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Viruses and Vaccines

A multimedia conversation with virologist Arleen Ramsingh, inventor of a COVID-19 vaccine undergoing clinical trials.

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The Nature of Coronavirus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified in China, 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library

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The Vaccine

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Epilogue

June 19, 2020.

June 22, 2020.

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