For the people who want to act like they're above the Chinese 'cause they don't eat bats (even though most Chinese people don't eat bats), I have some news. Swine flu started in North Carolina. A 2015 bird flu outbreak in Iowa led to the culling of millions of chickens to stop the spread. Both swine flu and bird flu are more deadly than covid, the Spanish flu was bird flu. These viruses may be more likely to kick off in China because of wet markets and simply because there are so many people in China that there a lot of animals to feed them (contrary to popular belief, mostly these are regular farm animals, not bats and shit.) But cramped and dirty conditions mean that the next killer virus might not be Ebola rising out of Africa or another coronavirus from China. Any factory farm anywhere could be the culprit. If you think our factory farms are any cleaner than Chinese wet markets, you'd be wrong.