Omicron probably came out of a lab

Omicron probably came out of a lab. By Eugyppius.

Omicron is not normal. No immediate progenitors are known; its closest relatives are viruses last seen in early- to mid-2020. The orthodox explanation for this awkward fact, is that it has spent the last 18 months lurking “in a geography with poor genomic surveillance … or … in a chronically infected individual.” The simpler explanation is that it leaked from a laboratory. ..

Evidence is strong that Omicron circulates preferentially in the vaccinated. In all likelihood, it is the result of gain-of-function research, in which SARS-2 was passaged repeatedly through convalescent or vaccinated plasma, in the hopes of helping the virus evade acquired immunity. The purpose of this research would be to anticipate future immune-escape variants that vaccines might target.

Omicron carries a series of highly unlikely and suspicious mutations in its spike protein. It is hard to imagine that these mutations can have arisen via natural processes, because all but one of them are nonsynonymous — that is, they code for different amino acid sequences. Starkly mutated variants favoured by natural selection should have a great many meaningless synonymous mutations as well.

Igor Chudov:

That this Omicron is a descendant of the original Covid as of 1.5 years ago, which is long dead, and no similar variants were found, leaves the only likely hypothesis to be a human, lab origin.

“Blaming” Africa and “low vaccination rates” would seem to be an easy distraction from an obvious question of whether this is a man-made virus. …

I am always the first to suspect malfeasance, but there could be a benign explanation: if Omicron is so fast spreading and if it is as mild as some are saying, Omicron could be a tool to rapidly end the Covid pandemic by infecting everyone with a super mild variant within two months. Please note that this thought is entirely hypothetical and speculative, and in fact there is little actual evidence that Omicron is milder than Delta. There could be other, less charitable explanations in play also.

And:

Definitely try to stay healthy, get tan if weather permits, have your vitamin D and other vitamins daily, and lose a couple of pounds this week. Good luck and have fun. Take it easy.

Check out FLCCC for early treatment options.

Hopefully not a Chinese lab.

Omicron is much more contagious than delta, so there will be a big wave of infections soon. So unless it is way less harmful than delta, there is also going to be a wave of hospitalizations soon.

Omicron cases are doubling in two to three days in several countries. At that rate, one case becomes a million cases in six weeks (20 doublings). But obviously it will level off well before infecting the whole population, because people hide, or fortify themselves with ivermectin or vaccine boosters or vitamin D, etc.