Feb 02, 2020

It might be - ironically - due to that Indian group's preprint with crappy method that suggested the virus was intentionally hybridised from HIV and coronavirus.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.30.927871v1....

If you took that preprint at face value, before the flaws were pointed out e.g.

https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/ewtmnq/uncanny_sim...

https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/ewtt6f/uncanny_sim...

https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/ewtt6f/uncanny_sim...

Then mixing up a cocktail of flu and HIV anti-virals would be a smart move.

If this result pans out, it might just be a remarkable piece of serendipity from some shitty science.

Jan 31, 2020

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.30.927871v1....