MIT’s Covid Course, 2021 Edition
MIT is presenting an updated version of its essential course 7.00 Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the Pandemic. Like last year’s inaugural edition, it is free to attend online and is archived for viewing at any time.
Unlike last year, I didn’t catch the lectures live from the beginning of the course as they were delivered. I’m still catching up via YouTube and expect to pick up the live lectures each week starting next Wednesday (8:00 am Central time).
Here is the course page from which you can get to the livestream; the YouTube versions of completed lectures are embedded here. The MIT biology department also maintains a Youtube channel where the videos are gathered.
Several of the lectures have the same presenters and titles as last year, but are updated with the latest research. Examples are the talks by virologist Britt Glaunsinger and immunologist Shiv Pillai. Anthony Fauci returns and this year is joined by CDC head Rochelle Walensky. I am pleased to see that La Jolla Institute immunologist Shane Crotty will be lecturing this year.
Here is the outline for the semester.
Incredible faculty! If I had more interest in SARS-CoV2 I might consider attending. But, alas, not my cuppa. Look forward to your feedback, however. 😁
Understand. Each lecture is a drink from a firehose; I’m now watching Dr. Walensky’s now. Stay tuned.