Viral

the search for the origin of COVID-19
Alina Chan and Matt Ridley
Book - 2021

In this real-life detective story, a scientist and writer team up to try to discover how a virus whose closest relations live in bats in subtropical China somehow managed to begin spreading among people more than 1,500 kilometers away in Wuhan.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Chan, Alina (Author), Ridley, Matt (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Edition:First U.S. edition.
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520 |a In this real-life detective story, a scientist and writer team up to try to discover how a virus whose closest relations live in bats in subtropical China somehow managed to begin spreading among people more than 1,500 kilometers away in Wuhan. 
520 |a "In this uniquely insightful book, a scientist and a writer join forces to try to get to the bottom of how a virus whose closest relations live in bats in subtropical southern China somehow managed to begin spreading among people more than 1,500 kilometres away in the city of Wuhan. They grapple with the baffling fact that the virus left none of the expected traces that such outbreaks usually create: no infected market animals or wildlife, no chains of early cases in travellers to the city, no smouldering epidemic in a rural area, no rapid adaptation of the virus to its new host--human beings. To try to solve this pressing mystery, Viral delves deep into the events of 2019 leading up to 2021, the details of what went on in animal markets and virology laboratories, the records and data hidden from sight within archived Chinese theses and websites, and the clues that can be coaxed from the very text of the virus's own genetic code. The result is a gripping detective story that takes the reader deeper and deeper into a metaphorical cave of mystery. One by one the authors explore promising tunnels only to show that they are blind alleys, until, miles beneath the surface, they find themselves tantalisingly close to a shaft that leads to the light." --  |c Provided by publishers. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-390) and index. 
505 0 |a The mystery -- The copper mine -- Viruses -- The Wuhan whistleblowers -- The seafood market -- The pangolin papers -- Bats and the virus hunters -- Laboratory leaks -- Gain of function -- The furin cleavage site -- The other eight -- Popsicle origins and the World Health Organization -- Spillover -- Accident -- The origin of Covid-19 -- Truth will out -- Timeline. 
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