(Natural News) Just last week, famed science reporter Nicholas Wade published an exhaustive, 11,000-word investigation into the origins of the Chinese coronavirus. Wade’s conclusion is unambiguous: The most compelling theory for the Covid-19 outbreak is that it inadvertently escaped from a Chinese lab conducting unsafe, experimental research.
(Article republished from Revolver.news)
Neither the natural emergence nor the lab escape hypothesis can yet be ruled out. There is still no direct evidence for either. So no definitive conclusion can be reached. That said, the available evidence leans more strongly in one direction than the other. … Proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2. … Proponents of natural emergence have a rather harder story to tell. [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
So, sixteen months later than they should have, investigators are finally showing that the Chinese coronavirus almost certainly leaked from a poorly-run Chinese lab, rather than naturally emerging from the disease incubator that is the Chinese countryside.
Such revelations regarding the origins of Covid are explosive and important. It is our duty to get to the bottom of what really happened with Covid, and the disease’s true origin is of course an essential part of that story.
And yet, even as conservatives and patriots who had it right about the “China virus” all along bask in the rays of newfound vindication, we must be cautious not to lose sight of what is most crucial here.
Unpopular opinion: Covid origin is important, but can be a distraction
The overwhelming share of damage done by covid is not from the disease itself, but from the unnecessary response to the disease — which is a policy failure
This is where the ultimate criminality lies
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) May 11, 2021
As a psychological matter, and a matter of emphasis, the more focused and outraged we are about the origin of Covid, the more we will be inclined to believe that Covid itself, the disease, rather than American policy makers’ response to the disease, is the true crime.
In other words, if Covid really were the historically deadly plague the media has treated it as, and if this historically dangerous and deadly virus truly justified the unprecedented response of shutting down the economy and imposing previously unimaginable curtailments on the liberties of American citizens, then the origin of Covid would be the story and the outrage.
On the contrary, if Covid is a mildly deadly disease the average age of whose victims exceeds the average life expectancy, then the crime is our corrupt ruling class’ wholly unwarranted response to Covid.
This response includes gratuitous calls for social distancing, ridiculous mask mandates, new Orwellian threats like the prospect of vaccine passports, and, of course, lockdowns.
Lockdowns forced millions of Americans out of work. Lockdowns transformed tens of millions of Americans into neurotic wrecks afraid to go outside. Lockdowns stunted the growth of America’s children, who were otherwise at zero risk. Lockdowns gave wretched creatures like Gretchen Whitmer and Andrew Cuomo totalitarian power over people’s lives. Lockdowns enabled the total revision of America’s electoral procedures to create a new mail-in voting system that gave America the electoral integrity and transparency of a banana republic.
While the China virus may very well have originated from a Wuhan lab, no Chinese virologists put a syringe to American leaders’ neck and forced them to shut down church services on Palm Sunday.
Similarly, no Wuhan scientist or Chinese official picked up the phone and forced our leaders to do close down the gyms and arrest gym owners. America’s corrupt ruling class did it all by itself.
Ditto for forcing tiny young children to wear suffocating masks on airplanes.