Zoonosis, Viruses and Vectors.
Coronaviruses exists very naturally! The hosts are many species of bats, among them Rhinolophus (Horseshoe bats), for example Rhinolophus macotis, R. pearsoni etc. Other bat species with Corona are Myotis, Minopterus and Scolophlus. They all live in China! One problem with the latest one though, is that bats sleep during winter, and Wuhan gets cold! There must be an intermidiate host! But Corona viruses are zoonotic and jump inbetween species, so that is natural to!
There are many zoonotic diseases, Ebola is another. In fact, we know more than 200 different zoonotoc diseases and seven are caused by human Corona viruses (HCoV's). In total we know two types of alpha-corona viruses and five different beta-corona viruses. Recently some scientists has started to believe that the Russian sneeze of 1890 wasn't an influenza-type-A after all, it might have been a human Corona virus outbreak, that later mutated to a much less deadly subtype, as happened with the 2003 SARS epidemic. Other examples of well known zoonotic diseases are Salmonella and the super celebrity, the black death, caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis! As long as we live in close contact with animals we will encounter new zoonotic diseases and maybee we have to reconsider how we use and exploit animals. Maybee we have to give up all use of animals that is not absoleutely neccessary, for example mink farms for fur production. (Mink has also been proven to be able to carry a virus similar to the SARS-CoV-2 virus).
Traditional Chinese medicine has to be banned and prohibited, almost entirely. The Russian sneeze of 1890 (probably transmitted from cattle), killed about a million individuals, and considering a substantial population growth since then, ten million casualities from Covid-19 is a low price.
We have to put the Covid-19 pandemic in perspective and focus of more serious problems. Clean water for the poor people of the world is much more important. After all, around 30 million individuals each year are killed by diarrea, many of them children, infected by contaminated water. Another major problem is the increasing resistance in bacteria to antibiotics. If that problem grows we are in big trouble!
And don't worry! We will see many more zoonotoc infections the decades to come! And! SARS-CoV-2, as the latest Corona virus is named, is pretty harmless, not many people die, and most that die are old, and they die from anything anyway! So we have to stop this stupid "corona paranoia"! The death toll of a normal flu season has been exceeded, yes, but not much! The people that die, die by natural causes, as simple as that! That's a fact! Soon we will meet a real killer virus, and for shure, it is not going to belong to the Corona family, it is probably going to be a Orthomyxoviridae, a much more dangerous family! Much more virulent! Read and study the Spanish flu, and you will understand! But this current pandemic is a good general excercise, to make us able to meet the real thing! The real devil is coming, completely natural! The current pandemic is nothing, it is basically affecting media and economy, not people directly! But as I said! It is good to know that we are not prepared for the real thing! (My current job is to take care of elderly Covid patients / palliative care, by the way)
Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) is the best guess so far when it comes to a probable intermediate host for SARS-CoV-2, but we don't know for shure yet! We have to give up the conspiracy theories as well! So don't blame the laboratories, US or Chinese, blame the fucking asshole stupid Chinese for their traditional shit medicine, instead! Blame the world order and the economical inequality in the world, that make people poor and uneducated! (Pangolin is captured, smuggled to China, sold and killed illegally. It renders a high price because they believe that it's scales has healing magical properties).
Maybee we should not talk about the truth, because the pangolins and the monkeys will all be killed by people that don't understand biology and ecology! (The bats will be killed too, and the bats eat mosquiotos, really good for us in our struggle against real diseases, really murderous things like malaria etc.)
Stupid uneducated poor Chinese, again! Europeans and Americans are stupid to, of course, when they don't accept knowledge and science!
The tree and ground living Masked palmcivet (Paguma larvata) is a known carrier of SARS-CoV-1 in China and after the outbreak in 2002 they were hunted and killed widely, as a revenge (stupid humans). So, maybee, the scientists don't want us to know, because then we will exterminate the already threathened pangolin.
The first picture above shows one of the Horseshoe bats, the Rhinolopus macotis. Another species that are a proven host of different viruses from the Corona family are Racoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, an invasive species in Scandinavia, that also carries rabies. The Chinese ferret badger Melogale moschata can host corona virus, as well as rabies, and it is used in Chinese medicine. The Masked palmcivet Paguma larvata is a member of the Viverrinae family and the proven host of SARS CoV-1. Hipposideros bats are known carriers of Corona viruses to. The HCoV-229E is affiliated with the Hipposideros bat family. The Lesser bamboo bat Tylonycteris pachypus is the original host of the MERS-virus, also a member of the Corona family. Lama animals can host Corona to! The brown Lama to the right is in the picture above is named Winter. He lives in Ghent, Belgium and is a carrier of the Alpaca Corona virus (ACoV). He is very interesting to the scientists in their struggle to find out the mysteries of Corona
Mink Mustela vision has infected a worker at a farm in Netherlands with the SARS CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 disease. "Our main concern is that minks are a source of re-introduction of the virus" says Wim van der Poel, virologist at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. Minks are not only a source of Covid-19, but it's also an animal that is used totally unnecessary, for production of furs we don't need! The first US case of an animal testing positive for Covid-19 was a tiger at a New York zoo.