Is Coronapandemic “Human-Made”

Scientists are working hard to uncover the source of the virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Some believe the pandemic is man-made. But how likely is that?

Since the pandemic began, scientists have been concerned with finding out where the coronavirus originated.

Many researchers agree that it comes from bats in China.

But there is still uncertainty about how the virus was transmitted to humans.

That’s why some, including US President Donald Trump, have come up with alternative theories about how the virus ended up in us.

Some believe the virus has leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, or elsewhere, which actually.no summarizes in this article.

One who believes this is the Norwegian researcher Birger Sorensen. His plays have attracted attention in recent days, both in Norwegian and international media. But his explanations are criticized by several researchers.

What do we know about the origin of the virus?
“Of course there is a tiny possibility for that, but there is no evidence yet,” Gunnveig Grodeland told research.no. She is researching vaccines at the University of Oslo (UiO).

Like many other researchers, Grødeland believes it is unlikely that the virus came from a laboratory.

Based on what scientists know so far about the new coronavirus, it stems from a bat. It has most likely transmitted it to another animal, which in turn has transmitted it to humans.

This happened with the viruses behind SARS and MERS, both of which came from bats. SARS probably infected humans via desmarcats, and MERS was probably transmitted to humans via a camel or dromedary.

These animals were virus carriers that were virtually identical to those found in humans.

Now, many scientists are working to find out which animal has transmitted the new corona virus to us humans.

A theory has focused on the pangolin, or the shellfish. But this study, which research.no mentioned earlier this year, points out that this is not the case.

SARS-CoV-2 is the official name of the coronavirus that causes the covid-19 disease.

To know the origin of the corona virus, researchers must find a virus that is almost identical to SARS-CoV-2 in an animal.

They have now found a virus similar to SARS-CoV-2 in a species in the bats family of horseshoes. It shares a full 96 percent of the genetic sequences with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

We will return to genetic sequences.

However, the virus is not similar enough to be a direct origin. Therefore, scientists believe the virus has transmitted from bats to humans via another animal.

 

 

 

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Some believe the pandemic is man-made. But how likely is that?

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