Plausible Date for SARS-CoV-2 Host Jump into Humans
This thread discusses the plausible date for the host jump of SARS-CoV-2 into humans. Evidence suggests that the first case reported in China dates back to 17 November, from a Hubei Province (Wuhan) resident aged 55. The first reported case from Europe is a 42 year-old man with no known link to China or any recent history.
Prof Francois Balloux
Director @UGI_at_UCL. Interest in Infectious disease epidemiology, pathogen genomics and global health Mastodon account: @FBalloux@genomic.social