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A research hypothesis: Considering Traavik findings (1973-1980), during a SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
  • Monate Mkolo
Monate Mkolo
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
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The pandemic has triggered worldwide social and economic disturbance, with the leading economic depression from the time when there was a Great Depression. Moreover, misleading information about the virus has spread far and wide; even some public members have raised direct questions about the possibilities of ticks to transmit the virus. These questions have not received a simple solution so far. Thus, the key idea of this paper is to provide hints and hypothesis about the publicly raised questions about the possibilities of ticks transmitting SARS-CoV-2. The approach of the mentioned questions was based on the broader perspective of using the systemic review, where this newly discovered virus (SARS-CoV-2) was put into context with respect to the once mentioned ticks coronavirus-like of Traavik et al., during the 1973-1980 period. The possibilities of ticks to transmit the virus was hypothesized. Proving or disproving this hypothesis for the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 might be possible. Therefore, the role of ticks to transmit the virus needs more attention. This could lead to more efficient measures, to block the rise of another coronavirus epidemic with persistent transmission in humans.