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Has Gain of Function Research Improved Your Life?
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*Updated, an earlier version included an incorrect link to one of the references.
Yesterday I wrote about Fools and Knaves, and at the time I was thinking specifically about Gain of Function research. Fauci doesn’t like that term, fine, call it what you want. Let’s call it “modifying pathogens in a lab, to alter the transmissibility or the pathogenicity, with good intentions.” Has that improved your life at all? Did any of our SARS-1 research actually save a life when SARS-2 showed up? I’ve searched the web pretty thoroughly and haven’t turned up one example of anything beneficial to come from this research. If you have personally benefited from it, please tell me in the comments (your income as a scientist doesn’t count.)
As an aside, please don’t be afraid of covid. If you’re reading this, it didn’t kill you. Scaring you about an invisible enemy isn’t what this article is about.
Looking at the possible downsides of virus modifying research, the majority does seem to be coalescing on the lab leak hypothesis being the ‘proximal origin’ of the covid pandemic. But whether it did come from a lab or not, the salient point here is that almost everyone now agrees it could have. All the ingredients were there. If this virus came from an animal, coincidentally, that wouldn’t really change a thing. It could have easily come from the lab, and it could happen again. Not only that, they’re already telling you it may have happened again.
Recently, one of my favorite Substackers posted this study, very interesting stuff. It’s about the L452R mutation, said to improve the ability of infected cells to fuse with adjacent cells (fusogenicity). I certainly encourage you to read it for yourself, but to summarize: The authors are trying to determine what makes Omicron far less deadly than Delta, and L452R is “the only RBD domain mutation that emerges in the Delta variant but is absent in the Omicron variant.” Past research indicated fusogenicity is correlated with pathogenicity in covid. Their “data suggest that the decreased fusogenicity of the Omicron variant is due to a lack of the L452R mutation present in the Delta variant.”
In layman’s terms, “sounds like great news!” Delta’s gone now and Omicron’s far less severe. Back to normal, guess I’ll have to find new topics for my Substack…
Maybe though, just for fun, could we try sticking the bad bits from Delta in Omi and see what happens?1
Here, we developed an L452R mutated Omicron variant (Omicron-L452R) and found that the Omicron-L452R variant rescued fusogenicity and strengthened the high infectivity by enhancing the cleavage of the spike protein. Notably, Omicron-L452R greatly enhanced the ability of Omicron to infect lung tissues of humanized ACE2 mice.
- Yanan Zhang, Ting Zhang, Yihui Fang, Jie Liu, Qinong Ye & Lihua Ding
Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy volume 7, Article number: 76 (2022)
Hmm… What could go wrong with your homebrew Deltacron?
That’s an interesting coincidence. I thought you guys said the L452R was the only Delta mutation that didn’t appear in Omicron?
Some of you might be thinking that’s quite a big leap to say BA.4/BA.5 came from this experimentation. If that’s where your head’s at you missed my point; it doesn’t matter if it did, it matters if it could have. This particular research seems to have completed in January 2022 and BA.4 was first identified that month, so the timing is a little tight. It could have come from a similar lab doing similar things that did not publish their work. We are told this is the second most contagious virus in the world; it’s completely plausible that this research created BA.4/BA.5 (Deltacron), it infected a lab worker, spread, and went on to spread and become the dominate circulating strain.
We just spent 30 months dealing with fallout from the last time. The jab-a-thon alone was so absurd and destructive I can hardly believe it happened. (Vax that thang up anyone?) All of us have suffered in one way or another, and many have died. Trillions of dollars have been lost, years of progress erased, and not one of those public “conversations” politicians always talk about has ever been had about maybe stopping these people before they get us all killed. And all this risk is for what, a more effective fucking flu shot?
A while back I wrote about Chekhov’s Gun, wondering if the as-yet-unresolved plot line of the Wuhan Coronavirus Lab would appear again before the show’s over. Back then I missed the point too; it’s not the Wuhan Lab, it’s any lab, it’s American funded labs. This so-called research that’s never netted one tangible benefit to a single American tax slave is still going on and we’re still paying for it, because we didn’t take action.
Our corrupt elite will not stop, not voluntarily. They believe themselves to be the Elect (of El) and by paying them to roll the dice with our lives, we’re only reinforcing that belief, and feeding their insane hubris. If there is ANYTHING covid has taught us it’s this: The chimeric viruses these (literal) mad scientists are cooking up don’t have to kill you to destroy your life.
The good news is, this bullshit science isn’t even profitable. The only people dumb enough to pay for it are tax slaves. Once we end them, this research won’t be coming back. So I’ll finish back where I started: Has Gain of Function research improved your life?
If the answer’s no, then stay tuned right here at SlugdaddyWorld cause I’ve got a few ideas in the works, and I’m always happy to hear yours in the comments.
I just have to add, as a capitalist and business owner, the idea that the “lets mix these two viruses” business plan got funded by someone is really offensive. But also fucking hilarious, like what did that elevator pitch sound like? LMAO as I type. How does that turn a profit or serve a purpose, even down the road? It’s so dumb and wasteful. Just think of what type of person heard that pitch and was like, “hell yeah, great investment I’m in!” Wtf. It’s funny till you realize that guy cutting the check owns you and is paying with money he stole from you. Still hilarious though, I mean who wouldn’t jump at that opportunity? The returns are sure to be as high as the vaccine efficacy % What a stupid scam!