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goobster  ·  1307 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Six reasons why COVID-19 (probably) didn't escape that lab in Wuhan

But two of the six factors in that article are hard to explain away, if you want it to be an accidental release from the Wuhan lab:

1. They didn't have any bats,

2. SARS-COV-2 is not a mutagen of RaTG13, because RaTG13 hasn't had long enough (20-50 years) for the necessary mutations to occur.

(I see it like making the strong case for the non-existence of Bigfoot, because there is no "hole" in the animal population that would explain where a breeding number of Bigfootses would get the necessary calories to stay alive.)