(NaturalHealth365) The COVID-19 pandemic lingers as we segue through a third year of widespread fear and paranoia. However, it is the specter of a man-made coronavirus variant that has public officials, the media, and the general public on edge.
Scientists at Boston University developed a new COVID strain with an 80% death rate. The university is in the spotlight after admitting its intellectual brass created the new coronavirus strain with assistance from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Killing in the name of science
It is only a matter of time until the coronavirus strain created at Boston University or another similar institution is unleashed on the public, causing mass hysteria, illness, and death. Adding salt to the wound is that more than a million dollars of grants from the NIAID financed the research centered on the artificial strengthening of pathogens for malevolent purposes.
When questioned by the media, a spokesperson for the NIAID insisted the funds were provided as a “courtesy” rather than as a form of government financing. As a result, Boston University was not required to get the green light from NIAID heads to move forward with the research. Fast forward a couple of years or decades into the future, and the general public might view the NIAID’s funding of COVID research as the catalyst for deadly global pandemics such as that portrayed in Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain and Stephen King’s The Stand.
Boston University scientists are in hot water
Senior United States health officials have strongly criticized the intentional alteration of COVID on the BU campus as being unauthorized and immoral. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now determining whether BU’s failure to declare its COVID research experiment violated the law or private agreements tied to funding.
The NIH is attempting to gauge whether the new COVID variant created in a BU lab is bound to the legalese contained within the Grants Policy Statement and whether it violated that legal framework. The research might have also breached the nuanced requirements contained within NIH guidelines.
Playing with fire: BU scientists combine two strains to create deadly new COVID strain
The new Frankenstein-like COVID creation developed by BU’s BSL-3 National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory researchers is especially potent and deadly as it combines two strains. More than 40 BSL-3/BSL-4 facilities have been built since 2020 in an attempt to develop a better understanding of COVID as well as other potentially deadly pathogens. BU scientists strengthened an already existing pathogen by extracting an Omicron spike protein, tying it to the Wuhan strain, then subjecting it to mice and human cells.
BU researchers embraced the opportunity to play with fire, combining the original Wuhan coronavirus strain from China with the Omicron strain. Though the federal government’s NIAID partially funded the research, the scientists responsible for the new strain allegedly failed to clear the experiment with the NIAID. Stay tuned as additional details are revealed in the days and weeks ahead.
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