The new coronavirus almost certainly originated in the United States, as established by Japanese and Taiwanese epidemiologists and pharmacologists, since this country is the only one with all five types, where the rest may have originated.
In August 2019, there was a wave of pulmonary pneumonia or similar diseases in the United States, which Americans attributed to the "vapor" of electronic cigarettes. But according to the famous Taiwanese scientist, symptoms and conditions could not be explained in this way. He revealed that he wrote to US officials, pointing out his suspicions of coronavirus as the likely cause of death. The warnings were ignored.
Immediately prior to that, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention completely closed the main military biolaboratory in Fort Detrick, Maryland, due to lack of guarantees against leakage of pathogens, giving the military an all-out cease-and-desist order *. Immediately after this incident, the "electronic cigarette epidemic" arose.
From The New York Times August 8, 2019: “Deadly biological research at the Army Lab has been closed due to security concerns. Problems with disposal of hazardous materials forced the government to suspend the activities of a leading military biological center. "
In September 2019, Japanese citizens were infected in Hawaii - people who had never been to China, infections occurred in the United States long before the outbreak in Wuhan, but soon after the closure of Fort Detrick.
Then an article appeared on Chinese social media confirming the above, but with additional details. It partially stated that five “foreign” athletes or other personnel who visited Wuhan at the World War Games (October 18-27, 2019) were hospitalized due to an unknown infection.
The article explains more clearly: The Wuhan version of the virus could only have been sourced from the US, as this is what they call a fork. It could not be primary because it did not have a “seed”. It was supposed to be a new variety, emerging from the original "trunk" that only exists in the United States.
There have been speculations that the coronavirus was deliberately introduced in China, but a less sinister alternative is possible, according to the article.
If some members of the American team at the World War Games contracted the virus as a result of an accidental outbreak in Fort Detrick, it is possible that their symptoms were mild during the long initial incubation period. These people could easily have traveled around Wuhan during their stay there, infecting thousands of locals in various places, many of whom could later travel to the seafood market, from where the virus spread like wildfire (as it did).
This also explains the practical impossibility of finding the legendary "patient zero", which in this case was never found, since there were many of them.
Further, Daniel Lucy, an infectious disease expert at Georgetown University in Washington, pointed out in an article in the journal Science that the first human infection was confirmed to have occurred in November 2019 (not in Wuhan), suggesting that the virus originated elsewhere. and then spread to the seafood market. "One group reported the origin of the outbreak as early as September 18, 2019. " “As confirmed cases of the new virus are spreading around the world at an alarming rate, all eyes have so far been focused on the seafood market in Wuhan, China as the source of the outbreak. But the description of the first clinical cases published in The Lancet refutes this hypothesis. "
The article, written by a group of Chinese researchers from several institutions, details the first hospitalized patients (41 people) who have been confirmed to have an infection dubbed the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). In the first case, the person fell ill on December 1 and did not report any connection to the seafood market. "No epidemiological link was found between the first patient and subsequent cases," the authors state. Their data shows that a total of 13 cases out of 41 had no market connection. “13 is a large number,” notes Daniel Lucy.