Scientist Who Simulated the Global Impact of a Coronavirus Outbreak Says, “The Cat’s Already Out of the Bag” and Calls China’s Efforts to Contain the Disease “Unlikely to Be Effective”

Toner’s team ran a simulation of the impact of a hypothetical coronavirus that was resistant to vaccine and easily transmittable

by Mark DeCambre
Market Watch

‘Probably, the cat’s already out of the bag.’ – Eric Toner, M.D.

Scientist and scholar Eric Toner, quoted above in an excerpt from a Friday interview with the business-news channel CNBC, explained that China’s efforts to contain the current outbreak of a fast-moving upper-respiratory illness are “unlikely to be effective.”

Cases of the illness, which is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, and MERS, Middle East respirator syndrome, have now turned up in a number of countries beyond China, where the illness originated in Wuhan City.

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