Professor Jeffrey Sachs is pretty convinced COVID-19 came out of US lab biotechnology

The chair of the Lancet Covid Commission, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, whose recent report into the global mismanagement of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic we covered in this post, has used an online interview to explain his views on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus....More...

Preprint: Monkeypox has far more mutations than expected

“Researchers found the current Monkeypox strain diverges from the original strain by 50 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and several mutations made the virus more transmissible.”...More...

SARS-CoV-2 in Angola from 23rd September 2019

“Our findings demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2-reactive antibodies were detected in 40 out of 442 specimens, as early as September 23, 2019”

This retrospective study on blood specimens from measles patients collected from 23 September 2019 to 28 February 2020, reported from the 17 provinces of Angola, suggests evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection months before detection of the virus in Luanda, the epicenter of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Angola....More...

Preprint: Omicron is the product of extensive evolution that has left no obvious traces of intermediate forms

The Omicron variant identified in Southern Africa in late November 2021 is the product of extensive evolution within an infection context that has so far left no obvious traces of intermediate forms since it diverged from the B.1.1 lineage (presumably at some time in mid to late 2020)....More...