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How Evolution Made COVID-19 Our Perfect Enemy

Invisible, mysterious, and deadly — SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 have spread around the world and caused much of humanity to hide away. Germs like these only succeed and spread because of our social evolution, and our social nature is why social and physical distancing is so deeply painful for us. But evolution has also given us the gifts we need to survive this difficult time. Here's how.

Premiere Date: May 8, 2020 | Runtime: 00:02:13

About It's Okay to Be Smart

This is a show about science. But it's probably not about science the way you're used to it. Hosted by Joe Hanson, author of the science blog, It's Okay to be Smart. Part of the PBS Digital Studios network.