A TED-Ed Animation Explains How Germs Spread and Why They Can Make Humans Sick

A recent TED-Ed lesson by Yannay Khaikin and Nicole Mideo explains how germs spread and why they can make humans sick.

Germs are found on almost every surface we come in contact with, which makes it incredibly common for our bodies to be exposed to them. But why are some of these germs relatively harmless, while others can be fatal? Yannay Khaikan and Nicole Mideo explore this question by examining germs’ varying modes of transmission.