No, I’m not. The bat species associated with Covid-19 live in province which 800 miles away from Wuhan. It would be unlikely that bats collected for food would be transported 800 miles for consumption.
I didn’t learn that from some Alex Jones coronavirus=bioweapon crazed article, but from a normal article in a normal journal. Bats are bushmeat, and not a regular chinese delicacy.
Generally, bush meat is eaten closer to where it’s found. It would be different for an animal species used in Chinese medicine, these do get transported long distances.
The truth is that no one really knows where covid-19 came from. The only facts that can be verified are there is both a wet market and some biological research facility in Wuhan. Each were in close proximity to the outbreak.
I read in The Guardian about the lab in Wuhan. The fact there is a lab there is being misused and twisted to promote bioweapon conspiracies. Well, those people are really twisting that fact. I’m not. I’m reiterating what the experts say, and that is we don’t know specifically yet what caused this.
The conspiracy fools are wrong. The biology of the virus doesn’t match for a bioweapon. It is a naturally evolved virus. .
If you don’t know, research labs do make mistakes, and the cleanliness of labs, even in the US can vary. I mean look at the gear required when people treat infectious disease patients. If you study dangerous viruses, you have to be meticulous to avoid contamination. Labs in the US struggle to keep researchers from being infected by what they study.
Covid-19 is very closely related to SARS. SARS devastated China, so it would be in the best interest of China to study it. It makes logical sense for Chinese researchers to study viruses related to SARS, (which is in the coronavirus family) to prevent it. IMHO, I think it really was the Chinese trying to save themselves from another SARS debacle and not at all something they put out there to kill people. They may be repressive, but they’re not suicidal in China.
China is also a communist country, and like the USSR, it has never been into admitting mistakes. Mistakes lead to revolutions. Scholars now say Chernobyl likely led to the fall of the Soviet Union.
Again, the truth is no one knows where it came from and everyone is just guessing. New facts about coronavirus are trickling in from China. They now admit it infected the intestines of some Chinese patients.
I’m not Alex-Jonsing here. Coronavirus is not a bioweapon. Much, still is unanswered at this point, we don’t have the smoking gun for Covid-19 right now. Please, don’t confuse me with morons, I just read frequently and I suggest you do the same.