In the last 48 hours, people have been screaming about the news that Boston University researchers stuck the Omicron spike into the original Sars-Cov-2 virus -
and PRODUCED A VIRUS WITH AN 80 PERCENT MORTALITY RATE WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE DIE DIE HOW COULD THEY DO THIS -
I read the paper.
It says the Omicron/wild-type Sars-Cov-2 combination the researchers created is more lethal than Omicron.
However, it ALSO says the Omicron/wild type virus is LESS lethal than original wild type. Neither of those findings should be a surprise. Omicron is much less dangerous than the original Sars-Cov-2, so blending the two together produces a virus with intermediate lethality.
What’s with the 80 percent mortality rate then?
It’s in mice, people.
And guess what? The wild-type had a 100 PERCENT mortality rate in mice.
Yes, all the mice infected with the original Sars-Cov-2 died.
Which is really bad. If you’re a mouse.
I think we can agree that Sars-Cov-2 does not have a 100 percent mortality rate in humans.
Nor did the researchers provide any evidence that the blended Omicron/wild-type coronavirus is able to defeat antibodies in people who have been infected with and recovered from Omicron. Which is basically all of us. (They did show that both the original Omicron and their variant beats the mRNA vaccines, but that fact is not a surprise either.)
Further, this work was conducted in a Biosafety Level 3 lab, the second-highest level, used for most viruses that aren’t Ebola/Marburg or smallpox. Should the work have been done in a top-level BSL 4 lab, with positive pressure and all the rest? Maybe. But considering we’ve all been exposed to Omicron already, and considering that the infection fatality rate from even the wild-type is more like 0.3 percent - 3 in 1000 - than 30 percent - maybe not.
Would it be a good idea to make this sort of fiddling with Sars-Cov-2 public BEFORE scientists conduct it, so virologists and the rest of us could discuss its risk? Yeah, more disclosure probably makes sense.
But truly, if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that the biggest risk from Sars-Cov-2 is hysteria, not the virus itself.
Try not to fall into the trap.
Why are they doing it at all?
I am NOT freaking out, I am ANGRY.
There is NO REASON WHATSOEVER for these sorts of experiments to be conducted at all.
If anyone reading doesn't understand the 'why' for this insanity at this point: you're the patsy. Time to wake up and smell your own democide.
Here is a shareable image version of the 'Abstract' of the BU study with the 80% kill rate revelation:
Send it to everyone you know because if we do not raise awareness and stop this madness, we will all be the targets of this new weapon...
But I self-identify as a mouse so I'm still freaking out (mouse/mice/mices)
Shut this shit down. Just cuz they can doesn't mean they should.
Can't they, perhaps, try reduction of function research?
Can we start with a question why the hell they are playing Gods?!
I disagree with the premise of this post. If there is "anything we've learned", it's that the people and agencies funding this type of research are demented. Why are they playing around with this stuff. Was one lab leak not enough?
Omicron was weaker than original. So it’s in the middle somewhere.
Still don’t understand why they keep dicking around. Now let’s find the grant Fauci gave them. Lol
I'm for them not f'ing around with this stuff at all. Just stop.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me into taking five ineffective and dangerous experimental shots for a mostly harmless virus, that's pharmaceutical-grade stupid.
There is only one way to see if that 80% fatality rate is accurate.
Round up the research team and expose them to this man-made virus.
We absolutely should be screaming about this. Not because of what the study found necessarily but because they are experimenting on mutating the virus to create a more deadly version in the first place. How short are people’s memories?
Also this study was funded by NIAID grants (likely with approval from Tony Fauci himself) to the tune of around $3 million over the last two years. So why is OUR tax money being used for this kind of research in the first place?
It sounds to me like you are saying, “We gave millions of dollars to scientists in labs to try to create a deadly bioweapon, but they failed so we have nothing to worry about!”
I don’t know if I was being trolled, but I spent about an hour last night on another Substack, trying to talk someone down from eating their morphine patch, because they were ready to give up over the new virus…
Thank you for posting this. Some people need some fresh air, which this post happens to be.
luckily 20% of the mice were able to properly fit their tiny n95s
People are just pissed we continue to eff around with viruses. There is no need.
I dont think the point is spreading hysteria or the lethality. The point is the public has been mislead / bullied / coerced into following directions that have reduced their quality of life for the last 3 years under the pretense of containing a virus, while concurrently the so called leaders purposely work to increase the spread.
Its the same question as why should I give a **** about climate change from someone preaching to me from the steps of their private jet?
I always feel safer when a high security lab is used to prevent unwanted transmission of a virus and I’m so glad we’ve never had lethal or moderately lethal escape from one of these high security labs. In fact, I’m super stoked that Lyme never escaped from plum island because of it had, then I wouldn’t have gotten it. Wow, I’m cured!
Missing the point of concern, Alex.
That is: we’ve already seen the fruits of this kind of scientific hubris, tinkering with things we don’t fully understand. We are way over our heads, and it should be obvious to everyone.
It’s not about the particulars of this study. It’s about why this kind of research continues at all.
It should be criminal to tinker around with any virus that can be transmitted to humans. I can't believe these people are allowed to continued to experiment on humanity....
“But truly, if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that the biggest risk from Sars-Cov-2 is hysteria, not the virus itself.” Absolutely. Hysteria caused by the very entities charged with ridding us of the virus they developed to cause the hysteria in the first place.
Eyes on the prize, people. They WILL pay (eventually). The most important lesson has been the irrefutable truth that we can no longer trust the freaking government.
How is this your take? These researchers are conducting GOF research, the very thing that gave us Covid to begin with, and your response is “...stop freaking out, yes they made Omicron more deadly but not nearly as deadly as the Wuhan strain...” WTAF man?
THANKS for the info! The bivalent injections contain 50% of the original SARS-CoV-2 Spike sequence the other 50% is the mutated Omicrorn version! That 'paper' looks like a VERY good catch to 'convince people to get the new injections, otherwise they will die... For quite a while there were 'only' 6 deaths in VAERS AFTER the bivalent injections, 2 weeks ago it jumped to 19, last week new status 26. It grows FAST. People STOP getting injected with ANYTHING!
Forgot to add, will check the paper, but I doubt already the mice were injected with N-methylpseudouridine mmRNA.....
My 24 year old son had COV-2 SARS, ARDS in 2013. Was close to death on a vent from a pneumonia shot. A PNEUMONIA SHOT! A week later in ICU!
He was in a coma induced for 5 days.
This is all bs!
😂😂😂 I can’t believe anybody would believe anything from the government lol. Which includes all the fear porn 😂😂😂. If they say “go left”… I strongly suggest you “go right”!
Lots of leftover "vax" that no one wants, so let's try scaring people with some new "Franken-virus."
And while they're at it, how about more claims that masks are needed?
My alma mater... where Ibram X. Kendi replaced Elie Wiesel as the most prominent professor. It's not surprising... they do lots of stupid things there.
I agree with 99%, Alex but did want to point out re: "so blending the two together produces a virus with intermediate lethality."
Non-aggressive honey bees and non-aggressive African bees were combined. Ask folks in areas where killer bees swarm how that went.
Combining things unnaturally isn't the best idea.
I have Pandemia, The Real Anthony Fauci, The Courage to Face COVID-19. For the last two plus years I have read countless papers & articles by you & others mainly MD’s & Immunologists. No shots.
No COVID. Follow America’s Frontline Doctors protocol. Watched a good friend with two shots & two boosters get the China virus 2x. Watched Remdesiver kill him in the hospital.
Notice a marked rise in sudden & unexpected deaths being reported in our local obituaries.
Yet we keep allowing these ghoulish bastards to keep experimenting with viruses.
Our laws are worthless when these Researchers keep screwing with gain of function research.
Alex we do need to be concerned about this & get it stopped. Panic no! Sanity yes!
Sorry Alex, I'm in disagreement. You shouldn't be telling people to stop freaking out anymore than Twitter should be silencing you. As an engineer I can tell you that unexpected things do happen in complex fool-proof systems all of the time. It's not because physics had changed but because a corner case was overlooked. Concerned people are an excellent motivator for scientists to double and triple-check. So, my advice is to encourage concerned citizens to question the methods and procedures used and to hold experimenters to answerable for their work.
I know you hate to see people going off on something without all of the info, but then I recently heard you call Tulsi crazy and could not back that up when confronted.
I do enjoy your writing and I aM a subscriber, so I'm not going anywhere.
Are they just trying to distract me from the looming threat of nuclear annihilation?
I think that if the last two years have taught us anything, it's we need to stop fucking around with viruses!
I don’t know anyone who is “freaking out.”
In fact I doubt most of my coworkers are even aware.
I want to know -
1. What is the point of this?
2. The security at US labs is better but my faith in anything we do is NOT what it was 3 years ago.
3. Does anyone believe these are innocent experiments?
4. Or that they wouldn’t use it to coerce us more?
> if the last two years have taught us anything...
Well, also that our trusted and beloved $cience bureaucracy created a novel and deadly pathogen in a lab that somehow got out, killed millions and wreaked havoc all over the globe.
At some point we might want to get to the bottom of that, just for future reference.
In fact, as far as lessons go, I might rank that above "C19 wouldn't have been as bad if the reckless fools who created it weren't also in charge of the response "
But why are they doing this research anyway, I thought that it was banned!
Apparently Small Pox taught us nothing
Election variant? Btw. I can freak out if I want to.. whatever happened to those California docs from April 2020 who said lots of virus little death?
Seems to work every time that COVID is uttered , true, Mr Berenson?
Thank you again for the opportunity to comment by the way
My biggest complaint about this type of research is that it serves no positive purpose. GAF should not be allowed with any virus. EVER.
Test all new medications authorized for emergency use on politicians first.
What’s the point of doing all this? I believe it’s twofold. First, create more fear wherever you can… Second, try to drive as many more people as possible toward the so-called “vaccines”.
I think that if we've learned anything it's that they won't release anything deadly. They're too afraid. Look at monkeypox. By that time most of the criminals had contracted the corona. And with the monkeypox no one has died. The hype will get worse but the facts will be less dangerous. And I'd guess the answer will always be easy access, like the vitamin D, getting outside, not masking, mixing with people kind of thing.
At some point, the artificial hysteria will out their games. I'm already done. Nuclear war? What am I going to do? Make dinner as usual. Three years ago I would have disintegrated into a pool of tears, fear, and sweat and still be there months later. I've learned a lot since the dawn of this scam.
Alex, not for nothing but you have a history of misinterpreting studies - i.e. Ivermectin. In this case, you completely miss the larger implications that a US lab is involved with any kind of gain of function experiment and that NIH/NIAD - i.e. Tony "the science" Fauci - continues to fund these labs. I'll give you this much though - you've become an expert in missing the forest for the trees and you do so with such perfectly executed snark.....
How about we just ban gain of function research, ban funding for gain of function research, and throw in prison for life anyone who engages in either?
please add to WALENSKY's THREAT tactics idea with this new 'paper' also my most recent post:
One needs to EXPOSE WALENSKY NOW!
I am never afraid. Fear never ever drives me. Only love. I love everyone even if they are rascals. It has healed me from so many diseases! I appreciate your wisdom. Hysteria shuts down the prefrontal cortex where we have logic. It's toxic to the body and it lowers the immune system.
But did you see, Dear Alex, that Biden signed a dual purpose bioweapon gain of function executive order? I have the feeling more of this research will be conducted unless he rescinds the order. I voted for him, but for sure will not again. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/manmade-pandemics-cola/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0ddbdd63-8b73-4ae1-9640-62df2d883a48 I love you and I love all. Even Biden. Even Fauci, Even Covid. Even Vaccines. Heck, love is what fuels me. I still have discernment though!
Why are the EGGHEADS messing with it ????
Thank you for that Alex. It's hard not to panic when you read some of these ridiculous headlines. it's just same old same old, trying to push the fear factor up again. (and thank you for allowing us to comment -I lost my job and cannot afford to pay any subscription charges. But I DID buy your very first 4 booklets about Covid when they first came out- they are dog eared and highlighted all over 😊)
Do you work for these mad men? Why are you defending them at all?!?!?
I think the major point is missed here Alex... This is more gain of function being funded by Fauci and the NIH. Yes, the NIH funded this research. Why in the hell does this need to continue? And so soon after the original “whoopsie in Wuhan”? Have these morons learned nothing?