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Did the Covid-19 virus actually originate in Thailand? | VIDEO

Tanutam Thawan

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South East Asia was the source of Covid-19, not China. Even more specifically, it came from Thailand… from the famous Chatuchak market, or, as quoted correctly “a market LIKE Chatuchak”.

That’s the claims of a Danish epidemiologist Thea Kolsen Fischer, who was on a recent World Health Organisation fact-finding mission to Wuhan to examine the origins of the latest coronavirus pandemic. The claims were printed in Denmark’s daily newspaper Politiken this week and have half left Thai officials flabbergasted.

The paper poses the question… was Chatuchak Market, or a similar were market in Bangkok like Chatuchak, indeed “the place that brought the coronavirus to Wuhan”.

Chatuchak market, for those unfamiliar with the tourist trap north of the main Bangkok city centre, is a market for just about everything. It’s also locally known as JJs. You can find cheap knock offs, souvenirs, hardware supplies, decor and lots and lots of animals, dead and alive.

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control held a media conference yesterday to refute the claims, claiming that it regularly tests animals at the market. The spokesperson also responded to an earlier news article by Russia’s Sputnik news agency suggesting that a similar strain of the novel coronavirus found in bats in Thailand appeared to resemble Sars-CoV-2… Covid-19.

Citing a new study published in Nature Communications, the Sputnik news agency claimed there are bats in Thailand with a virus, a coronavirus, that matches the one that causes Covid-19. Given the much-less-easy to remember code name RacCS203, the new virus was identified in the blood of five horseshoe bats that had been tested in an artificial cave at a wildlife sanctuary somewhere in eastern Thailand.

Researchers at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University have also conducted genomic sequencing on the virus and reportedly found that the virus shares 91.5% of the genetic code of Sars-CoV-2.

 

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    Issan John

    Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Fake news based on fake news, which itself was based on fake news! 😮

    The original report in the Danish media was incorrect – the Danish expert, Dr Thea Kolsen Fischer, was misquoted. She said so on Twitter (easily verified, just do a Google search) on 23 Feb, correcting the report the day before it was even mentioned by Thai media and the Danish media retracted it.

    That was reported by the Thai Enquirer several hours before any of this series of reports was made here.

    What she actually said was that horseshoe bats could carry “a” corona virus (NOT SARS Cov 2, but one “like” it) and, along with a variety of other wildlife, they were easily available in markets across Asia “like” Chatuchak.

    No suggestion at all that SARS Cov 2 originated or even could have originated in JJ Market.

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    Jesus Monroe

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Who knows……..I sometimes think it may of started with that Thai girl and me on that crazy night the two of us had in that hotel room that night…..

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    vic

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 6:44 am

    The most idiotic article ever read. Not surprised it has been published here.

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    Jim Kelly

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Who cares!? I’m OK and don’t have Covid…that’s all I’m concerned with.

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    Dr. Moeau

    Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    I may know a bit about it Monroe it is certainly possible you may have been infected on that night. But I must ask were you only holding hands or did it go further? These gals do not give it u up easily.

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    Mister Stretch

    Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Poor excuse of an article.

    Rather than be “sensational” with your headline, you might have actually started with the truth.

    FACT CHECK: Fake news says Covid may have come from Thailand

    The editors should be ashamed of themselves.

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