The conventional wisdom that the country of origin, coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is China, could be wrong. Such opinion in interview to the British newspaper The Telegraph stated Dr. Tom Jefferson from the Center for evidence-based medicine at Oxford University.
He suggests that the virus is always “asleep” in the human population, and now favorable circumstances for its revival.
One of the conditions may be population density, others – changing environment, said the scientist.
He drew attention to the message of the Spanish experts, contributing coronavirus in sewage samples, dated March 12, 2019. A similar message came from Brazil. Jefferson believes that fecal transmission are still insufficiently studied.
The British expert also pointed to flash COVID-19 meat processing plants, the largest of which occurred in Germany in June. According to DW, in the district of gütersloh in a few days ill more than 2,200 people, most of whom worked at the factory Tönnies. Jefferson said that at meat processing plants is typically maintained at a temperature of 4 ºC that, according to him, is the perfect environment for coronavirus.
On the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 first reported by the Chinese authorities in December 2019. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a study of British and French scientists, which was published on may 5, said that the pandemic COVID-19 started between 6 October and 11 December 2019 and the spread of the virus in the population was rapid in all continents.