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.
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.
- How China’s Mystery Pneumonia Is Different From SARS (Washington Post)
- China’s Swift ID of a New Virus Is A Win for Public Health (WIRED)
- Outbreak of Mystery Illness in China Traced to Never Before Seen Virus (CNET)