[ExI] Dodged the bullet maybe

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 09:52:36 UTC 2020

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:20 PM Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

Curiously, I found an archived pre-print of a manuscript on the
> Wayback Machine by a legit Chinese scientist that describe your
> scenario in some detail, but curiously the manuscript has since
> disappeared without a trace.
> https://web.archive.org/web/20200214144447/https:/www.researchgate.net/publication/339070128_The_possible_origins_of_2019-nCoV_coronavirus
>   by this guy:
> https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ap6QWmcAAAAJ&hl=en
> ### Wow, this dude must have balls of steel, or perhaps no
self-preservation instinct.

Thanks for finding this pre-print!

The vloggers I mentioned previously also spoke of the following scenario:
The dramatic drop in reported Wuhan virus infections in China is a piece of
masterful manipulation by the CCP. They know it started in their lab, they
know they have to shift blame and they know that the virus is most likely
not containable. They nevertheless institute draconian quarantine/isolation
measures on the whole population while suppressing information about new
cases, and claim success - "Look at us, chairman Xi beat the coronavirus!".
Meanwhile in the rest of the world, which doesn't have the option of
massively lying about everything and making it stick, new cases are
exploding. In a few weeks quarantine in China will have to be lifted, since
it's not compatible with further functioning of the society, and there will
be a flood of new cases - but this time they say "We beat coronavirus but
now we are being infected by people coming from outside of China! We are
the victims! Look what you have done, you nasty Americans!".

As an added bonus, twenty million elderly Chinese dying would take some
pressure off the Communist government while leaving the working-age
population almost intact.

The CCP might come out of this as a winner, if they play their cards right.

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