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How this Coronavirus is (and isn’t) Different from Other Viruses

ACS Webinars

The virus that causes COVID-19 is called the novel coronavirus. But the family of coronaviruses has long been studied, so what makes this one different? Join Kristin Omberg of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Brenda Hogue of Arizona State University during this free interactive broadcast as they discuss what we know about this virus, the larger family of coronaviruses, and what makes this one challenging in order to limit transmission, deliver widespread testing, and treat this illness. This ACS Webinar is co-produced with ACS External Affairs & Communications.

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What You Will Learn

  • How the “novel” coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 is related to the larger family of coronaviruses
  • How this coronavirus is transmitted and how people can become infected
  • How long the virus remains in the environment and how to kill it

Additional Resources 


Brenda Hogue
Arizona State University

Kristin Omberg
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Sue Morrissey
American Chemical Society


ACS External Affairs & Communications