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SARS-CoV-2 Origins Research & Censorship: The arc of Inquiry bends towards Enlightenment

Goal: **This project also serves as a body of evidence for a proposed hypothesis, contained in the 'project notes.'**

-Compile a comprehensive list of resources related to understanding the potential natural/artificial pathways in which coronaviruses can cross the species barrier to humans.

-Specifically, this list will cover research related to CoV Gain-of-Function [GOF] techniques, the development and proliferation of GOF/DURC pathogens, relevant developments that may have contributed to the creation of SARS-CoV-2, and associated origin research and news articles across the full expanse of the the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 7 March 2020 - 28 May 2022

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Charles Rixey
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A resource for anyone interested in the primary source documents from which a significant portion of the evidence of a non-natural origin for SARS-CoV-2 has been discovered
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A linked, single-page PDF that provides an introduction to the timeline and evidence of direct collusion amongst senior officials, scientists and publishers during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. All information has been derived from FOIA documents and published written work by individuals below, based upon my own complete review of the evidence and additional analysis by US Right-to-Know, among others. Among the included institutions & organizations: The National Institutes of Health [NIH], NIAID, EcoHealth Alliance, Wellcome Trust & the Wuhan Institute of Virology Among the included individuals: Anthony Fauci, Francis Collins, David Morens, Erik Stemmy, Alan Embry, Ralph Baric, Peter Daszak, Ian Lipkin, Stanley Perlman, Edward Holmes, Zheng-Li Shi
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Update #6 - I've uploaded a new version of this file [5/14/22]; the overall count of sources has grown from 1,036 to 1,368 and the overall number of tabs has grown from 24 to 31. New tabs include HIV/SARS tied research & in-depth censorship & narrative charts/data. Update #5 - I've uploaded a new version of this file [1/15/22]; the overall count of sources has grown from 925 to 1,036, and the overall number of tabs has grown from 14 to 24. New tabs include topics like Gain-of-Function, FOIA & other primary source documents, and a list of DRASTIC's major findings & projects. Update #4 - I've uploaded a new version of this file [10/14]; the overall count of sources has grown from 798 to 925. Update #3 - I've uploaded a new version of this file [9/15]; the overall count of sources has grown from 703 to 798. Update #2 - I've uploaded a new version of this file [8/13]; the overall count of sources has grown from 598 to 703. I've also added additional tabs. Update #1 - This is an update of my ongoing compilation of COVID-19 origin investigation sources, taking the total from 520 to 598. This version will finally sport a DOI. I've recopied the explanation of my purpose and my thesis below, but my intent remains to provide a comprehensive, free compilation of worthwhile references & evidence - that I've read, and that I'm currently using in my work as part of DRASTIC's investigation. -Rixey 'The arc of inquiry bends towards enlightenment' In addition to addressing the need for broader access to the ongoing scientific debate concerning the origins of COVID-19, my expectation is that the aggregation and sorting of research will support the following hypothesis: *The actions taken to curtail scientific research into a non-zoonotic emergence hypothesis of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were based on external considerations, not a dispassionate, scientific review of the available evidence.* Over time, the arc of inquiry bends towards enlightenment - therefore, the volume of research will tend to shift in the direction of the correct answer as discoveries strengthen or weaken a hypothesis. This should be clearly identifiable by a positive correlation between the volume of research directed towards the ultimately correct hypothesis, and a corresponding decline in the intensity of resources devoted towards less likely conclusions. *** Furthermore, if that hypothesis is correct, it will provide compelling evidence in support of a larger hypothesis concerning the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic. The sum of literary & epidemiological evidence will ultimately confirm that SARS-CoV-2 is a product of lab research, rather than zoonotic emergence.
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This works contains 2 parts: 1) My combined raw commentaries concerning ongoing censorship of research into the potential lab-leak origins of SARS-CoV-2 2) An appendix with 173 pages of FOIA email correspondence and other documents, as well as my analysis of trends that show this censorship. The FOIA documents all derive from requests made by US Right to Know and Buzzfeed.
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I've expanded the full list to 520 COVID-19 origin-investigation sources; once again, with hyperlinks.
I've also added 4 additional tabs, now unlocked, that show data regarding censorship, as well as separate lists for references related to Wuhan epidemiology [a separate, ongoing project] articles by members of DRASTIC, and articles published in coordination with EcoHealth Alliance & Peter Daszak.
 
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I've added 74 more sources with links. I've actually built a dozen tabs for various topics, but I felt that while I continue to work on the file's accessibility, the list should otherwise by current. Here's to 459, as of 5/27/2. I'll post another version once I'm able to to do.
 
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'The arc of inquiry bends towards enlightenment'
In addition to addressing the need for broader access to the ongoing scientific debate concerning the origins of COVID-19, my expectation is that the aggregation and sorting of research will support the following hypothesis:
*The actions taken to curtail scientific research into a non-zoonotic emergence hypothesis of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were based on external considerations, not a dispassionate, scientific review of the available evidence.*
Over time, the arc of inquiry bends towards enlightenment - therefore, the volume of research will tend to shift in the direction of the correct answer as discoveries strengthen or weaken a hypothesis. This should be clearly identifiable by a positive correlation between the volume of research directed towards the ultimately correct hypothesis, and a corresponding decline in the intensity of resources devoted towards less likely conclusions.
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Furthermore, if that hypothesis is correct, it will provide compelling evidence in support of a larger hypothesis concerning the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sum of literary & epidemiological evidence will ultimately confirm that SARS-CoV-2 is a product of lab research, rather than zoonotic emergence.
 
Charles Rixey
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This file represents the base document for this project; the goal is to make as many relevant resources related to the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus [zoonotic or not] available to scientists or lay readers - within a single linked document. If you have recommendations for other articles, simply contact me via ResearchGate or Twitter [@charlesrixey] and I will read your submission and add it as long it is
a) a credible primary or secondary source
b) provides relevant & useful information about the zoonotic or lab-leak emergence hypotheses of the SARS-CoV-2 virus's origins.
c) not obscene; nor unabashed propaganda
I reserve the right to accept or decline any suggestion for a new resource or constructive criticism. I don't represent any employer or institution, and this project is designed to collect open-source research, not share open-source editorial responsibility for its content. I've leaned on my previous career as a military WMD professional and my academic background as an historian while researching SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 for 14 months.
Shortly, I will publish statistics derived from an analysis of the 387 sources listed here, to objectively frame the concerning lack of public debate on this issue. Separately, I am working with the informal group of scientific investigators known as DRASTIC on a fuller analysis of origin-related research. My goal is to democratize and simplify the ability for any interested person to access rigorous research and debate on the background and emergence of SARS-CoV-2.
 
Charles Rixey
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The current iteration of my list was updated on 5/5/2021; my compilation of references began on 3/10/2020.
I welcome any suggestions for additions to this list. I only add references which I have personally read, in full, so their may be a lag time before a submission appears. I reserve the right to edit it at my own discretion. I ask only that those who use this list and find it useful will cite it, as 'SARS-CoV-2 Origins Reference Project,' according to the requirements of one's respective referencing standards.
Most journal articles were accessed via the LitCovid repository, created and curated by the NIH/PubMed since the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no definitive reference list for the origin topic, especially that provides all relevant research from each angle of the debate. As an historian, my goal is to provide such an unbiased repository, regardless of any personal perspective, so that anyone can have access to the full spectrum of research & commentary on this topic.
Any document that was assigned a clearance restriction will only be linked to if the document now sits within the public domain.
All references, citation scores and media linked within are protected by the applicable intellectual property legislation as enacted by each country.
 
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**This project also serves as a body of evidence for a proposed hypothesis, contained in the 'project notes.'**
-Compile a comprehensive list of resources related to understanding the potential natural/artificial pathways in which coronaviruses can cross the species barrier to humans.
-Specifically, this list will cover research related to CoV Gain-of-Function [GOF] techniques, the development and proliferation of GOF/DURC pathogens, relevant developments that may have contributed to the creation of SARS-CoV-2, and associated origin research and news articles across the full expanse of the the current COVID-19 pandemic.