Was the coronavirus (COVID-19) predicted by anyone?

Yes its was predicted and I am not stating this based upon some kind of a conspiracy theory.

By Bill gates, not that he mentioned the word Coronavirus but he did stated in his 2015 ted-talk that, the virus which would cause the next epidemic could be so severe that it will not be detected in its initial time periods and till the time it would be, it would have spread to a lot many people. “A virus where people feel well enough while they’re infectious that they get on a plane or they go to a market. The source could be natural like Ebola or bio-terrorism”

He did suggested the necessary measures to be taken for the global preparedness levels.

By Researchers very closely:

  1. Published by the journal Clinical Microbiology Reviews in 2007, the researchers noted that the “presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb”. The cause for concern was due to the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China.

“The possibility of the reemergence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and other novel viruses from animals or laboratories and therefore the need for preparedness should not be ignored,” warned the study.

2. A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.

3. Coexistence of multiple coronaviruses in several bat colonies in an abandoned mineshaft 

4. According to Prof Andrew Cunningham, the deputy director of science at the Zoological Society of London, Experts have been warning for years that zoonotic spillover – when a disease transfers from wildlife to humans – is a growing threat to human life and society.

We Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic. Here’s What Policymakers Could Have Seen Coming.

So yeah, there were many red flags, signs, alarms whatever you want to call, long before this crisis even first emerged. Even when it did, we had a chance but alas, enough actions were not taken.

For now, till the war is not over against the virus, we all need to follow the precautions and government laid protocols cause at last, we our only hope here.

References :

The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

Scientists in 2007 Warned China is a ‘Time Bomb’ for Virus Outbreak | The Weather Channel

A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.

Coexistence of multiple coronaviruses in several bat colonies in an abandoned mineshaft

We Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic. Here’s What Policymakers Could Have Seen Coming.

Coronavirus could have been prevented, scientists say

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