When we ask about the coronavirus we should be asking practical questions as well as foundational questions. We want to know the practical questions about the best way to protect ourselves and love others. What makes this virus different? What is a virus? Is it alive? There are also foundational worldview questions. Why would a good God even create viruses? Are they the result of the fall or were the part of the original creation? What were their original purpose?

Join my discussion with Dr. Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts, a molecular biologist and virologist with Reasons to Believe, as we discuss these questions and more.

In 2003, AJ joined Dr. Kanata Subbarao’s lab at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There, she co-led a SARS research team until 2006. In 2005, she received the NIH Merit Award for her contribution to research in infectious diseases. From 2006 to 2013, she served as an assistant professor of graduate education for the University of Virginia’s microbiology faculty and directed the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases. From 2013 to 2015, she was a visiting fellow with the Rivendell Institute at Yale.



Recommended resources on COVID-19 from Dr. Roberts. https://www.cdc.gov/ https://www.who.int/ http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/ Social Media: Trevor Bedford (@trvrb), Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell), Scott Gottlieb (@ScottGottliebMD).

Watch the weekly show LIVE by subscribing on YouTube. Do you prefer to listen? Subscribe to the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device on iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, find the podcast and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player. Finally, if you’d rather stick to the radio, you can listen to the show on 100.1 KGBA every Saturday night from 9-10 pm PST.

Like the Facebook page, follow on Instagram, or subscribe on YouTube to interact with Ryan and his guests on future shows. Your questions and comments help to make the show more interactive. Go ahead and send in those questions to contact@coffeehousequestions.com, Facebook, TwitterInstagram (@ryanpauly3), or by text at (714) 989-6927 (Google Voice number for texts only). Finally, don’t forget to give it a rating on your podcast app and find me on Patreon if you enjoy what you hear!