• Wed. Jan 19th, 2022

Covid, Abrignani: “Laboratory virus? I don’t think so and I don’t care”

Byeditorial

Jun 1, 2021

The coronavirus born in the laboratory? “I don’t know, I don’t think it’s likely, I don’t believe it for now, but I’m waiting to see the data that would prove it. Honestly, however, as a doctor, immunologist and clinician, I can’t care less”. The debate on the origin – natural or ‘artificial’ – of the pandemic pathogen does not thrill Sergio Abrignani, immunologist at the State University of Milan and member of the Technical Scientific Committee for the Covid emergency. Because regardless of where it came from, he explains to Adnkronos Salute, the new coronavirus remains “a virus that we will carry with us for a long, long time and that will be part of our lives. Understanding its origin – assures the expert – does not change anything from the point of view of the efforts we must make to stem it “. While the hypothesis of a ‘laboratory spillover’ gains supporters in the scientific world, and in the aftermath of a research anticipated by the ‘Daily Mail’ according to which two researchers have found the genetic evidence supporting it, Abrignani says he is “skeptical. A it does not seem credible to me, but science is the house of doubt so we are waiting for these data to be announced. However it seems unlikely to me – he specifies – because already in 2002 a first beta-coronavirus, which was CoV1, jumped from the bat to civet and then to humans. Another beta-coronavirus in 2012 jumped from the bat to the dromedary and then to humans. In 2019, Sars-CoV-2 arrived “and even if a bridge animal has not yet been identified,” it is not always possible to find it. It is not that the fact of not finding it means that the virus comes out of a laboratory “. “It is a debate that is reviving conspiracy theorists, those who believe that we have never gone to the Moon”, observes the specialist. “And in any case – he repeats – from a medical and health point of view, in relation to everything we are doing to control the pandemic”, eventually discovering that the Covid coronavirus does not come from the Wuhan market, but from a laboratory in the Chinese megalopolis , “it would not change our actions one iota. It is just something that, if proven, could have geopolitical importance, because it would mean that China has lied in a shameless way and this would have consequences in international relations. that we study the virus does not change anything “.” Among other things – reflects Abrignani – we may not be the definitive host of Sars-CoV-2, considering that we humans have already passed it on to other animals, for example to minks : we had 20 million slaughtered, 17 million of which in Denmark and 3 million in the rest of Europe, of which half a million between Veneto and Lombardy. We had them slaughtered “even though” we now know with certainty that the poor you were infected by cats and domestic dogs, to which we passed the virus “. Ultimately, “I realize that everything that smacks of conspiracy always has a certain charm in most people, but I – concludes the CTS immunologist – remain skeptical and not very interested”.

One thought on “Covid, Abrignani: “Laboratory virus? I don’t think so and I don’t care””
  1. editorial says:

    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=67d25a90-d128-4470-af23-214855ea5609
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=e2acfca3-fdb5-4a39-8db3-a295fb68a147
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=4869a0c9-2f7c-4fda-82b2-2cc1429e27ab
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=fac5ba5b-55ce-4c6f-9aab-e4eed8cb2dc4
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=f63d4c52-0d1a-4a4e-8dfc-155d924247e6
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=859a3798-9016-408a-9a57-285d7893b8a7
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=03b5addd-24d7-4d4c-be82-bca653800aa3
    https://created.crayola.com/network/members/profile?UserKey=f52be408-f142-47c8-893f-0b8273b11b3b
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=5abb0a05-b767-47f4-a0cc-3fd788839348
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=27a94b8b-fcbb-4887-94ab-f2bc68a628e4
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=6a0e727f-4518-4855-b84d-0e83150c3063
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=be85857d-728b-4b2f-a23f-18e5239f6390
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=5b684595-1f58-4250-a8c1-92a4679c7319
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=d09934cf-7d5c-434c-84b2-48556305c8a3
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=cb77257d-ddfa-410c-9081-1c68e1f770b8
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=16913ec2-266a-4489-a13b-586e0c60b057
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=9db71cb4-0880-4116-a513-56c7f72813d5
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=aade6db5-716b-4a6f-a7b4-a88bd7f44ddb
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=d11096ec-068d-479a-86ad-19d47a3b6e0d
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=f9a13fa5-0c41-4395-a570-70867cc88a6f
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=4110c166-a5f3-4c11-b572-1cab43e827fa
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=f8cdb162-d4cd-449c-9d3e-60c53c48cf86
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=f534ff34-d17b-488d-8ae8-62e4383224c9
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=a6de4001-1380-42cb-8897-b4ee24c8c21a
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=cad61332-f1d8-4568-acaf-ca346f101cc5
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=264c6af6-01cf-421d-adb3-f2dcb88b4002
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=31505c0d-4a4b-4054-80a2-5b37bc44ade8
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=6d9ec6c8-2dda-4b0c-8d53-eade36cace33
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=14b57f8f-3181-4972-a0f9-c0bf9eaae084
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=18e2fa56-e428-47fe-bf20-bbcb4448fc84
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=b3586a20-91ba-4f25-ac88-e168292c4391
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=a5993270-a108-4a55-9641-503f9b1196d0
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=7d0882bd-375a-4a41-ba2a-a29bce6beb6c
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=cc00477e-33ed-459a-bcdc-e1083114ca77
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=b618e968-320d-4272-8d5d-fae5ade7efee
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=88e26de4-0552-4d8c-aa8c-ed51a1bc2533
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=b5be2912-cf91-4d85-ab9b-d87b0a2f7fca
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=8afd1772-363d-45ce-94e0-5729ec01eab0
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=78eefdae-272d-4aca-a404-69a1f0116069
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=796cc740-71cd-4c7c-bf7f-c8fdd68c93f1
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=47da7c27-0530-4839-80c0-7dd8c9a20cf9
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=cebfac3d-1357-44ee-ac3e-e3f1d4898e3e
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=9bc6b226-01c7-4204-a0a7-1563c4c7f3cd
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=fc915ba2-2674-4e15-bfbc-b6d5fa5e9b91
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=de2245c3-c2e1-4b31-b5dd-6e3bc79da88d
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=c124625c-1bdd-4032-a449-12a5f65bf66f
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=b0f9c6c9-6589-497a-a99c-a00e055c08e2
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=9ebcb7af-4b3c-43b7-9793-efe32a25a154
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=e7b06274-4554-494f-84f0-e575ebf19879
    https://connect.informs.org/network/members/profile?UserKey=38a4f40a-c01a-4350-aa52-8baad9411ba1

Comments are closed.