What is a coronavirus? – Elizabeth Cox



Dig into the science of coronaviruses and find out how they cause diseases such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

For almost a decade, scientists chased the source of a deadly new virus through China’s tallest mountains and most isolated caverns. They finally found it in the bats of Shitou Cave. The virus in question was a coronavirus that caused an epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, in 2003. So what exactly is a coronavirus, and how does it spread? Elizabeth Cox explains.

Lesson by Elizabeth Cox, directed by Anton Bogaty.

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