An ancient coronavirus swept across East Asia 25,000 years ago

An ancient coronavirus may have infected the ancestors of people living in modern-day East Asia starting 25,000 years ago and for millennia afterward, according to a new study. 

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has now claimed more than 3 million lives, has revealed just how vulnerable we are to new viruses. But as new as this threat seems, humans have been battling dangerous viruses since the beginning of time. 

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