Preparing for future coronavirus pandemics

In a plenary session at AAIC 2021, Professor Susan Weiss of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, provided attendees with insights into the science of COVID-19 and coronaviruses, outlining how gaining a better understanding of coronavirus biology will help prepare for future pandemics.

According to Prof. Weiss, much of what we know about coronaviruses was learned in the 1980s and 1990s, when a relatively small group of researchers interested in coronaviruses characterized their basic biology.