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What Exactly Is the Coronavirus, Anyway?

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Roberto Martinez

The virus sweeping across the planet right now is frightening, in part, because there is so much we don't know about it. In the first episode of Petrie Dish, TPR's explainer podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, Bonnie Petrie talks to a virologist about what exactly the coronavirus is and how scientists are studying it. 

Tell us about how the coronavirus has changed your life. Email us at petriedish@tpr.org

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Bonnie Petrie can be reached at Bonnie@TPR.org and on Twitter at @kbonniepetrie