I am not the best communicator and perhaps, I didn't respond well to the question from @Gauri03. Agreed that COVID-19 (otherwise known as SARS-COV-2) is different than SARS and MERS but I had only mentioned it is from the same family based on this information. New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces Again, I am not a great communicator. I wasn't blaming the researchers but those who consumed the same animals knowing they may have viruses that the human immune system can't handle. Maybe I am wrong.