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originally posted by: DancedWithWolves
‘We’re weeks into this!’ CNN reporter crushes Trump for just now appointing coronavirus ‘testing czar’
So to summarize:
One of China's top virology and immunology experts was and still works at China's top-rated biohazard lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which some have affectionately called the real Umbrella Corp.
Since 2009, Peng has been the leading Chinese scientist researching the immune mechanism of bats carrying and transmitting lethal viruses in the world.
His primary field of study is researching how and why bats can be infected with some of the most nightmarish viruses in the world including Ebola, SARS and Coronavirus, and not get sick.
He was genetically engineering various immune pathways (such as the STING pathway in bats) to make the bats more or less susceptible to infection, in the process potentially creating a highly resistant mutant superbug.
As part of his studies, Peng also researched mutant Coronavirus strains that overcame the natural immunity of some bats; these are "superbug" Coronavirus strains, which are not resistant to any natural immune pathway, and now appear to be out in the wild.
As of mid-November, his lab was actively hiring inexperienced post-docs to help conduct his research into super-Coronaviruses and bat infections.
Peng's work on virology and bat immunology has received support from the National "You Qing" Fund, the pilot project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the major project of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
originally posted by: tanstaafl
MODS: that sentence should be deleted/removed, as it is both a blatant falsehood, and totally irrelevant to the purpose of this thread.
originally posted by: Arnie123
I think you all need to calm down.
So far, the common cold and flu have produced more deaths than anything the coronovirus has done, FACT.
The Trump admins response is basically mirroring this FACT.
I think you all are buying more into the fear mongering, don't y'all have TP to buy?
Nothing about this has changed my life, at all. HEB is still stocked with TP and waters, people are still out and about, buying and selling.
A few days to a couple of weeks won't solve crap and deciding beyond those simple measures will be glorious when the all clear to get back to work is sounded.
Wash your hands, stay away from super large gatherings and continue on with your business.