Coronavirus controversy spread when Donald Trump claimed that a lot of strange things had been taking regarding the origin of Coronavirus. The source of this virus is mysterious. However, we are aware of the risk factors of COVID-19 and how to prevent it from spreading. The US intelligence officials are investigating whether coronavirus has been manufactured in China. Whether the virus was originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China is under investigation by US intelligence. It was thought to be of animal origin, but the coronavirus may have been manufactured in Wuhan, China, according to the Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, Professor Luc Montagnier. Thus coronavirus controversy is spreading throughout the world.
Coronavirus Controversy: French Virologist, Says It Originated In Lab
In late 2019, grouped cases of pneumonia occur in China, some of which are fatal. On January 9, the virus responsible is identified, it is a new coronavirus called Sars-CoV-2. In March, this highly contagious virus spread to the five continents of the Earth and contaminated nearly two million people in more than 185 countries, out of a total of 198, causing 145,000 deaths. The virus is now known to be 10 times more deadly than the H1N1 virus, which caused the 2009 influenza pandemic, WHO said at a virtual press conference on Monday, April 13. And the more the epidemic progresses, particularly in almost every county, the more we know about this mysterious coronavirus.
Animal Contamination Or Made In Chinese Lab?
CoV-2-SARS belongs to the family of coronaviruses (with a large number of viruses) that can cause mild illnesses in humans such as colds and more serious conditions such as SARS. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the most plausible lead according to scientists has been animal contamination.
The epidemic started in a local market in Wuhan, China, where wild animals were sold. At present, we still do not know for certain which animal is responsible for. It could be the bat where a virus very close to SARS CoV-2 has been detected.
On 7 February 2020, scientists from the South China Agricultural University identified pangolin as a “possible intermediate host” suspected of having transmitted the coronavirus to humans. This small mammal consumed in southern China could be involved as an intermediate host between bats and humans. The pangolin is an endangered scaly mammal whose delicate flesh is highly prized in Chinese and Vietnamese gastronomy.
In a press release, scientists explained that an animal can carry a virus without being sick and transmit it to other species such as humans. After analyzing 1,000 samples, the scientists were able to show that the genomes of virus sequences taken from pangolins were 99% identical to viruses found in people with nCoV, China said.
During the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, the intermediate host of the virus was the civet, a small, gray-coated animal whose meat is consumed in China. The bat was also responsible for the transmission of viruses to humans, including SARS, MERS.
However, on April 17, Professor Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008, asked why Doctor refutes this hypothesis of contamination. According to him, the new coronavirus had been manufactured in laboratories in Wuhan:
“The laboratory of the city of Wuhan has specialized in coronaviruses for a very long time they have expertise in this field” he recalls.
Professor Montagnier looked at the description of the genome of the coronavirus:
“The complete genome of this new coronavirus had sequences of another virus which is HIV, the AIDS virus. This was published by Indian researchers who were forced to retract it. There’s enormous pressure to get the truth out.” To insert an HIV sequence into the genome you have to have molecular tools, it can’t be related to a natural mutation, the scientist explains. “The hypothesis is that this virus comes out of Wuhan’s laboratory, the story of the fish market is a beautiful legend,” he concludes.
Coronavirus Controversy: Why A Virus That Has Already Mutated Several Times
According to the latest scientific data, there are two circulating strains of the virus (L and S). The S strain is believed to be older than the L strain. At this stage, there is no evidence to confirm whether the mutation has taken place in humans or in the intermediate (animal) hosts.The L strain would be the most severe and frequent circulating strain (70% of the samples tested in the study), while the S strain would be less aggressive and less frequent (30% of the samples).
The virus can mutate, as confirmed by Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy, President of the Covid Scientific Council on 15 April: “It is a virus that has small permanent mutations and they are extremely frequent. But there are no major mutations.
So, if we take the virus isolated in China in January and look at what is happening in Italy or France, it is not quite the same virus but it is not a completely different virus either.
If the mutation of the virus is worrying, Dr. Gérard Kierzek reminds us that it is not necessarily more dangerous for humans: “The mutation can go both ways, towards more virulence or less virulence, more contagiousness, less contagiousness.”
Time actually will decide where the coronavirus controversy will turn. However, such coronavirus controversy may make delay to hunt for vaccination since there will be two groups into two pool!