Deep Space 19, by Edward J. Steele

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From “Origin of new emergent Coronavirus and Candida fungal diseases—Terrestrial or cosmic?,” which was published in July by Advances in Genetics. Claims that certain pathogens have extraterrestrial origins have been largely rejected by the scientific community as baseless.

We have previously argued that the sudden emergence of new circulating viruses could be linked to cosmic events related to the well-known eleven-year sunspot cycle. Earth’s magnetosphere is modulated by a solar wind that controls the flow of incoming charged particles. During periods of minimal sunspots, a general weakening of the magnetic field occurs. This is accompanied by an increase in the flux of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) and charged interstellar and interplanetary dust particles. We have been at the lowest minimum for well over a century.

The emotion surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic is unparalleled, and it is the origin of this emergent virus that has raised the most angst. Analyzing all reliable genetic, epidemiological, geophysical, and astrophysical data leads to the hypothesis that COVID-19 arrived via meteorite, presumably a relatively fragile and loose carbonaceous meteorite, that struck northeast China on October 11, 2019.

If a fragment of a fragile carbonaceous meteorite entered the mesosphere and stratosphere at a high speed of 30 km/s, its outer envelope, carrying trillions of viruses, bacteria, and other primary source cells (for the cosmic replication of the COVID-19 virus), may have been dispersed in the mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere. A reasonable assumption is that the fireball that struck 2,000 km north of Wuhan may have been part of a wide tube of debris, the bulk of which was deposited in the stratosphere. That it exploded over China is due only to the vagaries of chance.

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