Timeline: The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2

Emily Kopp “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” is one of the most influential scientific articles in history. In February 2020 — about a month before a pandemic had been declared — five top virologists huddled to examine aspects of a rapidly emerging coronavirus that seemed primed to infect human cells. (The furin cleavage site kept […]

Answering Crucial Questions About Sars-Cov-2

Thomas Renz, Pamela A. Popper In early 2020, billions of people were told by governments and health agencies all over the worldthat a “novel virus” had caused severe illness in several individuals in Wuhan, China. Shortlyafter this announcement, people were told that the lethality rate for this virus, SARS-CoV-2,could be ten times higher than typical […]