7.00 (“COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic”)

This is the class page for the second iteration of 7.00 (“COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic”), which was held in the fall of 2021. The class has now ended, but the lectures are available on this page and our department YouTube channel. The first iteration of the class was offered in the fall of 2020; if you’re looking for those lectures, visit the 2020 class page or our YouTube channel.

Watch the 2021 Lectures on YouTube

The class ran from Sept. 8, 2021 through Dec. 8, 2021 and began each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. ET. See the syllabus for lecture details. Special guest speakers included my Barczak, Dan Barouch, Arup Chakraborty, Victoria Clark, Shane Crotty, Anthony Fauci, Britt Glaunsinger, Salim Karim, Shiv Pillai, Rochelle Walensky, Bruce Walker, Laura Walker, and Andrew Ward.

View Syllabus

Lecture 1, Bruce Walker: “COVID-19 and the pandemic”


Lecture 2, Anthony Fauci: “Insights from the Covid-19 Pandemic”


Lecture 3, Britt Glaunsinger: “Coronavirus Biology”


Lecture 4, Shiv Pillai: “Target Cells and the Innate Response”


Lecture 5, Rochelle Walensky: “Public Health”


Lecture 6, Salim S. Abdool Karim: “Covid-19: Looking Ahead at 2022”


Lecture 7, Victoria Clark: “The Patient”


Lecture 8, Arup Chakraborty: “Vaccination Through the Ages: From Smallpox to COVID-19 and Beyond”


Lecture 9, Shane Crotty: “Adaptive Immunity and Immune Memory to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Vaccines”


Lecture 10, Amy Barczak: “The COVID-19 Clinic”


Lecture 11, Andrew Ward: “Understanding the Structure of the Virus”


Lecture 12, Dan Barouch: “Covid-19 Vaccine Development”


Lecture 13, Laura Walker: “Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies to Speed Pandemic Responses”