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How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells

The New York Times visual explainer – “The virus that causes Covid-19 is currently spreading around the world. At least six other types of coronavirus are known to infect humans, with some causing the common cold and two causing outbreaks: SARS and MERS. The coronavirus is named after the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. The virus is enveloped in a bubble of oily lipid molecules, which falls apart on contact with soap…[Note – this article clearly explains what the virus is, how it spreads, and how best to protect yourself – “wash your hands with soap, avoid touching your face, keep your distance from sick people and regularly clean frequently used surfaces.”]

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