Dude, it was a joke. Lighten up. And I read the article before I posted it.Back in the early 2000's when I first started posting on this board (then known as the General Board), it was custom and practice to provide the source/link for anything you posted. If you failed to do so, you would be challenged by other posters to provide it.
Kept posters honest--while also providing a pathway for those who wanted to follow-up on the subject a roadmap of where to begin.
I realize this board in its current "The Pit" configuration is comprised of personal opinion, conspiracy theories, random tweets, and 100% pure bullcrap.
It this particular instance, I saw the tweet and wondered if this new virus was real, so I did some interweb checking and discovered it was on the front page of the WaPo website...and the article had an imbedded link to the original paper published in the NE journal.
If facts offend you, I apologize. Carry on with your low calorie, fact-free, Fox diet.
Note to self, you will have no sense of humor after reaching 80 and dependent on WaPo for your news.