A British epidemiologist believes that covid-19 didn’t originate in China. Instead, it had laid dormant across the world and emerged when the conditions for the virus to thrive were right.
The epidemiologist, Dr. Tom Jefferson, a senior associate tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), states that the virus is a global organism waiting for favorable conditions to spread worldwide.
Dr. Jefferson said:
“I think the virus was already here, here meaning everywhere. We may be seeing a dormant virus that has been activated by environmental conditions.”
He also added:
“They [viruses] are always here and something ignites them, maybe human density or environmental conditions.”
Substantiating his belief, the doctor-epidemiologist argued that the virus – SARS-CoV-2 – was found elsewhere worldwide before emerging in China.
He looked to sewer systems where traces of the virus had been previously found:
“There is quite a lot of evidence of huge amounts of the virus in sewage all over the place, and an increasing amount of evidence there is faecal transmission.”
Dr. Jefferson pointed out that Spanish virologists had found traces of the virus in samples of the wastewater collected back in March 2019.
Brazil had also reported finding samples of the coronavirus in sewages from last November.
Italy also had recorded traces of the virus in the sewages of Milan and Turin last December.
Clusters of the virus were also found in meat factories and food processing plants, according to Dr. Jefferson and his colleague, Dr. Carl Heneghan.
Both the researchers concluded:
“There is quite a lot of evidence that huge amounts of the virus in sewage all over the place, and an increasing amount of evidence there is fecal transmission. There is a high concentration where sewage is four degrees, which is the ideal temperature for it to be stabled and presumably activated. And meatpacking plants are often at four degrees.”
They both called for further investigation into the ecology of the virus, saying:
“These outbreaks need to be investigated properly with people on the ground one by one… You question people, and you start constructing hypotheses that fit the facts, not the other way around.”
Source: The Telegraph