Fresh Information Connects Raccoon Dogs to the Origin of the COVID Pandemic After Bats

According to the experts’ research, a diseased animal that was being traded through the illegal wildlife trade may have started the virus.


The roots of the COVID pandemic have been a topic of discussion for a very long time. According to the Atlantic, an international team of virus specialists has now suggested that the origin of Covid may have been raccoon dogs from the Wuhan market in China.

According to the experts’ research, a diseased animal that was being traded through the illegal wildlife trade may have started the virus.

Researchers gathered swabs from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market

According to the story, swabs from inside and outside the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market were used to gather the genetic information in January 2020. This happened not long after the market had been shut down by the Chinese government due to fears that it was connected to the emergence of a new virus.

Even though the market animals had been removed, the researchers still gathered swabs from the walls, floors, metal cages, and carts. The samples tested positively for coronavirus after being tested.

The genetic material belonged to animals, with substantial amounts that matched the raccoon dog, according to three scientists who worked on the analysis, according to the Atlantic.

The story claims that the market’s genetic samples were initially added to a global database but later removed after the scientists questioned China about them.

Genetic evidence from the virus and the animal, however, does not demonstrate that a raccoon dog was infected. It is unclear if a raccoon dog exposed people to the virus even if the virus was present in the animal. According to the report, the virus may have spread from one animal to humans or may have affected someone who then infected a raccoon dog.

COVID-origin theories

Earlier, the ‘COVID-origin theories’ were widely debated after FBI Director Christopher Wray publicly stated that the bureau believed Covid-19 was most likely to have originated in a “Chinese government-controlled lab.” In response, Meanwhile, Beijing accused Washington of “political manipulation.” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said the participation of the US intelligence community was sufficient proof of the “politicization of origin tracing” in response to remarks made by FBI Director James Comey.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had also urged all nations to collect information about the COVID-19 virus’s ancestry and provide it to the international health organization. The global health organization also stated that the information regarding the COVID-19 virus’s genesis is not intended to place blame but rather to improve our knowledge of how this pandemic began.


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