Mar19: Researchers Discover COVID-19 Likely Originated from Malayan Pangolins


“On 24 October 2019, Liu and his colleagues from the Guangdong Wildlife Rescue Center of China [1] first detected the existence of a SARS-CoV-like CoV from lung samples of two dead Malayan pangolins with a frothy liquid in their lungs and pulmonary fibrosis, and this fact was discovered close to when the COVID-19 outbreak occurred. “

The first known COVID-19 survivor had no contact with the fish market. Previous studies indicated that Type L strain of SARS-CoV-2 mutated from Type S and originated at the fish market. The race has been on to identify the 4 short insertions that define where, or what, the original SARS-CoV-2 strain came from.

This research shows promising results it could very well be from the Malayan Pangolins.

The Malayan Pangolin looks like it belongs in a museum alongside warriors armour. Seriously. This strange little guy is endangered and heavily poached in South East Asia.

More research needs to be done, and this needs a bit more explanation too: “discovered from dead Malayan pangolins after extensive rescue efforts.” (?)

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