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COVID19: an announced pandemic.
Cell Death Dis. 2020 09 24; 11(9):799.CD

Abstract

A severe upper respiratory tract syndrome caused by the new coronavirus has now spread to the entire world as a highly contagious pandemic. The large scale explosion of the disease is conventionally traced back to January of this year in the Chinese province of Hubei, the wet markets of the principal city of Wuhan being assumed to have been the specific causative locus of the sudden explosion of the infection. A number of findings that are now coming to light show that this interpretation of the origin and history of the pandemic is overly simplified. A number of variants of the coronavirus would in principle have had the ability to initiate the pandemic well before January of this year. However, even if the COVID-19 had become, so to say, ready, conditions in the local environment would have had to prevail to induce the loss of the biodiversity's "dilution effect" that kept the virus under control, favoring its spillover from its bat reservoir to the human target. In the absence of these appropriate conditions only abortive attempts to initiate the pandemic could possibly occur: a number of them did indeed occur in China, and probably elsewhere as well. These conditions were unfortunately present at the wet marked in Wuhan at the end of last year.

Authors+Show Affiliations

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, Beijing, China. saraplatto@cbcgdf.org. Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China. saraplatto@cbcgdf.org.Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China.Venetian Institute of molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32973152

Citation

Platto, Sara, et al. "COVID19: an Announced Pandemic." Cell Death & Disease, vol. 11, no. 9, 2020, p. 799.
Platto S, Xue T, Carafoli E. COVID19: an announced pandemic. Cell Death Dis. 2020;11(9):799.
Platto, S., Xue, T., & Carafoli, E. (2020). COVID19: an announced pandemic. Cell Death & Disease, 11(9), 799. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41419-020-02995-9
Platto S, Xue T, Carafoli E. COVID19: an Announced Pandemic. Cell Death Dis. 2020 09 24;11(9):799. PubMed PMID: 32973152.
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TY - JOUR T1 - COVID19: an announced pandemic. AU - Platto,Sara, AU - Xue,Tongtong, AU - Carafoli,Ernesto, Y1 - 2020/09/24/ PY - 2020/08/10/received PY - 2020/08/27/accepted PY - 2020/08/22/revised PY - 2020/9/25/entrez PY - 2020/9/26/pubmed PY - 2020/10/21/medline SP - 799 EP - 799 JF - Cell death & disease JO - Cell Death Dis VL - 11 IS - 9 N2 - A severe upper respiratory tract syndrome caused by the new coronavirus has now spread to the entire world as a highly contagious pandemic. The large scale explosion of the disease is conventionally traced back to January of this year in the Chinese province of Hubei, the wet markets of the principal city of Wuhan being assumed to have been the specific causative locus of the sudden explosion of the infection. A number of findings that are now coming to light show that this interpretation of the origin and history of the pandemic is overly simplified. A number of variants of the coronavirus would in principle have had the ability to initiate the pandemic well before January of this year. However, even if the COVID-19 had become, so to say, ready, conditions in the local environment would have had to prevail to induce the loss of the biodiversity's "dilution effect" that kept the virus under control, favoring its spillover from its bat reservoir to the human target. In the absence of these appropriate conditions only abortive attempts to initiate the pandemic could possibly occur: a number of them did indeed occur in China, and probably elsewhere as well. These conditions were unfortunately present at the wet marked in Wuhan at the end of last year. SN - 2041-4889 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32973152/COVID19:_an_announced_pandemic_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/s41419-020-02995-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -