A New Virus on the Block: SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current pandemic of COVID-19 showcases the profound susceptibility of human populations to viruses, and underscores the need for more research in virology. In this lecture, I will present an update on the SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19. We will also discuss current progress on the evaluation of potential treatments, vaccine development and strategies for prevention.