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Sleuth D.B.'s airtight case

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in response to reader comment: Dear Dr. Pipes

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Mar 23, 2020 at 21:25

Hi Debanjan,

Always a pleasure to hear from a man who chooses to live in the world's largest democracy.

1. Mr. Trump, Mr. Pompeo, and millions of others refer to the Wuhan virus as the Wuhan virus, or the China virus, because Wuhan, China is its origin. Lyme disease got that name because that's where it was discovered. I use that name with neither blame nor animosity toward the people of Lyme, Connecticut. No resident of Lyme, has ever complained about that term. My use of the term Rocky Mountain spotted fever also does not imply anything about people who live in the Rocky Mountains. Same for the Zika virus, West Nile virus and SARS. And many other viruses and diseases. Please let us know the names you've come up with to replace the names of the above viral diseases. And don't forget Crohn's disease or Reye's syndrome. Continuing to blame researchers Burrill Crohn and R. Douglas Reye is insensitivity bordering on barbarism.

2. U.S sanctions on Iran do not affect food, medicine or medical supplies. Your question belies an amazing level of ignorance equal to that of only one frightfully ignorant congresswoman (aka "major U.S. lawmakers").

3. I can't stop laughing long enough to attempt an answer to your third "question."

Let's follow the logic: 1. The President calls a virus that came from Wuhan, China, a Chinese virus. 2. Sanctions on Iran, which do not include medicine or medical equipment, remain in place. And Sleuth D.B. comes to the following conclusion: these two instances indicate that the US must have created and spread the current coronavirus.

Right, must have.

P.S. On the subject of the USA not caring for human lives depending on skin color, do you have any more information on the FBI agents who you say shot the Caucasian Ibragim Todashev because of his skin color?

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