Townhall: The start of the coronavirus has been traced back to a wet market in Wuhan, China, where patient zero purchased bat soup. Exotic mammals in unsanitary conditions flood the streets. And, despite what we know about the start of this virus, China has allowed wet markets to reopen, The Daily Mail reported. Even worse, there are no apparent attempts to raise hygiene standards to prevent another virus from emerging.
From The Daily Mail:
Terrified dogs and cats crammed into rusty cages. Bats and scorpions offered for sale as traditional medicine. Rabbits and ducks slaughtered and skinned side by side on a stone floor covered with blood, filth, and animal remains.
Those were the deeply troubling scenes yesterday as China celebrated its ‘victory’ over the coronavirus by reopening squalid meat markets of the type that started the pandemic three months ago, with no apparent attempt to raise hygiene standards to prevent a future outbreak.
As the pandemic that began in Wuhan forced countries worldwide to go into lockdown, a Mail on Sunday correspondent yesterday watched as thousands of customers flocked to a sprawling indoor market in Guilin, south-west China.
At another market in the southern China city of Dongguan, a seller was advertising bats and scorpions for sale.
But the scariest thing: the Chinese seem to believe the Wuhan coronavirus is done and over with, even though countries around the world are grappling with the virus. And it’s why life is starting to go back to normal in China. read more