What we know and don’t know about the COVID-19 coronavirus

Euronews | Mar 27, 2020 at 6:44 AM
  • One of the difficulties in fighting the pandemic that has turned the world upside down is that science knows little about the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 — or SARS-CoV2 — that caused it.
  • To debunk fake news circulating about the virus, and make a point about the current scientific knowledge of the virus Euronews interviewed Morgan Gaia, a researcher on the co-evolution of viruses and cells at the French public research group CEA.
  • Scientists point out that the coronavirus spreads quickly because it is practically “invisible”: in many cases, around 50% and potentially more, it does not cause symptoms or only mild symptoms, similar to a flu or a common cold.