Origin of COVID19 – Gain-of-function-research – Chapter 4 of 13

Last updated 20th June 2020


In virology, the experimentation to engineer, or mutate viruses, that originate in various animals, to enable these viruses to infect human cells, and then improve the efficiency and contagion of infection, is known as “Gain-of-function-research”, abbreviated as GOF research.

In October 2014, a paper titled “US suspends risky disease research” described the moratorium on US federal funding. The US Government called on all scientists involved in “‘gain-function-research experiments on influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) to stop their work”. 

The debate on gain-of-function research was at fever pitch between 2010 and 2017. The international gain-of-function research industry, with it’s billions of state and corporate dollars per annum, fought back and the  debate over the dangers versus the benefits, raged to breaking point. 

There were three primary objections. The first was that laboratories often had accidents recorded in their logs. Second, that the mutant viruses being created could just as easily be used as bio weapons with exponentially more power than many nuclear bombs simultaneously delivered. The risks outweighed the benefits exponentially and the research was completely unjustifiable.

An example of the magnitude of theft, loss, and release of potentially pandemic pathogens from Bio Security labs can be found at this link. This is one of the TLR reports, the  data of which was used to underpin the mathematical probability predictions made in the 2012, in the paper titled “The Unacceptable Risks of a Man Made Pandemic” published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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