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How do germs spread (and why do they make us sick)? - Yannay Khaikin and Nicole Mideo


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Germs are found on almost every surface we come in contact with, which makes it incredibly common for our bodies to be exposed to them. But why are some of these germs relatively harmless, while others can be fatal? Yannay Khaikan and Nicole Mideo explore this question by examining germs’ varying modes of transmission.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Yannay Khaikin, Nicole Mideo
  • Director Richard O'Connor
  • Artist Liesje Kraai
  • Animator Taisiya Zaretskaya
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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