Morning Jolt: All Signs Point to China

Just one big story today: collecting and sorting through what we know about the coronavirus’s origins, and what makes sense and what doesn't in the theory that it originated from someone eating bats or pangolins from the Huanan Seafood Market.

What We Know and What We Don't Know about the Source of COVID-19

Early on in this crisis, I read a November 2017 Smithsonian magazine article entitled, "Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?" (Give that reporter, editor, and headline writer a raise.)

At least two flu pandemics in the past century—in 1957 and 1968—originated in the Middle Kingdom and were triggered by avian viruses that evolved to become easily transmissible between humans. Although health authorities have increasingly tried to ban the practice, millions of live birds are still kept, sold and slaughtered in crowded markets each year. In a study published in January, researchers in China concluded that these markets were a "main source of H7N9 transmission by ...

Morning-Jolt.png
WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 06 2020
Morning-Jolt-center.png
WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 06 2020
hero

All Signs Point to China

Just one big story today: collecting and sorting through what we know about the coronavirus’s origins, and what makes sense and what doesn't in the theory that it originated from someone eating bats or pangolins from the Huanan Seafood Market.

What We Know and What We Don't Know about the Source of COVID-19

Early on in this crisis, I read a November 2017 Smithsonian magazine article entitled, "Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?" (Give that reporter, editor, and headline writer a raise.)

At least two flu pandemics in the past century—in 1957 and 1968—originated in the Middle Kingdom and were triggered by avian viruses that evolved to become easily transmissible between humans. Although health authorities have increasingly tried to ban the practice, millions of live birds are still kept, sold and slaughtered in crowded markets each year. In a study published in January, researchers in China concluded that these markets were a "main source of H7N9 transmission by ...   READ MORE

spacer

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement Keeping people safe and informed about COVID-19

fb_flex_phone_570.jpg

Stay safe and informed during the COVID-19 crisis with the latest information from trusted health authorities like the WHO and CDC.

Visit Facebook's new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center for more.

Trending on National Review

1. Get Better Soon, Boris

2. Congress's COVID Response Is Stumbling. Josh Hawley Has a Plan to Fix It.

3. Tribalism and the Pandemic

Top Stories

Kathryn Jean Lopez

Don't Waste the Coronavirus Shutdown

Are we going to make use of this time to make sure our lives are what they should ...

NR PLUS   Madeleine Kearns

Get Better Soon, Boris

Your country needs you.

John Fund and Joel Hay

Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?

As time passes, it will become clearer that social-isolation measures do little to reduce fatalities or ...

NEWS

CDC Using Antibody Tests to Gauge Number of Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases

The surveys come after the FDA announced it had authorized the first coronavirus serology test, which detects any ...

Jerry Hendrix

Frigates: The Right Tool for the Job

With the Navy lacking a well-balanced fleet, the U.S. must rely on destroyers to do the job of ...

Charles C. W. Cooke

Incisive Coverage for Interesting Times

Few publications have covered the coronavirus pandemic in so many ways from so many different ...

NEWS

Federal Agencies Waited Months to Restock Medical Equipment before Outbreak

The U.S. waited until March to place bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, ventilators, and other medical supplies, ...

WHAT NR IS READING

The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free

By Richard Lowry

“Makes an original and compelling case for nationalism . . . A fascinating, erudite—and much-needed—defense of a hallowed idea unfairly under current attack.” — Victor Davis Hanson

LEARN MORE

PODCASTS

PHOTOS

VIDEO

NRPLUS ARTICLES

Ready for Election Season?

National Review subscribers get the most out of National Review. Don't miss out.

SEE MY OPTIONS

ADVERTISEMENT

 
 
 
Learn more about RevenueStripe...
national review

Follow Us & Share

19 West 44th Street, Suite 1701, New York, NY, 10036, USA
Your Preferences | Unsubscribe | Privacy
View this e-mail in your browser.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

FOLLOW THE MONEY - Billionaire tied to Epstein scandal funneled large donations to Ramaswamy & Democrats

Breaking: Left-Wing Black History Children’s Book Distributed by Simon & Schuster Is Heavily Plagiarized

Adam Schiff & Gavin Newsom are about to get vetted by Peter Schweizer…