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Scientific Evidence Hints at Pangolins being the Intermediate Host of the Wuhan Virus

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According to a report by Yang Zhang, Chengxin Zang, and Wei Zheng at The Conversation, pangolins may be the missing connection for the transmission of the Wuhan virus from bats to humans.

It was conventionally believed that snakes were the missing link.

Since the outbreak of the Wuhan Virus at Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China back in late 2019, it has gone on to infect more than one million people across the planet.

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To better comprehend and control the spread of the Wuhan Virus, scientists are frantically studying the strain of the Wuhan Virus causing the disease — SARS-CoV-2. This strain was previously named 2019-nCoV.

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SARS-CoV-2 is zoonotic. In other words, the virus originated in animals and spread to humans. One of the challenges has been to determine which animal was responsible for transmitting the virus to humans.

According to the researchers who penned the article they “.believe that pangolins, as opposed to snakes, may have served as the hosts that transmitted the coronavirus to people and caused the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pangolin, also known as a scaly anteater, is the only known mammal with scales and is found in Asia and Africa.”

Their lab research has brought them to the aforementioned conclusion.

Since January 2020, the current consensus present in the scientific community is that SARS-CoV-2 originally came from horseshoe bats. However, the writers noted that it is “unlikely that bats directly gave the virus to humans based on what’s known about transmission of earlier zoonotic coronaviruses.”

Instead, scientists then changed their assumption of the bat coronavirus infecting another animal, an “intermediate host”, which then transmitted the virus to humans.

The scientists noted the contrast between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2:

For example, SARS-CoV, which is the coronavirus that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pandemic in 2003, is a close relative of SARS-CoV-2. It was also found to have been transmitted from bats to an intermediate host – the masked palm civet – which subsequently infected humans.

They also mentioned how MERS-CoV, the coronavirus responsible for causing Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012, went from bats to another intermediate host, the dromedary camel, before humans were infected.

In this case, the scientist conducted a follow-up study that proved a connection of SARS-CoV-2 to pangolins:

Our follow-up study also found that the genetic sequence of a coronavirus, discovered in lung samples of Malayan pangolins, was highly similar to SARS-CoV-2. The two viruses shared 91 percent of their genetic sequence.

The bat coronavirus, which was the ancestor of SARS-CoV-2, has 19 amino acids on the spike protein that are different from SARS-CoV-2; the pangolin coronavirus only has five amino acids that are different from SARS-CoV-2.

Meanwhile, several other research groups have found further experimental evidence of pangolins being infected by coronaviruses highly similar to SARS-CoV-2.

Although pangolins are suspected to be the intermediate hosts for this virus, the scientists did argue that “other potential intermediate hosts should still be considered.”

They noted other animals that could possibly be intermediate hosts:

A coronavirus can use more than one kind of animal to infect humans: for example, while civets are best known for transmitting SARS, other animals such as raccoon dogs and ferret badgers are also able to carry SARS.

Similarly, cats and ferrets can also be infected by SARS-CoV-2; it is still unknown whether humans can get infected by the coronavirus residing within these animals.

Objective science on the Wuhan virus is desperately needed in a time when hysteria so high.

The quicker the scientific process is depoliticized, the easier it will be for us to get to the bottom of what caused this virus and how it spread so quickly.

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Globalist Oligarch George Soros Drops $50 Million Into 2020 Election

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The Free Beacon reported that George Soros has pitched in $50 million to Democrats’ PACs and campaigns in the 2020 election cycle.

These contributions represent a record amount of financial support for the billionaire oligarch.

In the 2020 cycle, Soros stepped up his political spending through the Democracy PAC, which he established in 2019 to dump large sums of money into other leftist organizations.

According to new filings to the Federal Election Commission, the PAC donated nearly $17 million last quarter, which brought its total spending for this cycle to $48 million. Soros donated $4 million directly to Democrat campaigns and committees without first funneling the money into his PAC.

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The $52 million cash injection is over twice the amount that Soros donated in the 2016 presidential election cycle —  $22 million.

Ironically enough, Democrat candidates who have benefited from Soros’ generous candidates have lamented about the influence of money in politics. According to Joe Biden’s government reform plan, he vows to “reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics.” Biden’s website says, “We could improve our politics overnight if we flushed big money from the system and had public financing of our elections…. Democracy works best when a big bank account or a large donor list are not prerequisites for office.”

The Right has criticized Democrat hypocrisy regarded money in politics, while many Democrats still receive Soros money. “While Democrats across the country sanctimoniously rail against the influence of dark money in politics, their party’s largest donors are bankrolling a massive web of liberal organizations to get them elected,” a GOP operative said to the Washington Free Beacon early in July. “George Soros’s unprecedented spending further highlights just how dependent Democrats are on contributions from billionaires, despite their hypocritical rhetoric.”

Soros pitched in $500,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, which has already pulled in $83 million for this cycle.

In 2020, Soros is starting to become sneakier with his electoral spending Previously, he donated to groups directly under his name. Now, he is transferring tens of millions from the Fund for Policy Reform, a nonprofit with a budget of $750 within his vast Open Society Foundation network, into Democracy PAC. From there, the PAC donates it to other Democrat PACs and committees.

Soros views this election cycle as a crucial moment in American history. During a speech at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, the octogenarian billionaire declared that the “fate of the world” is at stake and called Trump a “con man” and “authoritarian” who is “willing to sacrifice the national interests for his personal interests.”

Soros is one of the most prolific globalist oligarchs in the world. His support comes in handy for the Left, which is constantly in need of funds to promote their identity politics causes and other projects such as radical gun control.

This will not be the last time we will hear about Soros.

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