Nothing to worry about, just your standard communism in action, nothing to see here
Nice to see them trying this:Thomas Levy wrote a book many years ago with 1200 references about how megadoses of intravenous sodium ascorbate (vitamin C) will handle most viral infections. But nobody seems to care because it's dirt cheap and can't be patented.
Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, 3rd Edition: Levy, MD JD Thomas E: 9780977952021: Amazon.com: BooksCuring the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, 3rd Edition [Levy, MD JD Thomas E] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Several years ago the author, cardiologist Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD was asked to assist Hal Huggins, DDSwww.amazon.com
Xi Jinping sends in the hard men to deal with the Wuhan virus
He fires the local bosses who failed to get to grips with the covid-19 outbreak
When secretive, Leninist parties have bad news to get out of the way, they do not hang about. In the space of a single day, February 13th, China’s ruling Communist Party fired the officials who run the province and city at the heart of the epidemic of covid-19, announced a big jump in the number of recorded virus infections there, and sent in hardliners close to Xi Jinping, the country’s supreme leader, to clean up the mess.
Yeah the sample sized used is way too small to make an general sweeping conclusions but I'm sure 23 And Me is working on a tool to identity these genes in their customers genomes. They should have a large enough database to make a more definitive conclusionFor those inclined to think it may be a bioweapon:
Full-genome evolutionary analysis of the novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) rejects the hypothesis of emergence as a result of a recent recombination event
Codon usage analyses can resolve the origin of proteins with deep ancestry with insufficient phylogenetic signal or invented de novo. The recently published bat coronavirus sequence however provides strong phylogenetic information to resolve the origin of the Spike protein as well as the rest of the genome suggesting a uniform ancestry across the genome. We have previously shown that phylogenetic discordance in deep relationships of coronaviruses is common and can be explained either by ancient recombination event or altered evolutionary rates in different lineages, or a combination of both . Our study rejects the hypothesis of emergence as a result of a recent recombination event. Notably, the new coronavirus provides a new lineage for almost half of its genome, with no close genetic relationships to other viruses within the subgenus of sarbecovirus. This genomic part comprises also half of the spike region encoding a multifunctional protein responsible also for virus entry into host cells[30, 31]. The unique genetic features of 2019-nCoV and their potential association with virus characteristics and virulence in humans remain to be elucidated.
Interesting figure 2 from the article:
Figure 2: Neighbor joining distance tree of the BLAST search results of the 2019-nCoV (NC_0455_Wuhan_Hu_1) sequence in the genomic region 10901-22830 of the alignment.
In the text:
A BLAST search of 2019-nCoV middle fragment revealed no considerable similarity with any of the previously characterized corona viruses (figure 2).
Also interesting is that the genomic region 10901-22830 (from figure 2) codes for:
The spike proteins bind to Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) which allows the virus to enter human cells. The other proteins play a role in hijacking the replication machinery of the host cell to make copies of itself.
Some evidence suggests that Asians have increased levels of ACE2 receptors.
A novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) was identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December of 2019. This new coronavirus has resulted in thousands of cases of lethal disease in China, with additional patients being identified in a rapidly growing number internationally. 2019-nCov was reported to...www.biorxiv.org