Thinking Aloud

How the human race might stump a coronavirus

Some problems the outbreak has thrown up have nothing to do with the bug but with how people relate to one another

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If I were a coronavirus, I might feel on top of the world.

I have no brain, no intelligence, not even a nervous system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 01, 2020, with the headline How the human race might stump a coronavirus. Subscribe