China passed a bleak milestone was passed over the weekend, as more people in mainland China have now died of the newly discovered coronavirus than did during the SARS outbreak, which also began in China almost two decades ago. Cases in other countries are also increasing each day.
As an outbreak of a newly discovered SARS-like virus threatens to spiral out of control in China, some scientists think they’ve uncovered its animal origins. Their new research suggests the virus is native to snakes.
Remember how that prestigious French laboratory lost over 2000 vials of the SARS virus? Well, now it’s been unceremoniously shut down.