SARS-CoV-2 How Supercomputers Can Help Answer Questions About The Coronavirus By Liz Reid • May 4, 2020 U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Listen Listening... / 1:18 Listen to this story. There’s a lot we don’t know about the novel coronavirus. How many virus particles does it take to cause infection? Why do some people develop severe infections while others are asymptomatic carriers? What drugs might work as therapies for COVID-19?