Published: Feb. 9, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

This week Aimie and Sam have a nice bit of banter trying to explain the current events towards the information surrounding the Coronavirus. Debunking a few common myths and misconceptions surrounding the virus that have been seen in the news recently. All links to any references have been provided below: 

WHO Information on the coronavirus

Other information on the coronavirus

BBC Article on coronavirus misinformation

Quantum dot research

The latest 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China

Full-genome evolutionary analysis of the novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) rejects the hypothesis of emergence as a result of a recent recombination event 

Protein separation research for vaccine: Coronavirus envelope protein: current knowledge

Novel Coronavirus Emerging in China: Key Questions for Impact Assessment (Includes majority of the stats spoken about in the podcast) 

What is a virus? How do they work? 

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