Not a Joke: “New Evidence” that Was Actually Obtained in Early 2020 Suggests “Raccoon Dogs” Responsible for COVID-19
As the Chinese Communist Party is demanding Sen. Josh Hawley takes down his COVID Origins Bill as reported by The Gateway Pundit and the Department of Energy and FBI are acknowledging that COVID likely came from a Wuhan Lab, new evidence reported by The Atlantic has just emerged suggesting it came from…checks notes…”raccoon dogs”.
Cute little guys!
According to The Atlantic‘s most recent article conveniently titled “The Strongest Evidence Yet That an Animal Started the Pandemic”:
“…many scientists have stood by the notion that this outbreak—like most others—had purely natural roots. But that hypothesis has been missing a key piece of proof: genetic evidence from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, showing that the virus had infected creatures for sale there.”
Now, an international team of virologists, genomicists, and evolutionary biologists may have finally found crucial data to help fill that knowledge gap. A new analysis of genetic sequences collected from the market shows that raccoon dogs being illegally sold at the venue could have been carrying and possibly shedding the virus at the end of 2019. It’s some of the strongest support yet, experts told me, that the pandemic began when SARS-CoV-2 hopped from animals into humans, rather than in an accident among scientists experimenting with viruses.”
This data apparently comes from Chinese scientists who have submitted a paper awaiting publication. It has not been peer reviewed, however, The Atlantic and other mockingbird outlets couldn’t wait to suggest the Department of Energy and the FBI that they are wrong.
The Washington Post couldn’t wait to run the unpublished, not yet peer reviewed “study”. The WaPo article states:
The new evidence comes via swabs taken in animal stalls at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan. Investigators collected them in early 2020 after the market had been closed and all the animals removed. Oneswab contained a mixture of genetic material that included a large amount from a raccoon dog along with tracesfrom the coronavirus, said Stephen Goldstein, a virologist at the University of Utah who was part of the team that analyzed the data.
I guess the source
Source: The Gateway Pundit