Thanks Tink, I will go to your link...not a major interest for me, but still I know it would always be helpful to understand how these viruses make the jump along with mutation to cause human illness.
And you can tell people are frightened because you see so many wild conspiracy theories now. I used to just stay out of 'em all because I was not close enough to the sources for my own personal standards of proof...but now I know we all do need to do the best we can to trace the threads accurately.
I am about 100 miles from the Kirkland Care Center in Washington State where 13 people have died from COVID-19 since Feb. 19, and have been in tears of joy to watch my tiny community respond...yesterday the food bank came by with a box for all seniors, left at your doorstep, along with a number to call if we need more, and they will deliver. The police chief also has offered to help make sure we have all we need, we don't have to go out.
There is a concern about the restaurants here; only one is a chain, Subway, and it has closed. The remaining half dozen are all locally owned, and they are remaining open for drive by. People support them by coming around in their cars for takeout.
* Tink that article is very convincing, very interesting! I wonder if it ever might be possible to do some DNA testing for final confirmation; I know they did that in the permafrost areas of North America, where the virus was preserved in burial sites. But the article even noted that when the flu cycled back into China, it was not as devastating, suggesting some herd immunity...ima bookmark that article.