Chinese scientists were tweaking that virus for unknown purposes and it got out?
This is the same scientific community (smart people) that has been responsible for the effective response to Covid19? And they screwed up by somehow releasing a new corona virus despite being experts in how it could spread and knowing what it could do to their own town? Province? nation?
The alternative being that bats are a wonderful natural resevoir for many virus, especially corona, because they run exceptionally hot twice a day. (Their bodies get extremely warm when flying out to hunt and then again when flying in to sleep.) That semi literate hunters sell bats in filthy conditions in an open air market.in Wuhan. That bats, for some reason, seem to make good eating (at least in some peoples view).And that someone picked up the bug on market day, spreading it to his/her community even before symptoms set in..
Which is more likely? The smart people being stupid. Or the stupid people being themselves? (The simplest answer is almost always the correct one.)
This is from a guy named Bill Chen....
"The world knew about covid-19 in December 2019, because China told us.
The world knows China has the greatest number of victims, because China leads the world in the number of tests.
The world knows China implemented the most extreme Nationwide quarantine and containment program, including putting entire cities on lockdown.
The world owes the epidemiology of covid-19 to the Chinese, because they have the greatest volume of clinical experience.
The world knows the DNA sequence of covid-19, because chinese experts isolated and decoded the virus in record time.
The world knows even if only one or two in a thousand develop symptoms that require hospitalization, the local healthcare system will be overloaded, if not overwhelmed. Wuhan was the perfect warning.
The world knows the outbreak can be defeated the old fashioned way without a vaccine because the Chinese have shown the way. All it takes is political will to upset the public."
Bats gave us Covid19. And Mershttps://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci- ... story.html
And they've probably got more on offer...
Chinese scientists have acted ethically, even if all of their government hasn't. In fact they have sent many experts out to help other nations with what they've learned to date.
But China isn't immune from conspiracy theories. In China, apparently the conspiracy of theory of choice is that the US was responsible for secretly releasing the virus in Wuhan in order to give China a bad name.