Mysterious ‘Russian Flu’ 130 Years Ago May Have Been a Coronavirus, Scientists Say

In 1889, a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Russia and then spread across the globe, triggering at least three waves of infection over the course of several years. Now, some scientists suspect that this illness, dubbed the “Russian flu,” actually may have been caused by a pandemic┬ácoronavirus┬ásimilar to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,┬áThe New … Read more