On December 12, 2019, in the city of Wuhan, China (population 11 million) a new disease was identified. Authorities have described it as a “virus never seen before in humans” and it is the mystery illness in China that suddenly has the world on alert.

mystery illness in china

JB Shreve is joined by special guest LynnDee Summers to look at the mystery illness in China, what it is and what it isn’t.

Get used to LynnDee’s voice. She will be joining the End of History for a special series on Pandemics in February (if all goes as planned). We will look at the world’s history with pandemics and how this is a major threat facing us in the near future.

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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at www.theendofhistory.net