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Study: Less than 1 in 100 Million Chance that COVID-19 Had Natural Origin

'We always supported and participated in science-based global virus tracing, but we firmly opposed any forms of political manipulation...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A new study has revealed that the odds of COVID-19 emerging naturally are one in 100 million, the Epoch Times reported.

The study, titled “Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV2″ and published by bioRxiv, concludes that it is almost certain that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or COVID-19, originated in an experimental laboratory.

It was conducted by Valentin Bruttel, a molecular immunologist at the University of Würzburg in Germany; Alex Washburne, a mathematical biologist at Selva Science; and Antonius VanDongen, a pharmacologist at Duke University.

The study put the odds of the virus forming naturally, and not in a laboratory, at one in 100 million.

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Scientists who conducted the study say that the methodology of their review is superior to previous speculations because it relies purely on quantitative methods—data driven as opposed to the more anecdotal qualitative methodologies.

In other words, scientists ignored the fact that the virus originated just outside the world’s foremost coronavirus laboratory and still concluded that it all but certainly did not randomly mutate.

In response to the new study, Kristian Anderson, who is backed by out-going U.S. COVID czar Anthony Fauci and the Big Science establishment, attacked the researchers on Twitter.

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The researcher was called “a f**king fraud,” and the study an exercise in “kindergarten molecular biology.”

The study of course backs up the long speculation that the pandemic originated from a lab leak—whether accidental or intentional—at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Fauci at least has the Chinese on his side, who claim that the lab-leak theories are political conspiracies designed to undermine Chinese credibility abroad.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian reiterated calls for an investigation into “highly suspicious laboratories such as Fort Detrick and the University of North Carolina” in the United States where China has suggested, without evidence, that the U.S. was developing the coronavirus as a bioweapon.

“The lab leak theory is totally a lie concocted by anti-China forces for political purposes, which has nothing to do with science,” Zhao said.

“We always supported and participated in science-based global virus tracing, but we firmly opposed any forms of political manipulation,” he added.

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