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Covid-19 originated from US biolab – Lancet commission chair

Samizdat | July 1, 2022

Covid-19 did not come out of some natural reservoir but rather “out of US lab biotechnology” in an accident, world-renowned economist and author Jeffrey Sachs has claimed, speaking at a conference hosted by the GATE Center think tank in Spain in mid-June.

While introducing this “provocative statement,” Sachs suggested that he was in the loop, as he chairs the Covid-19 commission at prestigious medical journal The Lancet.

“So it’s a blunder, in my view, of biotech, not an accident of a natural spillover,” he reiterated.

The academic noted that while “we don’t know for sure” if this is the case, there is “enough evidence” pointing to this, which “should be looked into.” Sachs lamented that this version is, however, “not being investigated, not in the United States, not anywhere.”

Back in May, Sachs, along with Columbia University professor of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics Neil Harrison, penned an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggesting Covid-19 had originated in a laboratory. In the paper, the two academics called for greater transparency on the part of US federal agencies and universities, arguing that a lot of pertinent evidence was not disclosed.

Virus databases, biological samples, viral sequences, email communications, and laboratory notebooks could all help shed light on the pandemic origin, according to Sachs and Harrison. However, none of these materials had been subjected to “independent, transparent, and scientific scrutiny,” they argued.

As an indicator that Covid 19 had originated from a laboratory, the authors brought up the fact that a sequence of eight amino acids on a critical part of the virus’s spike protein is similar to an amino acid sequence found in cells that line human airways.

July 1, 2022 - Posted by | Science and Pseudo-Science, Timeless or most popular | ,


  1. Noted. Hmmm. Just days ago, I read a Sachs commentary that centered, I believe principally, on the malign presence — forever — on US and world affairs of the demonic neocons. I was intrigued by his subject line and looked forward to the read. But I was bitterly disappointed, to wit: Most of the neocons, most anyone who knows anything knows, are Jews and Zionists fanatically/psychopathologically dedicated to advancing the interests of MidEast and global “full-spectrum dominance on behalf of their apartheid platform ‘Israel.’ Sachs didn’t have the courage or depth or ken or whatever to point out that tragic-and-fraught fact. In addition, his loose-and-shallow command of historical, the rise of individual Zioneocon actors, academic rigor, and other levels of elucidation of the US dalliance with and complete subservience and obeisance to Zionism — accomplished “Against Our Better Judgment,” in the proof offered by the inestimable investigative journalist Alison Weir [check Alison out; now *there* is someone I admire and trust all the way!] — renders Sachs very questionable to me. If my mentation holds, I’ll find that concurrent commentary and paste its link into this space to “out” him and put anyone who gives much of any credence to “Professor” Sachs on notice….


    Comment by roberthstiver | July 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. My mentation and research concentration held! Here is the link to Sachs. I’ll let other readers judge for themselves [I do hope that there are/will be other readers of this Samizdat/AN post]. My mind is stubbornly made up and locked into place — not, admittedly, a good trait in my or any other personality — WRT my perception and critique of Jeffrey Sachs. I’m leery/wary, to write the least. .

    [Memo: I’ve come across “ekathimerini” previously somewhere…don’t know and haven’t looked into its bona fides. I’m open, I hope, to information/guidance/awareness.]


    Comment by roberthstiver | July 1, 2022 | Reply

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