In the cloud, a scientist discovered genetic footage of the corona virus that went missing last year. It is not yet clear why Wuhan’s scenes have disappeared.
Wuhan – A year ago, data from more than 200 virus samples from an early Govt-19 case in the Chinese city of Wuhan went missing from a scientific database. Now the American scientist and virologist Jesse Bloom has discovered part of this data, the New York Times reports. Accordingly, he found the original 13 of the files stored in the Google Cloud Corona virus-Views *.
In his article published on Tuesday (June 22, 2021), Bloom writes: “Pylogenetic analysis of these scenes […] The Juanan Fish Market series, which is at the center of the joint WHO-China report, claims that the onset of the epidemic was not entirely representative of the viruses in Wuhan. His report has not yet been scientifically verified.
Jesse Bloom, Virology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States*, Deleting these footage is called suspicious. It “may have removed the footage to cover their existence,” he wrote in the statement. Ideally, missing scenes may contain new and previously unknown information about when and how the corona virus SARS-Cowie-2 from a bat or other animal* May have jumped on people.
Corona virus: Is there any connection to the laboratory leak theory?
That dissertation Corona virus from a high-security laboratory in Wuhan* Leaked may not be supported by new discoveries. However, the New York Times reported that they would not deny the study. Also, the question of why the early corona virus footage was first removed from the database remains unanswered.
Jesse Bloom wanted to verify the report, which genetic data was published by research groups and saw a study from March 2020 onwards. The content of the study is a spreadsheet containing information on 241 genetic sequences collected by Wuhan University scientists. He was able to see from the table that the footage had been uploaded to an online database called the Sequence Reed Archive. This database is maintained by the US Government’s National Medical Library.
But when he looked at Bloom in the database for Wuhan scenes, he could not find a conclusion. Bloom only found some corona virus footage missing in folders in the Google Cloud.
Deleted footage may paint a different picture of the origin of the corona virus
Bloom found that there were no additional mutations in the recovered corona virus sequences. “They are three steps more likely to be bad corona virus than viruses coming from the Juanan fish market,” Bloom said. In his opinion, this indicates that the SARS-Cowie-2 has been on the market for some time in or beyond Wuhan. He argued that market viruses are not representative of the full range of corona viruses already in circulation by the end of 2019. However, further investigations are needed to draw clear conclusions from the new data. (dsc)* fr.de is an offer IPPEN.MEDIA.
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