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- An initial first impression is that this (COVID-19) is significantly milder than SARS, so that's reassuring. On the other hand, it may be more transmissible than SARS, at least in the community setting.
- Eric Toner (2020) cited in "Health experts issued an ominous warning about a coronavirus pandemic 3 months ago. Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people." on Business Insider Malaysia, 23 January 2020.
- I have thought for a long time that the most likely virus that might cause a new pandemic would be a coronavirus. We don't yet know how contagious it (COVID-19) is. We know that it is being spread person to person, but we don't know to what extent.
- Eric Toner (2020) cited in "The U.S. Scientist who Predicted Coronavirus could Kill 65 Million People–Three Months before the Outbreak in Wuhan, China" on Electroverse, 25 January 2020.