Taxonomy of a pandemic

  • The virus: SARS-CoV-2 Possible patient 0: 2019-12-20, a 61-year-old man from Wuhan, China, presented to the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital with a fever and a strong cough.
  • The resulting disease: COVID-19
  • The prognosis 2020-07-14: World Health Organization warns that the pandemic may get “worse and worse and worse.”