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I watched a duo of medical doctors answer questions about COVID-19. Actually, I skipped to the one about whether it was man-made. Their quick answer, potentially valid, was that it was highly unlikely so. Then, they blamed climate change and I wrote them off. Others are still asking questions, to include the possible origins of the disease.

So, you have your choice. Coronavirus occurred naturally, or it came out of a lab in China itself or even from Israel or the United States. If one suspects Israel and/or the United States, the intent clearly would have been to create a biological weapon that would damage two nations that have been designated as enemies. But the coronavirus cannot be contained easily and it is clear that many thousands of people will die from it. Unfortunately, as with Stuxnet, once the genie is out of the bottled it is devilishly hard to induce it to go back in.

Slight genetic modification of the bug might be all that it takes to cause group-specific effects. That might not require advanced procedures, though we now have them. Biologists discovered in 1955 that viruses cross-breed. So many ifs. If it is a weapon, then who made it and unleashed it? If we discover it was party X, then why did they do it? And, what do we do about it? Blaming “climate change” or the Tooth Fairy doesn’t appear to be a useful response.