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Something strange is going on at the New York Times, in that the paper all of a sudden seems keen on digging hard into the truth about the origins about Covid-19. In fact, as of last week, CNN appears to be doing the same.

This weekend the Times published a lengthy piece that looked into how China is peddling different stories to try and cover up the origins of the Covid pandemic. These efforts come as the World Health Organization readies an investigation into how the virus jumped from animals to humans.

In addition to reporting on China's misinformation, the piece also seemed to lend credence to the idea that the "official narrative" out of China (that got us banned from Twitter for some time) may not be the gospel the mainstream media once thought it was.

The NYT refutes deflections from China, where officials are now blaming everybody but themselves as the culprit for Covid. The article noted that "state news media has published false stories misrepresenting foreign experts" in order to suggest the virus came from outside of China.



One non-peer reviewed paper from the state run Chinese Academy of Sciences suggested that India could be to blame. It states: “Wuhan is not the place where human-to-human SARS-CoV-2 transmission first happened.” The paper was submitted to, and then mysteriously pulled by its authors from The Lancet.

The country is also pushing a narrative that frozen food from other countries could have started the pandemic. Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said recently: “More and more evidence suggests that the frozen seafood or meat products probably spread the virus from countries with the epidemic into our country.”

But experts have said "packaged food alone cannot explain why the first major outbreak took place in Wuhan."

Erin Baggott Carter, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Southern California, said the misinformation is to try and skirt blame, plain and simple. She said: “If Xi is able to escape blame for the coronavirus, that reduces one major source of discontent with his rule.”




The ramp up of misinformation comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) is starting an investigation into Covid's origins. China has "tightly controlled" the WHO's efforts in the past, the NYT notes:

The party also appears eager to muddy the waters as the World Health Organization begins an investigation into the question of how the virus jumped from animals to humans, a critical inquiry that experts say is the best hope to avoid another pandemic. China, which has greatly expanded its influence in the W.H.O. in recent years, has tightly controlled the effort by designating Chinese scientists to lead key parts of the investigation.
WHO emergency director Michael Ryan said: “We need to start where we found the first cases and that is in Wuhan in China.”

Recall, about 10 months after Zero Hedge was suspended from Twitter and ridiculed by those peddling the "official" narrative about Covid-19 for an article we published asking critical questions about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Post also did the same thing.

As a reminder, in January 2020, shortly after we asked if "This [Is] The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic", referring to Wuhan Institute Of Virology scientist Peng Zhou (who three months later was being investigated by western spy agencies for his role in creating Covid) and some low-grade "reporter" from Buzzfeed decided to report us to Twitter for "doxxing" Zhou using publicly available information, Twitter told us our account had been suspended.



Recall, in September 2020, Twitter also nuked the account of "rogue" Chinese virologist, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who "shocked" the world of establishment scientists and other China sycophants, by publishing a "smoking gun" scientific paper demonstrating that the Covid-19 virus was manmade.

It was not immediately clear what justification Twitter had to suspend the scientist who, to the best of our knowledge, had just 4 tweets - none of which violated any stated Twitter policies - and the only relevant tweet being a link to her scientific paper co-written with three other Chinese scientists titled "Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probable Synthetic Route" which laid out why the Wuhan Institute of Virology had created the covid-19 virus.



For those who missed it, here is our post breaking down Dr. Yan's various allegations which twitter saw fit to immediately censor instead of allowing a healthy debate to emerge.

133 days after Twitter "permanently" banned Zero Hedge on January 31, the network reinstated us after admitting it made an error. 167 days after that, the Washington Post asked the questions that got us banned in the first place. Now, 309 days since our initial "permanent" ban, it appears The New York Times isn't sold on the official narrative either.

Of course, there are numerous theories as to why the NYT cares so much all of a sudden...

You can read the full NYT report here.
 

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Biden needs to explain why he won't control COVID19 after being elected.So he's taking the same approach as Trump.CHINA!!!
We knew that.This is democracy.
 

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Italy found coivd-19 in blood sample from mid of 2019.
WHO reported that coivd-19 existed in nature many years ago, spread worldwide earlier 2020.
US need to explain the shutdown of Biological Weapons Laboratory in earlier 2020.
 

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The West has nothing to hold on to but the blame game. These days Western propaganda and disinformation triump science. We just need to be aware of it.
 

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USA refused to be investigated for their CIA coronavirus biological weapon. Even so, we know they had all 5 original strains and had a covid like outbreak near their biological weapon center, Fort Dietrick, that was abruptly shut down. What are they hiding?
 

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Another shameless lies against China. Zerohedge? What kind of crape website is that? Another neocon media. The so called many media are actually from the same source of American CIA sponsor media.
 

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Something strange is going on at the New York Times, in that the paper all of a sudden seems keen on digging hard into the truth about the origins about Covid-19. In fact, as of last week, CNN appears to be doing the same.

This weekend the Times published a lengthy piece that looked into how China is peddling different stories to try and cover up the origins of the Covid pandemic. These efforts come as the World Health Organization readies an investigation into how the virus jumped from animals to humans.

In addition to reporting on China's misinformation, the piece also seemed to lend credence to the idea that the "official narrative" out of China (that got us banned from Twitter for some time) may not be the gospel the mainstream media once thought it was.

The NYT refutes deflections from China, where officials are now blaming everybody but themselves as the culprit for Covid. The article noted that "state news media has published false stories misrepresenting foreign experts" in order to suggest the virus came from outside of China.



One non-peer reviewed paper from the state run Chinese Academy of Sciences suggested that India could be to blame. It states: “Wuhan is not the place where human-to-human SARS-CoV-2 transmission first happened.” The paper was submitted to, and then mysteriously pulled by its authors from The Lancet.

The country is also pushing a narrative that frozen food from other countries could have started the pandemic. Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said recently: “More and more evidence suggests that the frozen seafood or meat products probably spread the virus from countries with the epidemic into our country.”

But experts have said "packaged food alone cannot explain why the first major outbreak took place in Wuhan."

Erin Baggott Carter, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Southern California, said the misinformation is to try and skirt blame, plain and simple. She said: “If Xi is able to escape blame for the coronavirus, that reduces one major source of discontent with his rule.”




The ramp up of misinformation comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) is starting an investigation into Covid's origins. China has "tightly controlled" the WHO's efforts in the past, the NYT notes:


WHO emergency director Michael Ryan said: “We need to start where we found the first cases and that is in Wuhan in China.”

Recall, about 10 months after Zero Hedge was suspended from Twitter and ridiculed by those peddling the "official" narrative about Covid-19 for an article we published asking critical questions about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Post also did the same thing.

As a reminder, in January 2020, shortly after we asked if "This [Is] The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic", referring to Wuhan Institute Of Virology scientist Peng Zhou (who three months later was being investigated by western spy agencies for his role in creating Covid) and some low-grade "reporter" from Buzzfeed decided to report us to Twitter for "doxxing" Zhou using publicly available information, Twitter told us our account had been suspended.



Recall, in September 2020, Twitter also nuked the account of "rogue" Chinese virologist, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who "shocked" the world of establishment scientists and other China sycophants, by publishing a "smoking gun" scientific paper demonstrating that the Covid-19 virus was manmade.

It was not immediately clear what justification Twitter had to suspend the scientist who, to the best of our knowledge, had just 4 tweets - none of which violated any stated Twitter policies - and the only relevant tweet being a link to her scientific paper co-written with three other Chinese scientists titled "Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probable Synthetic Route" which laid out why the Wuhan Institute of Virology had created the covid-19 virus.



For those who missed it, here is our post breaking down Dr. Yan's various allegations which twitter saw fit to immediately censor instead of allowing a healthy debate to emerge.

133 days after Twitter "permanently" banned Zero Hedge on January 31, the network reinstated us after admitting it made an error. 167 days after that, the Washington Post asked the questions that got us banned in the first place. Now, 309 days since our initial "permanent" ban, it appears The New York Times isn't sold on the official narrative either.

Of course, there are numerous theories as to why the NYT cares so much all of a sudden...

You can read the full NYT report here.
I saw Tucker Carlson on Fox News saying otherwise. He is saying Covid 19 anti bodies were found in USA in early December 2019.
 
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Biden needs to explain why he won't control COVID19 after being elected.So he's taking the same approach as Trump.CHINA!!!
We knew that.This is democracy.
he has to explain to the people who let loose the coronavirus how he is managing the fallout....such flawless logic.
 

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Coronavirus antibodies could last 6 months or more: Study


After months of uncertain speculation, researchers have reported their strongest evidence yet that patients recovered from the coronavirus have a stronger, faster immune response if they’re exposed a second time.


These new findings indicated that SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may linger beyond six months of initial infection, and they promote a more effective anti-viral response than that of those who have not caught the coronavirus. It may explain why reinfections have been so rare.


“It’s very good news,” said Michel Nussenzweig, head of molecular immunology at Rockefeller University in Manhattan and a senior author of a pre-published study on open-source research site BioRxiv. “The expectation is that people should be able to produce a rapid antibody response and resist infection in a large number of cases,” he told the Guardian.

Scientists call this the immune system’s “memory,” supported by its T- and B-cell anti-viral militias. The two immune cell types work together in their efforts to produce antibodies in the blood, then suppress and kill SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. More specifically, T-cells lead the attack against the virus directly by annihilating infected cells, while B-cells analyze the virus in order to produce antibodies, which gather and trap invaders. Finally, macrophages, yet another critical immune cell, would then come to clean up the mess.

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Once contained, the immune system stores “memory” T- and B-cells, which have since developed defenses against the coronavirus especially. If COVID-19 should return, they’ll be let loose to fight the virus again.

The Rockefeller study included 87 patients with COVID-19, who were tested for antibodies just after one month and again at around six months, by which time their defenses had fallen to only about 20% compared to patients’ peak levels. However, researchers are less concerned with the overall concentration of leftover antibodies because they showed to be especially fortified to combat the disease a second time around.

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At the same time, the U.K. Coronavirus Immunology Consortium recently posted an immune study of its own on BioRxiv. Its study of 100 people who previously tested positive for the coronavirus showed “robust T-cell responses” six months out.

“T-cell responses were present in all individuals at six months after SARS-CoV-2 infection,” read a report on the consortium’s website. “A robust cellular memory against the virus persists for at least six months.”

Notably, “the size of T-cell response” was 50% higher in people who were symptomatic, compared to those who tested positive but did not experience symptoms.

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“The take-home lessons are that people who have been infected, six months later have … memory responses with antibodies that can neutralize the virus and can do it very well,” Nussenzweig said. “We don’t know how long any protection will last, but it might be a really long time. It could be years.”

This article originally appears in the New York Post.

 

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