Mice Can't Catch COVID-19, So a UA Lab Is Making New Kind of Mouse

Typewriter with "COVID-19 Vaccine" on white paper - Unsplash, Marcus Winkler
AZ Central, Arizona Republic

Arizona researchers working on a vaccine for COVID-19 need to test their candidates on a living bodily system...but there's a problem. Mice don't get sick from the new coronavirus. Their solution? Create a mouse that does. Dr. David Besselsen offers his perspective on the design of this unique creature as the university's attending veterinarian and director of animal care.