In any biological system, if you put a living organism into an environment where it can thrive, with unlimited resources and no predators or competitors, it will always grow in the same fashion: exponentially.
The same is the case with Sars-Cov-2, which has claimed over 3 million deaths worldwide.
The idea of a mutating virus, breaking out into new strains, is enough to scare most people.
SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans; SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 can cause severe disease, whereas HKU1, NL63, OC43, and 229E are associated with mild symptoms.
Interestingly, a report has been obtained which suggests that the Chinese scientists discussed weaponizing Coronavirus in 2015, 5 years before the Covid-19 Pandemic hit the world.
The report also talks about the SARS virus that spread in China back in 2003 and claimed more than 800 lives, and its possibility of being a man-made bioweapon deliberately unleashed by “terrorists”.
Origin Of Corona Virus
According to South-China morning post, the first known case of Corona virus is traced back to November,2019 in China and since then, the virus has been causing mass destruction all around the globe.
Scientists suspect this coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, originated in a bat and somehow hopped to another animal, possibly the pangolin, which then passed it on to humans.
The disease is now spreading between people without any animal intermediary.
There are numerous theories associated with the origin of this deadly virus.
We have mentioned two of the most reliable theories below:
1. Natural selection in an animal host before zoonotic transfer
As many early cases of COVID-19 were linked to the Huanan market in Wuhan, it is possible that an animal source was present at this location. Given the similarity of SARS-CoV-2 to bat SARS-CoV-like coronaviruses, it is likely that bats serve as reservoir hosts for its progenitor.
2. Natural selection in humans following zoonotic transfer
It is possible that a progenitor of SARS-CoV-2 jumped into humans, acquiring the genomic features through adaptation during undetected human-to-human transmission.
Once acquired, these adaptations would enable the pandemic to take off and produce a sufficiently large cluster of cases to trigger the surveillance system that detected it.
Chinese Scientists Discussed To Use Corona As a Biological Weapon In 2015
The United States officials have allegedly obtained a Paper titled as The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons which suggests that Chinese scientists had discussed the Corona Virus as a genetic weapon.
China probed that the deadly Corona Virus could be used as a Bio-weapon in the predicted Third World III giving China an upper hand that too five years before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report by Weekend Australian that was obtained by the US State Department reportedly show the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) commanders making the sinister prediction and the report has been published in news.com.au.
It is believed that US officials got their hands on the documents written in 2015 by Chinese Military scientists and other senior public health officials, during their own investigation into the emergence of Corona Virus.
According to the reports, the Chinese Scientists and Health officials described SARS coronaviruses — of which COVID is one example — as presenting a “new era of genetic weapons”.
The document refers to Corona Virus as a Biological Weapon that could be artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponized and unleashed in a way never seen before” thus collapsing the Medical and Health care system of the rivals.
The document lists some of China’s top public health figures among the authors and has been revealed in an upcoming book on the origins of COVID, titled ‘What Really Happened In Wuhan’.
Tom Tugendhat, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom- chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, stated in an Interview with “The Sun”:
“China’s evident interest in bioweapons is extremely concerning. Even under the tightest controls, these weapons are dangerous. This document raises major concerns about the ambitions of some of those who advise the top party leadership.”
Peter Jennings, the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) categorized the paper as close to as a smoking gun and further stated that:
“I think this is significant because it clearly shows that Chinese scientists were thinking about military application for different strains of the coronavirus and thinking about how it could be deployed. It begins to firm up the possibility that what we have here is the accidental release of a pathogen for military use”.
He also stated that discovery of this paper explains the fact that why China was so reluctant to allow outside investigations into the origins of COVID-19.
He also added:
“If this was a case of transmission from a wet market it would be in China’s interest to co-operate … we’ve had the opposite of that.”
The authenticity of the leaked document was also verified by Robert Potter, a cyber security specialist who asserted that the document is completely genuine, however to what extent the mentioned detail in the paper is true, that is yet to be determined.
“We reached a high confidence conclusion that it was genuine … It’s not fake but it’s up to someone else to interpret how serious it is. It emerged in the last few years … they (China) will almost certainly try to remove it now it’s been covered.”
The pandemic has now claimed the lives of at least 578,407 people in the United States, which leads the world to the number of confirmed infections.
Currently, India is the second worst-affected country by Covid-19 confirming approximately 4 lacs plus cases every day.