The science of coronavirus

Samples are tested for COVID-19.
Samples are tested for COVID-19 Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Minnesota Department of Health.
Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Health

For the country’s medical and scientific communities, it’s all hands on deck. While hospitals and clinics are on the front lines treating patients with COVID-19, researchers are working to figure out how the virus works, how it affects our bodies and how it spreads.

MPR News host Kerri Miller checked in with a virologist and infectious disease doctor about the science of the novel respiratory virus and what’s known and unknown about how to contain its spread and protect our health.

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