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Rossana Segreto makes the amazing discovery that the published gene sequence of RaTG13 corresponds exactly to a gene sequence that was already mentioned in an earlier publication – but under a completely different name at the time.


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VIDEO. Covid-19 : enquête sur le mystère des origines d’une pandémie mondiale
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SARS-CoV-2’s closest relative, RaTG13, was generated from a bat transcriptome not a fecal swab: implications for the origin of COVID-19

By Steven E MasseystevenEmassey@gmail.comDepartment of Biology, University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras,San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901 This new paper by @stevenemassey is now available to download here This version 2 will soon to be published on Researchgate and Arxiv The three introductory threads can be viewed here: Evidence for ‘live’ RaTG13 at WIV PartContinue reading “SARS-CoV-2’s closest relative, RaTG13, was generated from a bat transcriptome not a fecal swab: implications for the origin of COVID-19”


This document lists 53 key breakthroughs, research publications and achievements of DRASTIC and its members since early 2020. It also lists newspaper articles, documentaries and books about DRASTIC. Theres is some information on working groups and how we communicate. Finally, the genesis of DRASTIC is explained.

Laboratory Hypothesis Leak Overview Guest Post by Andrew Tuntable, Ph. D. @atuntable DRASTIC and other groups have uncovered substantial evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic was caused by the leak of the virus from a laboratory in Wuhan.  This evidence together with many references is described in this paper: SARS-COV-2 Laboratory Leak Hypothesis In summary,Continue reading

SARS-COV-2 Laboratory Leak Hypothesis Guest Post by Andrew Tuntable, Ph. D. Email: Twitter: @atuntable SARS-COV-2 Laboratory Leak Hypothesis The Lab Leak Hypothesis The Importance of the Hypothesis Beyond Reasonable Doubt Summary of the Evidence Geography Natural precursors Laboratory Leaks Chimera Furin Cleavage Site 2013 Sick Bat Guano Miners Database Removal and Obfuscation Sick WIVContinue reading

New Analysis of DEFUSE Proposal

Analysis of the DARPA DEFUSE Proposal by Professor Simon Wain-Hobson Annotated Version of the DARPA DEFUSE Proposal by Professor Simon Wain-Hobson Professor Simon Wain-Hobson kindly provides us with his personal analysis of the DARPA DEFUSE leaked documents, as well as an annotated version of the main proposal document, highlighting significant issues. Simon Wain-Hobson is aContinue reading “New Analysis of DEFUSE Proposal”


Cloning vectors and contamination in metagenomic datasets raise concerns over pangolin CoV genome authenticity Adrian Jones, Daoyu Zhang, Yuri Deigin, Steven C. Quay

Genetic Structure of SARS-COV-2

The genetic structure of SARS-CoV-2 is consistent with both natural or laboratory origin: Response to Tyshkovskiy and Panchin (10.1002/bies.202000325) By Yuri Deigin and Rossana Segreto,


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