A persistent coronavirus myth that this virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was made by scientists and escaped from a lab in Wuhan is completely unfounded. Here's how we know.
The coronavirus did not escape from a lab. Here's how we know. : Read more
As with every living thing on the planet, this mutated into it's present form, thereby permitting it to jump species
This has proven to be a path for corona viruses, ie: SARS & MERS. What some are suggesting is that viruses do NOT just suddenly "appear" rather, they MUST come from a lab.
I believe their tinfoil hat has cut off circulation to their common sense. Viruses have been suddenly "appearing" and wrecking havoc on mankind for as long as there's BEEN mankind. People have the false impression that THIS particular virus is just "the worst we've ever seen," and that is categorically false. Were other viruses in history able to travel globally, piggybacked on the highly mobile society of today, mankind would have been decimated time and time again, likely resulting in a world population a fraction of what it is. (It's highly inappropriate for you Green New Deal fanatics to be cheering that thought as you most assuredly are!)
Even without a vaccine, the fatality rate of the novel coronavirus is less than 1% that we know of, and since many that have been infected have few symptoms or are even asymptomatic, the actual rate will prove to be much lower.
The H1N1 Spanish Flu of 1918/19 was FAR deadlier, having infected approx 1/4 of Earth's population at the time, about 500M, and killing an estimated 20-50M. Some people would be dead within a mere 12 hours of showing the first symptom. So in the broad picture, this is FAR from the apocalyptic virus many fear-mongerers and conspiracy theorists make it out to be
If a mad scientist wanted to unleash Hell on the world, he would have cooked up a virus that could stay alive outside the host for lengthy periods of time as this does, but created one that is FAR more fatal than less than 1%.
I'm sorry, but it's laughable that people try to act like they know what they're talking about when simple facts, well documented history, and common sense are COMPLETELY ignored.
This virus is nothing more than a new, more virulent strain of CoV that mutated and jumped species, just as the ones before it did, and it very short order a vaccine will have been tested and administered and it will die out and be nothing more than a memory and subject to be studied and learned from to provide us with better ammunition for the all but guaranteed NEXT CoV epidemic.
All you people out there that presented with scientific data & fact, with history and context, and with common sense and logic and you STILL cling to the conspiracy theories that are out there, well, it's a good idea that you quickly build a survival bunker because you may have missed the news that aliens HAVE arrived and are hiding out in the hollow part of the Earth, having first built colonies on the far side of the moon (which was the REAL reasons for the Apollo missions, to establish diplomatic relations) and now govern the planet via mind control of world leaders, especially Putin who, by spending $120,000 of ads on FB was able to create more influence than the other $2.4 BILLION thereby turning the tide in his, and thus the aliens, favor!
WHEW!!! Now THAT was a patchwork of theories that threaded together perfectly, just for all you tin-hatters out there!! (Scary thing is just how many people actually BELIEVE even one slice of ANY of it!!)