I love a good conspiracy theory, don’t you? And as far as COVID-19 goes, it seems we just can’t stop talking about it since it shocked the world three months ago, so let’s jump down the rabbit hole of speculation!
The rumour treadmill is running hot with theories about this new disease.
According to an ET Prime report, Coronavirus is a biological warfare weapon with DNA-genetic engineering made for ‘civilian purpose’.
Biological weapons are microorganisms, like a virus for instance, released deliberately to cause disease and death in humans, animals or plants.
These bioterrorism attacks could result in an epidemic, for example, Ebola or Lassa viruses were used as biological agents. However, the Coronavirus claims are unsubstantiated.
The latest theory is that the virus came from the US into China.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted this week, in both Mandarin and English, suggesting that "patient zero" may have come from the US - not the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, where cases were first reported in December 2019.
Mr Zhao republished a video of the director for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, addressing a US Congressional committee saying some influenza deaths in the US were later identified as cases of Covid-19.
Mr Zhao's indicated that the US military could have brought the coronavirus to China and that it did not originate in the city of Wuhan, as originally thought.
The Centre for Research on Globalisation stated:
Japanese and Taiwanese epidemiologists and pharmacologists have determined that the new coronavirus almost certainly originated in the US since that country is the only one known to have all five types – from which all others must have descended. Wuhan in China has only one of those types, rendering it in analogy as a kind of “branch” which cannot exist by itself but must have grown from a “tree”.
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Are these conspiracy theories misinformation or fact? I guess, just like the Americans landing on the moon first may have been a hoax, we may never know.