Coronavirus Pangolins? Nope

In February 2020, university researchers in China employing genomic sequencing found a 99% match between a coronavirus found in pangolins and SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Though a 99% similarity is not necessarily enough to link them, a subsequent whole-genome comparison found that the pangolin and human viruses in fact share only 90.3% of their RNA, thus ruling out the animals as a direct source. The initial speculation about pangolins being the origin of the virus may have led to mass slaughters, similar to what happened to civets during the SARS outbreak. — Wikipedia

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  1. Another victim of human foolishness. That is why God did not put a spirit of fear into us. He wanted us to love and depend on Him and depend on His goodness. Sorry for the poor little pangolin.

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