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A corona virus first that killed at least 774 people in 2003, and has since broken out of laboratories 6 times.

SARS killed about 10% of those who were infected. It has never become a pandemic, but was contained after its first emergence in 2003, and its subsequent escapes from labs in Asia.


In late 2017, Chinese scientists traced the virus through the intermediary of civets to cave-dwelling horseshoe bats in Yunnan province.[1]


SARS is most infectious in severely ill patients, which usually occurs during the second week of the illness. This delayed infectious period meant that quarantine was highly effective; people who were isolated before day five of their illness rarely transmitted the disease to others.[2]


"The 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak spread to 29 countries, causing more than 8,000 infections and at least 774 deaths."

Subsequently, it has escaped from laboratories at least 6 times, once in Singapore, once in Taiwan, and four times from a single laboratory in Beijing.[3]


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Document:Logistical and Technical Exploration into the Origins of the COVID-19 virusreport31 January 2020Jonathan Jay CoueyReport of a thorough investigation into the origins of the virus that caused the pandemic. Whilst the author is circumspect, the evidence presented points clearly to the virus being the product of laboratory engineering.