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How did it spread initially ?

June 11, 2020

One wonders, had the Covid-19 virus, spread,after originating from China,into some poor or developing countries,would the massive community spread been the same ?? Meaning thereby,most of the earlier virus came in thru developing nations,poor countries,and their occurence was taken as a natural disaster,as it happens there regularly.But when it happenned in Italy,then onto France,Germany,then onto UK,USA,and all over,the dimensions of spread was totally different.Did the humans in these developed countries in Europe,spread this virus, defying those three dangerous "don'ts":-social distancing,-washing hands20+secs,-wearing masks, is the moot point.If they had a bit of cold or cough and walked into a bar in the evening for a Beer with friends,and spread the virus inadvertantly,its a huge catastrophe.One theory doing the rounds,is, whether citizens of these developed countries,spread the virus, by talking,ignoring,taking it lightly,in the initial phases,and then travelled round the world,asymptomatically. Remember those days of travel,when holiday people,travelled around in summer,and could have spread the virus.

Maybe that was not the case.I wish and pray,that it was not,but data still fails to scientifically say,why/how it spread thru humans so rapidly ?

That is where,affluence,travel,get togethers,clubs,celebrations,are coming into play.Maybe,there will be a day,when this will get opened up,as this dies down,and as we would then wait for the next pandemic.

The hunger,desire,survival instincts of the virus to live and survive are as strong as the humans,so "resistance" to its entry in you,is the key.

Good Luck.

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