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What surprises you here? You did not know that SARS was one of coronaviruses?
I’m not sure how you come up with that comment if you actually read the text, especially the highlighted area. “live animal markets in China are still present, allowing animal-to-human transfer to once again happen.” If China had learned anything from SARS, there is a good chance COVID would not have happened. The Chinese government is rightfully the one to take the blame for causing this global catastrophe.
Are we 100% sure that it is because of these live animal markets?
If I had the answer to that I’d be the director of the CDC. However the fact that these animal markets created a new corona virus in the past (SARS) and the same style markets were still open YEARS later shows a complete disregard for sanitary conditions from the Chinese government.
That is correct, but during the 1970s , millions of Chinese died of starvation, which is why the country decided to allow live animal markets.