June Almeida Identified The Corona Virus Decades Ago

Scientist June Almeida operates an electron microscope in 1963
at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Canada
Image: Norman James Toronto Star/Getty

Half a century ago scientist June Almeida was the first person to see a coronavirus using microscope techniques she developed but she received little recognition. Her breakthrough in virology research was all the more remarkable because the 34-year-old scientist never completed her formal education.

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