As if the past few years were not enough to turn life into hell, it seems that scientists continue to play with fire. According to the latest reports, it’s been revealed that a team of experts from Boston University created a strain of covid that has a rate of death of 80%! Check out the latest reports below.
Playing with fire
Boston University scientists were recently condemned for ‘playing with fire’ after it emerged they had created a lethal new Covid strain in a laboratory.
DailyMail.com revealed the team had made a hybrid virus — combining Omicron and the original Wuhan strain — that killed 80 percent of mice in a study.
“The revelation exposes how dangerous virus manipulation research continues to go on even in the US, despite fears similar practices may have started the pandemic,” Daily Mail notes.
A new terrible research
In the new research, which has not been peer-reviewed, a team of researchers from Boston and Florida extracted Omicron’s spike protein — this is the unique structure that binds to and invades human cells.
As you probably know by now, Omicron has dozens of mutations on its spike protein that made it so infectious.
Researchers attached Omicron’s spike to the original wildtype strain that first emerged in Wuhan at the start of the pandemic. You can check out the complete study in order to learn all the available details.
Covid in the news
Pfizer is making headlines all over again. It’s been recently reported that a Pfizer executive stated that the vaccines against the novel coronavirus were, in fact, never tested against preventing transmission, just like a lot of voices were saying during this year.
During a recent meeting on the European Union’s COVID-19 response, Pfizer’s president of international developed markets, Janine Small, admitted that its vaccine had never been tested before its release to the general public on its ability to prevent the transmission of COVID when asked by Dutch politician and a current Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Robert “Rob” Roos.