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3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by lalasticlala(m): 4:45pm On Sep 25, 2021
Closest known relatives of virus behind COVID-19 found in Laos

Studies of bats in China and Laos show southeast Asia is a hotspot for potentially dangerous viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2.

Scientists have found three viruses in bats in Laos that are more similar to SARS-CoV-2 than any known viruses. Researchers say that parts of their genetic code bolster claims that the virus behind COVID-19 has a natural origin — but their discovery also raises fears that there are numerous coronaviruses with the potential to infect people.

David Robertson, a virologist at the University of Glasgow, UK, calls the find “fascinating, and quite terrifying”.

The results, which are not peer reviewed, have been posted on the preprint server Research Square1. Particularly concerning is that the new viruses contain receptor binding domains that are almost identical to that of SARS-CoV-2, and can therefore infect human cells. The receptor binding domain allows SARS-CoV-2 to attach to a receptor called ACE2 on the surface of human cells to enter them.

To make the discovery, Marc Eloit, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and his colleagues in France and Laos, took saliva, faeces and urine samples from 645 bats in caves in northern Laos. In three horseshoe (Rhinolophus) bat species, they found viruses that are each more than 95% identical to SARS-CoV-2, which they named BANAL-52, BANAL-103 and BANAL-236.

Natural origin

“When SARS-CoV-2 was first sequenced, the receptor binding domain didn’t really look like anything we’d seen before,” says Edward Holmes, a virologist at the University of Sydney in Australia. This caused some people to speculate that the virus had been created in a laboratory. But the Laos coronaviruses confirm these parts of SARS-CoV-2 exist in nature, he says.

“I am more convinced than ever that SARS-CoV-2 has a natural origin,” agrees Linfa Wang, a virologist at Duke–NUS Medical School in Singapore.

Together with relatives of SARS-CoV-2 discovered in Thailand2, Cambodia3 and Yunnan in southern China4, the study demonstrates that southeast Asia is a “hotspot of diversity for SARS-CoV-2 related viruses”, says Alice Latinne, an evolutionary biologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society Vietnam in Hanoi.

In an extra step in their study, Eloit and his team showed in the laboratory that the receptor binding domains of these viruses could attach to the ACE2 receptor on human cells as efficiently as some early variants of SARS-CoV-2. The researchers also cultured BANAL-236 in cells, which Eloit says they will now use to study how pathogenic the virus is in animal models.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02596-2

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by tempest01(m): 4:49pm On Sep 25, 2021
lalasticlala:


https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02596-2


Instead of these people to leave the bats in the caves with their viruses, they will take samples to the lab to make biological weapons.

When the virus is not contained and creates a pandemic like what we are facing, they will now deny everything and claim natural origins.

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by NwaNimo1(m): 4:52pm On Sep 25, 2021

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by NoFucksToGive: 4:52pm On Sep 25, 2021
No one is surprised. Because the Chinese are known to devour every creepy crawling insect rodent or reptile known to man. Infact there are sectors of the dark interest where Chinese converge to discuss the different delicacies one can prepare with a new born human baby or aborted late term human foetus.

These humans known as Chinese devoured their way into Corona virus and Instead of shutting their borders to the world so the virus can do justice to their over populated slant eyed midget population, they wickedly opened their borders and allowed every one coming into do trade to be infected hence the global pandemic we face to day is 100% caused by the Chinese.

Instead of that evil race of midget yellow slant eyed monkeys begging the world for forgiveness they hired hackers and online influencers to start spreading conspiracy theories about the Wuhan virus originating in different labs of different countries around the world. At the early stages when it was only in China, the World health organisation asked the Chinese needed help but they kept insisting no they don't, that they have it under control. We all know how that worked out

Spits

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by GIANTPLUSHUB: 4:52pm On Sep 25, 2021
Mheen!
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Thecoolestx: 4:52pm On Sep 25, 2021
sad
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Hangmnk: 4:53pm On Sep 25, 2021
Certification OF vaccination Identification 2019 =COVID-19

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by vinceyinnovation: 4:53pm On Sep 25, 2021
Lame
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by MarveworldG: 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
Affliction not rising again

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Mangekyo: 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
Too bad
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by paulolee(m): 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
another wan?? make dm no start again abegi
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by xpressionx(m): 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
After drinking bat pepper soup,the whole world is paying for the consequences

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Asgollew: 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
Okay
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by brightdan444(m): 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
undecided
Corona virus done day get cousin anuty brother and even uncle self grin grin
If all this virus was being discovered in Africa
The whole world would have isolated us and maybe even stop us from visiting their country undecided

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Nonexisting1: 4:54pm On Sep 25, 2021
China will become super power of viruses.
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by AbdulHakeem44(m): 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
Battinovirus 21
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by realstars: 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
Satanic Bat.
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Rastaramsey(m): 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
Damnnnn niggarr
We don't need these.. it's all lies. The covid virus is a biological weapon created to reduce the world's population.... Whether you like it or not, am saying the truth. Why didn't WHO declare covid a pandemic before the new year They waited for it to spread before doing shit.... This world is controlled by the fucking wicked....

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by gimakon2(m): 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
Relatives bawo?
Cousins abi Step brothers and sisters?

I no even understand some post sometimes
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Akwamkpuruamu: 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
Sheby na so this world go wan end from Asia baa
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by millionboi(m): 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
So many unknown virus
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Whitecoal711: 4:55pm On Sep 25, 2021
Meat indeed
Ugly meet
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by specialmati(m): 4:56pm On Sep 25, 2021
cool cool cool cool make them no carry that yeye disease enter this country again oo
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by obo389(m): 4:56pm On Sep 25, 2021
This virus is here to stay and there's nothing the world can do than embrace it and find a more viable vaccines to protect mankind.
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by sematec(m): 4:56pm On Sep 25, 2021
e be like them wan unleash anoda firus again o.
Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by Antoeni(m): 4:57pm On Sep 25, 2021
China I use God beg una , make una no creat another disease Ooo

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by gambia(m): 4:58pm On Sep 25, 2021
Another banger, it seems Asians are help bent on destroying the world.

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by stagger: 4:59pm On Sep 25, 2021
Lies. The Chinese took the SARS-COV1 virus found in civets in the 2002 outbreak, modified in the biosafety level IV lab in Wuhan in gain of function experiments partly funded by the US government, and created SARS-COV2, which causes COVID-19.

These people think they can pull the wool over our eyes. Na lie.

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by bluefilm: 5:00pm On Sep 25, 2021
Story for the gods.

A Fauci funded virus program is COVID 19.

A full-blooded MAN-MADE virus.

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Re: 3 Viruses Found In Bats In Laos Are Closest Relatives Of Virus Behind COVID-19 by omoadeleye(m): 5:00pm On Sep 25, 2021
The Chinese secretly developing a biochemical weapons against any enemies crossing their sea.

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