Many viral sequences partially match human ones. That is nothing new. “We are made of viruses”. I decided to check if SARS-CoV-2 could be one and apparently part of its sequence shows 100% match with Homo sapiens endogenous virus HERV-H_Chr_2q24 LTR repeat region (Sequence ID: MT992309.1). I did the same with other random SARS-CoV-2 sequences and the result was the same. When I tried with the SARS sequence I didn’t find the match. It was the same with bat coronavirus RaTG13 and other betacoronaviruses sequences (I of course couldn’t check all). Obviously SARS-CoV-2 is different compared to the similar viruses. This was recently stated by the person who is accepted as the world’s best expert in the field – Christian Drosten. This isn’t the only difference. The matching sequence has LTR regions (long terminal repeats) which are specific for the retroviruses.
There is a study showing that SARS-CoV-2 can integrate in our genome. After the virus integrates it leads to expression of viral proteins and subsequent antigens. It is a “continuous stimulation of immunity without producing infectious virus and could trigger a protective response.” It makes us immune. LTR regions are well investigated in retroviruses and one of the potential functions of these repeats is to help the virus integrate into our genome. So this explains the LTR regions. The fact that SARS-CoV-2 sequence matches with human endogenous virus also may mean that it has already been infecting human cells for a very long time either in the wild or in lab cells (suggested by Dr Peter Borger). That seems quite possible in terms that re-tested samples from 2019 show positivity for SARS-CoV-2.
My discovery begs questions which need to be answered by the people who, unlike me, are paid by taxpayers to do research on SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19.
- How can a coronavirus have retrovirus sequence if it’s of a natural origin?
- Could some of the tests pick up that sequence?
- Did anyone else notice it? I can’t believe that it doesn’t since it is really strange.
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