- ‘This is Playing With Fire – It Could Spark a Lab-Generated Pandemic’: Experts Slam Boston Lab Where Scientists Have Created a New Deadly Covid Strain With An 80% Kill Rate
by CAITLIN TILLEY, HEALTH REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and MANSUR SHAHEEN DEPUTY HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
* Researchers added Omicron’s spike protein to the original Wuhan Covid strain
* Omicron’s spike is highly mutated which made it the most infectious variant ever
* Eight in 10 mice infected with the lab-created strain died at Boston University lab
Boston University scientists were today 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 per cent 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.