Viral Greed and nCoV

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Animal to human contagion met through human consumption

Submitted: January 30, 2020

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There are a multitude of reasons why many species of animal are consumed in Asia, and the practice has led to serious consequences. For example, the extinction of the Black Rhino in the wild has a direct connection to a form of traditional Asian medicine where Rhino horn is thought to inhance virility.

Because of such shallow, selfish human action, these amazing animals have been poached, and it is a cause of their disappearance. They are gone, no longer in the place where they were meant to exist on Earth.

Now we have a new strain of Corona virus, similar but different to SARS (linked to Civet cats) and MERS (which has been linked to camels) 

nCoV (the yet unoffically named new Corona strain) has been linked to the Chinese Cobra and Krait. Two species of snakes found in China.

The place of the beginning of the contagious virus is believed to be a Wuhan seafood and meat market, where a wide variety of live domesticated and wild animals were sold for human consumption.

 Viruses have the ability to multiply faster than other organisms. At times they can mutate, making a jump to the human system. Here they can evolve, creating a human to human contagion where the possibility of rapid spread may occur.

It's an event which is currently happening.

So. along with the Swine Flu, Bird Flu, Ebola, MERS and SARS, we can now add nCoV to the list of animal to human illness steming from the consumption of animals and their by-products.

I guess we really are living what we choose to eat.


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