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Corona – where do you think it came from?

Corona – where do you think it came from?

A lot of debate centres on the nature of Covid-19, how it suddenly appeared and spread, and why countries are taking such extreme precautions when more people die of flu each year. One reason put forward is that, while flu is a known, and understood, Covid-19 is an unknown and spreads much faster. The official statistics for flu vary wildly in numbers, especially in UK, because the way in which cases are counted is, shall we say, somewhat lax. Equally it has to be said that the vast majority of reported deaths from Covid-19 have been people with “underlying health issues”. There is much speculation about how and where it all began. Here are just some of the theories: 1. Wet markets appeared in China post Mao, after millions had died of starvation under his regime. These allowed the sale of wild animals as well as the usual domestic cats and dogs for human consumption. All sorts of creatures great and small are nowadays kept in cages and killed in front of the customer (to ensure freshness) in conditions that would make Health & Safety and Trading Standards officials cry. The Provincial Wholesale Seafood Market (according to The National Review...