- Hello Jeff - I would like to take Dr. Filatov's thoughts
a step further. First of all, it is quite possible that "someone"
was experimenting with chimeraviruses. In other words, they were in the
beginning stage and trying to learn "how to fabricate" chimeraviruses.
- The agent that causes SARS may only have been a test,
a learning experience. They probably did not intend for it to escape into
- Another factor, coronaviruses have a very large genome,
I think the largest of all viral families. Someone learning about the
process of creating chimeraviruses may choose one that is considered easy
to work with, and also easy to procure. Coronaviruses are quite common
in life and the large genome would probably make working with it easy for
someone new to chimeraviruses.
- Also, a bioweapon does not have to be 100% lethal. There
are many that were developed as incapacitating agents. The US developed
the weaponized form of Rabbit Fever known as Tularemia. Tularemia does
not have a high kill rate and is treatable.
- IF the virus escaped prematurely, or if it was only a
"test" pathogen testing the skill needed to develop chimeraviruses,
a vaccine was probably not conisdered or they did not have time to work
- Because it is a coronavirus, it is likely that people
will not form immunity and will be at risk to contract it again. If it
spreads in a closed community, such as a military base, it could cause
long term quarantine and thus, render the base "inactive" for
some time. Thus, it would be an incapacitating agent.
- Dr. Filatov does observe that the virus is not widespread.
It is found now around the world, but then again, not in every country.
The manner of spread is still largely unknown.
- The fact that China attempted to keep news of the virus
and the outbreak in Guangdong secret, at the risk of public health around
the globe, mandates that we consider WHY? There have been numerous outbreaks
of different diseases in China, and they allowed news of those oubreaks
to be made public. WHY was this outbreak different? Because they were
not forthcoming and even tried to hide the severity and numbers of infected
and dead, right up to the present, we must ask if they knew more about
the virus then they are telling or wanted to be made public. This fact,
combined with others mentioned, does enable credibility to the theory of
SARS agent as a man-made pathogen.
- Perhaps the virus will be so unstable that it will mutate
and not continue to infect people, or become more "cold like,"
thus lessening the severity of symptoms.
- Patricia Doyle
- Exerpt from article:
- Nikolai Filatov, head of Moscow's epidemiological services,
told the Gazeta daily that he thought the pneumonia was man-made because
"there is no vaccine for this virus, its make-up is unclear, it has
not been very widespread and the population is not immune to it."
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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