Scientists say that many Asian people can trace their ancestry back to people who survived a coronavirus outbreak aeons ago.
A seven-year pattern is emerging, dating back to 2004, which could signal that another coronavirus outbreak may arrive in 2028.
Study authors note that production process, called "electrospinning," is inexpensive and could potentially be recreated on a mass scale.
The most affected genes include ones controlling the body's inflammatory response.
Such a drug could conceivably stop strains responsible for this pandemic, previous virus outbreaks (like SARS), and even strains causing the common cold.
Researchers say a canine mystery illness reported by many vets in recent years is caused by an animal coronavirus variety