“There’s no way to confirm any of China’s numbers. There’s lots of public reporting on whether the numbers are too low.”
— Robert C. O’Brien, U. S. National Security Adviser, Washington, D. C., April 3, 2020, NYT
“What we now know about the outbreak in China is largely because of the work of Chinese journalists and netizens who refused to be silenced. Over 41 investigative reports by journalists have been deleted and banned.”
— Bradley Thayer, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Texas-San Antonio, April 3, 2020Click for report.
“Please don’t take hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) plus Azithromychin for COVID-19 UNLESS your doctor prescribes it. Both drugs affect the QT interval of your heart and can lead to arrhythmias and sudden death, especially if you are taking other meds or have a heart condition.”
— Edsel Salvana, Ph.D., Infection Diseases Physician and Molecular Biologist, Republic of Philippines, Tweet on March 21, 2020
“We’re making a faithful replica of the virus packaging that holds everything together. The idea is to figure out what makes this virus fall apart, what makes it tick, what makes it die.”
— Michael Vershinin, Ph.D, Physicist, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
“It is improbable that SARS-CoV-2 emerged through laboratory manipulation of a related SARS-CoV-like coronavirus. … the genetic data irrefutably show that SARS-CoV-2 is not derived from any previously used virus backbone (not manmade).”
— Kristian Andersen, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. and Dir. of Infectious Disease Genomics, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology, Scripps Research, La Jolla, Calif.
“It’s not a matter of if, but when, we will deal with an asteroid collision threat on Earth.”
— Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, NASA’s Science Mission DirectorateClick for report.