incest on the subway
- Jan 2, 2007
You're being willfully ignorant.I didnt known speculation was a homonym for circumstancial evidence such as actual papers published by Chinese researchers openly in journals and people who worked there leaking what they had done to the public before being taken over by the military.
Nobody is disputing that they do research on coronaviruses at that lab.
That's not what this "news story" is saying. The news story is that patient 0 MAY have been a lab worker who got infected there. And hey, that could very well be the case. There is no evidence of that, though.
I mean as a rational individual I find it less likely that a lab technician is going to get infected than the average joes making a living harvesting, selling, and consuming coronavirus-carrying bats. Just think about it, which is more likely? The person who knows the danger and is trained to avoid it or the oblivious person? Who are you going to bet is going to get infected?
Don't forget that we're still talking about a naturally-occurring virus. This isn't something whipped up in a lab---as far as we know from every scientist worldwide with the expertise to make that call. I mean sure, you can disbelieve all of those people too if it makes you feel better.
Keep spinning however you want, it isn't going to create evidence. If it did happen that way and there is evidence that hasn't been destroyed it'll come to light. Otherwise it'll be speculation.
And hey, I'm already on the blame China for all of this train. I don't need it to have happened in a lab for me to believe they're ultimately responsible. There are reasons we get one of these every decade or so and there are reasons that most of them come out of Asia. China is in a position to minimize and/or completely remove most of those reasons. We already knew that at the government level. That's why we spent money trying to train their scientists. It's why we dump millions into the WHO every year. Unfortunately basic human corruption trumps doing the right thing on a daily basis in China. Happens all the time here too, sadly.