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Why is it difficult to trace COVID virus ancestor? Experts explain

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Coronaviruses recombine fast and much time has passed since the time it might have originated It is common knowledge that SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 jumped from bats but what still remains a mystery is the origin of the virus and how it jumped to humans.

A new study has revealed that chances of finding the direct ancestor of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are very bleak. It also states that COVID virus probably shared an ancestor with the coronaviruses found in bats more recently than was thought.

They say, “some sections of bat coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2 shared a common ancestor as recently as 2016 — just three years before the virus emerged in people in late 2019" A virologists team presented their findings at the 7th World One Health Congress held in Singapore on November 8 To answer this, the experts opined that coronaviruses recombine fast and much time has passed since the time it might have originated.

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