The SARS-CoV-2 Paradox

The pandemic virus evolved in human cells before it first infected people.

SARS-CoV-2 is a “zoonotic” virus — one that jumps from animal to human. The danger of such viruses is their novelty to the human species, which leaves us defenceless to them, but we are equally novel to them, making their first attack upon us weaker than it might be.