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Many think the coronavirus is entirely new. But this microscopic critter that barely qualifies as a living thing has been found around us for almost a century.

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But, how are they different?

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During the 1970s and 1980s, scientist raced to unveil more details about the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus is part of the Coronaviridae family. It was also Almeida and Tyrrell who came up with that name in 1975.

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This is how the two viruses hijack cells in our body

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These two viruses are Dangerous

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We are now able to deal with Infectious Bronchitis in chickens, the flu, as well as SARS and MERS.

Thanks to these discoveries.

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And off we go to battle again…

To be continued…

Production Team
Producer
Yunanto Wiji Utomo
Story and Script
Shierine Wangsa Wibawa
Yunanto Wiji Utomo
Storyboard
Georgious Jovinto
Design and Illustration
Anggara Kusumaatmaja
Andika Bayu
Developer
Bayu Adi Prakoso
Copy Editor
Erwin Hutapea
Translator
Oik Yusuf

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