Conspiracy theories, claiming that COVID-19, was developed in the laboratory as part of a biological attack on the United States, gaining popularity in the network, but a new study of the origin of the virus has come to the conclusion that the strain that caused the pandemic occurred naturally. This writes ABC News.
According to the study, first published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine, the new coronavirus “is not a lab created or purposefully managed virus”.
“There is a lot of speculation and conspiracy theories that have reached a fairly high level, said Dr. Robert Garry, Professor of the Medical faculty of the University of Tulane and one of the authors of the study. — It was important to assemble a team to explore the origin of this new coronavirus”.
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institute of health, supported the study’s findings, writing in his blog: “This study leaves little room for refutation of natural origin COVID-19”.
The researchers came to the conclusion that the new coronavirus is not a human creation, because it does not share any “previously used the basics of the virus.” Perhaps it was because of recombination of a virus found in bats, and another virus, possibly originating from the dinosaurs, also known as scaly anteaters.
The researchers say that COVID-19 is 96% identical to a coronavirus found in bats, but with a certain change, which may explain why he’s so contagious.
“From the study of other coronaviruses we know that they can acquire a mutation and then become more pathogenic,’ said Harry. This is a good explanation of why this virus is so contagious and caused the pandemic.”
According to Harry, a mutation in a surface protein could provoke the outbreak of a pandemic, but it is also possible that less severe version of the illness circulated among the population for many years, perhaps even decades, before it escalated to this point.
“We do not know whether these mutations discovered recently or long ago,’ said Harry. — It is impossible to tell whether it was a mutation that caused the pandemic, but in any case it was a natural process.”
And while many believe that the virus originated at the fish market in Wuhan, China, Harry said that it was also a misconception.
“Our analyses and others point to an earlier origin, said Harry. — At the fish market were definitely cases of infection, but it has not been the exact origin of the virus”.
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