Structure of SARS-CoV-2

What does the COVID-19 virus look like? What is it made out of?

A short animated explainer produced for the joint International Livestock Research Institute and United Nations Environmental Programme #ZoonosesReport – ‘Preventing the pandemic: zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission’

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Virus model and animation produced by Annabel Slater.

Music: “Home Road” by Kai Engel (
From the Free Music Archive (
Licensed under CC BY 4.0