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Understanding the Virus that Causes COVID-19, Animation

Understanding the Virus that Causes COVID-19, Animation

Coronaviruses are a large family of enveloped, RNA viruses. There are 4 groups of coronaviruses: alpha and beta, originated from bats and rodents; and gamma and delta, originated from avian species. Coronaviruses are responsible for a wide range of diseases in many animals, including livestock and pets. In humans, they were thought to cause mild, …

This Is How Your Body Builds Immunity

This Is How Your Body Builds Immunity

Vaccines are possibly the greatest thing that humans ever created. Not just in the realm of medicine, but like all of human creation. Space travel is awesome. Agricultural revolution? For the most part, pretty sweet. The entirety of YouTube? Up there, but maybe not as lifesaving as vaccination. Vaccinations has its roots in variolation, a …