Table of Contents:
  • Contents: SARS-CoV-2: a product of zoonosis
  • SARS-CoV-2 may have been mutating towards its current form for decades
  • Evolutionary recombination events leading to SARS-CoV-2: bats & pangolins
  • Genetic similarity and differences with other lethal coronaviruses: SARS-1 & MERS
  • Phenotypic comparison of SARS-CoV-2 with other coronaviruses
  • Genetic evidence debunking claims that SARS-CoV-2 is a deliberate human-engineered virus
  • Probability, location and species of possible future emergence of zoonotic viruses
  • Implications for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development