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An electron microscope image of a particle of SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. The prominent spikes give the coronavirus its name and are being targeted some efforts to develop a vaccine against it. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Cynthia S. Goldsmith and A. Tamin.)

Transmission electron microscope image from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hannah A. Bullock and Azaibi Tamin)