How is it possible for a virus to appear like this out of "nothing"?

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  • 1 month ago

    It's appropriate you use scare quotes there, since the virus *didn't* appear out of nothing/nowhere.  Coronaviruses have been around for a very long time; occasionally they jump species, sometimes mutating in the process.  It's the same as the 1918 pandemic, except that one was a lot deadlier.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Viruses are degenerate parts that used to be cells. Viruses are all around us. A vast majority of viruses do us no harm because we are protected by the dead layers of cells that cover most of our skin. Even when a virus gets inside our body through a cut or the mucous membranes, it cannot harm us if it cannot gain entry into a cell. To gain entry into our cells, it must have a protein "key" that matches the cell membrane "lock" found on the surfaces of our cells. Our cells evolved this lock and key system because it allows them to keep out unwanted substances while allowing needed substances to pass through. 

    The key and lock system is also found in the cells of other animals and also in plants. The reason we have pandemics is when a virus undergoes a mutation and by chance that mutation allows it to infect us. Since our bodies have never had experience with the virus, we have no defense against it. 

  • 2 months ago

    It cant, some government made it to infect everyone, some people think China created the virus to cripple the USA 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because it was a super weapon created in a lab at accidentally was leaked and got out.

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  • 2 months ago

    A zoonosis is an infectious disease caused by a pathogen (an infectious agent, such as a bacterium, virus, parasite or prion) that has jumped from a non-human animal (usually a vertebrate) to a human. Typically, the first infected human transmits the infectious agent to at least one other human, who, in turn, infects others.

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    We've actually identified the caves that house populations of bats who carried many coronoviruses some of which probably found their way into local humans.

    Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus

    https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Well, troof is, govt's been making these things for decades.  Population control is what the illuminati calls it.  But the coronaviruses have been around forever, science has studied them since the 1970's

  • 2 months ago

    It didnt at all

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    it doesn't

    viruses are around and mutate in cells of organisms

  • 2 months ago

    Mutation + natural selection, just like every other form of life since earth began.

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