Health Editor’s Note: This is fairly easy to understand the history of previous coronaviruses as well as the current one coming out of Wuhan, China……Carol

Article from the New England Journal of Medicine

A Novel Coronavirus Emerging in China — Key Questions for Impact Assessment

List of authors.

  • Vincent J. Munster, Ph.D.,
  • Marion Koopmans, D.V.M.,
  • Neeltje van Doremalen, Ph.D.,
  • Debby van Riel, Ph.D.,
  • and Emmie de Wit, Ph.D.

A novel coronavirus, designated as 2019-nCoV, emerged in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019. As of January 24, 2020, at least 830 cases had been diagnosed in nine countries: China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Nepal, and the United States. Twenty-six fatalities occurred, mainly in patients who had serious underlying illnesses.1

Although many details of the emergence of this virus — such as its origin and its ability to spread among humans — remain unknown, an increasing number of cases appear to have resulted from human-to-human transmission.

Given the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) outbreak in 2002 and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in 2012,2 2019-nCoV is the third coronavirus to emerge in the human population in the past two decades — an emergence that has put global public health institutions on high alert.

China responded quickly by informing the World Health Organization (WHO) of the outbreak and sharing sequence information with the international community after the discovery of the causative agent. The WHO responded rapidly by …

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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  1. There is no doubt that VT is a Communist joint. They even sing the praise of the evil Chinese Communist Party, which is the vilest party ever in the history of humanity!

  2. My guess is that this outbreak is just setting the stage for what is to come next. Getting the medical industrial complex ready for the next viral bomb to be dropped. Maybe Ebola? The powers that be aren’t going to be happy until there is a law that says they can stick a needle in every person on earth. For our own good of course. For me, I am already past the point where I will believe in anything that comes out of the CDC or WHO….

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