How Novel Corona Virus is not really “Novel”

A new strand with a similar ending … and beginning.

December 2002

The first pandemic of the 21st century, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) was first discovered in Guangzhou, China, the capital of Guandong province. The first case with no clinical samples occurred in Foshan — 20km from Guangzhou. On December 17, a chef from Hueyen, who came with regular contact of live caged animals that were used as exotic game food, has developed a high fever and respiratory syndrome, infecting his family and seven medical staff.