A reader sent me a link to An oral history of Oxford/AstraZeneca: ‘Making a vaccine in a year is like landing a human on the moon’. That article is a little troubling.
“They soon identified the disease as being caused by a novel coronavirus.”
“I remember thinking very early on that this was probably another influenza strain.”
No. It’s a coronavirus, not an influenza virus.
“We knew before the genome came that it was a new coronavirus”
Good. Glad you figured that out. But…
“They take the DNA sequence of the coronavirus spike protein from the Chinese lab”
That’s a neat trick. coronaviruses are RNA viruses. They don’t have DNA.
Just so you know, the Astrazeneca pseudo-vax is a genetically engineered adenovirus. They spliced in a new sequeonce to code for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
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