Sunday, November 29, 2020

SARS-CoV-2's Origin


In an article from The Science Times, the origins of the SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease, is discussed. The two leading possibilities of its origins at the moment are that the virus is natural or it is man made. New research from the Wiley Online Library shows that features of the genetic structure, specifically the viruses' chimeric structure and furin cleavage site. This doesn't prove where the virus originated from though, its structure only shows that the possibility that this is man made can't be ruled out. I hope researchers can come up with more evidence to find out where the virus came from. I also hope it isn't man made because that would be a messy situation if it was. 

1 comment:

  1. This topic is very interesting to me. This disease has had devistating affects on our world, killing millions of people. I wonder if it was man made, who would want to do so much damage to the world?