What is COVID-19?

What is a pandemic? What are the symptoms of COVID-19?  What is the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2?  How do COVID-19 tests work?  UNC Virology PhD Student Calvin Yeager and Connor Wander break down COVID-19 and related terms in this module; “What is COVID-19?”

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Basic Virology Learning Goals

  • What is a pandemic?
  • How do viruses get their names?

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Topics

  • Why is COVID-19 also called Coronavirus?
  • What is the difference between SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19?
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • What types of COVID-19 tests are available?

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COVID-19 and Basic Virology is a work in progress and will be continually updated to reflect the science of Coronavirus.  For up to date statistics and advisories, please refer to the CDC Website.



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