One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Gava Fox gets to grips with the realities of coronavirus and its place in the pantheon of viral pandemics. You’d have to have been living in a cave – where at least you’d be safe from infection – to have missed news of the coronavirus epidemic that is sweeping the world. With its origins in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the virus crossed over to humans from wild animals slaughtered for the pot in a city wet market. The two main theories suggest it either came from bats, a rare winter delicacy in Hubei province, or pangolins, the harmless anteater … Continue reading One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest