A higher power magnification image shows the structure and density of SARS-CoV-2 virions (red) produced by human airway epithelia. (Photo: Ehre Lab, UNC School of Medicine) / IANS
A Coronavirus Epidemic Took Place 20,000 Years Ago
SARS-CoV-2 is not the first coronavirus we have encountered. Chances are that, at some point in your life, you have been infected by a "sibling" of the virus that belongs to the same Coronaviridae family. These viruses often cause respiratory infections and are associated with the common cold. However, as demonstrated by the SARS-CoV outbreak of 2003 that claimed 774 lives, the MERS-CoV outbreak of 2012 and the current COVID-19 pandemic, coronaviruses are capable of evolving over time to become increasingly transmissible and dangerous to humans.
Now, a new body of work suggests that the ancestors of modern humans in East Asia had to contend with a coronavirus epidemic that occurred 20,000 years ago. The research is a collaborative effort involving a number of institutions, including Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Arizona, Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco.
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There are several versions of this report out there. Only in the NYT was this information used to urge us all to get vaccinated - (in the first paragraph). I just thought I'd let everyone know that I have no intention of getting vaccinated. Why?
1 - I have an immune system disorder, (CFS / M.E.).
2 - I am already relatively isolated by this illness.
3 - It is not being reported, but it appears that earlier infection by other coronoviruses can confer some immunity against this virus, thus boosting herd immunity beyond target levels.
4 - Adverse reactions to the vaccines are under-reported, which I hope to post about later.
5 - It's my body. These are not vaccines - they work in an unprecedented and unstudied way. No one has studied long term consequences.
6 - There are alternate therapies which actually work, including preventive measures individuals can take on their own.
Note that the WHO actually did say that children should not be vaccinated. The next day, this statement was changed to recommend that children be vaccinated. There has been a whole lot of disinformation, fear-mongering and hyped up-propaganda going on, hiding some very nefarious activities. These activities need to be investigated and prosecuted.