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Curious About Coronavirus? Get Free Access to Online Educational Content, Courtesy of The Great Courses

Arm yourself with the facts.

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Here at The Archive, we’re big believers that knowledge is power—and we know our intellectually curious readers couldn’t agree more. With COVID-19 now affecting how we lead our daily lives, it’s more important than ever to stay informed. To that end, The Great Courses has created an exciting new initiative. In an effort to combat misinformation and quench your curiosity, the online educational platform is now offering free high-quality content to anyone who wants to learn more about infectious diseases and COVID-19.

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Getting started is simple: simply click here to get free access to a college-level video course about infectious diseases, taught by Dr. Barry Fox. You’ll be in good hands: The Great Courses selects lecturers who stand out among the rest for their expertise and engaging teaching style. You can click here to watch a short video in which a renowned doctor sets the record straight on what we know so far about COVID-19. Up-to-date articles on everything from talking to your kids about coronavirus to the nation’s current economic status can be found here.

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If you end up racing your way to the end of the 24-part lecture series on infectious diseases, there’s more where that came from. With The Great Courses Plus, inquiring minds can pay a monthly fee to gain access to hundreds of courses on everything from astrophysics to wine tasting. Comcast Xfinity X1 customers are also in luck: Subscribers will have free access to the Great Courses’ extensive collection from March 20th until April 19th, 2020. Alternatively, you can pay as you go and stream individual audio and video courses through Amazon, Roku, and Audible.

With so many streaming options and hundreds of learning opportunities, The Great Courses can definitely keep you entertained and informed while you’re hunkered down and practicing social distancing. Check out their website today to get lost in a rabbit hole of fascinating history and facts, on any subject you choose.

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