COVID19 Virus Resources

COVID19 Virus Resources

General about SARS CoV-2 the virus which causes COVID19

  • Webinar by minipcr about SARS CoV-2

  • Short video about the SARS CoV-2

  • Article on the genes and proteins of the virus-Bad News Wrapped in Protein: Inside the Coronavirus Genome


Immune System response to a virus

  • A fairly comprehensive video on immune system:


Testing for SARS CoV-2 using RT PCR

  • Thorough write up on Corona Virus testing 

  • Reverse Transcriptase PCR (simple, just the RT description without the Fluorescence piece)

  • Simple Real Time PCR description

  • RT PCR animation with fluorescence probe

  • Nice short description of RT PCR with fluorescence

  • Set up of the RT PCR (thorough description, good aseptic technique, may be a little too much detail)

  • A long thorough, but somewhat difficult to understand video on RT PCR


CDC Protocols for RT PCR Testing

  • CDC tools for diagnosis, PCR and sequencing protocols, information for laboratories

  • Primers and probes for four different locations to detect 2019-nCoV


Antibody Testing to determine if you had SARS CoV-2 in the past

  • BIOTECH Project video on ELISA testing for SARS CoV-2 

  • Very simple ELISA Test animation

  • ELISA Interactive Virtual Lab (takes a while and there is a lot of reading, they have assessment sheets)


Vaccines against SARS CoV-2

  • Awesome video on vaccine against SARS CoV-2

  • Vaccine maker project has a ton of lessons for high school (as well as younger grades) with mostly worksheets, I know not ideal, but if supplemented these could be useful.

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker by the NYT

  • An updated overview of which vaccines have been approved and their efficacy.

Race for Vaccine Nature article from April 28, 2020

A promising Vaccine is being developed by a company in Massachusetts, Moderna.  They are targeting the Spike Protein.  For more information check out the YouTube and the Moderna website


COVID19 Clinical trials

As of April 10, 2020 there were 440 COVID19 clinical trials underway. Great place to see biotech in action.