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Visitors look at new anti-SARS outfits for medical workers on display Thursday Nov. 6, 2003 in Shanghai, China, as the country braced for a resurgence. The disease never made a comeback. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

The mysterious disappearance of the first SARS virus, and why we need a vaccine for the current one but didn’t for the other

COVID-19 and SARS are both deadly – but different. SARS symptoms were quick to appear, making it easier to contain. Because health officials were able to contain it, the virus died off.
Colourized scanning electron micrograph of a cell heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. (The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Flickr)

Know your target: Fundamental science will lead us to coronavirus vaccines

Fundamental research has informed what we know about coronaviruses up until the pandemic. With possible future outbreaks, continuing and developing this type of work is crucial.
There are many ways to make a vaccine. In a time of crisis, the more paths towards success the better. Adriana Duduleanu / EyeEm via Getty Images

Labs are experimenting with new – but unproven – methods to create a coronavirus vaccine fast

Under pressure to develop a coronavirus vaccine, researchers have turned to protein synthesis, genetics and hybrid viruses. It is likely a mix of these approaches will be used to fight the coronavirus.
U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, center, demonstrates hand-washing to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, right, in Rocky Hill, Conn., March 2, 2020. AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Why hand-washing really is as important as doctors say

As the coronavirus spreads, public health officials stress the importance of hand washing. But can it really make that much of a difference? A microbiologist explains why.
Alex Azar, secretary for US Health and Human Services, spoke with senators about the coronavirus on Feb. 25. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

How can we prepare for the coronavirus? 3 questions answered

With the coronavirus spreading to more countries, public health officials in the US are warning Americans that coronavirus will become a problem in the US, too. What does this mean for you?
Employees disinfect ticket gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 28, 2020. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Coronavirus grown in lab outside China for first time, aiding the search for vaccine

Australian scientists have grown the Wuhan virus in a lab, and that will speed up the search for a vaccine. It also will help scientists understand how the virus is transmitted from person to person.

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