The Palace seems to have a “situation” brewing. With all of Dr. Deep State Anthony Fauci’s emails swirling through the news headlines, we’re learning that his personal institution, the National Institutes of Health, intentionally deleted the corona virus genome data. Researchers trying to prove that the Asian Andromeda Strain was spliced together in the Wuhan Institute of Virology are going spastic. They were counting on that file to confirm their theories. Fortunately, Dr. Jesse Bloom found a backup copy that covers most of the critical early sequences.
Never too many data copies
Anyone who works with computers will tell you that you can never have too many backup copies of important files. One of those extra disks stuffed in between the empty coffee cups and file folders can often turn out to be a real lifesaver. The NIH deleted their inconvenient genome data, and admit they did it at the request of the original poster.
Fauci claims it’s not their responsibility to quiz someone on why they want to revoke their submitted findings. If it happens to help cover up corruption and taxpayer funding of biowarfare that backfired, so much the better. They weren’t counting on others having extra copies laying around.
In a pre-print study which hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet, Dr. Jesse Bloom of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle announced that he “retrieved” the “early genome data for COVID-19” missing from a digital archive at the NIH. The numbers he recovered include “gene sequences from virus samples collected in Wuhan in early 2020.”
The digital collection verifies that “COVID-19 circulated among the public well before the pandemic was announced.” There is a reason scientists can be so certain. “Coronaviruses are the only RNA viruses” with a built in “proofreading” mechanism. The result is a “mutation rate that is somewhat lower than” the mutation rate of other viruses.
Dr. Bloom insists that the early COVID-19 research is totally essential to analyze if we’re ever going to “defeat the illness.” That’s why it’s so spooky that “the genetic sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus” had been “deleted from a National Institutes of Health database.” It only fuels the conspiracy theory fire.
Bloom wrote in his paper, “he recovered a data set containing SARS-CoV-2 sequences from early in the Wuhan epidemic.” They were originally snug and secure in the NIH’s Sequence Read Archive. He had snagged a copy for his own research before it disappeared.
Should make us skeptical
As Dr. Bloom points out, the “fact this dataset was deleted should make us skeptical that all other relevant early Wuhan sequences have been shared.” It seems to him there should be even more to find.
“The early samples that have been the focus of most studies, including the joint World Health Organization-China report, are not fully representative of the viruses actually present in Wuhan at that time,” Bloom explains. The SRA repository is the go to place for “deep sequencing data.”
To cover their own assets, the NIH released a denial of any wrongdoing, claiming that “the requester wanted the data removed from SRA and indicated it was being submitted to another database.” It wasn’t. “Investigators hold the rights to their data and can request withdrawal of the data.”
It was out of their hands, they smirk. “These SARS-CoV-2 sequences were submitted for posting in SRA in March 2020 and subsequently requested to be withdrawn by the submitting investigator in June 2020. The requester indicated the sequence information had been updated, was being submitted to another database, and wanted the data removed from SRA to avoid version control issues.”
NIH policy is never ask questions. You may get an answer you don’t like. Staff “can’t speculate on motive beyond a submitter’s stated intentions.” Bloom pushes back on the sneaky data deletion noting, “there is no plausible scientific reason for the deletion.
There are no corrections to the paper, the paper states human subjects approval was obtained, and the sequencing shows no evidence of plasmid or sample-to-sample contamination. It therefore seems likely the sequences were deleted to obscure their existence.”