The novel coronavirus 2019: A naturally occurring disaster or a biological weapon against humanity: A critical review of tracing the origin of novel coronavirus 2019
Dr. Vinod Kumar Goyal and Chandrika Sharma
Human corona virus, also known as novel coronavirus 2019 or SARS-CoV-2-2019 dates back its ancestral discovery in 1960s. Leading to more than 154350 deaths to more than 2256844 confirmed cases by April 2020, it has created the death fear across the world resulting in social distancing, travel restrictions and nationwide lockdowns in several countries. The novel coronavirus found to have 70% genetic similarity to the SARS-CoV virus with 96% similarity to a bat coronavirus. From its bat origin to artificial mutations, the virus has undergone a series of controversies. Walking from Huanan seafood market or from P4 Laboratory, Wuhan, it has survived on the earth from low to high temperatures. Whether this virus is humanly mutated for personal gains or it has been synthetically developed for biological warfare programs by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the question on its journey from animals to humans remains unsolved. All we need to learn from this pandemic is to limit our greed individually, socially, emotionally, physical, economically and politically.
Dr. Vinod Kumar Goyal, Chandrika Sharma. The novel coronavirus 2019: A naturally occurring disaster or a biological weapon against humanity: A critical review of tracing the origin of novel coronavirus 2019. J Entomol Zool Stud 2020;8(2S):01-05.