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TexaninVA 03-28-2020 01:33 PM

Where did the Covid19 virus originate?
 
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure. Presumably after all this blows over, we’ll have a variety of investigations to answer this and other questions.

In the meantime, here’s a pertinent news story from Italian TV circa 2015. It’s quite interesting.

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graciegirl 03-28-2020 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735391)
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure. Presumably after all this blows over, we’ll have a variety of investigations to answer this and other questions.

In the meantime, here’s a pertinent news story from Italian TV circa 2015. It’s quite interesting.

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It is my opinion that the new virus started as a cross over from animals as many genetic changes in viruses do. Whether it was something engineered in a lab doesn't matter now. It is too late to talk about whether it was a plot or not. That ship has sailed. We can spank somebody as soon as we save the patients lives. We are needing all efforts to follow the rules of the medical experts and we can cypher out how it started later. I am not much for conspiracies that would shoot the conspirer in the foot or heart for that matter.

Topspinmo 03-28-2020 02:35 PM

China, like 95% of all the rest.

TexaninVA 03-28-2020 02:53 PM

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It is my opinion that the new virus started as a cross over from animals as many genetic changes in viruses do. Whether it was something engineered in a lab doesn't matter now. It is too late to talk about whether it was a plot or not. That ship has sailed. We can spank somebody as soon as we save the patients lives. We are needing all efforts to follow the rules of the medical experts and we can cypher out how it started later. I am not much for conspiracies that would shoot the conspirer in the foot or heart for that matter.

Not clear where, or how, you got the notion of a conspiracy theory ... it's simply an Italian TV news story from five years ago that seems relevant.

Taltarzac725 03-28-2020 03:02 PM

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)

A good source of information.

Moderator 03-28-2020 04:18 PM

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Madelaine Amee 03-28-2020 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735391)
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure. Presumably after all this blows over, we’ll have a variety of investigations to answer this and other questions.

In the meantime, here’s a pertinent news story from Italian TV circa 2015. It’s quite interesting.

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Excellent article in The New Yorker: "From Bats to Human Lungs", the Evolution of a Coronavirus

By Carolyn Kormann
March 27, 2020

Excellent article worth finding on line.

B767drvr 03-28-2020 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735391)
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure. Presumably after all this blows over, we’ll have a variety of investigations to answer this and other questions.

In the meantime, here’s a pertinent news story from Italian TV circa 2015. It’s quite interesting.

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Hmm... you're suggesting a novel, deadly virus originating "supposedly" from Wuhan, China hits our shore, infects many thousands, kills many hundreds and "no one (in the US) knows for sure"?

Sorry, but you're terribly naive in your thinking. I absolutely guarantee people in certain places in our government have unequivocally determined whether this is a man-made biological weapon released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (China's only Level-4 Bio-Weapons Laboratory). If we were under a biological attack from an adversary, there would have been a military response, both domestically and against our new adversary. The naive suggestions that we don't ascertain the threat and origin until a "potential" attack is over is just...well...uninformed.

TexaninVA 03-28-2020 06:40 PM

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Hmm... you're suggesting a novel, deadly virus originating "supposedly" from Wuhan, China hits our shore, infects many thousands, kills many hundreds and "no one (in the US) knows for sure"?

Sorry, but you're terribly naive in your thinking. I absolutely guarantee people in certain places in our government have unequivocally determined whether this is a man-made biological weapon released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (China's only Level-4 Bio-Weapons Laboratory). If we were under a biological attack from an adversary, there would have been a military response, both domestically and against our new adversary. The naive suggestions that we don't ascertain the threat and origin until a "potential" attack is over is just...well...uninformed.

To the contrary, naive I'm not. I worked 28 years in the three letter agencies, one in particular. I'm confident that this is being tracked down in highly compartmented channels, and based on various intel sources & methods. For that very reason, amongst others, it would not be publicized.

To the extent it’s proven China is responsible, and especially if deliberately unleashed (neither of which has yet been ascertained), it's obviously a potential hot war situation. Extremely delicate to say the least. For that very reason, and thankfully so, cooler heads than yours are prevailing. If, and when, there's a response it will be on our terms and not a rote reaction based on emotion.

B767drvr 03-28-2020 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735391)
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure.

No one knows? Want to reconsider?

TexaninVA 03-28-2020 07:41 PM

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No one knows? Want to reconsider?

I think you got my point. I have my opinion on what the preponderance of evidence shows in terms of what's publicly available. The classified evidence available to the US intel community is significantly higher. But they're not going to go around broadcasting it publicly for obvious reasons, nor go off half-cocked.

Another factor is that in most cases in the intel world, you typically don't get 100% proof on anything, but do you at some point have to make the best judgement possible. I'm confident we will when the time is right, and that is for sure not now. For example, two aircraft carriers were taken out of action today due to the virus.

B767drvr 03-28-2020 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735611)
I think you got my point. I have my opinion on what the preponderance of evidence shows in terms of what's publicly available. The classified evidence available to the US intel community is significantly higher. But they're not going to go around broadcasting it publicly for obvious reasons, nor go off half-cocked.

Another factor is that in most cases in the intel world, you typically don't get 100% proof on anything, but do you at some point have to make the best judgement possible. I'm confident we will when the time is right, and that is for sure not now. For example, two aircraft carriers were taken out of action today due to the virus.

Nearly 4 months after the first novel virus cases erupted in Wuhan... and you're insisting (apparently) that our intelligence agencies are so inept that they can't figure out whether we're under a biological attack or not? :ohdear:

Not sure what to make of you Tex. Are you sure your 3-letter agencies aren't AAA, DMV, FHA? If you have even the most remote affiliation with our intelligence agencies, you wouldn't be pushing the falsehood that no one knows the origination of this virus and whether it is natural or weaponized.

I have interacted with the people that make these sorts of determinations and they would heartily chuckle at your naiveté. (Sorry, just calling it as I see it.)

TexaninVA 03-28-2020 08:12 PM

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Nearly 4 months after the first novel virus cases erupted in Wuhan... and you're insisting (apparently) that our intelligence agencies are so inept that they can't figure out whether we're under a biological attack or not? :ohdear:

Not sure what to make of you Tex. Are you sure your 3-letter agencies aren't AAA, DMV, FHA? If you have even the most remote affiliation with our intelligence agencies, you wouldn't be pushing the falsehood that no one knows the origination of this virus and whether it is natural or weaponized.

I have interacted with the people that make these sorts of determinations and they would heartily chuckle at your naiveté. (Sorry, just calling it as I see it.)

I did not say the intel agencies are inept. I said they will not emote in the manner you seem to consistently do. Their job is to provide objective intel to the policymakers (POTUS and others) so they can then determine what to do and when. The real question is whether the altered virus was released through CCP ineptness or deliberately.

If it make you feel better in the meantime, go for it and vent all you want. I'm sure you're calling it as you see it but ... you really don't know what you're talking about.

tophcfa 03-28-2020 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735391)
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure. Presumably after all this blows over, we’ll have a variety of investigations to answer this and other questions.

In the meantime, here’s a pertinent news story from Italian TV circa 2015. It’s quite interesting.

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I think it is very important to find out exactly where and how it originated, but not in an effort to put blame on anyone. It is important so the world can learn and adopt, to help prevent something like this from happening again.

Bwolf1 03-29-2020 05:23 AM

Origin of Corona Virus
 
The Corona Virus has been closely examined by the CDC and scientists have determined without doubt that this virus is naturally evolved. There is no gene splicing nor are there any lab generated anomalies to this Virus. It has most certainly manifested itself through Chinese consumption of Horseshoe Bats, the source of this virus.


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Originally Posted by TexaninVA (Post 1735391)
Did the virus emerge “naturally” or was it at least, in part, the product of a lab experiment gone wrong? No one knows for sure. Presumably after all this blows over, we’ll have a variety of investigations to answer this and other questions.

In the meantime, here’s a pertinent news story from Italian TV circa 2015. It’s quite interesting.

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