Chinese Influencer Apologizes For Eating Bat Soup Linked To Coronavirus

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You can see for yourself by searching “eating bat soup China” or “eating bats China” on YouTube and finding videos that show people eating bats or playing with bats while they eat them. Some people accused these specific people of causing the zoonotic transmission that caused the Coronavirus COVID-19, but the original videos (one from Chinese social influencer Weng Mengyun, according to THE OBSERVERS FRANCE24) were possibly produced outside China in Palau, and long before the outbreak from Wuhan, where many suspect the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic started at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. According to a publication in The Lancet on February 15, 2020 “Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China”, among 41 of the initial cases of admitted hospital patients in Wuhan, 27 (66%) of the patients had been exposed to the conditions at Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.

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Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China [published correction appears in Lancet. 2020 Jan 30;:]. Lancet. 2020;395(10223):497–506. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30183-5
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