Friday, February 28, 2020

Coronavirus: How Disease X, the epidemic-in-waiting, erupted in China

They called it “Disease X”. The epidemic-in-waiting. The World Health Organisation added it to a list of eight of humanity’s worst-known infectious diseases back in 2018. Didn’t have a name because it hadn’t happened. One aim of the list is to show the 194 countries that fund the United Nations body the threat from global public health emergencies, namely epidemics.


Good article. H/t WGS.

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