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May 25, 2022

The Latest Rightwing Crazie Theory (Of Course Wendy Bell's Pushing It)

Yes, there are far more pressing issues today.

Like who's gonna write the Heartbeat legislation in Texas in response to that state's latest celebration of  our God-given 2nd Amendment freedoms?

All those kids had heartbeats, y'know. Each of those kids had a right to life, y'know. 

But the shooter had the 2nd Amendment. And so we all know what the rightwing solution is to all that blood and brains on the carpet: Thoughts and prayers.

This is America.

Anyway, an astute reader sent in this:

I couldn't see it myself on twitter because Wendy Bell, that Common Sense Conservative champion in the fight for free speech and against so called "cancel culture" has blocked me from seeing anything on her twitter feed.


Anyway, this is the latest RW conspiracy theory. 

The conservative weekly The Spectator had this to say about this theory:

Now, a February study (submitted last August) has come to light suggesting similar experiments may have been carried out in Wuhan on a monkeypox virus. The paper, ‘Efficient assembly of a large fragment of monkeypox virus genome as a PCR template using dual-selection based transformation-associated recombination’, was published in the journal Virologica Sinica (the Wuhan lab’s own journal). It looked to create a monkeypox virus that could be identified on PCR tests. The researchers successfully produced a ‘genomic fragment of monkeypox virus’. The paper identified the potential risks of such research: 

This DNA assembly tool applied in virological research could also raise potential security concerns, especially when the assembled product contains a full set of genetic material that can be recovered into a contagious pathogen.

So could it have leaked? The researchers say that this would be impossible because the monkeypox DNA fragment they produced was so small – ‘less than one-third [...] of the genome’. So the experiment was: ‘fail-safe by virtually eliminating any risk of recovering into an infectious virus.’

So it’s very unlikely that any experiment on monkeypox in the Wuhan lab would have leaked.

I'm just surprised Wendy didn't tie the monkeypox into all those DOJ biolabs that Putin invaded Ukraine in order to save the world.

Hey, Wendy! Do you remember when you said that that was the cause of Putin's war?

I blogged on it on February 26, 2022.

You said it, Wendy. You own it. And you were wrong.

Why should we believe anything you say about any medical issue now?