Cool. Hope you catch it jackass.
@Asker Sorry you can't live in reality. Peace, and best wishes that you are safe and don't get infected.
Yikes. That may be your take but don’t attempt to pass your opinion off as facts to create more equally ignorant people who might bite the bate and spread more ignorance. The virus was first discovered in humans in the 60s. I’ll just ignore 2, 3 and 4.. just shows how feeble minded you are.
Coronaviruses were first discovered in the 1930s when an acute respiratory infection of domesticated chickens was shown to be caused by infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).At least according to Wikipedia.. I can't say how reliable that source is but without investigating for 10 hours it's the best info I can reliably provide.
Again, the virus was discovered IN HUMANS in the 60s.. better question is.. if it’s been found in humans since the 60s, why is there all of a sudden a worldwide outbreak and panic.
The point I'm trying to make is that if the Coronavirus was discovered in 1930s then it's safe to say it existed much earlier than that. The virus that infected humans is also a Coronavirus, just a different strain. That's why they phrased "Coronaviruses were discovered" instead of "The first Coronavirus ever discovered" because when it comes to viruses there are usually different strains having different attributes and traits. Knowing one strain exists also makes it highly plausible another one does as well.To your question why it's happening now:It has already happened another time with SARS which was also a Coronavirus. Virus outbreaks happen all the time and some are more contagious than others. With your logic all the highly contagious viruses so far like the Bubonic Plague and the Spanish Fever were man made.
@jeemm Thanks for posting all the well-founded reasonable facts about this! It is just too bad that some are incapable of understanding or listening to scientific facts, and stick to their 'false news' and made-up lies.
@JackSmy No problem but it doesn't really matter what I say because I have no education in this field so the only thing I can do is copy paste. People are quick to come up with their own more "rational" reasonings when it comes to devastating events and viral outbreaks. Those reasonings are just their own and have little to no evidence to back up their claims. It's funny how it's always some conspiracy when it comes to their own made up claims about certain events. I don't think they're lying though, I just believe they think their hypotheses are right.
@jeemm LOL!!! That's the Irony here, for me!! I DO have an Education in Biology, a Degree, and have worked in the Biotech field, cutting and pasting genes for research purposes and some of the projects I worked on were used at some major Government research facilities!But with all that, most don't even care what I post, and just call me names, and cling to their media-perpetuated lies and exaggerated fears!! The worst of them call me names, and pretend like they are better off with their ignorance, than just listening to the science, and the REALITY of it!You sound like you are a smart person, and on the road to doing something good, being able to read, and so what if it is just cut and paste, when you understand the statements?
@JackSmy I personally don't even bother communicating extensively with beyond saving ignorant people because no matter what you say they're always right. However when it comes to talking with people who have even above average IQ they usually question their own beliefs and source material because they know their opinions can be biased.
@jeemm Wise, beyond your years, good Sir!!
@JackSmy A lot of it is just surface level intelligence I've gathered from books and from listening to podcasts and such. Not a "sir" though 😂
@jeemm Integrity, speaking truth, yes, that is a "Sir" in my mind. Not yet the 'Knighted' one, perhaps, but someday? :)Keep being true, and speaking what you believe and know. That, makes you worthy, of the "Sir"!so few left, that understand and know, and respect!
@JackSmy Umm alright, likewise? 😂
@jeemm LOL!! Some say 'Wise minds think alike!' Be safe, keep thinking and posting reason and insight!! :) :)
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Some scientists apparently claimed that the source of COVID-19 came from bats -- I say "apparently" because I haven't delved into it myself to identify which scientists may have made this claim (though it has been mentioned on major news outlets that some researchers believe the origin of COVID-19 came from bats, known vectors for diseases, including ailments like COVID-19). From what I understand, there were no bats at the wet markets in Wuhan nor are bats hereditary to the region where Wuhan exists (with the closest bat colonies existing 900 kilometers to the west, in mountainous areas). To suggest claims that COVID-19 originated in a biochemical lab and was subsequently released, either intentionally or inadvertently, amount to conspiracy theories I think is irresponsible at this time given the lack of consistency in the information coming out of China. The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated, January 14, that the information they received from China indicated there was "no evidence of human-to-human transmission" of what is now known as COVID-19. Late January, the WHO advised against border controls, suggesting that closing borders would be an ineffective strategy in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Many countries closest to China, including Thailand and Taiwan, closed their borders early despite suggestions from the WHO to do the opposite. Those nations electing to close their borders avoided the brunt of COVID-19 infections and the economic fallout from it. At the very least, I think the information/data coming out of China, transmitted largely through the WHO, is inaccurate and understated.
@ToastyTimothy1994 They DO believe the mutation originated in bats, but the supposition is that there was an intermediate animal that was infected by a bat that in turn infected humans. They aren't sure what animal that is, but among the possibilities is the pangolin, which is similar to an armadillo. We may never know for sure, but people are definitely trying to find that answer.
The origin I would reasonably believe came from bats. That said, there are people who believe it originated in the wet markets (which I think is highly improbably because, from what I hear, the closest bats are 900 km to the west and no bats were sold at the wet markets). Research experiments are often done involving bats in these laboratories (with up to 2K coronaviruses being discovered in the level 4 biochemical labs in Wuhan). It is more likely the biochemical lab or another facility, both of which exist in Wuhan, where COVID-19 originated.
In the US we just recently had a person who's been in over 34 marathons essentially the peak of health. Die from Covid-19 due to complications at a hospital. So I'd say take the virus seriously. As to where the virus came from so far its been sourced to some exotic animal that Chinese allegedly consider a rare delicacy. I think its anteater or something of that nature. >.>