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Coronavirus: A Global Panic

Vanessa Morales

Posted on March 8, 2020 20:46

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The Coronavirus has taken the world by storm--more than 100 countries have reported a case, and there are already over 500 cases in the US alone with a total of 22 deaths. This virus has caused mass panic. Where do we go from here?

This new virus that has taken over the world, each continent other than Antarctica has reported a case of someone carrying the Coronavirus. COVID-19 has been the cover of every news story and every conversation. The death toll rises as reported cases skyrocket globally. The news of this new strain of disease has caused the public to spiral into mass hysteria. 


It is important to keep in mind: DO NOT PANIC. Wash your hands, don’t go to work or school if you are sick, and do not use this as an excuse for unwarranted racist remarks towards Asian people. Remember, there’s no need for stockpiling supplies. It is vital to understand that, although the death count is abundant, the virus itself does no more than give patients terrible flu-like symptoms. Those who have unfortunately passed had underlying illnesses and suppressed immune systems. 


The panic that is borne from the virus is what causes others to grow hostile, irrational, and can harm others rather than help them. 


Stay vigilant and be cautious of not only your own health but the health of others in your life. It is important to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, cover your mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing, and stay home when ill. All these preventatives are key to good hygiene and will lower the hysteria that comes with the global panic of the virus. 

Vanessa Morales

Posted on March 8, 2020 20:46

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