Taylor Talks: A Virtual Learning Experience with Taylor Faculty
 

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Video

Publication Date

7-23-2020

Abstract

At the close of the year 2019, reports of a contagious novel virus that causes pneumonia-like symptoms emerged in Wuhan, China. The viral disease, now famously known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has since risen to the level of a global pandemic with over 6.5 million reported cases and almost 400 thousands deaths worldwide. The global scientific community is working around the clock investigating possible control measures, such as development and testing of therapeutic drugs and vaccines. Beside all these advances in technology and biochemical knowledge, is there anything else we can learn from this pandemic? Is it enough that we have some understanding of the viral structure, or the proteins involved in the infection process, or that we have promising vaccine candidates. What else can we learn? What does this mean to a Christian professor of biochemistry, to a chemistry student, to a Taylor Alumni and to all of us who are called by the name of Jesus Christ? In this talk I will share some thoughts on the current pandemic in light of what the scripture says. I invite you to join me in reflecting on this crisis that has essentially shut down our world as we know it.

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