Hello everyone, I just got through 10 pages. Great discussion. I'm no expert on Covid-19, but I do have direct expertise in zoonotics, being a professional wildlife biologist that regularly responds to such things, and who fully understand a virus, and the combination of proteins that give most their pathogenic nature, at least in birds, particularly waterfowl and other waterbirds, which is my area of responsibility for state game and fish.
In fact, I've taken oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs from over 25,000 wild ducks over seven years at different times in my career, in response to the concerns of transmission to humans from mostly the highly-pathogenic subtypes of H5 and H7 Influneza A.
The idea of a wet market, in today's society, blows my mind. Seriously, civet cats and bats, both of which are known to carry SARS type viruses? People destroy wildlife habitat, bring humans closer to wildlife, and it's then an incubation chamber for zoonotic transmission.
This is the real threat, and I expect pandemics to be more the norm than the occasional. Just offering a view from a different professional perspective.
I miss hockey.