Army Bob: Covid origin explanations still lacking

The Sainted Doctor Anthony Stephen Fauci is back again, maintaining that all the evidence points to the Covid-19 origin being naturally occurring. Dr. Fauci being Dr. Fauci has hedged his bet by stating that he has an open mind to other origins and uses sources, not him or the staff of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, so they can be firmly on both sides of the argument and not held responsible for being wrong.

“We keep a completely open mind as to what the origin is,” Fauci said. “Having said that, if you look at the examination by highly qualified international scientists with no political agendas — they’ve published in peer-reviewed journals — that all accumulated evidence, particularly relating to the Chinese bringing into the Wuhan market animals from the wild that should not have been there … the evidence is quite strong that this is a natural occurrence.”

Just why we must look to “highly qualified international scientists” and not him or our own medical experts is a good question.

Dr. Fauci has never explained just why we should believe that of all the wet markets on the Asian and on the Asian subcontinent, some 17,226,200 square miles, markets numbering in the hundreds of thousands, that this pandemic just happened to originate in the same city in the Peoples Republic of China as the Wuhan Institute of Virology, indeed only a dozen miles away? 

If we had an infectious disease research facility in Martin, Hopkins, Dorr, Moline or Wayland and a pandemic “naturally occurred” in a farmers’ market in our area, would you embrace the theory that the facility full of the viruses very similar to the pandemic had nothing to do with the outbreak?  To quote our President, “Come on man get real;” the odds are worse than winning the Powerball Lottery.

We must believe Dr. Fauci or be a damned science denier. Indeed, he has said more than a dozen times if you do not believe him, you denied science, not him.  Sound familiar? The world will end in 2030 because of global warming/global climate change, deny it and you are a damned science denier.  

Dr. Fauci, using taxpayers’ dollars, funded research at the Peoples Republic of China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, that is not disputed. Well, not any more. Dr. Fauci denied it to Congress under oath, got caught, and now admits it.

He rationalizes it by saying that the money was not for gain of function research, the weaponizing of a virus, but various other things. OK, now we must believe the ground zero link to Covid, and the Wuhan lab is a complete coincidence, got it.

Army Bob Traxler

If it comes to pass that the Covid-19 Virus, resulting in the deaths of millions, was from the Wuhan lab, it would be a gut punch to the folks doing research with infectious diseases worldwide, putting their funding and even the existence of their labs in danger. Therefore, it is not a good idea for the infectious disease community worldwide to blame a sloppy lab procedure resulting in millions of deaths. To maintain that the naturally occurring theory of origin is correct is in the best interests of the (as Dr. Fauci calls them) “highly qualified international scientists with no political agendas.”  

A question for the good folks in the government — Just why did you count a tragic death in an auto accident or a lightning strike as a Covid-19 death just because they had the virus in their nose at the time of death? Holding our government accountable for policies that cooked the books on Covid-19 deaths cannot be questioned, even now that the pandemic is over, at least per our President.

And don’t get me started on why our government is funding oil production in Venezuela to be shipped by greenhouse-gas-producing, diesel-burning super tankers, and not allowing oil production in our nation to be shipped by efficient, less polluting pipelines? Common sense is not so common.

My opinion.  

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