Professor Eddie Holmes: The split-second decision to reveal SARS-CoV-2 to the world
“Oh shit,” Professor Eddie Holmes recalls saying. “SARS is back.”
It was 5 January 2020, and he was looking at the SARS-CoV-2 genome. He was meant to be heading to Sunday brunch on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, but instead he had just received an urgent email from China.
It had come from his long-time friend and colleague, Professor