“With the understanding that SARS-CoV might be with humans for years to come, knowledge of the evolutionary mechanism of the SARS-CoV, including its mutation rate and emergence time, is fundamental to battle this deadly pathogen. To date, the speed at which the deadly virus evolved in nature and the elapsed time before it was transmitted to humans remains poorly understood.” https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2148-4-21 (June 2004).
It seems obvious, to me at least, that various flu virus outbreaks cycle through human populations routinely. Disclosure of the evolutionary knowledge of these viruses seems key to understanding and predicting future outbreaks. So, have we learned anything about mutation rate and time emergence of the SARS-CoV virus? I don’t have answers to that question, but it’s probably out there somewhere. Media, politicians and most scientists are not interested in the data, or its analysis. There’s money to be made in a full-blown “crisis.”
We have data. We have not been well informed about what the data indicates. The good doctor helps me understand the clinical and social progression.
Hopefully this sheds a little more light on the subject for those still troubled by the “problem, reaction, solution” mess being imposed and exploited for the benefit of the same, small (.01%) elite group of sociopaths that periodically seem compelled to herd their property this way, and then that way, for amusement and profit. Let the real hunger games begin.
No worries, mate. This too shall pass.