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I Believe the Virus Science

11 Mar 2020, 22:24 UTC
I Believe the Virus Science
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By now, most of us have heard about the COVID-19 virus (novel coronavirus is another name for it) making the rounds of the world. It’s real. It’s making people sick. Some of them may not make it. Many will recover. But, the fact is: it’s a pandemic and it’s going to affect a lot of people.

How many will fall to this virus? The numbers could be staggering, partly because the onset has seemed so sudden. Such pandemics don’t occur every year, but they do happen. We’ve seen stories about the Spanish Flu early in the 20th Century, and SARS and others. This one has been coming on for months.

I’m not a doctor nor qualified to give medical advice, but I can echo what so many other qualified experts have been trying to tell us: it’s coming and there are steps we can take to avoid getting it, or spreading it if we DO get it.

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