The Daily Broadside


Posted on 03/17/2023 5.00 AM

JCM 3/11/2023 6:01:31 PM

Posted by: JCM

Occasional Reader 3/17/2023 7:56:11 AM
Happy St. Pat’s Day!

 And in the news: Bats pangolins raccoon dogs

JCM 3/17/2023 10:01:02 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

They may have been infected, may have even been vector for the jump to humans.

The problem is this.

Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV-2

We find that SARS-CoV-2 is an anomaly, more likely a product of synthetic genome assembly than natural evolution. The restriction map of SARS-CoV-2 is consistent with many previously reported synthetic coronavirus genomes, meets all the criteria required for an efficient reverse genetic system, differs from closest relatives by a significantly higher rate of synonymous mutations in these synthetic-looking recognitions sites, and has a synthetic fingerprint unlikely to have evolved from its close relatives. We report a high likelihood that SARS-CoV-2 may have originated as an infectious clone assembled in vitro.

There it is vanishingly improbable that COVID occured naturally due to the presence of restriction enzymes used in genetic manipulation.

Occasional Reader 3/17/2023 10:34:35 AM

I’m surprised this took so long:

CyberSimian 3/17/2023 12:09:22 PM

In #3 Occasional Reader said: I’m surprised this took so long:

Only that it took so long to be admitted/reported.

lucius septimius 3/17/2023 12:32:26 PM
Erin go Braless and all that.
buzzsawmonkey 3/17/2023 1:11:46 PM
The Irish were despised in the 19th century.  "St. Patrick's Day Parades" were the original "Pride Marches."
CyberSimian 3/17/2023 2:22:51 PM

In #6 buzzsawmonkey said: The Irish were despised in the 19th century.  "St. Patrick's Day Parades" were the original "Pride Marches."

In that the men were marching forth driving their snakes in front of them?

buzzsawmonkey 3/17/2023 3:17:34 PM

Reply to CyberSimian in 7:

There are many stories in the snaked city.

Occasional Reader 3/17/2023 3:33:48 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 6:

 The Irish were despised in the 19th century.”

Hey!  Some of us still are!

Kosh's Shadow 3/17/2023 4:36:15 PM

Need to post some St. Patrick's Day jukebox

Clancy left the barbershop with tonic in his hair
He walked into the poolroom and he met O'Reiley there
O'Reiley said
"For goodness sakes, do I smell perfume?"

--No, it is eau de Clancy

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