lab.
This lends credence to the idea that China didn’t intentionally create the virus as a way to bring the global economy to its knees, though the communist regime is certainly taking advantage of the situation, as The Washington Times notes.
Researchers at Edinburgh University conducted a study into the origins of the novel coronavirus and found that it occurred naturally, according to The Herald. They now assert that the molecular structure of the virus puts to rest any rumors of it being a bioweapon.
Ever since it was discovered that Wuhan was home to an advanced microbiology laboratory, many questioned whether coronavirus was in fact a bioweapon that had escaped the lab. That theory is now officially debunked, according to these researchers.
“By comparing the available genome sequence data for known coronavirus strains, we can firmly determine that SARS-CoV-2 originated through natural processes,” Kristian Andersen, one of the coauthors of the paper and an associate professor of immunology and microbiology, said.
The research team found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, “differed substantially from those of already known coronaviruses and mostly resembled related viruses found in bats and pangolins… Its distinct backbone rules out laboratory manipulation as a potential origin for SARS-CoV-2.”
Who is responsible?
With the Chinese government’s history of information control and censorship — which is in large part to blame for the progression of the disease from a Chinese health crisis to a global pandemic — it was important to get to the bottom of the origin of the virus.
Rumors about coronavirus have been paired with what many view as a disinformation campaign from China in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The long-term economic impact of this virus spreading around the world is still largely unknown, but it’s a foregone conclusion that it will not be pretty. According to numerous experts, the United States is in or nearing a recession after years of solid growth.
The mainstream media and the WHO have been carrying water for the Chinese Communist Party, intentionally or not, and China is succeeding in downplaying the role it played in unleashing this pandemic on the world.
China hid the truth about the virus from the world at the most crucial time and stifled any news from escaping its borders. Beijing is without a doubt responsible for this mess, and when the pandemic is controlled, its leaders must be held accountable.