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Illegal pangolin trade may have played a part in coronavirus outbreak
by Malavika Vyawahare
Mongabay Translate This Article
14 February 2020
On 14 February 2020 Mongabay reported:
Findings reported in the Chinese media suggest that the novel coronavirus that has led to more than 1,000 deaths could have been transmitted to humans from bats via pangolins. Despite a global trade ban, China remains a major destination for pangolins, which are killed for their meat and because their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern health systems.
Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.
China's Xinhua News Agency reported last week that researchers had found the closest genetic match yet to the novel coronavirus infecting humans in a virus detected in pangolins. However, scientists have cautioned against jumping to conclusions before the research is published and reviewed.
... If pangolins did serve as an intermediary host, the illicit trade in these shy, solitary animals could have played a part in the crisis.
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