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b_b  ·  1392 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Six reasons why COVID-19 (probably) didn't escape that lab in Wuhan

Right, and this shit happens because it's mundane as fuck to violate environmental and safety protocols. I will not admit to having ever seen someone pour ethanol down a drain, because it's a few mL of ethanol and who gives a fuck because it amounts to less than the end of your margarita that you didn't finish. I won't admit to it, because that would be a violation of environmental regs that are serious and serve a good purpose. Problem is that when we all start deciding which rules are good and which are too stringent, we get into situations where people are pouring live virus down the drain. It's all so fucking matter of fact. And just imagine you're the guys from the Wuhan lab and the Americans and French who trained you are coming to inspect. Are you going to put your best face on? Again I want to stress that I'm not putting my chips on the table yet, but this Vox article is a giant piece of garbage, and shouldn't be considered as "evidence" on the natural hypothesis.