(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Researchers at the Imperial College of London have created a new strain of the COVID virus similar to a variant manufactured at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, with both institutions attempting to reproduce experiments which many believe caused the pandemic.
Imperial College London created a mutant version of the virus by hybridizing the original strain, which came from Wuhan, with either the Omicron or Delta variants.
According to the Post Millennial, researchers injected the man-made virus into hamsters which molecular biology expert Dr Richard Ebright had no “foreseeable practical applications.”
“After Boston University created a new Covid with an 80 percent kill rate, it’s now been revealed Imperial College London has done nearly the same thing, merging the deadly original virus with the highly contagious Omicron,” said Charlie Kirk of the discovery.
NEW: After Boston University created a new COVID with an 80% kill rate, it’s now been revealed Imperial College London has done nearly the same thing, merging the deadly original virus with the highly contagious Omicron. Critics are calling it “insanity” and “playing with fire.”
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 29, 2022
Dr. Ebright, who specializes in molecular biology who develops drugs to treat infectious diseases, said the new COVID “is insanity, both in terms of the redundancy and waste.”
Both institutions received criticism for mutating the virus, with many airing concerns about merging the more lethal symptoms of Wuhan COVID with one of the strains could result in another pandemic if the disease were ever escape the lab.
The Boston University COVID mutation had an 80% kill rate in mice.
Imperial college London denied that their work was gain of function, which is defined as any experimentation that results in enhanced biological functions of a virus.
Former director of the Israeli Government’s Institute for Biological Reserach, Professor Shmuel Shapira, described this work as “playing with fire.”
Imperial College London has not revealed the death rate of their mutation experiment, instead only revealing weight loss in infected rodents.
The UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for emergencies guided the work and one of its members was also lead author of the experiment’s results.