Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

The Science Behind Coronavirus

The Science Behind the Coronavirus is a special series from the Los Angeles Times. The series is hosted by Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s Board Chair Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the owner of the Los Angeles Times. Soon-Shiong is a surgeon and scientist who has spent his career studying the human immune system to fight cancer and infectious diseases. Soon-Shiong proposes that understanding how the virus infects our bodies and strategies toward treatment can help us allay our anxiety about it.

Introduction: Understanding the coronavirus

Part 1: What is the coronavirus?

Part 2: How deadly is the coronavirus?

Part 3: How contagious is the coronavirus?

Part 4: Symptoms associated with infection

Part 5: The science of soap

Part 6: Strategies for treatment

Part 7: How long will the pandemic last?