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COVID-19: Current Situation & Steps to Prevent It

Over the last few weeks, we have watched governments and citizens across the world grapple with our new reality, trying to address the newest strain of the coronavirus. Although this particular type of virus has existed since the sixties, this new strain has reached the level of a pandemic. Other strains such as SARS and MERS were both considered epidemics, and were never escalated to the level of COVID-19. It’s important to understand what all of these different terms mean, so that we can react proportionally to the situation, and understand why certain measures are being taken.