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#325010 - 05/01/20 01:14 AM Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs
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Senior Trump administration officials have pushed American spy agencies to hunt for evidence to support an unsubstantiated theory that a government laboratory in Wuhan, China, was the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, according to current and former American officials. The effort comes as President Trump escalates a public campaign to blame China for the pandemic.
Some intelligence analysts are concerned that the pressure from administration officials will distort assessments about the virus and that they could be used as a political weapon in an intensifying battle with China over a disease that has infected more than three million people across the globe.

- NY Times

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#325017 - 05/01/20 05:01 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pdx rick]
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Fox News is reporting they have sources within the administration which say the Wuhan lab was indeed the source. Their information comes from the IC.

Now why would anyone in the Trump administration believe this and not the daily briefings which pointed to potential for a pandemic?
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#325020 - 05/01/20 05:21 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pdx rick]
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Top intel agency rules out 'manmade' theory of coronavirus origins
Politico.com

If a Trump official says it, you know it's a lie. Hmm
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#325026 - 05/01/20 07:28 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pdx rick]
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Just another lunatic conspiracy by either Trump himself or a Trumpist lunatic. I think its all about making China completely responsible for Covid-19 even though his own administration hasn't bought it (but I am sure the base has).

The side effect is, obviously, to demonize any and all Asians. This is, I think, another effort to relieve Trump of any responsibility regarding the Covid-19 disaster due to his incredible incompetence.

What it does prove is that Trump is a practicing racist jackass supported by a pile of ignorant racist jerks.

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#325028 - 05/01/20 07:55 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: Pourquoi Docteur, professor Montagnier
In an interview given to French CNews channel and during a podcast by Pourquoi Docteur, professor Montagnier who co-discovered HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) claimed the presence of elements of HIV in the genome of the coronavirus and even elements of the "germ of malaria" are highly suspect, according to a report in Asia Times.
I suspect this is where Mr Trump gets his info .... not the US IC. and
Originally Posted By: Juan Carlos Gabaldon
Just in case you don't know. Dr Montagnier has been rolling downhill incredibly fast in the last few years. From baselessly defending homeopathy to becoming an antivaxxer. Whatever he says, just don't believe him

Originally Posted By: wiki
However this was described as "a conspiracy vision that does not relate to the real science" by Jean-Francois Delfraissy, an immunologist and head of the scientific council that advises the French government on the COVID-19 pandemic


A more scientific approach
The new coronavirus was not man-made, study shows

A claim of evidence vis a vis evidence.
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#325029 - 05/01/20 08:22 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pdx rick]
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The "germ of malaria" should tell you right there this man is senile. There is no such thing. Malaria is a parasite, transmitted by mosquitoes.
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#325032 - 05/02/20 12:25 AM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
The "germ of malaria" should tell you right there this man is senile. There is no such thing. Malaria is a parasite, transmitted by mosquitoes.


It's sort of like am amoeba, yes?
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#325038 - 05/02/20 12:27 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: pdx rick]
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Yes, it is a one celled mobile critter.

WHO - Malaria
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#325040 - 05/02/20 12:56 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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Originally Posted By: Ujest Shurly
Yes, it is a one celled mobile critter.

Wonder what kind of cellular service it gets on its mobile?
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#325057 - 05/02/20 08:35 PM Re: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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It's sort of like am amoeba, yes?


No, nothing like an amoeba. An amoeba is sort of a blob. The malaria parasite is single-cell, but it's a highly organized cell, with a lot of different structures. It even has a "business end" and an attachment stalk on the other end.

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