COVID-19 SARS 2 strain

Christopher Thanos made this Freedom of Information request to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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Christopher Thanos

Dear Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation,

I am writing to request information under the freedom of information act of documentary evidence that you have correctly and scientifically isolated the SARS-2 covid strain.
This includes test dates, results, controls used to test hypothesis.

Yours faithfully,


Jones, Stephen (Governance, Clayton), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Dear Mr Thanos,


I refer to your email dated 5 August 2021.


Please refer to CSIRO’s Covid-19 research information on our website:


As detailed in our published research, CSIRO has not undertaken work in
relation to isolating the SARS-2 covid strain, rather it has worked
closely with other members of the scientific community (see here:
[2] .  


The following information may also be of benefit to you:


o Documentation of scientific proof the virus known as SARS CoV-2 has
been isolated and purified.  This is in the public domain,


o Scientific proof that the full genetic RNA sequence of the virus known
as SARS CoV-2 causes the illness known as Novel Coronavirus 19
(Covid-19), is also in the public domain. This is the NCBI resource
which includes SARS-CoV-2 Sequence Resources, Genome Reference
Sequence (NC_045512).  These can all be accessed through this link


If you would still like CSIRO to process your request, please let me know.
If we do not hear back from you by 19 August 2021, your request will be
taken to have been withdrawn.


Kind regards,




Stephen Jones (he/him)

Legal Counsel

Enterprise Legal  |  CSIRO 

[email address]  |  03 9545 2265

Research Way, Clayton, Vic


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