The early 2000s saw a deadly viral outbreak in humans known as the SARS virus. It was believed to have come from bats living in regions of China. SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) has initial flu-like symptoms that may include fever, lethargy, muscle pain, sore throat, cough and other nonspecific symptoms. The one symptom common to all patients appears to be a fever above 100F (38C). SARS can eventually lead to pneumonia (viral or bacterial pneumonia) and has a significant mortality rate.
International agencies pressured China to ban the hunting of bats, as well as the sale of bat meat following the outbreak. No legislation was passed and nearly a thousand people died from SARS. This January China decided to ban all wildlife trade in the entire country. This was after an outbreak of a new virus more dangerous than the one in the early 2000s (now referred to as Covid-19 or the Coronavirus). This new virus had, at that point, already spread throughout the country and many parts of the world. As of the date of this article, Covid-19 has been responsible for over three thousand deaths, with over one hundred thousand cases confirmed globally. The Chinese government ignored simple requests from many international governments and agencies to deal with the initial problem. Now that they have realized inaction was a mistake, they have taken a giant step and are shutting down many cities within the country.
Covid-19, better known in the media as the Coronavirus clearly originated in bats. The main reason is bat populations have a massive amount of diversity in coronaviruses. There are far more coronaviruses in bats than in any other animal observed. There are four or five different coronaviruses that infect humans, but bats are thought to carry hundreds of different coronaviruses. Beyond the abundance of viruses found in bats, scientists are more specifically looking at certain genes found in COVID-19 that are similar to other viruses found in Chinese bat caves. Most scientists believe that these viruses are like ‘cousins,’ meaning that they probably have a common recent ancestor. Here is what the CDC had to say this week-
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. All three of these viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir. – CDC Website 3/3/20
That is our own U.S. government Center For Disease Control confirming that the virus comes from bats. This could have been prevented after a relatively small, less deadly outbreak years ago if China had banned the sale of bat meat. The bat meat industry in China is very small and insignificant. The Chinese government sacrificed thousands of lives to stick to the belief that they are not going to listen to anything that any well meaning organization suggests to them.
Communist China’s disregard for human life has no greater example than in ‘The Great Leap Forward,’ Chairman Mao’s reorganization of Chinese farm land to ensure the communists had complete control over agriculture. This government directive lead to massive famine and the loss of tens of millions of lives. Some studies estimate the death toll was close to fifty million. It was all done to stress the belief that government offices a thousand miles away can come up with a better plan than regular hard working people. People who learned efficient skills from their forefathers going back to before recorded history. Mao launched a campaign to reconstruct the country from an agrarian economy into a communist society.
The real injustice here is that if the virus had made its initial bat to human outbreak in nearly any other country it would have been resolved over a decade ago. Bat meat is a rare food even in China. It would not have been a major economic setback like with poultry or beef. Any sane government would have realized the virus was coming from bats and that by banning bat hunting you were keeping the people in surrounding areas safe. This website buys nothing from China. While other supplement operations are worried about running out of products because they are importing solely from China, we have a wide variety of organic supplements. These products contain ingredients purchased exclusively from domestic suppliers. We hope the coronavirus can be contained, but we now know what caused it as well as who allowed it to get out of hand.
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