The Coronavirus was first discovered by a Scottish woman June Almeida, the daughter of a bus driver, who left school at the age of sixteen.
June Almeida is the founder of ‘imaging’ the virus, and in the current global outbreak, her discovery is once again came in the spotlight.
The new virus Covid-19 is a variant of the Coronavirus, which Dr. Alameda discovered in the laboratory of St Thomas’s Hospital of London in 1964.
June Hart, a virologist, was born in 1930 in the northeastern part of Glasgow, Scotland, and spent her childhood in the underprivileged part of the city.
She left school at the age of 16 and got a job as a laboratory technician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary hospital.
She later moved to London to pursue a career in 1954 she married Venezuelan artist Enriquez Almeida.