Pasteur Lab's response to biological threats
On January 24, 2020, the French Ministry of Health confirmed the first three cases of patients affected by the Wuhan Coronavirus. On January 29, 2020, the Institut Pasteur, which is responsible for monitoring respiratory viruses in France, sequenced the whole genome of the coronavirus known as "2019-nCoV", becoming the first institution in Europe to sequence the virus since the start of the outbreak.
Open Access for Coronavirus research
The research world is putting a united font to battle the current public health crisis. Elsevier, Springer Nature, and Wiley removes paywalls while online archivists create an open-access directory of 5200 papers on coronaviruses.