Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, and more severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and COVID-19. Coronaviruses commonly circulate in animals and sometimes also infect humans. More information here.
This session focused on reviewing; the most promising candidate vaccines, the steps in the process from development to approval, and distribution and identify issues for future investigation.
Dr. Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology and director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program, is a globally recognized infectious disease expert who walks us through what we know so far about the origin of COVID-19.