Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in humans and animals. They are named for the crown-like spike proteins on their surface.
The coronavirus tag should be used for questions regarding all coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2. Suitable topics include:
- genetics and the evolution of variants
- protein composition and capsid structure
- disease etiology and host immunity
- treatment and vaccines