1/2 Wuhan coronavirus. Dr Henry Miller

Jan 29, 12:16 AM
Image: The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans and sparked an outbreak. Here’s a previous malady: Colorized transmission electron micrograph MERS virus particles (blue) found near the periphery of an infected VERO E6 cell (yellow). Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, MarylandNIAID

Dr Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute: The definitive—and also most elegantly stated—discussion of the outbreak   https://humanevents.com/2020/01/27/china-catches-cold-from-the-wuhan-coronavirus-and-the-world-sneezes/.

The new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, in December (officially designated 2019-nCoV) or perhaps as early as October, is interesting in a number of ways—genetics, epidemiology, evolution, even public policy. Main factors: degree of infectiousness, and virulence.  . . .  It can happen that “the ‘chromosomes’ of the different viruses rearrange, or ‘reassort,’ giving rise to a novel virus.”