Something doesn’t add up in WIV’s story of RaTG13 origins. Now they concede it was sequenced in 2017-18, and not in 2020. But why did WIV in their 2020 preprint seem to imply they only had a short RdRp fragment in 2020? And why did Daszak say the sample was forgotten until 2020? https://t.co/I9CsTKvr5T
— Yuri Deigin (@ydeigin) August 1, 2020
WIV is Wuhan Institute of Virology. If you poke around in the replies and links, you’ll find a morning’s coffee worth of discussion, including this thread by Alita Chan. As a reminder, Yuri Deigin is the author of this Medium post of April, which if you haven’t read yet I recommend. But be warned, that will take a morning pot’s worth of coffee.