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COVID-19: New insights on a rapidly changing epidemic (JAMA)
« on: March 10, 2020, 07:57:11 pm »

A Viewpoint article in JAMA (February 28, 2020), "COVID-19: New Insights on a Rapidly Changing Epidemic":

http://bit.ly/2IE43i8


Among other informative details, there is this:


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Named 2019-nCoV by the WHO and SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, this virus is a new human-infecting Betacoronavirus that, based on its genetic proximity to 2 bat-derived SARS-like coronaviruses, likely originated in chrysanthemum bats.


If anyone is interested, this is supposed to be a chrysanthemum bat:


Image result for chrysanthemum bat photo
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