Most scientists believe that this virus emerged in the wild and passed from bats to humans directly or through some other animal. While some people say that this virus started from the laboratory of China. So far more than 52 lakh people have died due to infection.
Scientists are trying to focus on the possibility that learning from the theory of ‘zoonotic’, that is, animal-to-human transmission of viruses, will help protect mankind from new viruses and forms.
University of Utah scientist Stephen Goldstein said, “A lot of attention has been paid to the theory of the origin of the virus from the laboratory. However, there is no evidence that this virus was created in a laboratory.” In August, the research journal ‘Cell’ presented evidence of the virus’s origin from animals.
Michael Vorobey, a biologist at the University of Arizona who collaborated on the study, signed a paper with other scientists last summer saying both theories are likely. He said his own and other scientists’ studies made him even more convinced of the animal hypothesis, which is “more supported by the data.”
Vorobey has presented the history of the virus reaching humans from a place selling marine animals in Wuhan, China. He said the idea of the virus leaking out of the laboratory is certainly distracting from theories as to what happened in the end.
Scientists have said in a study published in ‘Cell’ that this is the ninth corona virus of SARS Cove-2 to infect humans, whose documents have been prepared. All types of corona virus originated from animals in the past.
Many scientists believe that wild animals spread the virus. This means that animals were infected with bats and then this virus reached humans. Scientists are also finding out the species of bat from which this virus progressed.
Earlier this year, a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and China called the transmission of the virus from bats to humans via another animal as the most likely scenario and called the theory of laboratory introduction of the virus “highly improbable”. ” Told.
The WHO had also set up an advisory group to study where the epidemic started, but scientists are very unlikely to reach any conclusions in this regard. Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University said, “There is no harmony among countries about the investigation of where the epidemic started.”
AP Ashish Pawanesh