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Another Spanish Study, from the La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain:
Michael Novakhov on Covid Toes, peripheral coagulopathy, and African Swine Fever – GS
Covid-19 and the Viral Infections in Pigs
Both Classic and African Swine Fever have the “potential” to be weaponized: “Diseases of particular concern for their bioweapons potential include smallpox, tularemia, plague, Newcastle disease, FMD, classical swine fever (“hog cholera”), avian influenza, African swine fever…”
If in this new weaponized form they have the crossreactivity with the Porcine Coronaviruses, they can be disguised and misdiagnosed as such. In other words, CSF or ASF can be misdiagnosed as Sars-Cov-2 on the basis of the tests, and it is also possible that the concomitant infections can be present.
One of the newly described signs of Covid-19, the “Covid toes”, especially prevalent in children, can have the same pathogenic mechanism as “reddening of the ears” which “is a common sign of African swine fever in pigs.”
This hypothetical mechanism is the peripheral coagulopathy.
Coagulopathy, disseminated and in various organs, appears to be the key sign, hypothetically, in both conditions: in the clinical picture of what is called “Covid-19” and ASF.
Furthermore in the epizootic of ASF and the coronaviruses infections in pigs in China in 2019, apparently both conditions were present, and they might have run concomitantly. “New SARS-like virus from bats implicated in China pig die-off”, the article reported even earlier, in April of 2018.
Further research is needed to clarify these questions, and the greater attention should be payed to the differential diagnosis of Covid-19 with ASF, CSF, Porcine Coronaviruses Infections, and other zoonotic or potentially zoonotic conditions.
The possibility of the “zoonotic jump” of Porcine Coronaviruses was addressed in the veterinary (and Pig Industry) literature in 2018, in the article titled: “Pig coronavirus potentially harmful to humans”: “We’re very concerned about emerging coronaviruses and worry about the harm they can do to animals and their potential to jump to humans…” This concern was expressed about the “Deltacoronavirus” but it also involves Sars-Cov-2.
The case of the interspecies transmission was documented in 2005 after the Sars epidemic in China. “SARS-associated Coronavirus Transmitted from Human to Pig: Severe acute respiratory syndrome–associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) was isolated from a pig during a survey for possible routes of viral transmission after a SARS epidemic. Sequence and epidemiology analyses sugge
sted that the pig was infected by a SARS-CoV of human origin.”
“The authors concluded that SARS‐CoV interspecies transmission events occur and possibly pose a risk to humans…
From the obtained data available today, it would appear pigs can carry SARS‐CoV and develop antibodies. Furthermore, evidence exists that pigs can amplify MERS‐CoV. So far there is no evidence that pigs can become infected with SARS‐CoV‐2 or are capable to amplify the virus. However, as the SARS‐CoV‐2 outbreak has just emerged and is ongoing any testing currently focuses on identifying infected people to prevent further human‐to‐human transmissions. Notably, it was reported that SARS‐CoV‐2 could use angiotensin‐converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) from four animal species including porcine ACE2 as the receptor to enter the cell in vitro,29 possibly suggesting that pigs may be susceptible to SARS‐CoV‐2 infection… In summary, SARS‐CoV‐2 is emerging and spreading at a high rate in the human population. Due to the large number of infected people often with high virus loads, SARS‐CoV‐2 could potentially spill over in other species including pigs…“
Thus, we can assume that the circular Coronavirus transmision patterns: Man – Pig – Man, are quite possible, at least hypothetically.
The epicenters of Covid -19 in the pork plants are the direct indication of this hypothetical connection.
This subject of Porcine – Human cross species transmission is especially important in the light of the recent studies refuting the proposed earlier explanation of bats and pangolins as the sources of the Sars-cov-2, and focusing on the specific human source as the origin of the Infection.
These studies added more validity to the man-made hypothesis of the Covid-19 origins. It is worthwhile to mention that the previous human Coronavirus infections, Sars and Mers were also viewed as man made and the engineered bioweapons.
This thinking correlates with the views of such noted researchers as Luc Montagnier and others on the Lab origins of Sars-Cov-2.
Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠