Rejecting the Crown: The Coronavirus Pandemic
The label “Made in China” is perhaps preferred in association with the nation’s consumer goods. Its notorious export at present, however, is SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that struck in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.
A novel coronavirus (CoV) refers to a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The new coronavirus, now named SARSCoV-2, had not previously been detected before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
Originating in a Wuhan wildlife market, the associated disease, called COVID-19, has become more widespread than the 2002– 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, which also originated in China. While SARS-CoV-2 is from the same family of viruses as the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), it is not the same virus.
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