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iayork t1_jcqo0ua wrote

No one suggests raccoon dogs are the reservoir. They suggest they were an intermediate host between bats and humans, as has happened with all the other bat coronaviruses that have jumped into humans.


atomfullerene t1_jcr3yhw wrote

Additionally, soon after the outbreak started China went through and eliminated a huge number of animals from wet markets and livestock farms...a reasonable response, but there was very little outside testing of those animals for viruses. They may well have wiped out the entire population of intermediate hosts.