Why Do Viruses Affect People Differently?

May 20, 2020

Two people who become exposed to a virus may find their bodies react differently. Why? Sigma Xi member Ann Skalka, a virologist and professor emerita at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, explains the reason to science communicator Brian Malow (@sciencecomedian) for the Sigma Xi series that connects questions about COVID-19 with scientists.

See more from our interview series in the COVID-19 Preparedness Kit

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