Coronavirus could have passed to humans back in 2012

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Scientists Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson, members of the independent Bioscience Resource Project, created to aggregate scientific information, published a study according to which a virus similar to SARS-CoV-2 was found back in 2012, due to an unknown illness of six miners, three of which they died.

The researchers draw on the master’s work by Li Xue of Kun Ming Medical University, which they translated from Chinese into English.

This dissertation describes six cases of pneumonia of unknown origin. All symptoms coincide with COVID-19 – dry cough, respiratory failure, ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome. – Ed.), Increased thrombus formation, etc. The work contains the following conclusions: “At the Kun Ming Institute of Zoology, we confirmed that six patients were exposed to the Chinese red horseshoe bat virus. “

Based on the facts presented in their master’s thesis, Latham and Ellison conclude: “First, we assume that in the organisms of miners RaTG13 (the most genetic specimen close to the new coronavirus found to date) or a very similar virus has turned into SARS- CoV-2, an unusually pathogenic coronavirus highly adapted to humans. Second, Shi’s lab (Shi Zhengli is an employee of the Wuhan Institute of Virology) used medical samples taken from miners. It was this human-adapted virus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, that escaped the Wuhan lab in 2019. ”

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