Source: The unforgivable sins of 2021
Omicron is a live-attenuated viral vaccine…
Nature wins again
That’s all I have to say.
Norm’s note: while I’m inclined to agree with Jessica Rose, that is to say, that Omicron — which probably has already mutated into a multiplicity of other strains — is a natural inoculant or immunizing antigen, in not being very virulent, but contagious, others are beginning to speculate about a second laboratory origin, on account of the numerous ‘mutations’ this mutant strain presents. In my humble opinion, one needs to keep in mind that just because an act of sequencing and discovery happens on a given date, does not mean that the lineage of the strain hasn’t been, in terms of viral replication, a long time coming, or that it’s line of descent will be easily traceable. The apparent break in evolution may be an artifact of resources deployed and methods of investigation. Still, the hypothesis is not beyond the realm of possibility. A couple of intriguing references:
And see this:
Golden Silkworms in Pandora’s Box: Why understanding COVID-19 and Seasonal Influenza as Quasispecies Mutant Swarms reveals the Quantum Origins and Cryptic Fates of Human Pandemics. — Dan Sirotkin | Harvard2TheBigHouse – Straight to your House
Might SARS‐CoV‐2 Have Arisen via Serial Passage through an Animal Host or Cell Culture? A potential explanation for much of the novel coronavirus’ distinctive genome, Karl Sirotkin and Dan Sirotkin | National Library of Medicine