There is too much news and not enough analysis. CovId-19 is seriously changing the world. Who knew that a Cold Virus would cause so much mayhem? Besides Boris Johnson, of course…
The DailyGasLamp is hard at work on several stories… here is the heads up:
- The relationship of the campaign of Anonymous Companies and Brexit – and the destruction of the planet – it’s hideous. Contributions to follow this up would be welcome.
- Bernie Sanders getting the “Jeremy Corbyn treatment” by the USA media. This pandemic has turned up at exactly the time to disrupt Sanders’ presidential campaign…
- DailyGasLamp is still following up the (illegal) use of AI for the GE2019 campaign. See new article here
- Finally… (hold your breath)…
- Stories that the CovId-19 virus itself is man-made. That statement is not made lightly, there is a good scientific source for this.
“We built a chimeric virus encoding a novel, zoonotic CoV spike protein—from the RsSHC014-CoV sequence that was isolated from Chinese horseshoe bats—in the context of the SARS-CoV mouse-adapted backbone. The hybrid virus allowed us to evaluate the ability of the novel spike protein to cause disease independently of other necessary adaptive mutations in its natural backbone.“A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence
Vineet D Menachery et al
This information needs to be taken in the context of the earlier DailyGasLamp article regarding the smelly state of the US/UK response to this pandemic.