From the 15th century to the mid-19th century, the virus was the patron saint of the African continent. In the past 400 years, European colonists only occupied 10.8% of the land in Africa, and only occupied some strongholds along the coast of Africa and offshore islands.
The climate in Africa is dominated by tropical rain forests and tropical deserts. It is not only a paradise for wild animals but also a paradise for microorganisms.
In terms of known viruses (smallpox, Lassa, dengue, HIV, Ebola, etc.), almost all of the world’s top viruses come from Africa.
The virus is the “invisible killer” of the American continent.
When Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492, there were about 30 million natives in the Americas at this time.
By the end of the 16th century, there were only 1 million Native Americans left!
Because the viruses carried by European colonists (mainly smallpox) brought disaster to the Native Americans.
500 years later, in the First World War (July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918), in March 1918, American soldiers went to the European front. cold”.
Influenza swept across the European continent and the world at an alarming rate.
In the US, 548,000 people died from the flu. In the UK, 215,000 people died from the flu. In France, 166,000 people died from the flu. In Germany, 225,000 people died from the flu. Because of the flu, the warring sides were forced to end the war.
The new coronavirus is still affecting the world. Why can’t we eradicate the virus?
Because of the stagnation of physics, our understanding of the microscopic world is very pale. If we can’t make breakthroughs in the understanding of the microscopic world, we may never be able to eliminate the virus in the human body.
Therefore, we must have awe of nature, and we must learn to live in harmony with nature and wild animals. If this harmonious relationship is broken, there will be severe punishment.