According to reports, scientists at Boston University are under the gun for taking various strains of COVID and creating deadlier strains.
The Daily Mail reports the scientists took the original Wuhan strain and combined it with the Omicron variant to create a strain that killed 80 percent of mice in a study.
This is the sort of science that Dr. Anthony Fauci said wasn’t happening at the Wuhan Institute of Virology that produced COVID in the first place.
The Daily Mail reports:
In the new research , which has not been peer-reviewed, a team of researchers from Boston and Florida extracted Omicron’s spike protein — the unique structure that binds to and invades human cells. It has always been present but it has become more evolved over time. Omicron has dozens of mutations in its spike protein that made it so infectious. Researchers attached Omicron’s spike protein to the original wildtype strain that first emerged in Wuhan at the start of the pandemic. The researchers looked at how mice fared under the new hybrid strain compared to the original Omicron variant.
With eight out of 10 mice dying from the man-made strain, it is certainly concerning.