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The following is convenient if you: haven’t read the previous Chinese ACE2 studies,  know nothing about human nature or history, do not accept the mathematical impossibility of TENS, or are just stupid:

Over the course of this Covid-19 ordeal, a number of outlandish conspiracy theories have emerged that the virus was produced in a Chinese, Canadian, or American lab. Conspiracy theories have become an increasingly common part of everyday life in recent years, but a new study on Covid-19’s origins is disproving this theory. A team of international researchers have concluded that the novel coronavirus has entirely natural origins through evolution.

THE STUDY

It is improbable that SARS-CoV-2 emerged through laboratory manipulation of a related SARS-CoV-like coronavirus. As noted above, the RBD of SARS-CoV-2 is optimized for binding to human ACE2 with an efficient solution different from those previously predicted7,11. Furthermore, if genetic manipulation had been performed, one of the several reverse-genetic systems available for betacoronaviruses would probably have been used19. However, the genetic data irrefutably show that SARS-CoV-2 is not derived from any previously used virus backbone20. Instead, we propose two scenarios that can plausibly explain the origin of SARS-CoV-2: (i) natural selection in an animal host before zoonotic transfer; and (ii) natural selection in humans following zoonotic transfer. We also discuss whether selection during passage could have given rise to SARS-CoV-2.

“Improbable” becomes “here are two plausible improbable scenarios” becomes “you’re crazy conspiracy theorists.” Next, they’ll tell us the Fed isn’t printing money, the DOW isn’t crashing, and you had no trouble finding toilet paper today. Dear (paid by whom?) scientists: manipulation doesn’t have to involve micro-Crisper tech; cross-breeding would suffice – inter-viral zoonotic transfer.

At the rate this is unfolding, I’d look for war within three months.