National Center for Biotechnology.
The NCBI houses a series of databases relevant to biotechnology and biomedicine and is an important resource for bioinformatics tools and services. Major databases include GenBank for DNA sequences and PubMed, a bibliographic database for biomedical literature.
NCBI published in 2006 a paper titled:
Infectious diseases emerging from Chinese wet-markets: zoonotic origins of severe respiratory viral infections.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW:
In China, close contacts between humans and food animals have resulted in the transmission of many microbes from animals to humans. The two most notable infectious diseases in recent years are severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian influenza. In this review, these two severe zoonotic viral infections transmitted by the respiratory route, with pandemic potential, are used as models to illustrate the role of Chinese wet-markets in their emergence, amplification, and dissemination.
Two research groups independently discovered the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-like viruses in horseshoe bats. An astonishing diversity of coronaviruses was also discovered in different species of bats. For the recent and still ongoing avian influenza H5N1 outbreak that originated in Southeast Asia, from 2003 to 21 April 2006, 204 humans have been infected, with 113 deaths. Most patients had recent direct contact with poultry.
In Chinese wet-markets, unique epicenters for transmission of potential viral pathogens, new genes may be acquired or existing genes modified through various mechanisms such as genetic reassortment, recombination, and mutation. The wet-markets, at closer proximity to humans, with high viral burden or strains of higher transmission efficiency, facilitate the transmission of the viruses to humans.
Now every CNN and MSM and Chinese outlet has censored the scientific discussion of cultural wet markets facilitating the creation of animal-to-human viruses because it might cause discrimination against the race of China.
1) Is there a unique definable Chinese race?
2) Do all of the "Chinese race" practice the culture of wet markets?
3) Do you believe NCBI is in part being purposefully racist in their motivation for publishing this paper?
4) Is it still racist to call COVID-19 the Wuhan virus?