Since the outbreak of the newly originated coronavirus known as the Covid-19 officially, there has been a ruckus and panic among people all over the globe. The virus which was declared a “pandemic” by the WHO on 11th march has taken more than 8,000 lives, leaving close to two lac people infected at the time of writing this article.
China remains the worst affected country with more than 3,000 deaths and 80,000 active cases, followed by Italy with close to 2,000 and 25,000 active cases. Many consider and even held China responsible for the outbreak of the deadly virus as a result of eating seafood. Many such theories are coming out along with a very controversial theory of the virus being claimed a bio-weapon. Several top scientists across the world are trying to trace the source of this virus.
The Huanan wet market in Wuhan, as of now, is believed to be the origin of the virus, while different claims are made for the origin of the virus. The spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry, Lijian Zhao, tweeted that the US military may have brought the virus during their visit to Wuhan in October. However, the claims that were presented by the Chinese official were without evidence and research and looked more like a conspiracy theory.
2/2 CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation! pic.twitter.com/vYNZRFPWo3
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 12, 2020
In a time of warfare, where all your major opponents are heavily equipped with nuclear warheads, the chance of survival of the human race is close to zero. The amount of destruction and damage that both sides will deal would be beyond the limit of reviving and recovering. A biological weapon on the other hand, will not only very efficiently wipe out the enemy but would create the chances of survival for one side.