## Origin of Covid 19

Discussion of the recent unfolding of history.

## Is there an ominous biological threat posed by China by the coronavirus

1. Most likely
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2. Somewhat likely
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20%
3. Unlikely
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80%

### Origin of Covid 19

Could the origin of the virus be traced back to an intentional development in Wohan, by the viral institute there ?

For a number of reasons, it may become credible:

1.China retaliated for the Trim anti-Chinese policy.
2. China is faced with an unsustainable population nearing 2 billions of souls.
3. China's dependable on Iran, formed a silent partnership with Teheran, whereby it can form an exclusive partnership to overcome gross deficits caused by the Western blockade on Iranian oil.( Especially when China is developing a major effort to build car manufacuring comparable with Japan.)

This poll has 4 options to choose from.

1. Mostlikely
2. Maybe
3. Unlikely

Please accompany Your choices with a reasonable explanation as to why You think so.
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### Re: Origin of Covid 19 /Poll

The coincidence appears as much more than probable, since the political and economic realities point to an internal/authoritarian central agency, in contrast with the very undeveloped and marginally destitute Chinese society, which can be assessed as dispensible by the central Chinese authorities.
The fewer population numbers could course a realistic , yet archaic Communist system on what remains on the social front, with it's schizoid, conflicted Capitalistic counterpart.

China does not dare to open nuclear hostilities, one she knows she will loose.

The danger here, is, that once the full significance if this will surface, that option may materialize.
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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

Yes, china's immense population, and its poverty driven propensity to hunt wild animals, then live in close proximity to them, and force diverse species (unlikely to mix in the wild) into close confines makes it a breeding ground for new diseases to cross into humans.

No, I don't believe it was a bio-weapon developed to target foreign nations. Aerosol diseases are just too unpredictable as we've seen, I would suspect a bodily-fluid transmitted disease much more, if a sudden outbreak arose in a developed nation with no obvious vectors.

This is just mother nature taking advantage of human desperation/stupidity to teach us a lesson.

That being said. Depending on how insanely evil you were you could do this:

1) Purposely develop a disease that you know will create a pandemic, lethal enough to scare the shit out of everyone, but not lethal enough to threaten world-wide extinction. Make sure it leaves the kids alone, kids don't have money or power. Make sure it targets middle-aged/older people who are the power/money demograph, that way the rich and politic peeps will fall over themselves trying to prevent the infection spreading (to them).
2) Release it into your own population first. No-one would ever believe you are that crazy.
3) This makes sure that your country recovers first. So does your economy.
4) Watch as your enemies tear their own economies apart in reaction. Also laugh because your country manufactures almost all of the drugs and medical supplies they need.

But no, I don't believe this. Makes a good conspiracy theory though.

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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

Tab wrote:Yes, china's immense population, and its poverty driven propensity to hunt wild animals, then live in close proximity to them, and force diverse species (unlikely to mix in the wild) into close confines makes it a breeding ground for new diseases to cross into humans.

No, I don't believe it was a bio-weapon developed to target foreign nations. Aerosol diseases are just too unpredictable as we've seen, I would suspect a bodily-fluid transmitted disease much more, if a sudden outbreak arose in a developed nation with no obvious vectors.

This is just mother nature taking advantage of human desperation/stupidity to teach us a lesson.

That being said. Depending on how insanely evil you were you could do this:

1) Purposely develop a disease that you know will create a pandemic, lethal enough to scare the shit out of everyone, but not lethal enough to threaten world-wide extinction. Make sure it leaves the kids alone, kids don't have money or power. Make sure it targets middle-aged/older people who are the power/money demograph, that way the rich and politic peeps will fall over themselves trying to prevent the infection spreading (to them).
2) Release it into your own population first. No-one would ever believe you are that crazy.
3) This makes sure that your country recovers first. So does your economy.
4) Watch as your enemies tear their own economies apart in reaction. Also laugh because your country manufactures almost all of the drugs and medical supplies they need.

But no, I don't believe this. Makes a good conspiracy theory though.

Neville Chamberlain et al. wearily disallayed suspicion about Hitler, even after enjoying the best seller 'Mein Kampf', and thought nothing about purge happy Stalin, when he declared to his daughter Svetlana, that, "It is very painful to kill one person, but a sinch to kill millions"

The measure of sanity is for some, not a judgment that can be quantified, since merely personal behest qualifies.
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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

Tbh. Meno, I'm always happy to believe the scarier truth, than the comforting lie.

Conspiracy theories are always comforting because they usually take a scary truth - In this case a killer disease can come out of nowhere, go right round the world and may well end up killing X million number of people and turning our nice, safe, predictable lives upside down all in the space of weeks with no warning - which is terrifying because it is pretty much completely out of our control, it's the world trying to kill us, and replace it with the more comforting conspiracy theory, which just adds human agency - which is something under our control (or at least 'someone's' control), someone to blame, someone to exact vengeance against, someone who at least took us seriously. Y'know, James Bond stuff.

We dumb primates love a good story.

"Random shit happened, and killed Grandma. The end. But actually little Joey, it could happen again anytime, and this time maybe you or I will die too, and there would be nothing you or I could do to stop it, no-one to fight, no-one to blame, except ourselves a little, for thinking it could never ever happen." Is a terrible story.

"Once upon a time there was an evil empire waging economic and bio war against the free kingdoms of the west, bent upon our destruction. [Interlude with magic, elves and hobbits]. Finally the empire was nuked into non-existence by the brave warriors of the fellowship of the democracies. So it will never happen again. And Grandma died heroically. The end." Is much better. Little Joey whispers "Ooh those guys were so evil Mum." and goes off to sleep soundly.

Let's all grow up and realise that the universe really doesn't give a shit, and will kill us by accident if we don't start taking precautions as a species.

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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

Bioweapon.

The virus didn't originate with China, that is a cover story they're trying very hard to pin on China as they plan for the next big war. [Against China]
"I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$$“Assuming one can never leave permanent social exile and alienation keep on living only to observe the total collapse of entire societies, nations, or civilizations where afterwards in the inevitable chaos revel in its total destruction taking satisfaction within it as a casual witness. Let it all burn and come crashing down in a festival or spectacle orgy of violence.”-Myself Zero_Sum Evil Neo-Nazi Extraordinaire. Posts: 3274 Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:05 pm Location: U.S.S.A- Newly lead Bolshevik Soviet block. Also known as Weimar America. ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 Who are "they"..? Why is it to their advantage to pursue hostilities..? What are your sources..? Tab Deeply Shallow Posts: 8594 Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:49 pm ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 Tab wrote:Who are "they"..? Why is it to their advantage to pursue hostilities..? What are your sources..? Those who want to initiate a global government and one world currency, call them whatever you like. I don't care if people believe me or not, at this point such is irrelevant to me. Do not fall for the organized psyop that in the end seeks war against both China and Russia. "I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$$$“Assuming one can never leave permanent social exile and alienation keep on living only to observe the total collapse of entire societies, nations, or civilizations where afterwards in the inevitable chaos revel in its total destruction taking satisfaction within it as a casual witness. Let it all burn and come crashing down in a festival or spectacle orgy of violence.”-Myself Zero_Sum Evil Neo-Nazi Extraordinaire. Posts: 3274 Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:05 pm Location: U.S.S.A- Newly lead Bolshevik Soviet block. Also known as Weimar America. ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 there are conspiracy theories circulating everywhere and all of them are equally credible in the face of indequate information. so there's that. and we could speculate all day with the alex joneses of the world and not get one step closer to knowing what's going on. but one thing is absolutely certain amid all this speculation; the world is watching capitalism's failure to perform in a crisis that unequivocally exposes how ugly and incompetent it truly is. this crisis is a blessing in that respect. hate to put it that way, but sometimes niggas gotta learn the hard way. promethean75 Philosopher Posts: 2644 Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 hahahahah look at this asswipe. go to 1:18 and listen to his reasoning in defense of price gouging. notice that his excuse for jacking up prices is to prevent the wealthy from buying up all the stock.... so those who he just got done saying 'can't afford it', can have access to it. wait what. notice also that the problem he claims is prevented is caused by other capitalists and/or wealthy people. wait what. i couldn't watch the rest. didn't need to. in less than three minutes i knew. i just knew. promethean75 Philosopher Posts: 2644 Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 I don't like capitalism however, I don't like communism either. I want an alternative for both since for me neither are much of an option at all, just two faces of the same coin. Alex Jones is controlled opposition by the C.I.A. for the dumb idiot masses. He's funny however concerning satirical material making fun of him though. "I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$$“Assuming one can never leave permanent social exile and alienation keep on living only to observe the total collapse of entire societies, nations, or civilizations where afterwards in the inevitable chaos revel in its total destruction taking satisfaction within it as a casual witness. Let it all burn and come crashing down in a festival or spectacle orgy of violence.”-Myself Zero_Sum Evil Neo-Nazi Extraordinaire. Posts: 3274 Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:05 pm Location: U.S.S.A- Newly lead Bolshevik Soviet block. Also known as Weimar America. ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 Those whacky illuminati guys again huh..? Whoo boy. I heard they live in the hollow inside of the earth and pipe up diseases to wherever they like. You guys ever read Cory Doctorow..? Dunno how feasible his concept of collective high-tech gift societies is, but might serve as a halfway house to something better. the world is watching capitalism's failure to perform in a crisis that unequivocally exposes how ugly and incompetent it truly is. I dunno how incompetent it may be, its biggest oversight atm. has simply been to cut everything so back to the bone in the name of efficiency, that there are zero stockpiles for out-of-context emergencies like uh, a pandemic out of nowhere. You realise though, if the powers that be had upheld a policy of stockpiling, and maintained redundant capabilities massive enough to absorb the effects of a possible future global pandemic... that the same people condemning it now for capitalism's shortfalls would have been condemning it back then for wasting precious resources on useless, gloom-mongering pessimism. Humans. Gotta love 'em. We are complicit people, every time we chose to buy a product that was cheaper than the others without ever sparing a thought as to WHY it was cheaper. Tab Deeply Shallow Posts: 8594 Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:49 pm ### Re: Origin of Covid 19 Tab wrote:Those whacky illuminati guys again huh..? Whoo boy. I heard they live in the hollow inside of the earth and pipe up diseases to wherever they like. You guys ever read Cory Doctorow..? Dunno how feasible his concept of collective high-tech gift societies is, but might serve as a halfway house to something better. the world is watching capitalism's failure to perform in a crisis that unequivocally exposes how ugly and incompetent it truly is. I dunno how incompetent it may be, its biggest oversight atm. has simply been to cut everything so back to the bone in the name of efficiency, that there are zero stockpiles for out-of-context emergencies like uh, a pandemic out of nowhere. You realise though, if the powers that be had upheld a policy of stockpiling, and maintained redundant capabilities massive enough to absorb the effects of a possible future global pandemic... that the same people condemning it now for capitalism's shortfalls would have been condemning it back then for wasting precious resources on useless, gloom-mongering pessimism. Humans. Gotta love 'em. We are complicit people, every time we chose to buy a product that was cheaper than the others without ever sparing a thought as to WHY it was cheaper. Nah, they live in underground private bunkers in Switzerland, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, and New Zealand. "I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$$$

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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

That's just what they want you to believe.

Actually they've encoded themselves into your junk DNA. As soon as you've recovered from covid 19 and developed resistance, your body will spin a strange coccoon and then promptly turn into soup. From the goo will emerge the fresh, wrinkled form of a member of the Shadowy Council of the Golden Dawn. Covid 19 is not actually a disease at all but a catalyst for the final revolution.

All praise the Hierophant..!!!

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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

The premise of the forum rests on major , delineated assumptions of possible reasons for the virus.
One necessary element being the exploration for 'intelligence' as a correlative structural hierarchy which may preexist, as a formative agent between the derivative connection between the stable and the less defined forms of bio-chemical substantive inherence in newer, functionally devised forms of 'intelligence'.

Behavioral defenitions, as that has developed conjecturally and philosophically, as the Ayer et. al. Viennese-Oxford group suggested, has become vogue, within epistemological cohesion with modern biochemical standard basis of virology.

The definition of ' intelligence' has therefore, became up ended in this hall of mirrored similarities of meaning.

The idea that micro-intelligence, overcomes quantitative limits if human intelligence, appears as a reversal -from major categorical qualifiers of intelligent meaning structures; may not actually be a negation of them: but a quantum separation by degrees less then 180 degrees. In other words, the standard definition may not completely negate a microbe-deliniations of a total erasure of process between them.

Just commenting on some of the faulty assumptions within the basic structural mistakes in microbiology.

If held to the same token, the morphological viral ability to change different modalities; I.e.- viral mutations resulting from infusion of immuno-therapeutic agents, can parallel definitional interprerations ; of archaic modes of behaviour within the viral modes.

The disqualified modes of viral intelligence , may imply the vast quantitative superiority of a subliminal force of intelligence to be reconed with: where probable unreasonable assumptions may underlie methodical viral self induced changes/replications upon various injected agents introduced as response to immunological agents.

The whole epistemological orientation may interpret demolition of cognitive field, as science is elevated against natural process.
This would make absolute sense, within the era ofnthe Great Plague, when The Church implied such methods of applying 'intelligence'; as eating of the forbidden tree.

To use natural anti-process then, as a way to inflict domination and power, may not be a far stretch. It would create an anti-anti agent, based on a format resembling an AI that has been programmed to resist.

{This can be interpreted as an ironic excercise in the idea of devolution ,but the morphological deviations need not be apprehended purely on basis of quantifiable data, as per principia mathematica .

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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

In addition to the biochemical aspect pertaining to global conflict resolution, there hides another virtually upheld position.

That is: consistent with the idea, that the advent of democracy, signaling the demise of authorial ancien regime geopolitics, the triumvirate: communism-national socialism-capitalism has suggestively not been solved, even despite Trumpism's neo Kantian overtures. The major conflicts from 1848 on through WW I & WW 2, are one continuous power struggle , for the bargaining of contingent wills.

The reason politics plays into it, as a decompensatory tool, may be, because we have reached a limit in the gap between what is achievable via. human intelligence.

Now, when AI takes up the slack. an new form of interrelational set formation tangles with human intelligence, and a sort of bio-mechanistic-chemical reaction is formed.

A necessary hybrid arises, and such tools, may yet be seen more in their redempting use, then any other adapting hierarchy.

The alogarythm of the triad mentioned above, can not merely be shorted out of the equation by mode of absolute categorical disassociation between the pure and the formative material dialectical process, and as such, the decompensation of substantial elements have to be accounted for.

Hence, the relative uncertainty surrounding the current epidemic, its intentional OR accidental emergence.

{Again on the level of irony}
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Tab wrote:That's just what they want you to believe.

Actually they've encoded themselves into your junk DNA. As soon as you've recovered from covid 19 and developed resistance, your body will spin a strange coccoon and then promptly turn into soup. From the goo will emerge the fresh, wrinkled form of a member of the Shadowy Council of the Golden Dawn. Covid 19 is not actually a disease at all but a catalyst for the final revolution.

All praise the Hierophant..!!!

So the Chinese connection is merely a project conceived by other neo-conservative group(s) to dissuade any others who may presume on other possible scenarios? Or, perhaps , being none other, a way to assert the facf, that same any other, all doubts be erased?
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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

{Pros and cons}:

Fact check: Did the coronavirus originate in a Chinese laboratory?

The claim: The coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese laboratory.

As the new coronavirus spreads, misinformation about its origins circulate the internet.

One of the most prominent examples of false information about the virus is an article published in January by the right-leaning Washington Times that claims the coronavirus may have originated in a research laboratory in Wuhan, China.

More: Fact check: Coronavirus originated in China, not elsewhere, researchers and studies say

The article quotes a former military intelligence officer who claimed the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a maximum-security Chinese laboratory granted authority to research dangerous pathogens, likely was involved in a biological weapons program.

USA TODAY contacted the author of the article, Bill Gertz, with a request to comment on the source of the claim but did not get a response.

The claim has spread beyond the The Washington Times. People on multiple platforms and networks have shared the same or a similar version of the conspiracy.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has suggested to Congress and Fox News that there may be a connection between the Wuhan lab and the origin of the virus. And conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh wrote in an article in February that “it probably is a ChiCom (Chinese Communist) laboratory experiment that is in the process of being weaponized.”

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon repeated a similar claim on Fox News in March. And opinion columnist Steven Mosher touted the idea in the New York Post in February.

Vox reported the claim also has been shared widely via message boards in China, prompting Chinese officials to release a statement denouncing the information.

What researchers say: COVID-19 originated in nature.

Researchers have been racing to learn about the virus since it was recognized in December 2019 as a new strain. Medical journals have pointed toward animals in nature as the origin of the virus.

There is no evidence to suggest that the virus was created in a Chinese laboratory. People who have claimed it started in a lab cite only the geographical proximity of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a research lab in Wuhan, and the market where some researchers believe the virus transferred from animals to humans.

Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, said in an interview with The Washington Post: “Based on the virus genome and properties, there is no indication whatsoever that it was an engineered virus.”

The Washington Post reported most countries have abandoned their bioweapons programs after years of work did not yield satisfactory results.

The Scripps Research Institute released a study that rejects the notion that the virus was man-made. Researchers concluded that if the virus were engineered, its genome sequence would more closely resemble earlier and more serious versions of the coronavirus.

“If someone were seeking to engineer a new coronavirus as a pathogen, they would have constructed it from the backbone of a virus known to cause illness,” the report said. “But the scientists found that the SARS-CoV-2 backbone differed substantially from those of already known coronaviruses and mostly resembled related viruses found in bats and pangolins.”

A statement in the Lancet, a medical journal, written by public health officials who have been following the progression of the virus also asserted that animals are the likely source: “Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and they overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife.”

Fact check: Coronavirus originated in China, not elsewhere, researchers and studies say

The statement referenced multiple academic and government sources that supported the Lancet article’s conclusion. These sources include the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Nature; U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine; the New England Journal of Medicine; the Chinese Medical Journal; and the medical journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution.

Researchers who analyzed the genome of the coronavirus found its sequence shared a very high resemblance to a coronavirus in bats, but it's possible other animals may have been involved in the transmission process.

“2019-nCoV is 96% identical at the whole-genome level to a bat coronavirus,” a study published in the science journal Nature said.

Another study published in the Lancet found results based on samples collected from nine patients who had contracted the virus corroborated the theory that the virus had come from bats. Researchers concluded the genome sequences of the coronavirus “was closely related … to two bat-derived severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-like coronaviruses.”

Although scientists say they believe bats were likely the original host, it’s also very possible, the study notes, that the virus was transferred from a bat to another animal that may have been at the seafood market in Wuhan.

Our ruling: False

The claim is that the coronavirus began in a Chinese laboratory. We rate this claim FALSE, based on our research. Overwhelming scientific evidence suggests the coronavirus originated in nature, and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise.

Our fact-check sources:

Statement from The Lancet

A study published in the science journal Nature

Lancet: Genomic characterisation and epidemiology of 2019 novel coronavirus: implications for virus origins and receptor binding

Washington Post: Experts debunk fringe theory linking China’s coronavirus to weapons research

South China Morning Post: Chinese research lab ‘badly hurt’ by man-made coronavirus rumours

NY Post: Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab

Fox News: Bannon on coronavirus fears impacting global economy

Rush Limbaugh

Fox News: Tom Cotton on coronavirus origins

Science Daily: COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin

Vox: The conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, debunked

Originally Published 2:55 p.m. PDT Mar. 21, 2020

Updated 8:12 a.m. PDT Mar. 22, 2020

{It appears, the conclusion was reached using various sources, some simply periodicals and magazines, some from reputable institutions. The majority conclusion is that the bat is responsible . But not to leap inordinately to as of yet an unfounded presumption.}
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### Re: Origin of Covid 19

Shit really..? It was Batman all along. That's it, I'm boycotting all his movies.

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Tab wrote:Shit really..? It was Batman all along. That's it, I'm boycotting all his movies.

Ok, but seriously.... If it wasn't a conspiracy , then maybe the bat: but a singular type if bat: The Vampiinre bat

In the past 15 years, two outbreaks of severe respiratory disease were caused by coronaviruses transmitted from animals to humans. In 2003, SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus) spread from civets to infect more than 8,000 people, leading to a year-long global public health emergency. MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus), first identified in 2012, consistently jumps from dromedary camels to people, resulting in periodic outbreaks with a roughly 35 percent fatality rate. Evidence suggests that both viruses originated in bats before transmitting to civets and camels, respectively. While many other coronaviruses in nature are not known to infect people, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV are notable for their ability to infect a variety of different species, including humans.

New research published in Cell Reports from scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same. NIAID is part of the National Institutes of Health.

To cause infection, a virus must first attach to a receptor molecule on cells of the host species. This interaction is highly dependent on the shape of the receptors, which the host genes control. To evaluate how MERS-CoV evolves to infect host cells, the scientists tested 16 bat species and found that the virus could not efficiently enter cells with receptors from the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus. They then grew virus on cells that had vampire bat receptors and observed the virus evolving to better infect the cells. After a few generations, the virus had completely adapted to the vampire bat receptor. By studying how the shape of MERS-CoV changed over time to attach to the new host receptor, the scientists found similarities with prior studies of SARS-CoV. Thus, while these two viruses are different, they use the same general approach to enter the cells of new species.

Understanding how viruses evolve to infect new species will help researchers determine what is required for viruses to emerge and spread in new hosts. These findings also may be important for developing new vaccines, which viruses often evolve to avoid.

The scientists, part of a viral ecology group at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories, next plan to work with other, related viruses to determine if they also efficiently adapt to new species.

Story Source:

Materials provided by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Note

{This viral evolution is baxed on a study of vampire bat behavior, that is long and overly technical, but the next of it can be summarized by the following:

The vampire bat is a particularly intelligent species , having extended social relationship to other kinds of bats. The live on a shared-reward type of co-existence, whereby the socially bond , and share food: (blood sucked out of cow ankles , for instance).
The earn this bondage by careful , gradual give and take, of many behavior effects.
As such, their buildup of virally modified immunity, has a causal relationship with transmission to other species.
The point being, with data showing a relation between specific and general criteria of transmission, what could be the probable function of mixing specific inter-specie transmission with a more generally specified artificial transmission?
I do not think that this possible scenario has been sufficiently been ruled out by the read of the above quoted article; and it may just be, that the sort of denials in the article are politically motivated moves to avoid the transmission of affective political underpinnings.

Scary, but in an age of collusion, where no one is certain to deduce even a most probable certainty-these underpinnings are merely juxterpositioned within a quantum AI series of probable outcomes

Simply, AI has not of yet been proven to be that reliable.

Some of the effects:

Ventilators are removed from older patients to you get ones, after they are informed of better survival values.
Does not these tactics resemble the extended behavior matrix of the under lying bargaining between various bat types, managed by the vampire bat?
Such effects may be transmitted to implant into the viral DNA/ RNA as sequenced behavior indexes: thereby forming programs of behavior-that expand into a modicum of 'hybred' intelligence between the effected agent ( the brain) and the effect or ( the molecular and genetic content , within the brain; of which it is constituted)

In an age of artificiality and simulation, it may be difficult to rule out such a program.
Genetic studies of heredity have been going on for a very long time now, and the notorious use of human studies, may certainly point to a failure.
However a micro biological understanding , need not be so casually dismissed.
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