Deep Look: How The Coronavirus Attacks Your Lungs


Viruses have one goal: to persist. The novel coronavirus hijacks the cells in our respiratory system to replicate. In some ways, viruses are like living things--they have genetic material and adapt to their environment. However, a virus needs a host to make more copies of itself. So what do you think: are viruses more like living or nonliving things?

Additional reading--
Deep Look episode companion article: How the Coronavirus Attacks Your Lungs

Middle reading level article: We often call a virus a bug. Does that mean it’s alive?

Advanced reading level article: Are Viruses Alive?

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Create a graphic or illustration that models each of the steps the novel coronavirus takes to replicate itself.

Web tools to create Infographics: Canva, Piktochart, Google Drawings