Dominic Dwyer, an Australian researcher on the WHO's coronavirus origins team, published a short piece in the Conversation today. Not much we can glean from it but a couple of interesting points!…
Dwyer categorically rules out Huanan Seafood Market as a starting location and says "we need to look elsewhere for the viral origins."

Another passage suggests genetic evidence generated *during* the mission suggests a transmission cluster. New genomic data?
This passage, in particular, will not ease the calls for independent investigation into a potential lab leak. "we spoke to" and "we heard that" isn't going to convince many.
Not sure how many scientists have discussed RaTG13 like this, but interesting to hear from they had not grown the virus in culture.
More discussion of cold chain hypothesis, too. Throws in the idea of "ice cream" -- maybe, jokingly? I am not sure?! Has any SARS-CoV-2 been detected on ice cream....?

This section is mostly "We don't know"
Hopefully the interim report will drop this week 🤞🤞

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18 Sep 20
So, the IgNobel prizes were announced today. One of the winners?

Knives manufactured from frozen human 💩 "do not work"

Let's talk about frozen shit knives.
The impetus for this study comes from an account of an Inuit man who refused to move from his settlement, deciding to stay on the ice. His family took all his tools away to compel him to leave. But he didn't.
According to the account, the Inuit man went outside, dropped his pants and defecated on the ice.

The research introduction says "he honed the feces into a frozen blade which he sharpened with a spray of saliva."
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