The recent emergence of the novel coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China and its rapid spread across the world has posed a global health emergency. Scientists and researchers across the world are working together to improve the methods of detection and generate a vaccine that will cure the disease. However, in order to develop therapeutic strategies and techniques for the treatment of COVID-19, the structure of SARS-CoV-2 must be entirely scrutinized and comprehended. This review illustrates the similarities and differences between SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses, while also indicating why the development of this lethal viral RNA can only be a result of natural evolution.

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