The Living Force
I think it is quite possible that this idea that it is due to Chinese people eating bats or snakes etc., is a way to put the blame on the Chinese themselves and sort of dehumanize them in the eyes of Westerners. It is a convenient way to distract from the possible cosmic connection and from genetic warfare.
The African Swine flu was also very convenient in making the "Deal of the century", having caused a massive culling of the hog herd, causing massive increase in food prices and having the potential to create civil unrest in China. Especially when seen with the timing of other attacks on China such as riots in Hong Kong and the Western headlines of Chinese concentration camps for Uighur muslims.
Or blame the victim from a potential error by the government,
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