2021-12-14: Global Times reporting about the likely Taiwan Lab Acquired Infection This Global Times reporting about the likely Taiwan Lab Acquired Infection is rather surrealist. It …

2021-12-14: Le Duc emails Read these emails. It’s amazing. So much for the paper-thin fake consensus published in Lancet and …

2021-12-14: Possible P3 LAI in Taiwan Possible P3 LAI in Taiwan. Absolutely not surprising. Exactly the same happened with SARS-1. There …

2021-12-14: Public opinion March 2020: pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020… June 2021: morningconsult.com/2021/06/09/cor… …

2021-12-14: The human factor Read these emails. It’s amazing. Worth reading. This shows how errors and contaminations can happen …

2021-12-14: This story of a possible Lab Acquired Infection in Taipei is a clear conspiracy theory This story of a possible Lab Acquired Infection in Taipei is a clear conspiracy theory. Let's stand …

2021-12-14: Wishful thinking stacked on deception As usual, great thread. A proper fact-based rebuttal and none of the wishful thinking stacked on …

2021-12-14: Good piece by Columbia Prof. Neil L. Harrison. medium.com/@leftback45/pe… "Seasoned skeptics …

2021-11-27: Just stating the obvious that THE FIRST CASE WAS NOT IN DECEMBER exposes the mendicant analysis of …

2021-11-27: A big twist in his knickers Anybody who has been following DRASTIC on this will know that we always highlighted the fact that …

2021-11-27: November Cases Going back to the existence of Nov cases that have since then been 'cancelled' by China, please …

2021-11-27: Sampling in Laos and the WIV I really like that quote from EcoHealth Alliance: “Any samples or results from Laos are based on …

2021-11-27: The Lab-Leak Theory Meets Its Perfect Match Good summary by ⁦@danengber⁩, with one little issue. The Lab-Leak Theory Meets Its Perfect Match - …

2021-11-27: Zoonosis happens all the time Here is a thread that looks at the zoonosis evangelists main argument that: ** since zoonosis …

2021-11-27: Mark Honigsbaum's review of Viral by @Ayjchan and @mattwridley is rather disappointing. Out of a …

2021-11-27: Get ready for the long awaited sequel, starring Marion Koopmans and many of the original actors, …

2021-11-27: Page 79 of the White Coat Waste Project FOAI doc is very interesting. I'll just put it here with my …

2021-11-27: That recent letter from the Committee on Energy and Commerce to Collins is really worth reading Some …

2021-11-27: There is quite a bit of confusion as to what was by EHA reported and when. So let me try to clarify …

2021-11-27: Cargo Cult There are a lot of fallacies peddled by 'experts' when they tell you that based on an historical …

2021-11-27: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Assessment Let's get a few things clear about this declassified ODNI assessment (ODNI: Office of the Director …

2021-11-27: The martyrdom of Saint Daszak This piece is essentially a 'people' article, with a rather defiant 'I've done nothing wrong' …

2021-11-27: A very good article by Simon Wain-Hobson in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a newspaper of …

2021-10-16: Notes on SAGO composition Kathrin Summermatter, about a possible research-related accident: “I consider this very unrealistic, …

2021-10-16: Another good article by ⁦@ParkSuAm1996⁩ and ⁦@simonelmc⁩ Science turns nasty in Covid-19 origins …

2021-10-16: Please see an English translation of that great article in the Express: @yohanblavignat …

2021-10-16: "Nous pensons que la mission d'EcoHealth Alliance est importante pour les générations actuelles et …

2021-10-16: @JamieMetzl @ugauthier Indeed. The only thing that China will remember is our weakness. After WHO …

2021-10-16: The Mysterious Case of the COVID-19 Lab-Leak Theory newyorker.com/science/elemen… via @NewYorker …

2021-10-16: It is worth listening to Nicholas Wade on this recent podcast. You can start at 5:00 to jump past …

2021-10-16: Some people have asked if DARPA funded any project under the PREEMPT request for proposals. The …

2021-10-16: A great interview of @BricePerrier by @Tantalite in le Point, about the media silence in France on …

2021-10-16: @R_H_Ebright More about Olival: …

2021-10-16: The NY Times and the Laos Banal findings It is amazing to see how the NY Times and no less than Nature have been distorting the significance …

2021-10-16: This starts a bit slowly but actually it is rather good. I just wish the testimony could be fully …

2021-10-16: An excellent article in 'Der Spiegel', by @alexsarovic and @VHackenbroch spiegel.de/wissenschaft/m… …

2021-10-16: For anybody who has any trust left in EchoHealth Alliance and their supposed professionalism, may I …

2021-10-16: Here is an article that scores full points in the Olympics of casuistry. Main point: 'This is a very …

2021-10-16: The best summary so far theintercept.com/2021/09/23/cor… [except for the story about the Sky News …

2021-10-16: Let's check the reply from DARPA head of communications to Irene of Presa Diretta …

2021-10-16: Good coverage in the Telegraph by @sarahknapton. web.archive.org/web/2021092118… "Papers, …

2021-10-16: My quick notes on the rightly rejected DEFUSE project. drasticresearch.org/2021/09/20/158… First …

2021-10-16: Here is presentation on the deleted DB. Works on mobile too. Just click on the slide or use the …

2021-08-06: A key Opinion piece in the NY Times by @zeynep Tufekci. Poised, detailed and well argued. It is a …

2021-08-06: Inside the risky bat-virus engineering that links America to Wuhan …

2021-08-06: A good read: From Wuhan to Paris to Milan, the search for ‘patient zero’ …

2021-08-06: The first bi-partisan hearing of the US House of Representative was very encouraging. Let's hope …

2021-08-06: Our latest summary of the current understanding of the plausible origins. …

2021-08-06: That is the key exemption. Let me explain… https://twitter.com/Ayjchan/status/1370895164294709248 Do …

2021-08-06: An interesting article from ⁦@ParkSuAm1996⁩, who quotes Milton Leitenberg from the Paris Group of …

2021-08-06: I missed these Parliamentary questions last month europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document… The questions …

2021-08-06: Note the complete contradiction in this Chinese piece of propaganda: …

2021-08-06: An interesting webminar by the Diplomat: thediplomat.com/2021/07/where-… @ggronvall @YanzhongHuang …

2021-08-06: I would not trust a nuclear industry purely regulated by itself, without the public having a say. It …

2021-08-06: The irony is that this repeats word for word the Guangdong regulations of 2010. …

2021-08-06: An importnat graph. Can you see a trend? Another way to visualize it: …

2021-08-06: The fish fingers are back, courtesy of Goa, Hughes et al. globaltimes.cn/page/202107/12… This paper …

2021-06-05: Bad logic in Rasmussen and Goldstein's article in the Washington Post This article by Angela L. Rasmussen and Stephen A. Goldstein has some basic issues: …

2021-06-05: Gottlieb: 'Lab leaks happen all the time' Gottlieb: 'Lab leaks happen all the time' thehill.com/homenews/sunda… “These kinds of lab leaks …

2021-06-05: Some examples of lab leaks This is a good reminder from a recent article, discussing the covered-up Sverdlovsk lab leak: …

2021-05-28: Reassessing Biosafety risk factors An interesting assessment of current trends in biosafety, being presented at the WHA: WHA …

2021-05-28: Some people never learn 26 May 2021: Peter Daszak: "they call them rumours over there [at the WIV] - we call them conspiracy …

2021-05-27: Another important editorial by the Washington Post #DRASTIC …

2021-05-26: A nostalgic review of some great Chinese papers There was a time before the GGOs (Great Gag Orders) when Chinese scientists were publishing some …

2021-05-26: Looking back at the imported frozen food pathway For some reason the main China-WHO report never clarifies this. You have to look carefully in Annex …

2021-05-26: The story of the Sverdlovsk anthrax lab accident is fascinating. The story of the Sverdlovsk anthrax lab accident is well worth exploring for the incredible …

2021-05-14: Here is a very good presentation (h/t @coroldo1) by top expert Della Porta about the SARS lab leaks …

2021-05-14: The chickens have come home to roost. nytimes.com/2021/05/13/sci… Replying to @PeterDaszak: …

2021-05-14: Superb work by @TheSeeker268 from #DRASTIC, showing up that the WIV has been sitting on a throve on …

2021-05-14: Here is a letter of the virologist @canardbruno that was rejected by Lancet for some reason. 'An …

2021-05-14: The favourite Chinese theory about SARS-CoV-2 is the frozen food pathway. And so, out of 'respect', …

2021-05-12: Some good papers on lab-biosafety (Tony Della Porta) Tony Della Porta is a top expert of lab biosfety. After doing the Singapore and Taiwan SARS leaks …

2021-05-12: Back to the future: when party officials were telling the truth about the initial delays It's worth remembering what Ma Guoqiang, the municipal Communist Party secretary for Wuhan told on …

2021-05-12: Why the frozen food import theory is not supported at all by the China-WHO report The favourite Chinese theory about SARS-CoV-2 is the frozen food pathway. And so, out of 'respect', …

2021-05-10: The well-respected Xu Dezhong and his funny conspiracy theories about SARS1 and H7N9 (avian flu) https://twitter.com/xu_xiuzhong/status/1391295491002929157 No official backing? Look a bit better, …

2021-05-08: A bit of history: the Sverdlovsk Anthrax outbreak A bit of history: the Sverdlovsk Anthrax outbreak. In 1979 there was an outbreak of anthrax disease …

2021-05-08: The most likely zoonosis in the wild is a sampling accident Here is a nice visual way to summarise the various hypotheses: Source: peer-reviewed #DRASTIC paper …

2021-05-05: China's bad habit of stonewalling health investigations With Covid-19 China is doing exactly the same stonewalling as it did earlier when asked to provide …

2021-05-04: Some lies (no other word for it) in the Annex D7 of the China-WHO study report @edwardcholmes can be quite straight to the point at times: Quote: One theory that Professor Holmes …

2021-05-03: Australia, this giant kangaroo that serves as a dog of the US Does someone remember that? "it seems that Australia, this giant kangaroo that serves as a dog of …

2021-05-03: Sir Richard Dearlove (ex MI6 head): 'The WHO did a farcical investigation' Sir Richard Dearlove, who was 'C' (MI6 head) from 1999 to 2004, says that the WHO joint study …

2021-05-01: Are we going to be shameless? Time for action at the World Health Assembly We shall see what the US administration recommends at the World Health Assembly, starting on the …

2021-05-01: Statement from the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs regarding the WHO-China report They did it so quietly that I missed it. Quite amazing.@Anne_MarieBrady …

2021-04-28: What is Pakistan up to? Why is Nature so fawning? This is very important (H/T @Byron_Wan): "However, China, Russia, Syria and Pakistan specifically …

2021-04-16: Military-civilian cooperative emergency response to infectious disease prevention and control in China Here is an interesting article worth discussing. This was published in 2016 in the journal of …

2021-04-16: More labs in China: a recipe for disaster given the weak institutional framework What could go wrong? 'The ministry has examined and approved the construction of three biosafety …

2021-04-16: A few observations on DRASTIC Nice words from @Ayjchan . One aspect that is missed here is that many of these improvised analysts …

2021-04-15: Some notes on BSL-4 biosafety - example of pressure suits Let's talk about BSL4 positive pressure suits. Here is Shi ZhengLi in her Delta (French) suit, …

2021-04-10: SCMP article: the best parts The SCMP makes for some very interesting reading this morning. …

2021-04-10: SCMP article on lab risks and transparency issues in China A courageous article by @ParkSuAm1996 in the HK South China Morning Post. Well done Eduardo and the …

2021-04-08: White Unicorns - or the silly stories about no Covid-19 positive tests at the WIV (and other labs) https://twitter.com/China__Focus/status/1379710679012106240 Issue #1: Sorry @China__Focus, but you …

2021-04-02: Learning from the past - or not. Anybody who really wants to understand China's attitude today would benefit from reading Chapter 5 …

2021-04-01: Westphalian sovereignty vs. global health governance This was written in 2004. Swap Covid-19 for SARS, Wuhan for Guangdong and 2019 for 2003 and the …

2021-03-31: Nothing changes - China just got better at pretending and playing the WHO This is the crux of the matter. Add to that the team leader, Peter Embarek, is a foodborne diseases …

2021-03-30: A long history of addressing epidemics with lies @MFA_China Why don't you start by scientifically explaining the obvious manipulations of the 2019 …

2021-03-29: How could the negotiation of the ToRs in July 2020 be so lenient on China? It strikes me as incredible that when in China to negotiate the Terms of References (ToRS) in July …

2021-03-29: CBS 60Minutes on the Immaculate Infection 60 minutes has just exposed on prime TV the total lack of evidence for the natural pathway and the …

2021-03-22: Shaping - Oddities in the confirmed cases graphs of the Feb 20 WHO report. Am I the only one having problems making sense of the confirmed cases graphs in the WHO report of …

2021-03-21: Bat sampling is risky, not risky, risky, not risky.. Actually Shi Zheng Li explained it herself very clearly: drive.google.com/file/d/10a1Y4e… …

2021-03-19: Silent Numbers: when the numbers don't add up @Daoyu15 @Daoyu15, that is not even the beginning. As Embarek said himself very well, with 174 Dec …

2021-03-18: On the avalanche of lies coming from China 'experts' Lies, and more lies from these trusted excellent Chinese scientists who are fully independent: "To …

2021-03-17: Key extracts of the franceinfo reportage with translations That Franceinfo reportage was very good. Too good not to be translated. Let's start by the visit of …

2021-03-15: Another proof of misreported Dec 19 cases See this graph below. Many 'Unspecified ' and 'Other' pneumonia deaths in the first 6 weeks of 2020 …

2021-03-14: Confirmation of the Epoch Times leaks during the WHO conference Please note that Liang Wannian effectively confirmed the Epoch Times leak at 35'04 in the WHO …

2021-03-12: Why that urge to drop the lab pathway? @ianbirrell @WHO @DrTedros @ianbirrell note that the WHO team had no need at all to drop the lab …

2021-03-11: Inconsistencies in that statement by P. Daszak about the deleted DBs Many inconsistencies in that statement by P. Daszak: about one per sentence. Here's the moment …

2021-03-11: Wrong statement about lab leaks during Chatham House discussion @PeterDaszak @MarionKoopmans A bit annoying to see David Heymann getting this badly wrong. [note: …

2021-03-10: Oddities in Embarek's statement about the tracing of early cases @Peterfoodsafety @MarionKoopmans One would expect the final report of the WHO-convened joint-mission …

2021-03-06: Bats have been regularly kept in cages at the WIV since at least 2009 A detailed analysis of the BAT cages patents show that the WIV must have been breeding bats **since …

2021-03-06: Manipulated official data about the 2019 Covid-19 cases Sometimes you don't need to look very far to see how manipulated the official data about the 2019 …

2021-03-06: Typical bad logic on the lab hypothesis - from a WHO team member! A good example of mixing everything up without thinking clearly: Dr. Garry: “These observations are …

2021-02-16: $1mln question: What was going on in that abandoned mine? This is the $1mln question still without an answer: why were these workers cleaning bat guano from …

2021-02-16: A very important paper from Feb 20 - little new since then Post WHO conference, let's remember that paper published on the Saturday 22nd Feb by a very unlikely …

2021-02-15: An interview full of insights. The sense of frustration and the pressures they were subjected to is palpable. …

2021-02-12: The WHO joint-team needs to keep an open mind Koopmans: 'Whenever new information becomes available, and that could be any time because there is …

2021-02-11: When an investigation is nothing more than a friendly chat Pay attention to the wording: Embarek said WHO team ruled out lab theory largely after questioning …

2021-02-10: The twisted and unsubstantiated logic for rejecting the lab pathway Peter Embarek justified rejecting the lab hypothesis based on 2 main arguments: - SARS-CoV-2 is not …

2021-02-08: Why is Daszak acting as spokesperson for the WHO joint-team? This is starting to look patently ridiculous. What kind of mandate does P. Daszak have to talk in …

2021-02-07: Silent Numbers: the WHO art of ignoring the obvious Have you ever wondered why the Lancet study graph had no cases on the last 4 days of December 2019? …

2021-02-05: Pathogenicity and GOF research with some help from our US friends That research was in line with Chinese national programs 2013FY113500 and its successor, the ‘2019 …

2021-01-30: So many labs to check and no time There is not enough time for the WHO mission to properly review relevant activities at the many …

2021-01-28: The European EVAg grant to the WIV Answer to a question to the European Parliament about payments under the Horizon 2020 programs as …

2021-01-27: On the true number of infections during the Beijing Lab leak (2004) and an attempted cover-up @Ayjchan @K_G_Andersen @stgoldst @RozSofia @Ayjchan @K_G_Andersen please note that there were 11 …

2021-01-25: What is the value of the Global Virome Project? About the Global Virome Project: "..the GVP challenges the global community to use this knowledge to …

2021-01-23: 'Let's make sure to look the other way': the fantasy story of the 2019 cases 1/ It was easy to miss Dr Lucey's excellent questions about the mounting number of confirmed …

2021-01-01: Lab-escape precedents @StevenMeyer17 @SkySprinter1138 @HeatherEHeying - There is the precedent of the 2004 Beijing leaks …