- 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 the
- 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
- 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 on one.
- 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
- 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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