Ask Marion (4) -The Wuhan Fact-finding Mission

I never saw no miracle of science

That didn’t go from a blessing to a curse

If I ever lose my faith in you, Sting.


Ambition makes you look pretty ugly

Kicking, squealing Gucci little piggy


Paranoid Android, Radiohead

In the preceding parts of this four-part series, I discussed the effects the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic had and continues to have on our society (1). Our civil liberties were curtailed, and our constitutional rights were ruthlessly taken away. Since the ‘emergency law’ came into effect 1 December 2020, the Netherlands has been governed by decree. At this moment, the trinity of Mark Rutte, Hugo de Jonge and Ferd Grapperhaus now determines what happens in the Netherlands. Just these three politicians of a, believe it or not, cabinet that was outgoing, as a direct result of one of the largest scandals in Dutch political history. The political talking-heads of the Senate and House of Representatives, well-dressed yes-men and -women, without any political color or character, stood by lethargically, watched and did nothing. The only thing they signed for committedly, is the dissolution of our democracy.

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Ask Marion (3): (English translation)

The Lab-Leak Hypothesis.


I want to raise every voice, at least I’ve got to try

Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes

Situation desperate, echoes of the victim’s cry

If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher

If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would die

Bruce Cockburn


This is part 3 of the triptych “Ask Marion”. In this section, I will explain and reveal how the protagonists in this drama tried to defuse the hypothesis that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Perhaps ‘defuse’ is not the right word: They have really tried everything to discredit this hypothesis and declare it a conspiracy theory.

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