NO. The coronavirus was not created by humans. Here’s how we know.

A group of researchers compared the genome of this novel coronavirus with the seven other coronaviruses known to infect humans: SARS, MERS and SARS-CoV-2, which can cause severe disease; along with HKU1, NL63, OC43 and 229E, which typically cause just mild symptoms, the researchers wrote March 17 in the journal Nature Medicine. More info can be found here.

A very interesting view about the virus and from where it originates and how it spreads and other viruses is given by Dr. Daszak, President of Eco Health Alliance, on the (I admit biased) website of Democracy Now. The video is available on YouTube here.

Could it have accidentally escaped from a lab in Wuhan? We don’t know yet, but it is one of the very remote possibilities as accidents happen. Research was being done in a Lab near the fish market in Wuhan, but there is no proof at this moment that it is the case. Some information at these news sites AlJazeera and FoxNews.