The “scientists” on this planet cannot stop messing with viruses and trying to figure out ways to make them more deadly. Researchers at Imperial College London have hybridized the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19) with both the Omicron or Delta variants separately.
Both of these strains are potentially lethal, even though the Imperial College has yet to release data on just how deadly either could be. They have also denied that the work constitutes a gain of function, the process now widely believed to have been responsible for the original strain that is widely thought to have come from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
As a part of the research, hamsters were infected with mutant viruses, blends of the original Wuhan strain, and parts of Omicron or Delta, according to a report by The Daily Mail.
Critics of this type of research called it “insane” and warned the lab trials could, in theory, unleash a new viral threat and a new pandemic. This time, it would be far more severe and deadly as that’s what the viruses were engineered to do.
NEW: After Boston University created a new COVID with an 80% kill rate, it’s now been revealed Imperial College London has done nearly the same thing, merging the deadly original virus with the highly contagious Omicron. Critics are calling it “insanity” and “playing with fire.”
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 29, 2022
Molecular biology expert Dr. Richard Ebright warned that the new mutant strain, “is insanity, both in terms of the redundancy and waste,” and that it has zero “foreseeable practical applications.”
At least four labs on two continents now have constructed non-natural, lab-generated viruses that retain the high immune escape of Omicron and acquire higher severity than Omicron and that, as such, are reasonably expected to increase transmission or pathogenicity in humans. https://t.co/jKeDXXNY2G
— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) October 28, 2022
Imperial’s study was partly funded by the Government, through an offshoot of an agency called UK Research and Innovation. Imperial College defended its research with a spokesperson saying: “This government-backed research used viruses no more pathogenic than those already circulating within the population and will provide crucial insights that support government decision-making on how to manage the pandemic.”
“It was conducted in a biosafety level three laboratory in line with strict government regulations, and received ongoing approval from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),” the spokesperson added.