I imagine this thread will be shared heavily in the context of the lab leaks discussions, which it actually says almost nothing about. Very interesting data & analysis.
Also, Google Cloud as a viral fossil-bearing stratum...#paleovirology

But, note, H/t @stgoldst for pointing out, a lot of this info has been out there for a while.


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[MEDIUM THREAD] On the topic of covid becoming an endemic virus. You hear this a lot; sometimes in response to critiques against strategies of elimination, sometimes just as a statement in its on right. Statements such as “Covid will inevitally become endemic.” 1/n
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