Pangolin COVID-19 Pandemic?



Pangolins, as an already endangered species, according to significant research, suffer coronavirus which researchers believe responsible for dwindling the numbers of Malayan Pangolins.

When pangolins are captured by criminals to be brought to illegal markets as unlawful food, they feel awful and curl up into balls. They seem terrified and worry as their runny noses share the extremely contagious COVID-19 with everyone they come near. That’s the theory of some scientists which has been gathering momentum and credibility. Probably the Chinese government in Beijing knows this already.

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious and thus far it is suspected of having infected over 300,000 persons as readers will see in the statistics that follow this article.


by Melissa Hemingway


Pangolins and bats as a food source do not pass food inspection, testing and evaluation regimes, because the only regulations in existence anywhere, ban their capture and consumption. Nobody but greedy criminals would tolerate these wild creatures being caught for human consumption so their existence in markets of Laos, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, China etc., is illegal.


Meet the Pangolin, a harmless, docile, shy, nocturnal endangered scaly mammal from Asia.Meet the Pangolin, a harmless, docile, shy, nocturnal, endangered, scaly mammal from Asia. Public Domain Photograph. Photo Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Feminine-Perspective:

The essence of the word “contraindicated” is the trouble one can get into, eating the coronavirus-infected meat of a rare animal. It’s all bad and could be a death sentence for a guilty party and as many as three to five other people if R0 (infection rate) estimates are accurate.


“Somewhere back a few thousand years perhaps, Asian people came to the belief there is medicinal value in the scales of the pangolin and also that there is some value to eating wild things like bats and pangolins,” says Wuhan nurse Sara Qin with a shudder. She is a volunteer with The RINJ Foundation, a global civil society women’s group. She says she is a herbivore or in other words, a vegan who eats only plant-based food and has subsequently led a very healthy lifestyle, which is presumably a good example for a nurse to set.

Despite there being no categorical proof that pangolins have been carriers of the COVID-19, an intermediate species between humans and bats, many scientists in China strongly pitch that theory.

Three things make this scientific theory seem perfectly sensible.

  1. Some carnivorous connoisseurs of illegal eats around the world have a seemingly unquenchable hunger for wild creatures. Bats and pangolins may be high on their list. Notable among the animal lovers opposed to this behaviour, is the British Royal Family’s Prince William. But there are also many notable personalities who have been vocally opposed to this thinning of the animal kingdom in favour of exotic meats and alleged medicinal elixirs made from animal parts, including some Chinese medical scientists researching the COVID-19 spread, and by now, thousands of COVID-19 survivors.
  2. COVID-19 is a new and very contagious coronavirus according to the US Centers for Disease Control and the WHO. The genus coronavirus exists widely in the animal kingdom. Humans are mammals, so too are bats (placental mammals) and pangolins (pholidota mammals) according to National Geographic and Wikipedia. Read if you wish the recent scientific research results on the COVID-19 here (pdf): genomic-characterization-of-2019-nCoV-Lancet-1-29-2020.
  3. The scientists who insist on this theory on the mammal spread of the COVID-19 virus seem highly credible.  Many are from Guangzhou, China, close to the information at the epicenter of the apparent  pandemic.

According to the latest research jointly conducted by researchers such as South China Agricultural University, Lingnan Modern Agricultural Science and Technology Guangdong Laboratory, “Professor Shen Yongyi, and Professor Xiao Lihua shows that pangolin is a potential intermediate host for new coronaviruses.”

“This latest discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin of the new coronavirus, said Professor Xiao Lihua in a statement issued 2020-02-07 on the South China Agricultural University website.

“This is an extremely interesting observation. Although we need to see more details, it does make sense as there are now some other data emerging that pangolins carry viruses that are closely related to [COVID-19],” Edward Holmes, an evolutionary virologist at the University of Sydney, Australia, said on the 8th of this month.

Eating protected species is a crime in China. Chinese Authorities are reportedly angered by the outwardness of some criminals

Pangolins are a protected endangered species that really stupid peole boast of eating.

The picture and its story: In this graphic put together by art director Rosa Yamamoto for this FPMag article, Rosa makes it clear using a history of Weibo images going back over eight years, that Chinese social media users have long boasted their ability to obtain and eat pangolins. Are the pangolins distributing the COVID-19 virus?

“To put it bluntly,” says Rosa of her research, “Pangolins are a beautiful, protected and endangered species that really stupid people all over the world boast of eating.”

“This theory of Chinese scientists doing the investigation certainly dispels many of the crazy bio-weapon myths being advanced by social media trolls,” notes Rosa Yamamoto about her research work. “But as yet it is not proven beyond a doubt,” she added.

This 2015 Pangolin Documentary by Sky News is a good source of information on the scaly mammal.


Very latest COV-19 Statistics


Data does not reflect cases which did not present at a medical facility. Included are the persons aboard The Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Daikoku Pier in the Japanese port of Yokohama, attributed to Japan. Cases are being handled in Japan medical facilities.

March 29, 2020

GMT 29-03-2020 Time: 02:25: In all there have been 662,218 reported COVID-19 cases of which 202 territories report 491,551 active cases with 139,506 recoveries and 31,161 deaths.

All data researched and published by The RINJ Foundation
Territories (202)CasesDeathsRecovered
World Totals662,21831,161139,506
Afghanistan11042
Albania197831
Algeria4092629
Andorra26731
Angola4
Antigua Barbuda7
Argentina6901872
Armenia372128
Aruba191
Australia3640460244
Austria827168225
Azerbaijan165315
Bahamas101
Bahrain4734254
Bangladesh48515
Barbados26
Belarus9432
Belgium91343531063
Belize5
Benin6
Bermuda7
Bhutan3
Bolivia74
Bosnia Herzegovina25745
Brazil39041116
British Virgin Islands2
Brunei120125
Bulgaria31359
Burkina Faso180912
Cabo Verde51
Cambodia9913
Cameroon9122
Canada557661466
Cayman Islands81
Central African Republic3
Chad3
Channel Islands461
Chile1909661
China81999329975100
Colombia539610
Congo Brazzaville4
Congo Kinshasa(DRC)5862
Costa Rica26323
Cote d'Ivoire1013
Croatia635445/td>
Cuba8024
Curacao61
Cyprus162515
Czech Republic26311111
Denmark23665257
Diamond Princess71210597
Djibouti13
Dominica11
Dominican Republic719283
Ecuador1823483
Egypt53630116
El Salvador19
Equatorial Guinea121
Eritrea6
Estonia645120
Eswatini9
Ethiopia16
Faeroe Islands14047
Fiji5
Finland1167810
France3810523175724
French Guiana28
French Polynesia25
Gabon71
Gambia31
Georgia8514
Germany576954338481
Ghana13742
Gibraltar265
Greece10613252
Greenland92
Grenada7
Guadeloupe731
Guam321
Guatemala3214
Guinea8
Guinea Bissau2
Guyana51
Haiti8
Honduras9513
Hong Kong5184111
Hungary3431134
Iceland890297
India9872484
Indonesia115510259
Iran35408251711679
Iraq50642131
Ireland2415365
Isle of Man25
Israel36191289
Italy924721002312384
Ivory Coast803
Jamaica3012
Japan169352404
Jordan235118
Kazakhstan204114
Kenya3811
Kosovo8812
Kuwait23564
Kyrgyzstan58
Laos6
Latvia3051
Lebanon412827
Liberia3
Libya1
Liechtenstein56
Lithuania38251
Luxembourg18311840
Macao3110
Madagascar26
Malaysia232027320
Maldives169
Mali18
Malta1492
Martinique661
Mauritania5
Mauritius942
Mayotte36
Mexico717124
Moldova19922
Monaco421
Mongolia12
Montenegro821
Montserrat1
Morocco3582311
Mozambique7
Myanmar (Burma)8
Namibia82
Nepal51
Netherlands98196406
New Caledonia15
New Zealand45150
Nicaragua21
Niger101
Nigeria8113
North Macedonia21933
Norway4015237
Oman15223
Pakistan14951229
Palestine WB & Gaza97118
Panama786142
Papua New Guinea1
Paraguay5631
Peru6351116
Philippines10756835
Poland1638177
Portugal517010043
Puerto Rico3921
Qatar56243
Romania145229139
Russia1264449
Rwanda56
Reunion1351
Saint Barthelemy5
Saint Kitts2
Saint Lucia3
Saint Martin11
San Marino223216
Saudi Arabia1203437
Senegal13018
Serbia52810
Seychelles7
Singapore8022198
Sint Maarten3
Slovakia2922
Slovenia684910
Somalia3
South Africa1187131
South Korea94781444811
Spain73235598212285
Sri Lanka1109
St.Vincent Grenadines1
Sudan51
Surinam8
Sweden344710516
Switzerland140762641530
Syria5
Taiwan283230
Tanzania131
Thailand1245697
Timor-Leste1
Togo25
Trinidad Tobago6621
Tunisia22772
Turkey740210842
Turks and Caicos2
Uganda23
Ukraine31185
Uruguay274
United Arab Emirates405252
United Kingdom173121021151
United States12266621471073
Uzbekistan10425
Vatican4
Venezuela113239
Vietnam17421
Zambia28
Zimbabwe5

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