• The Coronavirus

    The coronavirus currently in question derives its name from the spiky crown of proteins (Corona = Crown) that are seen under magnification.


    It first erupted on Wuhan China, and is thought to possibly have jumped from a snake species to humans:

    Wuhan coronavirus may have been transmitted to people from snakes

    Jan 22, 2020

    A new coronavirus that has claimed 17 lives in Wuhan, China, may have been transmitted to people from snakes, according to a genetic analysis. The snakes may have caught the virus from bats in the food market in which both animals were sold.


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