I posted this in the general Slack channel but as it does not look that active yet and since I think that this is important if confirmed I am reposting here: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/uouh-nrh010418.php
Yeh, I was surprised when I read that too.
There is a very nice book about viruses and evolution:
Thanks. Looks interesting.
I’ll try and get hold of it.