“A newly identified strain of coronavirus has killed 17 people in China and caused hundreds of confirmed infections, the Hubei provincial government said Wednesday, citing the latest figures from hard-hit Wuhan and other cities. Health officials in Beijing say they’re concerned that the deadly coronavirus could spread further during the Lunar New Year celebrations.”

+ This seems like a reasonable time to read Ed Yong’s 2018 Atlantic piece: The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?