OPEN Cell | 16 May 2020
B Oberfeld, A Achanta, K Carpenter, P Chen, NM Gilette, P Langat, JT Said, AE Schiff, AS Zhou, AK Barczak and S Pillai
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. Viral entry is mediated through viral spike protein and host ACE2 enzyme interaction. Most cases are mild; severe disease often involves cytokine storm and organ failure. Therapeutics including antivirals, immunomodulators, and vaccines are in development. To view this SnapShot, open or download the PDF.
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