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. Ninu Nair says:

    This new normal has become so normal that while reading how we started in 2020, I feel alien to the notion of new year resolutions and celebrations. As you said, accident or natural outbreak, we should have been better equipped at managing the situation.

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    1. aditi says:

      Covid19 seems to be a warning that many more ‘surprises’ are arriving!

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  2. Ranjini says:

    The first option seems highly possible considering the fact that in spite of detecting a dangers virus doing the rounds, China did not do anything to stop it’s people from flying out.

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    1. aditi says:

      Hmmm….even I have this intuition.

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  3. Don says:

    Mystery or not, it’s been here for way too long. It better pack up and leave soon or else… there’s nothing much we can do about it! 😒

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Agree, as yet no vaccine is capable of fighting it.

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  4. Intriguing post with so many mysteries spilled out!. will check out for more. good post!

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  5. Trablogger says:

    These conspiracy theories are always interesting to read. But after a few years we will know if it was just a conspiracy theory or the truth! We will have to wait and see!

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    1. aditi says:

      The wait is getting longer.

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  6. Thats a really interesting series infact.. Loved yoru take on COVID, we need to equip ourselves better

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      That’s true

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  7. mahekg says:

    So many theories are surrounding the current pandemic. I share your thought that whatever said and done we need to handle the use of such bio labs.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading

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  8. richamina says:

    Origin now doesn’t hold any significance when it’s not getting affected by any temperature or climatic change. we all are suffering due to a mishap or a potential bioweapon.

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  9. One thing is clear that it is the Baap of all scams which is being conducted worldwide. Thank god, family doctors have started treating it. It is a big relief for citizens.

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    1. aditi says:

      That’s true but a vaccine would be of ultimate help

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  10. Has been a scary year courtesy COVID and looking for the vaccine to come to help us breathe a sign of relief

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    1. aditi says:

      Fingers crossed

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  11. Ruchie says:

    Covid has tortoise many things in life glad you have mentioned the points

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Ruchie

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  12. Sivaranjini Anandan says:

    Well all about Corana well written you are a writer who can make a hot topic even better.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Sivaranjini

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  13. I can connect with this post so well, as I myself have read so many theories around the spread of this disease. Latest being a virologist who left China to allege later the virus was lab-made. Whatever it may be, but this could lead to Bio-War material for many opportunists.

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    1. aditi says:

      I agree with you Dipika

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  14. Jhilmil says:

    Most of us don’t know the reality when it comes to the origin of Corona Virus, but yes we need to tackle it more efficiently.

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    1. aditi says:

      That’s the point

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  15. Nazish says:

    I am so glad you wrote this… Whatever the reason behind is, may also help find a solution. It is imp to know the root cause for anything especially as dangerous as this…

    Thanks for sharing these insights with us.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading

      Like

  16. TheMomSagas says:

    I was unaware of some of these theories. Something new for me.

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    1. aditi says:

      Glad I could add a bit to your knowledge

      Like

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