Behind the Virus: COVID-19 Podcast Part One
Updated: Mar 20, 2020
With so much information circulating about COVID-19 (coronavirus), it’s important
to understand the science behind the crisis. We teamed up with Dr. Anthony
Hilger to host a special edition two-part podcast. Dr. Anthony Hilger is a retired
professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who taught diagnostic
microbiology, immunology, and clinical laboratory science for 30 years. In part one
of this episode, he talks with us about viruses.
"A virus is an infectious agent that has to have a host to live, has to have a living cell."
- Dr. Anthony Hilger, UNC
During part one of this podcast, Dr. Hilger covers the following topics on viruses:
What they are
How they differ from bacteria
How they work
Symptoms you can expect
Dr. Hilger also discusses COVID-19 and how it is similar and different to other viruses.