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From Bats to Human Lungs, the Evolution of a Coronavirus

The New Yorker | For thousands of years, a parasite with no name lived happily among horseshoe bats in southern China. The bats had evolved to the point that they did not notice; they went about their nightly flights unbothered.

“Over time, as viruses evolve with their natural habitats, they tend to cause less severe disease. And that is good for both the host and the virus.”

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