Twenty Thousand Year Old Coronavirus Pandemic Identified In Human DNA

COVID-19 has been circulating for about a year and a half and for many of us, that feels like an eternity. However, coronaviruses have been circulating for longer than we thought – far earlier than the SARS or MERS variants – to twenty thousand years ago in East Asia. 

2SER Breakfast’s Willy Russo spoke with Yassine Souilmi, a postdoctoral researcher at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, to learn more. 

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