Explanation: Bats are known natural reservoirs for coronaviruses. However, many other animals, such as civet cats and snakes, can also carry these viruses. There is currently not enough evidence to conclude that the 2019 coronavirus outbreak resulted from people eating bats in Wuhan, China.Read the Full Article (Science Feedback)
This false claim originated from: Emma Parker, writer at the Daily Star (and many others)
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