How Evolution Made COVID-19 Our Perfect Enemy (and Why We’ll Beat It)

From It’s OK to be Smart.

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SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are nasty enemies. Invisible, mysterious, and deadly, they have spread around the world and caused much of humanity to hide away. Germs like these only succeed and spread because of our social evolution, and our social nature is why social and physical distancing is so deeply painful for us. But evolution has also given us the gifts we need to survive this difficult time. Here’s how.

Also check out this great video from Physics Girl! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbW5rVkf1g

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