Following a recent report from The Daily Mail about a Moderna-patented DNA sequence from 2017 being found in the actual COVID virus, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo asked Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel what his thoughts were on this discovery.
“Now scientists find the virus contains a tiny chunk of DNA that matches sequence patented by Moderna three years before the pandemic began. Your reaction Stéphane? What can you tell us?”
In line with the possibilities explored in the new report on this cancer research DNA strand being discovered in the COVID virus, Bancel said this could very well be evidence that the lab leak was indeed the source of the outbreak.
“My scientists are looking into [that] data to see how accurate they are or not. As I’ve said before, the hypothesis of an escape from a lab by an accident is possible – you know, humans make mistakes. So is it possible the Wuhan lab in China was working on viruses enhancement or gene modification and then there’s an accident where somebody was infected in the lab and infected families and friends? It is possible. On the claim you just mentioned, the scientists are analyzing to know if it’s real or not.”
Bartiromo referred back to the report, acknowledging her shock that there are allegations that a patented genetic match – dating years before the virus began to spread in early 2020 – showed up in the actual virus.
“Yeah, I mean I was struck by the line ‘it matched a genetic sequence patented by Moderna for cancer research purposes,’ Stéphane.”
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