Coronavirus

Coronavirus: The Quest for Solutions – Dr. Noam Stern-Ginossar, Overview of Viruses and Coronaviruses

• TAGS: Virus , vaccine , Proteins , Biology , Culture

Dr. Noam Stern-Ginossar of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Molecular Genetics provides an overview – complete with helpful cartoons – of basic questions: what is a virus? Why is coronavirus worse than the flu? (One reason – it’s new and so we have no immunity.) What are the issues related to developing a vaccine? (Mostly it’s time; otherwise, we know what to do, she reassures us.)