On Feb. 16, the University of Virginia reported 229 new cases of COVID-19 in one day. Those 229 cases were 15% of all the new cases that day in the whole state. This week on Soundboard, we talk about what’s driving that outbreak and what the university is doing about it. And in the second half of the show we sit down with a local organization that’s tackling food justice in Charlottesville and Albemarle.
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Credit: Alissa Eckert, MSMI; Dan Higgins, MAMS
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