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The World Health Organization Declares a Global Pandemic for the First Time in 11 Years

Brooke Lehrman, Assistant Copy Editor

March 29, 2020

As of March 11, COVI-19 is officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The last time a pandemic was declared was in June 2009 for the H1N1 (swine) flu, and the “post-pandemic period” did not begin until August 2010. According to Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, professor an...

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine can slow spread of COVID-19 say experts

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine can slow spread of COVID-19 say experts

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Mia Bertoldi In light of the current outbreak of the coronavirus, practicing social distancing is essential to decreasing the spread of the virus. Social distancing is the act of increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. COVID-19 quickly spreads due to its incubati...

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