Why is it so hard to cure the common cold? TED-Ed Medicine (2022)

  • The focus of this short 5.03-minute lecture is to explain why it is so hard to cure the common cold. It firstly discusses some research on pleconaril; it then looks at the immune system and explains how it protects you; after that it discusses vaccines as a treatment and how they work before examining antiviral drugs and how they work; it then illustrates why one disease has been eradicated while another is challenging to eliminate; and finally, it looks at potential new treatments.
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  • Time: 60 minutes.
  • Level ***** [B2/C1]  
  • Video [05.03]