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China-linked disinformation campaign blames Covid on Maine lobsters


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In mid-September, Marcel Schliebs, a disinformation researcher at the University of Oxford who had been tracking messaging that Chinese diplomats and state media spread on Twitter for 18 months, spotted the emergence of a surprising coronavirus origin theory.  

Zha Liyou, the Chinese consul general in Kolkata, India, tweeted an unfounded claim that Covid-19 could have been imported to China from the United States through a batch of Maine lobsters shipped to a seafood market in Wuhan in November 2019. It marks the latest in a series of theories that have been pushed by pro-China accounts since the start of the pandemic.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/china-linked-disinformation-campaign-blames-covid-maine-lobsters-rcna3236

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Even so, the virus was around before November of 2019, or they would not have had enough cases to report it in November.   It doesn't just suddenly infect a bunch of people all at once, it starts with one person infecting a few, who infect a few (that is 3 to 4 weeks right there) and then those infect others.  It probably took 6 weeks or more for the numbers to get large enough for someone to realize there was a problem.

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34 minutes ago, WVK said:

In mid-September, Marcel Schliebs, a disinformation researcher at the University of Oxford who had been tracking messaging that Chinese diplomats and state media spread on Twitter for 18 months, spotted the emergence of a surprising coronavirus origin theory.  

Zha Liyou, the Chinese consul general in Kolkata, India, tweeted an unfounded claim that Covid-19 could have been imported to China from the United States through a batch of Maine lobsters shipped to a seafood market in Wuhan in November 2019. It marks the latest in a series of theories that have been pushed by pro-China accounts since the start of the pandemic.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/china-linked-disinformation-campaign-blames-covid-maine-lobsters-rcna3236

 

3 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

Even so, the virus was around before November of 2019, or they would not have had enough cases to report it in November.   It doesn't just suddenly infect a bunch of people all at once, it starts with one person infecting a few, who infect a few (that is 3 to 4 weeks right there) and then those infect others.  It probably took 6 weeks or more for the numbers to get large enough for someone to realize there was a problem.

This is utter nonsense and it's not possible in anyway. Viruses that effect mammals are breed by mammals it's basic biology, mammals do not catch Viruses from Shellfish!!:lol:

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On 10/21/2021 at 11:35 PM, Manwon Lender said:

mammals do not catch Viruses from Shellfish!!:lol:

Abstract:

Shellfish are an important vehicle for transmission of food-borne pathogens including norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV). The risks related with consumption of shellfish are greater if these products are eaten raw or slightly cooked. As molluscs are filter-feeding organisms, they are able to concentrate pathogens dispersed in the water.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429374/

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9 hours ago, Abramelin said:

Abstract:

Shellfish are an important vehicle for transmission of food-borne pathogens including norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV). The risks related with consumption of shellfish are greater if these products are eaten raw or slightly cooked. As molluscs are filter-feeding organisms, they are able to concentrate pathogens dispersed in the water.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429374/

Thanks for your link I do appreciate it, I do realize your correct however the Lunacy that this Virus Started from contaminated Lobsters just makes me chuckle so hard that my stomach hurts. The only way Shellfish could become infected with an RNA Virus like SARS-Cov-2 is from cross contamination from raw sewage being pumped into water sources. Viruses that endemicly spread by Shellfish start as intestinal pathogens, they do not cause airborne infections.

None of the known Viruses or Pathogens transmitted by Shellfish started with the Shellfish themselves, all of the known Viruses that are spread to humans started with Sewage contamination from Humans first. There are no known Novel Viruses from Shellfish that effect humans that started without human involvement. 

Now let's drop Shellfish and move on to Crustaceans since that is what this thread was about. 

Here is a few links that may interest you.

""The first clawed lobster virus Homarus gammarus nudivirus (HgNV n. sp.) expands the diversity of the Nudivirida""

""Viral diseases of crustaceans are increasingly recognised as challenges to shellfish farms and fisheries. Here we describe the first naturally-occurring virus reported in any clawed lobster species.""   https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-46008-y

 

""Lobsters Avoid Virus By Detecting Illness In Their Own Kind""

""Caribbean spiny lobsters are able to detect illness in others of their kind, and employ avoidance tactics to keep their population healthy, according to a paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The research results show that the usually social animals avoid contact with other lobsters that carry viruses--even before those lobsters become infectious.""  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060530201057.htm

 

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Lobsters may avoid their sick comerads, but one or a few sick lobsters could have been eaten by humans. That would have been enough.

And the sewage that caused the lobsters' disease did not necessarily have to be contaminated by humans. What about rats swimming in the sewage, or what about bird droppings

Or bat droppings...?

 

 

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On 10/24/2021 at 5:28 AM, Abramelin said:

Lobsters may avoid their sick comerads, but one or a few sick lobsters could have been eaten by humans. That would have been enough.

And the sewage that caused the lobsters' disease did not necessarily have to be contaminated by humans. What about rats swimming in the sewage, or what about bird droppings

Or bat droppings...?

 

 

lol, viruses die when cooked. so no, it would not be enough. 

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21 minutes ago, aztek said:

lol, viruses die when cooked. so no, it would not be enough. 

I checked, and you are right.

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