COVID-19: Accident or Weapon (Mysteries of 2020)

Mysteries of 2020

Covid19 Accident or Weapon
COVID-19: Accident or Weapon (Mysteries of 2020)

I clearly remember, the year 2020 started with usual excitement, resolutions and beginning-of-the-year freshness. There were dreams and aspirations bubbling in hearts. Wandering in the fresh air was bliss. Hugs and physical meetings were (still) a standard practice. An unknown, unheard virus disrupted everything we used to perceive as normal. COVID-19, the name by which the deadly virus goes by, is a household identity now. It’s hardly been ten months and the COVID has become the most spoken, the most common word of all times. (exaggeration?)

Theory A) Chinese Virus?

The V-I-R-U-S when broke out triggered all minds to think about its origin. Many guesses started pouring in. One of the major theories was that the Virus has been intentionally spread by China to weaken its rival countries. This theory was favoured on social media by the US and its supporters and most of the other countries had the same opinion. US President Donald Trump also referred to COVID-19 as the ‘Chinese Virus’ (Ouch!) Mr Trump was trolled for being racist but everybody believed that critical evidence of COVID-19 seems to have originated in China. 

Theory B) Virus from the US?!

While the whole world was busy accusing China of the spread of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a popular social media platform in China, Weibo was flooded with another view. According to China, COVID-19 was introduced to China by 300+ US Military fellows who had attended ‘Military World Games’ in Wuhan in October 2019.  Though none of those military members was tested positive for the COVID-19, the tussle continued to shake the media platforms for a long period. The theory got dumped soon by the experts. 
An analysis of the virus’s genome indicates that the outbreak wasn’t caused by a strain from a lab and likely came from wild animals instead.

Why Does The Origin of COVID19 matter?

A study shows that a large reservoir of SARS-CoV–like viruses in Horseshoe bats is a time-bomb. SARS outbreak in 2002 was ignored because it disappeared soon. 18 years later, the SARS returned as a deadly respiratory disease, COVID-19.

Note that the theory of the hypothetical man-made origin of SARS-CoV-2 was thoroughly discredited by multiple coronavirus experts!

Whatever is the reason behind COVID-19, the natural outbreak, accidental release or intentional spread, we should realize the need to handle the epidemics in a better manner. Secondly, there’s a dire need to stop playing in the Biolabs to prevent such virus attacks on living beings. 

“I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s ‘My Friend Alexa 2020’ campaign.” My blog series is on the ‘Mysteries of 2020’, stay tuned:)

142 Comments Add yours

  1. Pr@Gun says:

    Such an informative and detailed post.
    Loved the theme mysteries of 2020.
    Curious to read the further mysteries.

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  2. Blogaberry Foo says:

    Interested to check other mysteries besides covid and SSR hahaha. Good post. The world is still wondering.

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    1. aditi says:

      I’m on it;) Stay tuned!

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  3. This is a very debatable topic, Aditi. I’ve been having extensive conversations on the same with my family & friends, but no one theory seems to be right or wrong.

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    1. aditi says:

      Nobody knows the exact reason, that’s why I used the term ‘mystery’.

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      1. Gunjan Upadhyay says:

        indeed a thought-provoking post, loving the theme mysteries of 2020, cant wait to read more.

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  4. I liked your line in conclusion- ‘ need to stop playing in the bio labs….!’
    Whatever the theory of it’s origin it has certainly turned our lives upside down! Hope it goes off soon to wherever it came from!

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  5. Harshita Nanda says:

    Your statement “we need to handle epidemics better” is so apt. The world has a lot to learn in epidemic management. They need to pay more attention to health infrastructure.

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  6. Doctor mommy says:

    There have been tons of conspiracy theroies about covid 19. If only all those brains, energy and resources would have been spend in finding a cure, we would have had a definitive one by now.

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  7. Aarti says:

    Conspiracy theories are endless. I hope we find a solution soon.

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  8. Debdatta says:

    We should treat epidemics like epidemics, not as something that will disappear on its own in a news cycle.

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    1. mummatalks says:

      Covid 19 has got the world to its knees but as you said the conspiracy theory of who started had done its rounds when it all started. But I think now the world is just waiting for it to get over.

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      1. aditi says:

        We may have to live with the deadly disease for some more time. Hope it doesn’t last longer.

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  9. A good, detailed and informative post Aditi.

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  10. jaya1966 says:

    An excellent article that clarifies some of the most nonsensical theories about covid19 chief among them being the conspiracy theory which has been rubbished by experts.

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  11. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Yes 2020 will be remember as most unfortunate year in history. thousands of people had died due to this tiny virus. I had heard most of the virus origin theory before. like the way you had explained it with proper scientific input.

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    1. aditi says:

      I hope it vanishes abruptly as it had begun.

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  12. Ashvini Naik says:

    Oh yes. COVID has been the centre of hackneyed conspiracy theories.

    Although I have a gradient of thoughts on all of these, I appreciate how you’ve put out yours, Aditi.

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  13. Sushmita Malakar says:

    This covid is probably is perhaps the best controversy theory of the contemporary world! A very nice article to ponder over! 🙂

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  14. Archana says:

    I wish I could delete this 2020 year from the world’s calendar, Return of SARS is actually the right theory up to some extent, though changing theories about the origin of the deadly virus is still a hot topic among my friend circle.

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    1. aditi says:

      I swear, all we need is a positive change.

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  15. This topic indeed is still unsettling with no one conclusive theory at hand but just the option of handling thr scenario well. And definitely a stronger check, regulatory machinery is required to kind of control the bio labs from such threatening experiments

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  16. Sigh. This year. Filled with such perplexing mysteries. We will always wonder about the hows, whys and most importantly who’s. Very well written post.

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  17. Honestly need the situation to be over soon now. Covid has caused so damage around the world though the mystery of it’s spread still continues.

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  18. bytetrails says:

    I doubt if the mystery will be revealed any time sooner. Just hope this covid goes away soon.

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    1. aditi says:

      Yes all we can do is to take precautions and wait for the improvement.

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  19. There were so many conspiracy theories and many were obsessed with the blame game and pointed fingers. If only those same people had put so much effort into finding a solution or an end to this!

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    1. aditi says:

      The people who are capable should find a cure and I think many are doing their best.

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  20. We can go on debating about this. I wish covid didn’t happen too

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    1. aditi says:

      But it did and if you believe news, many more threats are coming in the near future.

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  21. Amritha Srinath says:

    Well, the mysteries surrounding Covid-19 has been in debate since the last 10 months. But I guess, now the world is just waiting to get over with it and stand up on its feet once again. I am interested to know about the other mysteries of 2020.

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    1. aditi says:

      Hope you are up-to-date with my posts on ‘Mysteries of 2020’.

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  22. So many theories came along that none of it mattered now that so many poeple lost their lives! What you said it apt! Should not play with human lives in biolabs anymore!

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  23. Neha Sharma says:

    That’s an interesting post, Aditi. This was quite a hot topic of discussion at our home during the lockdown but I guess it will remain a mystery.

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    1. aditi says:

      I hope the mystery gets resolved soon.

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  24. In the month of Feb, my 5 year old one day came back from school and said that bats were spreading Chinese virus and soon bats would reach India. We made fun of him and said it was China’s problem. Little did we know that this would happen in reality. Whatever is the origin of virus, it has affected the whole world badly and we could only think about why it was not stopped at the right moment.

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    1. aditi says:

      Just pray for the better future.

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  25. Tina Basu says:

    This is a year of mystery that looks like no one can decipher even if it is obvious.

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    1. aditi says:

      Stay hopeful.

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  26. practicalmumnupur says:

    It’s an unsolved mystery for sure, and I wonder what will ever lead to a conclusive solution! At this point though, I would rather see energies focused on ending the virus (rather than finding the beginning!)

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    1. aditi says:

      That’s the point.

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  27. Even though this is a debatable question, I really second you on the fact that we must find it’s answers. This pandemic has changed our life and we definitely deserve to know the truth behind it.

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    1. aditi says:

      Yes, by knowing the origin, scientists can find a vaccine to combat the disease.

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  28. AnecdoteMomlife says:

    An interesting read on the mystery behind Covid. Whatever be the mystery, I just hope a cure without any mystery is found soon. 🙂

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  29. Intentional or unintentional, not sure on that. But laboratories are definitely not war zones and hence should only be used by wiser people.

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  30. A thought-provoking article indeed! We will never know the answers. #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading.

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  31. Such a nice and mysterious post for sure. Love your theme. Would love to read more as there are too many mysterious that we are wondering

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    1. Ruchi says:

      We can only speculate the origin. It will surely remain a mystery for generations

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      1. aditi says:

        Do you think so?

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    2. aditi says:

      Thanks Afreen.

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    3. aditi says:

      Find out more posts on the theme:)

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  32. Never ending conspiracies that add on to stress . I hope we quickly jump to a healthy 2021. #tmmreads

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    1. aditi says:

      Fingers crossed

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  33. Matheikal says:

    Who knows whether the virus is a creation of the entire human species rather than a particular country. Of course, no country today can be trusted for anything.

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    1. aditi says:

      That’s a unique take.

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  34. Jyoti Jha says:

    A debatable topic with various possibilities! And rightly pointed out, whatever may be the cause or origin, handling it with utmost care, caution and efficiency is more significant now.
    Praying that the new normal doesn’t become the defining guidelines of life and survival, for current and future generations.

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    1. aditi says:

      I hope that the new normal doesn’t become our future. Thanks for reading.

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  35. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Somehow I have the feeling that it is manmade. I dunno much about it but think it was created in a lab and dispersed in Hong Kong where there lots of rallies. A monster that just got out of hand and they didn’t know how to control it.

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    1. aditi says:

      Exactly my point!

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  36. I agree..this is the most talked about in every household…it’s time to find done solution and learn to deal with it and live with it.

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    1. aditi says:

      We have to learn how to live with it.

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  37. Manas Mukul says:

    Hahaha….what a topic to chose. I guess about half the population of the world is pondering on this question daily. Well I will not take sides here…but can only wish and pray that there is cure or vaccine soon because the virus causes life altering changes to humanity. Keep the good work going Aditi ji.

    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading.

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  38. Yes the conspiracy theories have their own fatigue and trauma, good you elaborated on this

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading

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  39. Kiranmayi G says:

    The origin of virus is a political debate. As you mentioned, once it has spread it is the responsibility of the respective countries to handle in the best possible way. The number of cases and fatalities show how each country was able to handle this pandemic.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  40. Aesha says:

    We definitely need to handle the epidemic better. Besides the origin, the spread could have been controlled if the WHO had notified the world sooner. So many lives are lost and dreams shattered but I just hope its a huge learning for world leaders to be better prepared for such incidents in the future.

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    1. aditi says:

      Agree with you

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  41. Just today the PIB released a tweet saying that we have doubled the cases of COVID19 in recent times. All this is in the light of continued protests for full unlock in India. Let’s hope the government takes a pragmatic view and handles the epidemic better.

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    1. aditi says:

      Corona is taking it’s time while life demands a move on.

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  42. Doesn’t seem we will ever know the truth or for a matter of fact whether we will really Learn!!! Loved reading it

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  43. ghazala786 says:

    Nice post , agree with you , one should not do such experiments in Bio labs which can be a threat to humanity.

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  44. I agree Aditi whatever has been the cause it could have been dealt better

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  45. Madhu Bindra says:

    There are so many conspiracy theories about the virus that has everyone pointing a finger at the other. India needs better disaster and pandemic management plans. The knee jerk reactions don’t work anymore.

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    1. aditi says:

      You are right. We should be better equipped to handle pandemics.

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  46. Dipali Bhasin says:

    This is a debatable topic since the world heard the word COVID-19. The mystery continues and with the number of lives that are being lost every day, I only hope that experiments in the bio labs must be taken seriously in the future. We cannot afford to have a catastrophe like this occurring in the world ever again.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for sharing your views

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  47. Rashi Roy says:

    That’s an intriguing theme to choose, I wonder if we’ll ever find an answer to these mysteries. Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Rashi

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  48. ginia says:

    The weibo version was new for me. But seriously, the situation this year had truly been dystopian. It still feels like a strange dream! All if us experiencing history together. Whatever be the origin, we desperately need a cure right now!

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading.

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  49. soniadogra says:

    Well, world politics thrives on conspiracy theories- partly true, partly false. The lesser mortals like us keep wondering, always left at the behest of political leaders. I liked your take on the topic.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Sonia.

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  50. Pratibha {Pratsmusings} (@Myepica) says:

    This virus has opened up boxes of theories! A long as it is not here to stay and ends soon, I am happy!

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