News from the Natural World: Bats in Wuhan are all fighting to claim responsibility for infecting Donald Trump.
News from the Natural World: Bats in Wuhan are all fighting to claim responsibility for infecting Donald Trump. The human playground bully known as Donald Trump and the US first lady Melania Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. The human president announced their test results on Twitter in the small hours of this morning and insisted: “We will get through this TOGETHER!”. The president is considered a ‘high risk’ because of his age and weight. This prompted cries of support as well as mockery in the human world. However, the response in the animal kingdom, where the coronavirus originated, was very different. In late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal. The rest is part of an awful reality sci-fi novel with the first cluster spreading to kill over 1 million people. Early research suggests that the Pangolin was the staging post for the virus before it spread to humans. But the intermediary, the fuse if you will, is rumoured to be a bat. But why did the bats choose to infect the humans? Previously the bats had denied that they had deliberately transmitted the virus. They said that their species had been pushed the brink by human greed. In addition, their homes, forest and natural habitat had also been destroyed. Furthermore, they had been stuffed into tiny cramp cages and tortured alongside other wild animals. Finally, they had been boiled alive in huge vats and served as a speciality soup for humans. It was the human’s destruction of their habitat that led to the bat’s involvement in the spreading of the Coronavirus. But with the news of Donald Trump being infected the bat’s story has changed.