Skip to comments.After Covid-19 Data Is Deleted, NIH Reviews How Its Gene Archive Is Handled: Removal of coronavirus gene sequences that might hold clues to the pandemic’s origin sparked concern among scientists and U.S. senators
Posted on 09/16/2021 1:05:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The National Institutes of Health said it was reviewing the removal of genetic data about the Covid-19 virus from an agency-run archive after a scientist raised concerns about the episode earlier this summer.
The data—a series of gene sequences from coronavirus samples obtained from Covid-19 patients in Wuhan in January and February 2020—could hold clues about the origin of the pandemic. The sequences were deleted from the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) last year at the request of one of the Wuhan University researchers who had originally provided them—a move that three Republican U.S. senators questioned in June in a sternly worded letter to NIH Director Francis Collins.
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The National Institutes of Health is examining the removal of COVID-19 virus genetic data from its archive after a scientist in June raised concerns about the withdrawal, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 13.
Five things to know:
1. The Journal reported June 23 that NIH erased gene sequences of early COVID-19 cases from its scientific database in June 2020 at the request of a Chinese researcher who submitted the information.
2. Without the data, U.S. scientists studying the origin of the pandemic may now lack access to key pieces of information, some virologists said.
3. The Chinese researchers requested the data be deleted in June 2020 from NIH’s Sequence Read Archive because they had updated the information and planned to post it in another unspecified database, according to the publication.
4. Three Republican senators in June pushed for a review into deleted data. In a Sept. 8 reply to the senators, NIH Director Francis Collins said a review was underway to determine “whether appropriate steps were taken to assess this withdrawal request.”
5. NIH told the Journal that the review has been completed and that NIH leaders are reviewing the findings to decide whether policy changes are needed, according to the report.
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Eight months and counting.
Whoops, this happened under Trump.
China ordered it.
They didn’t make a back up before they deleted the data?
Their IT Department doesn’t sound very professional to me.
Whatever Xi wants, Xi gets.
If you can’t dispute it, delete it! ping.
Ask Hillary...she knows!
Here is non-paywall archive
Boy they not even trying to make the lies believable
The Chinese Researchers asked for it so they did it?
why would this information need to be deleted? If was going to be updated to a different database, you keep a copy until you don’t need it. You do not delete it 1st.
This support the theory that this was a US Government funded gain of function experiment that got out of control. The only reasonable explanation is the project left a digital foot print that needed to be covered up.
It’s going to a a very long 3yrs 4mos...
Or E., All the above...
Can you imagine being the supervisor this took place under,
unless he signed off on it.
And I thought it was like Hell watching Carter, Clinton, and
Obama plod through.
“...in a sternly worded letter.”
Had to look - nope. Not the Babylon Bee.
It was an accident. We inadvertently deleted 2 decades of research on SARS-CoV-2. Darn!
Removing them is orders from China.
“Wipe it? You mean, with a cloth?”
Madam Hillary really ticks me off.
The worst is yet ahead.
Every single thing about the Wuhan Virus is either secret, or a lie. EVERYTHING! As part of that “bargain,” hundreds of thousands have died snd the economy has suffered a series of severe setbacks - which themselves have forced tens to hundreds of thousands of businesses into bankruptcy.
In a country with more guts, many people would have been put up against a wall and shot.
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