A Virus Outbreak, Netflix's Oscar Nod Dominance, and More News

Wired | 1/14/2020 | Alex Baker-Whitcomb
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A new mysterious illness characterized by high fever, lung lesions, and difficulty breathing has gripped the Chinese city of Wuhan. Dozens have been hospitalized, and government officials announced Thursday that researchers have identified the culprit: a member of the coronavirus family that has never been seen before in humans. (Other coronavirus variants cause the common cold, SARS, and MERS.) The response demonstrates that China’s scientific infrastructure and public health policies have made critical strides since the 2003 SARS outbreak, which spread to 26 countries and killed 774 after the Chinese government hid the epidemic and its consequences from the rest of the world.

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