Epidemiologist Ilir Alimehmeti, invited today to the “Morning Abc”, said that the coronavirus may have existed before. He argued that the fact that his mutations were slow raises suspicions that the virus may have been present in certain areas until the outbreak in Wuhan, China.
“A virus as expected over time, to form variants that increase transmissibility. This virus, in particular, is making mutations slowly which casts doubt that it is known to the human species a little while ago. Because for a new species, mutations are expected to be faster. It is a hypothesis that it could be a virus that has circulated in humans as it may be in Southeast Asian villages.
Ebola has been around for years, it does not become a global problem because it is localized in some global villages. A hypothesis that it may have existed in some very limited areas in humans, and when shifted, in this concept might have been a little more familiar. Then for how it turned out, whether it was a lab accident or not, both versions are a safety breach. ”, Said Alimehmeti.