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If anyone wants to investigate for themselves, here are all of the similar sequences to #SARSCoV2, #SARSCoV1, and #DISEASEXXX, a dog coronavirus. Note that #MERSCoV is ~64% similar to SARS-COV-2 and SARS-CoV2 is 80% similar to SARS-CoV-1.

These were download from @NIH #GenBank.
#SARSCoV1 ALIGN NCBI Blast_NC_004718_SARS coronavirus, complete genome…
1) An alphacoronavirus that's 90% similar to SARS-CoV-1 (SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV are betacoronaviruses) was isolated and sent to the Virology
Department, Institute of Military, Changchun, Jilin 130122, China on or around August 22, 2013.

2) On or around July 24, 2013, a betacoronavirus that’s 96.11% similar to SARS-CoV-2 was sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This sequence wasn't made public until 2020.

3) Many SARS-related ("SARSr-CoV") sequences were isolated in 2017 that caused human disease with SARS-like illness in rural China. These sequences are still not public.

4) If we are truly tracking origin stories, we should look all the way back to the November 2002 outbreak of SARS-CoV-1, and which viruses were similar to that.

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