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Deep Look: How the Coronavirus Attacks Your Lungs

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Viruses have one goal: to persist. The novel coronavirus hijacks the cells in our respiratory system to replicate. In some ways, viruses are like living things--they have genetic material and adapt to their environment. However, a virus needs a host to make more copies of itself. So what do you think: are viruses more like living or nonliving things?