Nels and Vincent explain a new method for calculating the most recent common ancestor of SARS-CoV-2, which concludes that the ancestral virus was circulating in October/November 2019, before its first detection in China.
Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello
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Can we really get the true ancestor of that virus? and can ancestor identification help in producing a more effective vaccine? I have seen a lot of theories about this virus like this one relating it with 5G https://www.laboratoryinsider.com/2020/03/is-corona-virus-covid19-related-with.html
@DB, me too euphoric for some days after 1st Moderna, & taking risks. Me happy, virus happy 😊.