A plethora of information has been spread throughout the world in an attempt to keep people informed during the coronavirus pandemic. The conspiracy theory that coronavirus was created in a laboratory has caused speculations that it might be true despite scientists claiming that it came from animals.

A vast majority of the scientists who have studied the virus agree that the virus evolved naturally and crossed from an animal, most likely a bat, into humans.

Coronavirus Has Zoonotic Animal Origin, Scientists Explain Why

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3D medical animation still shot showing the structure of a coronavirus

But how exactly do they know that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has a zoonotic animal original and does not come from a laboratory? According to the scientists, the answer lies in the genetic material and evolutionary history of the virus, as well as the ecology of the bats. ...