Poll: Covid-19 origin?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 1:13 PM

I am curious to see what everyone else thinks about the origin of Covid-19. Is the official story of a wet market bat the most likely, or did it somehow find its way out of a lab in Wuhan?

 


iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 1:21 PM

Went with unintentional lab leak.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 23 reps Joined Oct 2010
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 1:49 PM

I went with unintentional laboratory leak.  These wet markets have been around forever.  If coronavirus was in animals eaten there, it'd probably come around long before this.  If it was leaked, I don't think it was intentional only because I can't see how that would make any sense.  

 

Regardless of where its source, it came from China and the Chinese misled the rest of the world about it.  I hope this results in a rethinking of our reliance on China.  

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 91 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 2:09 PM

There's 0 evidence it was being manipulated to be weaponized.  I'd say there's a good chance it was an accidental leak, especially with some intelligence pointing that way and a lot of unanswered questions.

Boogie makes a good point about the wet markets.  This is the 3rd or 4th novel virus to come out of China in the last 15 years, which kind of coincides with their emergence into a global economic power.

What's really scary about this is everyone (probably including NK) is doing bio weapons research, because they think everyone else is.  While it might mostly be for defense purposes, it still involves going into the wild and finding this shit to study back in the lab. Which makes you wonder if researchers aren't creating the opportunity (in multiple ways) for these viruses to jump from animals - there's a good chance man will be responsible for a much more deadly global pandemic.

Gardens35 Senior Member
5,888 posts 35 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 3:43 PM

Do not believe that the Chinese intentionally released a biological weapon upon the world..........but yes, 100% responsible.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 309 reps Joined Apr 2010
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 5:15 PM

Unintentional leak from the lab, but intentional negligence to warn the rest of the world and stop it from spreading outside of China.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 6:12 PM
posted by like_that

Unintentional leak from the lab, but intentional negligence to warn the rest of the world and stop it from spreading outside of China.

How I feel about it, too. 

cat_lover Senior Member
3,629 posts 42 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 6:24 PM

Unintentional lab leak but intentional negligence to inform the rest of the world.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 23 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Apr 22, 2020 11:58 AM

As a long time resident of the state of Alabama, I'd suggest the rest of the country follow a simple rule when making decisions: look at what the deep south does and then do the opposite.  As history has proven time and time again, the south does not get it right.  The fact that the south dominates the rankings in poorest, unhealthiest, lowest educated, least innovative, etc should be reason to see why you don't want to let this place set the pace.  

https://apnews.com/e9df9b0771ab815f92a45877e66cf3e6

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 309 reps Joined Apr 2010
Wed, Apr 22, 2020 12:10 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

As a long time resident of the state of Alabama, I'd suggest the rest of the country follow a simple rule when making decisions: look at what the deep south does and then do the opposite.  As history has proven time and time again, the south does not get it right.  The fact that the south dominates the rankings in poorest, unhealthiest, lowest educated, least innovative, etc should be reason to see why you don't want to let this place set the pace.  

https://apnews.com/e9df9b0771ab815f92a45877e66cf3e6

Wrong thread I assume...

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 23 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Apr 22, 2020 12:24 PM
posted by like_that

Wrong thread I assume...

Didn't know where else to put it.

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