I wrote about the new coronavirus itself--where it came from, why it's behaving in the way it's behaving, how it infects and kills, and what the summer might bring. It's early days, of course, but this serves as a rough preliminary portrait of SARS-CoV-2.
Excellent summary of what we know so far about SARS-CoV-2 biology and why it’s a nasty little devil, via ⁦⁩ ⁦
Why is this coronavirus different from all other coronaviruses?
“The virus has been remarkably stable given how much transmission we’ve seen...That makes sense, because there’s no evolutionary pressure on the virus to transmit better. It’s doing a great job of spreading around the world right now.”
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
I'm really intrigued by theories where either the *amount* of coronavirus you have gives it very different properties, or there are different strains of the virus.
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
Esto sobre el coronavirus de Ed Yong, autor de 'Yo contengo multitudes', el mejor libro acerca de la microbios que podáis leer, es espectacular. Abro hilo.👇
A useful article by that explains the secret to COVID-19's success, that includes expertise contributed by . via #cytokinestorm
"The immune system fights back and attacks the virus; this is what causes inflammation and fever. But in extreme cases, the immune system goes berserk, causing more damage than the actual virus."
. explains the nature of the virus itself
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden, every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
11. This piece by from explains very clearly why this virus has been so successful
Informative piece on #Covid_19 — where it came from, why it's behaving in the way it's behaving, how it infects and kills, and what the summer might bring.
A good article to share with #ALevel #Biology students on what we know about the virus which causes COVID-19:
"These viruses don't endure in the world. They need bodies." reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world. #COVID19
Everything we know about the #coronavirus - from one of our best science writers #COVID19
Good article re #coronavirus from of . We have no idea re seasonal variation. One thing I learned when pandemic started: "common cold" coronaviruses also can cause severe illness and kill, esp. medically vulnerable people.
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden, every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
Why SARS CoV2 has been so successful at spreading.
This is another really excellent article by Ed Yong on the unique properties of this particular Coronavirus
This explainer on why the virus has been so biologically successful
There are lots of coronaviruses, including several that infect humans. So why is this one not like the others? This piece by is essential reading. Why this Coronavirus Has Been So Successful
My scicomm colleague has written an excellent intro to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID-19, and why it’s spreading so effectively.
Easy to read, solid summary of what we know scientifically about Covid-19. (Not enough.)
“SARS-CoV-2 is not the flu. It causes a disease with different symptoms, spreads and kills more readily” ⁦⁩ on the details that matter. #Covid_19
Great explainer on SARS-CoV-2 biology "“The virus has been remarkably stable given how much transmission we’ve seen,” says Lisa Gralinski “That makes sense, bec/there’s no evol pressure on the virus to transmit better. It’s doing a great job..”
What We Know So Far About SARS-CoV-2 - The Atlantic: as usual, excellent writing from ⁦
If says it then I believe it - pangolins are NOT the original reservoir for covid-19! (this article is brilliant if you want to know more about what it is, and what we know about it so far)
Many of you have probably also assumed the role of SARS-CoV-19 'expert' for your friends and family. I found this article by to be understandable for laypeople. (Excellent work, sir.) Folks should consider sharing this to improve understanding
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden, every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
Allow to briefly stop you being terrified of SARS-CoV-2 and for a moment be fascinated
Important read: Why the coronavirus has been so successful via . #CoronaVirusOutBreak #InfectiousDisease #DiseaseSpread
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden, every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
May the virologists stay safe #coronavirus
Why the Coronavirus has been so successful. Ed Yong is a well-respected science writer, and his in-depth report on the current pandemic is as clear and detailed report you can get. It explains why we need to be very serious about self-isolation.
Understanding the enemy. | reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
By now most know the general features of SARS-CoV2 infection and the disease it causes, COVID-19. If not, take a moment to read the Atlantic piece by . It is very accessible and is a beautiful piece of writing.
Why the #Coronavirus is so successful?
Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful
nice summary What We Know So Far About SARS-CoV-2 - The Atlantic
What We Know So Far About SARS-CoV-2 - The Atlantic
Why the #coronavirus Has Been So Successful via
“The virus has been remarkably stable given how much transmission we’ve seen,” ... “That makes sense, because there’s no evolutionary pressure on the virus to transmit better. It’s doing a great job of spreading around the world right now.” #COVIDー19
39. Why has the coronavirus been so effective? in lays our scientist's educated guesses about where SARS-CoV-2 came from and why it’s behaving in such an extreme way. Recommended by Elise Langenkamp, medical biologist and member
Coronaviruses were never the most popular topic of scientific research; all of a sudden, every bit of information we have about them matters. reports on what, exactly, we know about the new coronavirus that's spreading across the world
During a cytokine storm, the immune system isn’t just going berserk but is also generally off its game, attacking at will without hitting the right targets. When this happens, people become more susceptible to infectious bacteria.
Elderly people are at risk of more severe infections possibly because their immune system can’t mount an effective initial defense, while children are less affected because their immune system is less likely to progress to a cytokine storm.