There’s talk around social media that Covid-19 didn’t really originate in Wuhan. It’s hard to know the truth here, because it’s become so political. The Chinese are now trying to say that it came from the US. The US is responding by calling it ‘the Chinese disease’.
We know that the Chinese engaged in cover-ups, and are not the slightest bit trustworthy. However, there is one reason why it wouldn’t surprise me at all to discover that Covid-19 didn’t originate in Wuhan, and that is (as I have mentioned before) that most diseases turn out to have been around a lot longer than we thought, and to have come from somewhere else than where they are first detected.
And here’s another thing that is now being said to be a possible vector for Covid-19: the 2019 World Military Games which was held in Wuhan in October 2019, with nearly 10 000 participants from all over the globe:
The seventh edition of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Military Games officially begins tomorrow in Wuhan.
Nearly 10,000 military personnel from more than 100 countries will gather in the capital of central China’s Hubei province.
I have to say, even though some leftists are also saying this and I hate to agree with them, that this looks like a possible (though not at all certain) source of Covid-19. There will be other possibilities, including transmission from other areas in China. What we need to do is to work out whether C-19 was around earlier in 2019 in other countries, or other parts of China. It’s possible that a lot of cases that looked like influenza at the time were really Covid-19, or some variant.
Update: Regardless of where the Wuhan Flu really came from, it still remains true that the Chinese Communists have engaged in criminal cover-ups, and we must seriously re-consider our relations with them. The ultimate origin of Covid-19 doesn’t really affect that.