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1/ This thread will quickly cover the recent report by the House Intelligence Committee, which aimed to review the Intelligence Community's response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

intelligence.house.gov/news/documents…
2/ But before I dig into it, let me set the expectations right:

👉🏼That report is not about the origins of Covid-19.

It is first about the work of the Intel Community (IC) 'once' the outbreak was public at end December 2019.
The origins question is touched on only indirectly.
3/ Then it is about the use of the Trump administration of the intel it was presented with, especially via the President's Daily Briefs.

This, in theory at least, to highlight "where responsibility for our poor outcomes lie, and where it does not".
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Well worth a read for several reasons which will become clearer after reading it ;)

amazon.com/dp/B09T4KDHQ7

The Truth about Wuhan by @AGHuff

How I (helped) uncover the Biggest Lie in History ImageImage
A recent interview with the author

3. Identified as a POI in July 2020 (Thread)

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deanderekrant.nl/nieuws/regerin…

De #FauciFiles: de ongecensureerde e-mails van Anthony Fauci.

Over de rol van @MarionKoopmans, @c_drosten en Ron Fouchier bij het in diskrediet brengen van de #lableaktheorie, en het promoten van de #zoönosetheorie.

@AndereKrant
Omdat de referenties ontbreken bij het artikel, zet ik die hier neer.

Over eerdere lableaks:

A Review of Laboratory-Acquired Infections in the Asia-Pacific: Understanding Risk and the Need for Improved Biosaf… pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30274433/
De verklaring, opgesteld door Peter Daszak, in @TheLancet:

Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting … pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32087122/
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1/ This thread discusses my recent study on the number of 2019 onset cases and its suppression by the Chinese authorities.

That study ended up validating the SCMP leak of gov data (257 Dec 19 cases), with an implication for Nov 19 cases.

PDF: bit.ly/2019Cases
2/ That study was mentioned in a recent Washington Post Opinion from the Editorial Board, available here:
wapo.st/3OuJQg8
@thedeadhandbook

A companion spreadsheet is here:
bit.ly/3S7jAsQ
3/ Before we proceed:

The numbers here are all traceable to data from peer-reviewed papers from very experienced Chinese teams, one of them directly involved in the cleaning and populating of the official database for the CDC.

You could not ask for better sources of data.
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De teleconferentie van 1 februari 2020 over de origine van #SARSCoV2: de puzzelstukjes vallen bijna allemaal op zijn plaats.

Ik waarschuw maar vast: dit wordt waarschijnlijk de langste twitterdraad ooit die ik zal schrijven.

eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
De conferentie waar @MarionKoopmans, Ron Fouchier en @c_drosten een beslissende rol speelden in het naar voren schuiven van de zoönosetheorie.

Met grote dank aan @JamesCTobias voor het losweken van de notulen van deze conferentie...
...en de erop volgende e-mails van de verschillende deelnemers.

Deze waren tot voorheen zwartgelakt en dus was onbekend wat de deelnemers aan argumenten voor en tegen de #zoönosetheorie en #lableaktheorie waren.

Dat weten we nu wel.
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The tireless work of #DRASTIC highlighted by @wapo

"The coverup is immense and still in place. China should now agree to a full and thorough scientific investigation that returns to Wuhan. This black box needs to be opened"

archive.ph/Y8M0y

Thanks @gdemaneuf great job! ImageImageImage
The related paper by @gdemaneuf built on the hard work of many contributors over the last year, and can be read here:

Arrested Development:

The number of Wuhan cases of COVID-19 with onset in 2019

…dn-prod.news-engineering.aws.wapo.pub/publish_docume…
Also available on ResearchGate

Get downloading!

researchgate.net/publication/36…
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1. It has been and is a long struggle!

If you care to review the widespread international media coverage of the relentless work of #DRASTIC over the past 34 months, you will appreciate how it helps explain this powerful outcome in terms of global opinion.

We did good, friends!
2. More recent media coverage (Summer 2022)

3. Earlier media coverage (scroll back from Tweet 227)

January 2021 to January 2022

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I just finished @DavidQuammen new book, Breathless. David does a great job making the case for a zoonotic origin of #COVID19 but a poor job presenting the alternate hypothesis of a potential lab accident origin. My further thoughts in the thread below. 1/ simonandschuster.com/books/Breathle…
David has been transparent in stating he does not feel the lab origin hypothesis deserves full attention. In his TWIV podcast, he suggests it merits about 10% attention, vs 90% for zoonosis. 2/ microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-948/
It's fair for David to have this bias, even if I do not believe it supported by the available evidence. Although @mattwridley & @Ayjchan presented both sides in their (excellent) book Viral, some accused them of leaning toward the lab hypothesis. 3/ theguardian.com/books/2021/nov…
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1. Always a pleasure to see early work of #Drastic cited, in the Annals of Global Health:

"Covid-19: Early Cases & Disease Spread"

annalsofglobalhealth.org/article/10.533…

Supplementary:

doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3…

The paper covers much of the same ground as ours

researchgate.net/publication/35…
2, Of Interest, something which I did not know:

"The French ‘Ordre des médecins’ was alerted in Nov 2019 about a China infection outbreak that was later named SARS-CoV-2 Covid-19. An article published in April 2022 in its official bulletin reported this important information"
3. The specific mention of the November 2019 French warning is mentioned by Dr. Bruno Boyer of @ordre_medecins and can be found on Page 8 here:

conseil-national.medecin.fr/sites/default/…

There is an inactive Twitter account

twitter.com/bboyer6120

Maybe @gdemaneuf could get clarification?
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1/9 Congratulations to the @washingtonpost for being a finalist in the '3M Truth in Science Award', part of the 2022 Online Journalism Awards (#OJA22).

That piece was about a young Chinese female scientist who had sequenced SARS-CoV-2 by 27 Dec 2019.
awards.journalists.org/winners/2022/
2/9 The WaPo piece is based on #DRASTIC research.

I unearthed a bunch of very interesting blog entries by that scientist who wrote as 'Little Mountain Dog'.
We (DRASTIC) translated them and put them in context.

Here is the write-up of @OJA22.
awards.journalists.org/entries/as-the…
3/9 With a nice recognition of our work:
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The first in a series of new critiques (as promised)

New Covid-19 Origin Data Are Highly Flawed And Don’t Solve Anything.

original.newsbreak.com/@shin-561334/2…
The second in a series of critiques (as promised)

The new paper by #DRASTIC exposing flaws in the @MichaelWorobey et al propaganda papers

Thanks to @stevenemassey @humblesci Daouyu Zhang @quay_dr

zenodo.org/record/7005332…
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The Three Witness Testimonies (PDFs)

Video:

hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/…

Testimony 1:

Credible pandemic virus identification will trigger the immediate proliferation of agents as lethal as nuclear devices by @kesvelt

hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/…

h/t @emilyakopp
2. Testimony by @quay_dr

Written remarks to accompany the testimony of Steven Quay, MD, PhD

hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
3. Written Testimony of @R_H_Ebright

Especially of Interest Pages 11 - 17

Appendix 1: Origins of SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 may have entered humans through

A. a research-related accident.

B. US-funded GOF research & lapses in US oversight of GOF research

hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
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1/ 🧵The untold story of how the market origins story came to be.

Unfortunately, through no fault of my own, I feel partly responsible. Allow me to explain. 🧐
2/ It began with "The origins of SARS-CoV-2: A critical review".

At the time, we were trying to sort out the discrepancies of 41M Chen. Eventually we learned that there are two 41M Chen patients. One of them an accountant, and the other Wuhan-Hu-1.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
3/ In the process, myself and @Drinkwater5Reed found an interview of 41M accountant, onset Dec 8, 2019 (not associated with the seafood market). His medical records are shown partially redacted in the video, as he gives an interview to thepaper. This is the moment it was found.
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1/ "And I don't care how many questions you just ask"

Excellent, I have many questions.
2/ "hand waving you do about deleted data"

Do you mean the deleted early patients not related to market, LineageA genomes, published/removed genomes or research papers? These are all pretty important IMO.
3/ "unfunded grant applications"

I assume you mean the DARPA proposal. Yes, except the Chinese likely funded it on their own.

archive.ph/XcS81

gop-foreignaffairs.house.gov/wp-content/upl…
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1/🧵on how did the SARS2 backbone get to Wuhan?

It's pretty well known that the backbone most likely came from SEA, possibly Yunnan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, or Cambodia.
2/ A recent publication shows Thailand as center of highest probability and I don't doubt that conclusion.

However, no infections occurred in Thailand till Jan 2020. Why did the virus have to go to Wuhan before travelling back to Thailand?

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
3/ A call for more sampling is certainly welcome. However, fur farms operate in Northern China as in the stock picture used from Hengdaohezi, Heilongjiang, China. The cold weather is better for quality fur farming. There's no SARS2 backbone in that area.

nature.com/articles/d4158…
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#originofcovid #Drastic
This twitter thread explains the origin of alpha coronaviruses, specifically Rs4259. This is important because this virus shared the same bat as Pangolin GX as demonstrated in my previous image (May 19).
This image shows that HKU8 was originally a rat beta coronavirus (Ruili-66).
This image is 1 of 2 that shows that Rs4259 was also originally a rat beta coronavirus. Actually the HKU10 family sprouted out of the HKU8 family of viruses.
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If you're wondering why so many Bat coronaviruses seem to emerge from one research group in China, this paper provides a clue.

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26920708/

It involves our usual friends... and a "novel" bat coronavirus called 4991 Image
There is just a little itty bit of a problem.
In "discovering" Bat Cov-4991 they didn't actually discover a virus.
More likely, they made one. Image
You see, they published complete gene sequences of the "bat viruses" in their paper, including spike sequences.

But not 4991.
Oh no, they didn't happen to have the complete sequence of that one. Just the RdRp.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KU3432…

@Daoyu15 ImageImage
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1. SAGO INSISTS ON LAB LEAK INVESTIGATION!

To support biosafety and biosecurity investigations into the introduction of SARS-CoV-2 into the human
population through a laboratory incident; the SAGO notes that....

cdn.who.int/media/docs/def…
2. SAGO INSISTS ON

the need to access to & review evidence of all lab activities (both in vitro & in vivo studies) with coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2-related viruses or close ancestors & the lab’s approach to implementation & improvement of lab biosafety & biosecurity.
3. POLITE SAGO

"As it is not common practice to publish the institutional implementation of biosafety & biosecurity practices of individual labs in peer-reviewed scientific journals, additional information will need to be obtained and reviewed to make conclusive recommendations"
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Thread of Recent Lab Leak Articles

I have been neglecting "lab leak" updates lately

A thousand apologies!

Here is a thread of recent news reports from most recent to older.

1. Intercept

theintercept.com/2022/05/06/dec…
2. Lawsuit

Filed by 2 Republican-led states alleging President Biden & other officials "pressured and colluded" with Big Tech companies to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story as well as information regarding the lab leak origin theory of COVID-19

thepostmillennial.com/biden-sued-for…
3. Bill Gates DISMISSES Lab Leak Theory ;)

Points To Bats As COVID Origin" 👉 🦇 🦠

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@pathogenetics @Ayjchan @TheLancet @emilyakopp "in 1975 Charles Calisher, on a visit to Cuba took an interest in & obtained information on, the existence of antibodies to dengue in the Cuban population & the non-existence in the population, in at least 45 years, of antibodies for type 2 dengue virus"
cuba.cu/gobierno/docum…
@pathogenetics @Ayjchan @TheLancet @emilyakopp African Swine Fever 1971 Cuba

Dengue Fever 1981 Cuba

cuba.cu/gobierno/docum…

Archived: archive.ph/2KRs1 ImageImage
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UK's Golden Back Garden Pleasure Visa Scheme

UK's "Ho" Office offered anal pleasure services with 2,581 investor visas to Russian citizens who had £2m in investment funds & a UK bank account in exchange for residency rights, along with their family.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/m…
But from what I heard from irate Brits overseas it's nearly impossible to get their non EU partners into the UK since 2017 (unless they have loads of cash as well)

Some sad stories here:

bbc.com/news/uk-355522…
and more stories here:

theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/f…
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Great response by @daniel_corcos

"I would be surprised you could find many scientists convinced by a circular reasoning which is not their own"
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George Gao and his band of f*ckerz wait 2 years to inform us of "the results"?

I smell more #sewage than #science, how about you?

@researchsquare

Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the environment and animal samples of the Huanan Seafood Market

researchsquare.com/article/rs-137…
Of course they point the finger elsewhere

"studies from different countries suggest that SARS-CoV-2 circulation preceded initial detection of cases.. Some positive samples were detected earlier than 1st case in Wuhan, suggesting circulation in other regions may have been missed"
As suspected more #sewage from George Gao

Of the 110 samples collected from sewers or sewerage wells in the market, 24 samples were positive for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid. All 4 sewerage wells in the market tested positive.
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