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

This is the class page for the newest iteration of 7.00 (“COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic”) beginning in September 2021. 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.

In the fall of 2020, MIT students and the general public joined professors Richard Young and Facundo Batista as they discussed the science of the pandemic during this new class. In September 2021, Young and Batista are offering the class again on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. ET beginning on Sept. 8. Join the lectures in real-time using this link, or view the recordings on this page once they’re available several days after each class.

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Lectures will be given by leading experts on the fundamentals of coronavirus and host cell biology, immunology, epidemiology, clinical disease, and vaccine and therapeutic development. Guest faculty include Amy 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. See the syllabus for details. The recorded lectures will continue to be available on this page, as well as on our YouTube channel.

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If you cannot find what you’re looking for on this page, please email covidcourse@mit.edu and we will do our best to respond to your query.

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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”