The president said the following at a March press conference. “I would view it as something that just surprised the whole world. Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” Evaluate evidence as to whether anyone knew, could have known, and/or should hve known that a global pandemic was a serious possibility.
Some people have suggested that coronavirus originates from bats. Is there scientific evidence to support this claim? If so, describe and cite this evidence that supports this claim. If not, discuss the evidence or lack thereof that refutes it. Given the evidence, what solution would you implement to prevent bat-based coronavirus outbreaks in the future? Be sure to incorporate evidence into your decision making process.