by Mark Steyn
Covidstan Now and Forever
August 29, 2023
In other words, not only did the Covid come from a lab, but so did the variants:
Suppose the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant and its one amino acid reversion mutants were artificially and systematically generated. In that case, we should suspect that the other variants (Alpha to Delta) may also be artificially generated viruses.
As I mentioned the other day, when this thing got going, my initial assumption was that, as with SARS, the Chinese were lying to the world. It then became plain that, in fact, the Americans – Fauci and the public-health bureaucracy – were lying to the world, about taxpayer-funded “gain-of-function” research offshored via a CIA front to Wuhan. Among the more curious details in the new Japanese paper is this:
The following results presented in this study may support the hypothesis that the Omicron variants may have been artificially synthesized rather than naturally occurring:
1) the presence of Omicron variant-associated isolates with one mutation site being Wuhan-type;
2) the almost complete absence of synonymous mutations in the S protein in these isolates;
3) the Omicron variant, which should have been first reported to WHO from South Africa on November 24, 2021, was already endemic in Puerto Rico in 2020, and that there were isolates that were recombinants between Omicron strains BA1 and BA2. [EMPHASIS ADDED]
How about that? Puerto Rico is a territory not of Japan but of the United States. Yet it takes a couple of guys in Osaka and Kyoto to reveal that the Omicron was endemic on American turf over a year before its official release date? Is it really credible that Fauci & Co didn’t know that? And, if not, do they know where it came from?
And, if so, why aren’t they telling us?