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Response to Covid-19 shows striking similarities with pandemics past

Be it quarantine or social distancing, responses to the current Covid-19 pandemic have not changed much since the pandemics of the past, speakers noted in the Behind the Headlines discussion Plagues and Pandemics which was livestreamed to over 7000 viewers on Thursday evening, March 26th 2020. The Trinity Long Room Hub is Trinity’s research institute for the… Read More »

Novel coronavirus receptors show similarities to SARS-CoV, according to new analysis

The recent emergence of Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has put the world on high alert for transcontinental transmission, reminiscent of the outbreak of SARS — also a coronavirus — in 2002-2003. Decade-long structural studies by Fang Li of the University of Minnesota, et al. have shown how the SARS virus (SARS-CoV) interacts with animal and human… Read More »