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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Virology and Epidemiology in the Time of COVID-19 by American Museum of Natural History

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About the Course

This course covers the science and social impacts of viral infectious diseases. We will begin by covering the basics: what a virus is, the structural and functional diversity of viruses, and how viruses use our bodies and the bodies of other organisms to replicate. Then we will dive into the human response: how our immune systems work to protect us from pathogenic viruses and how we use science and social systems to fend off viruses through vaccines and public health measures. We will look closely at the COVID-19 pandemic, examining the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the development of the vaccines, and how social and economic disparities influenced risk during the pandemic. Throughout the course, we will hear from experts in the fields of molecular biology, epidemiology, environmental biology, medicine, and public health to learn how technology and engineering solutions are helping scientists understand, track, and model viruses and disease outbreaks....
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By J. B W

Jan 6, 2023

I really enjoyed learning about viruses, which I had many questions about -- good articles & videos. I very much respect Dr. Robert DeSalle & the other authors/presenters. This is such an important issue & one that there is much ignorance & misinformation surrounding. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

My only concern was that there didn't appear to be any forum posts. Is it my old computer? Is it because I was taking it free? This is the first Coursera class that I've run into this (this is my 7th), in the past I've found them to be very interesting.

By Lee V

Mar 10, 2023

A course that covers well the "technical" aspects of viruses (RNA, DNA, shape, single-strand etc etc), the societal impacts of and response to a virus outbreak and what could/should (but doubtless won't) be done to prevent or cope with the next potential pandemic..

By tahir h

Aug 14, 2022

great course i enjoyed the contents.


Feb 9, 2023

amazing and loved experienced....


Mar 4, 2023

was just an amazing experience!

By Hafiz M H k

Feb 24, 2023


By Areeb R

Sep 3, 2022

Would have prefered more video-based lectures as it increases interest and concentration about the topic. Moreover, it makes us feel as if we are directly involved with the professor.