Italian newspaper La Stampa, one of the oldest newspapers in Italy, published an opinion piece on December 14th by Dr Stefano Giraudi on the origin of Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2). Dr Stefano Giraudi is a cardiologist at the S. Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy.
He challenged the theory that the Covid-19 virus is from nature via “species leap” from animals to men, as featured in the Nature Medicine publication, The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2. This publication is based on the so-called “RaTG13 virus” fabricated by Dr Zheng-Li Shi to justify the nature-origin theory. This nature-origin theory is guarded by the scientific establishment, who condemns the alternative lab origin theory as conspiracy and misinformation.
He suspected that those who defended “a single truth” about the virus origin do so not for science, but to protect the enormous interests around drugs and vaccine research.
Dr Girausi’s opinion article is titled “Coronavirus and research laboratories, there is no definitive proof of the “species leap” from animal to man”. Below is the English translation that I obtained with the help of Google Translate, cross checked by a friend of mine.
English translation of Dr Giraudi’s opinion:
In March 2020, the media released the letter from the American biologist Kristian Andersen to the journal Nature [Medicine]. It was only a letter and not a publication in which Andersen presented the results of a research on the gene sequences of a coronavirus found in the pangolin (also called scaly anteater) and that of a species of bat (a ”Horseshoe” bat), very similar to Covid-19, and they had come to the conclusion (probably a bit hasty) that the hypothesis of a “species leap” from animal to man at the origin of the pandemic, was very likely.
I have examined their arguments, also with the help of the analysis made by an Italian molecular biologist, and I have come to the conclusion that the hypothesis of ”natural” mutation and ”species leap” is not at all convincing. Andersen’s study does not explain how, when and where the virus mutation occurred. We now know that, in a BL 4 level laboratory, (such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology), a virus can be disassembled and reassembled in its genetic sequences in infinite ways. In any case, neither the reservoir animal, that is a species of bat affected by a Coronavirus equal to 100% equal to Covid-19, nor a possible intermediate host (no pangolin affected by Coronavirus), in which the mutation responsible for the species jump could have occurred.
This is also an important anomaly compared to past pandemics such as SARS and MERS where the animals responsible for the ”species jump” had been identified. In short, the definitive proof is missing. The rush of illustrious scientists to embrace the thesis of Andersen and colleagues is therefore surprising.
Just as a diplomatic war is underway between the US and China over the spread of the virus, so in the world of science there is the goal of defending a single truth about Wuhan (the natural “spillover” of the coronavirus from animal to man). One reason, I fear, is to protect the enormous interests that gravitate around research, particularly drugs and vaccines.
By Stefano Giraudi, cardiologist, Milan
Dr Giraudi’s opinion echoed the views and conclusions of Dr Li-Meng Yan, a defector from Hong Kong P4 virology lab. Dr Yan was the first scientists who exposed the Covid-19 being a lab-modified virus by the Chinese Communist Party.
Author: River|Himalaya Scholar
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