A Couple Of Articles

I’ve been quoted in two news articles yesterday and today. I’m reasonably pleased with both of them.

Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility

Zachary Cohen called me with not enough information on this reported leak. The odd thing about it was that France had notified the United States, and high-level US meetings were reported. So: secretive country, nuclear leak. Hard for me, even, not to feel resonances with Chernobyl. My early guess from the information we had was that it was a broken fuel element, and that’s what it turned out to be. The reason France contacted the US had to do with sharing nuclear information. When a country gets nuclear technology from the US, restrictions are attached about sharing it.

The Lab Leak Theory Doesn’t Hold Up

Justin Ling covers the major claims about a laboratory escape being the route of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into humans and finds them wanting; further, that a natural pathway from animals to humans is more likely. Long article and may have a paywall. This one should become the standard reference for refuting the lab leak bros.

One comment

  1. The Blog Fodder · June 16

    I read the Covid 19 article. It settles many of my worries. Thank you. I appreciate your contribution to the article.
    The default position in both Russia and china is always deny and cover up. Lenin may have said, “What is to be done?”, but everyone else said, “Who can we blame?”. Bringing criminal charges against vulnerable people in the hierarchy forces no one to take responsibility for anything all the way to the top. And inevitable makes things worse.

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