MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
We live in what can be called a highly interconnected world. With all types of advanced transportation, we are able to freely travel across the planet effortlessly due to the airline industry.
This ease and freedom of movement, while greatly facilitating commerce and tourism, also enables the quick and broad spread of viruses, such as the novel coronavirus, which, while in the past would have been relatively isolated within China, is quickly becoming a global pandemic.
We can chalk up the exponential spread to travel and those who were able to leave China before the quarantine. Most were already infected and much like some terrifying alien invasion Covid -19 is slowly moving all over the planet affecting people in different ways.
Cosnpiracy theories about the virus are spreading much faster than the virus itself and the guardians of information are trying to shut down any and all speculation about this novel strain being a biological weapon that has been released either intentionally or by accident.
There should be a lesson learned by the mainstream media and those that wish to shutdown conspiracy theories, it does not matter how effectively you counter conspiracy theories claiming evidence that the virus shows signs of being engineered—the first stories out of China were lies anyway and there has been a concerted effort to cover up the origins of this unknown virus.
Now being as it may, I wanted to review my lecture I gave two years ago warning of an unknown Clade of diseases that come from our environment. The supposition of an unknown Clade being the common connection to COVID-19 certainly in compelling and while the speculation of a biological weapon is not out of the question there are yet other mysteries that indicate we are dealing with something a bit more alien in the mix. something that may have been extracted from some remote area of the Earth.
Last November, just one month before we started hearing of the outbreak in Wuhan – the estate of Michael Critchton commissioned Daniel H. Wilson to craft a sequel to his acclaimed book, Andromeda Strain.
The book is called, Andomeda Evolution. The book was released on the 5oth anniversary of the first novel.
Crichton’s original novel relates the story of a lethal organism brought back to earth by a returning space shot, instantly killing fifty people in the village of Piedmont, New Mexico .
Six scientists, who are recruited by the government to handle microbal threats caused by outer-space missions, manage to contain the organism identified as ‘the Andromeda strain’ in a top-secret laboratory.
Despite the most stringent containment conditions, the Andromeda Strain escapes from the government facilities, fortunately after it has mutated into a benign organism which can do no more damage to the constitution of human DNA and the environment.
While the focus of the novel is primarily about cross contamination from space, we cannot ignore that fact that the novel also epitomizes the transformation from the representation of genetics as a morality play to the representation of genetics as an environmental concern.
The genetics of an alien Clade can be hidden anywhere – It can lie in wait for anyone to discover it on a cave, underground, in ice, in the water or deep in a remote area of the rain forest.
In Andromeda Evolution, what is most interesting is that like Dean Koontz uncanny prediction of the Wuhan 400 virus – There is some strange predictive programming that reacquaints us with an outbreak that comes from the same clade as the Andromeda strain years ago being found in the jungles of Brazil.
The story predicted a deadly extraterrestrial clade—that is the most misunderstood and deadly virus ever discovered.
Now, while COVID-19 has got the spotlight, a real life event is taking place that is mirroring the story in Andromeda Evolution.
A disease deadlier than the Novel Coronavirus called the Yaravirus has been discovered in Brazil.
This virus is a new lineage of amoebal virus with a puzzling origin and phylogeny. The virus has no known genes that scientists can identify.
Most known amoeba viruses have similar characteristics, so they can be classified into groups, but yara virus does not fit into any group.
It is a very unique virus, with only six out of 74 of its genes being similar to other known genes.
The Yaravirus is small in size and genome, but it infects amoebas like giant viruses do.
The spread of the virus is low but the infection can only come from exposure to water amoeba.
While the virus is deadly, it is not a huge threat to humans and unless they are exposed to a certain amoeba there will be no ill effects.
However, the discovery of the Yaravirus and its unknown clade around the same time of COVID-19 raises new questions about how an unknown like Novel Coronavirus comes on the scene without the possibility of weaponization.
Think about this.
The COVID-19 contains 4 insertions into the spike glycoprotein (S) that are not present in other corona viruses. These inserts share sequence similarities to those in the HIV-1 gp120. These inserts seem to have a high density of positively charged residues, rendering the virus more infectious due to higher cell surface interaction.
The tropism of the virus seems to be higher towards Asians as compared to white and African American people due to elevated ACE2-receptor expressing cell ratio in the lungs.
The ACE2 gene encodes the angiotensin-converting enzyme-2, which has been proved to be the receptor for both the SARS-coronavirus and the human respiratory coronavirus NL63. Recent studies and analyses indicate that ACE2 could be the host receptor for the novel coronavirus 2019
Now, what has not been reported in the mainstream is that Chinese scientists have now identified two strains of the coronavirus, indicating it’s already mutated at least once.
COVID-19 is becoming its own clade—again, from an unknown originator.
In order to silence over active imaginations there have been attempts to silence those who wish to paint COVID-19 as to unknown for its own good.
The known 2019-nCoV sequences all contain the same genomic changes relative to a known relative. However, it is debatable as to what that relative is. The first reports claimed it was from bats and in another account it was from snake meat.
Then came the story that it was transmitted from a Pangolin.
In the spirit of the Andromeda Evolution, there was a report that also was kept from the mainstream and that is that an exceptionally bright fireball event was seen on October 11 2019 over Sonjyan City in the Jilin Province of NE China. The city is 2,191.4 KM north of Wujan.
Some scientists are claiming that if a fragment of a loosely held carbonaceous meteorite carrying a cargo of viruses/bacteria entered the mesosphere and stratosphere at high speed ~30km/s, its inner core which survived incandescence would have got dispersed in the stratosphere and troposphere.
The explosive impact may have spread “hundreds of trillions of infective viral particles that were “embedded in the form of fine carbonaceous dust” as it blazed through the Chinese atmosphere until it fell to Earth.
The dust could have been spread over great distances and also could have contaminated rain water and the water table.
The only drawback to the theory is that the rainfall would have noticeably been contaminated.
What is most interesting is that in Japan there was a meteorological anomaly that took place where there was a rain of black oil.
Like something out of the X-Files a black oily substance fell from the sky over Saitama Prefecture.
One of the cities affected, Hasuda, issued a statement on their official website that same day, claiming that after receiving complaints of black puddles in roads and on cars, they had measured radiation levels and found nothing out of the ordinary. However, they added that the cause of this dark rain is unclear and currently being investigated.
Black rain is an especially dark omen in Japan, where it was often seen in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb attacks. Back then, it was caused by radioactive material sent into the upper atmosphere from the blasts known as fallout, which mixed in with natural rain and blackened it.
Some say it is tied to a gigantic fire that happened in their city – others say that it could be tied to some meteor activity that had been experienced there recently. The small meteors have been plaguing the area and they are said to be coming from an asteroid that scientists say could destroy the earth 10 million years from now.
Fireball swarms have been sighted everywhere as of late. A fireball was seen I Arizona a week ago, a huge fireball exploded over Mexico, two fireballs were sighted over Oregon and On Feb 28, an immense daylight fireball blazed across the sky over Croatia and Slovenia. The explosive disintegration was so powerful that it created a shockwave that set off seismic detectors in the region.
While many say that lethal panspermia is unlikely for a lot of the diseases we come in contact with, it is highly coincidental that Time Magazine recently published an article saying that COVID-19 should teach us something about planetary contamination.
The article appeared in the science section of the magazine entitled “Coronavirus Could Preview What Will Happen When Alien Life Reaches Earth.”
The article reads:
“We are currently in the midst of a global near-panic over what, in some respects, is its own alien, or at least previously unknown, life-form: the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19. As of this writing, there have been close to 90,000 confirmed cases around the world, in 68 countries, leading to more than 3,000 deaths. Flights have been grounded, international business conventions canceled, the Tokyo Olympics are threatened, and a global recession looms. Last week in the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst week since the recession of 2008 and 2009, shedding a third of its gains since the 2016 election, most of that due to fears of the impact of COVID-19.”
The article also suggests that we ought to reconsider this whole thing about looking for life on other worlds. It would be nice to find it, of course. But that doesn’t mean we could handle it—biologically, epidemiologically and most important, emotionally.
Additionally, it insinuates that perhaps we should consider a new warning from Andromeda as there has been a lot of activity in space –and that last year was a banner year for explosive meteor displays –and that with the talk of deadly panspermia t would not be too farfetched to contemplate planetary contamination theories.
While the mainstream insists that COVID-19 is an entirely terrestrial problem, one that has not a lick to do with space – NASA is poised to launch a new rover to Mars in July that will look for microbial life and gather up some rock and soil samples, which will be brought back to Earth, potentially containing that microbial life.
It is also coincidental that for the first time, scientists found a complete protein molecule in a meteorite and they’re pretty sure it didn’t come from Earth.
After analyzing samples from the meteorite Acfer 086, a team of researchers from Harvard University and the biotech companies PLEX Corporation and Bruker Scientific found that the protein’s building blocks differed chemically from terrestrial protein.
Again there is evidence for the building blocks of life hitching a ride on a meteor. That life could be anything including a space fairing virus.
The research doesn’t determine where this unearthly protein came from or how it formed — the scientists are just confident it didn’t come from here.
This past week, perhaps in spite of the foreshadowing of science fiction and all of the predictive programming , NASA sent samples of genetically engineered bacteria to the International Space Station (ISS).
While COVID-19, seems probable to our society, scientists again insist that the spread of an out-worldly virus is deemed particularly unlikely in real-life.
And yet again In a paper published just last year, astrobiologists suggested that viruses could spread around the galaxy even on seemingly dead space rocks, providing evidence of life, or some variation thereof, in space.
Just last week it was announced that scientists have discovered a consistent repetitive pattern of radio signals emanating from a galaxy 500 million light-years away. The signal seems to repeat itself every 16 days, which, among other possibilities, may suggest an intelligent source.
In fact, much of space research efforts are based on the assumption of the existence of extraterrestrial life. And, if life does exist beyond Earth then there is a possibility that, as was the case of the fictional Andromeda strain, seeking it could introduce novel contagions, far worse than coronavirus.
Our appreciation of the extent of life and its ability to survive in hostile environments, like space, is evolving. Only a couple of years after the film The Andromeda Strain was released, scientists discovered vibrant deep-sea life where we previously thought life was nearly impossible.
And while we do not as of yet have the tools to look for space viruses as our robots explore outer space, we do have the necessary equipment to examine space rocks returned to Earth for signatures of viral existence. Which may be found sooner than you think.
The Japanese Hayabusa2 mission collected rock and soil samples from the asteroid Ryugu and should return to Earth with these samples later this year. While we hope that neither of these missions will bring back some sort of contagion along with their samples, it is likely that at some point future sampling missions will.
Legally, nations ought not bring back dangerous samples, as per Article 9 of the foundational Outer Space Treaty. The same article of the treaty that requires space agencies to endeavor to not bring back anything that could harm life on Earth, also requires us to not sully the space environment outside of Earth.
Now before you decide to dismiss all the talk about deadly space viruses consider this.
The newly formed Space Force asked for a relatively modest $15 billion budget to fund its efforts in the coming fiscal year. As a new branch of the military, we can expect that some of the billions of dollars it receives will be going towards famously expensive military grade toilets.
The reason is that, the International Space Station needs special toilet seats that are covered in an antimicrobial coating called AGXX, designed specifically to counteract deadly space super-microbes.
Researchers first began raising concerns about contaminating other planets in 1956, just a year before the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into low Earth orbit. In response to those concerns, in 1958, a subcommittee of the International Council of Scientific Unions designed the first framework for planetary protection and established COSPAR, the Committee on Space Research, to manage the task. The earliest cleaning techniques included baking spacecraft parts at extremely high temperatures, a method used in the 1970s before the Viking space probes made their way to Mars to take pictures of the planet’s surface and search for life.
But as spacecraft have become more intricate in their parts, researchers have found it challenging to develop probes that can withstand stringent microbial eradication and perform elaborate tasks to explore space, all while staying within budget.
So basically there is life out in space but life that doesn’t have big dark eyes and gray sylph like bodies.
It is a well-kept secret that there will always be something that will evade decontamination procedures.
If scientists can identify genes or gene-expression patterns that confer resistance, then they can at least develop biomarkers to identify those resistant bacteria in “alien” settings. That would help scientists do more than just help keep space clean. It would help them confirm, in the event that future space missions discover microbial life on a foreign world, that that life is truly extraterrestrial