There is some evidence—And please do note that “evidence” does not equal definitive “proof”, as I have had complaints before from people I’ve interviewed, people who advocated for some theory or new perspective, people who got pissy when I refused to announce that they had definitive proof, despite their presentation of evidence, to support their theories. Evidence may be credible; it may be compelling. But that doesn’t *prove* something outright.—that the ‘Rona may not have originated in China after all. That it may have been around for a long time, just waiting for environmental factors to be right for it to return.
There is also some evidence—Were you paying attention? Does this mean it has been proven?—that DNA material linked to the ‘Rona came from Neanderthals and that those people who have this material in their genetic makeup may be more susceptible to a severe case of the ‘Rona. How did those folks get the DNA in the first place? Interbreeding! From this linked article: “This interbreeding effect that happened 60,000 years ago is still having an impact today.” People who catch the Covid, then, and get hit harder by it, can potentially put the blame on their Neanderthal ancestors.
So can we rename Covid-19 the “Neanderflu”?