The search for zero Covid-19 patients continues, amid a variety of puzzles that surround and a myriad of speculations that surround.
According to ABC reports, the Chinese research team claims the first person diagnosed with Covid-19 was identified on December 1, 2019.
The first patient, he said, had “absolutely no contact” with the Huanan Market.
Wu Wenjuan, a doctor at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital who conducted the study, explained that his patient was an elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
“He only has 4 or 5 bus stops from the market. Because he is sick, so it can be said he did not leave the house,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC.
If he is a zero corona patient, then the genesis of the virus associated with bats might be hiding somewhere else.
The question is where and how the virus can spread. According to epidemiologist from Australia, Allen Cheng, from an epidemiological perspective knowing the source of this outbreak is very important to monitor animal-related diseases in the future.
But he stressed that for now “the origin of the virus is not as important as the need to control its spread”.
Steven Wylie, a virus evolution expert at Murdoch University, said the virus might have been with us for a long time. “The possibility is that this corona virus has existed in humans for a long time, then adapted to its new host from wild animals,” he said.
“The first cases were identified in Wuhan in November, but they may have occurred before that, and the virus reproduces and spreads in the human body.”
“When this virus learns to spread from person to person, it becomes a problem,” Wylie added.
Rumors about the laboratory in Wuhan
The US government is currently investigating other theories that are far more controversial.
To Fox News President Donald Trump said, “The more we hear the story, we are conducting a very thorough examination of this dire situation.”
Vice President Mike Pence goes so far as to demand that China “be frank”.
A similar sentiment was voiced by Australian Home Minister Peter Dutton, who called China “owed” to Australians who died from this virus.
The Chinese government and Wuhan laboratory officials strongly denied that it was related to the outbreak.
This theory states that the virus was somehow manipulated by Chinese scientists.
“There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 in humans, originated from a laboratory in Wuhan,” explained Professor Edward Holmes of the University of Sydney.
Prof. Holmes said the abundance, diversity and evolution of the corona virus in wildlife showed this disease appeared naturally.
“However, larger samples of animal species in nature, including bats from Hubei, are needed to determine the exact origin,” he said.
But Professor Nikolai Petrovsky from Flinders University said, although so far there has been no evidence that this virus was the result of lab manipulation, but deserves further investigation.
Chinese New Year going home
The Covid-19 corona virus initially spread in Wuhan and surrounding areas. At the same time, many Chinese people are going home for Chinese New Year on January 24.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese people travel home or go abroad during this time.
When it became clear that the virus was new and there was no cure, the authorities also tried to stop, by stopping transportation and canceling community activities.
But it’s too late to stop the millions of people who have completed their homecoming trips.
But at that time, the world still considered this terrible event to be “China’s problem” itself.
Countries like Australia are starting to pay attention and take action, but in places like Italy and South Korea, the impact is starting to be felt.
A woman in Thailand who traveled from Wuhan was the first person outside of China to be affected by the corona virus.
The 73-year-old woman said she had not come to any market at all. He only ate in restaurants and saw people coughing around him.
Then in South Korea, a member of a religious congregation who had never been to Wuhan contracted this disease.
The woman went to lunch with her friends, then to the spa and debated with public health officials before finally submitting the Covid-19 test.
In the US, a man who had come to Wuhan returned to his home in Washington on January 19.
He showed no symptoms when he got home, but had read news about Corona and when he felt sick, he went straight to the doctor.
Probably the first patient in America did the right thing, but that didn’t stop the surge in cases there.
This infection spreads quickly. The US has now become the number one source of Covid-19 infection in the world, and the search for zero patients still continues with all the puzzles and speculation.