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The COVID-19 Pandemic by
Call Number: RA 644 .C67 M37 2021
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
A new, highly contagious coronavirus first emerged in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Within weeks the virus had infected millions of people worldwide. The illness caused by the virus--given the name COVID-19--left a trail of death in its wake as hundreds of thousands of people succumbed to the disease. In the United States, many governors responded to the COVID-19 threat by ordering schools and nonessential businesses to close and most everyone to stay home. Social distancing rules were put in place. Sporting events and concerts were canceled. Shopping malls and museums closed. Streets and highways in America's biggest cities were virtually deserted. Millions of people lost their jobs--and struggled to survive. This book documents the unprecedented events that rocked the nation and the world in 2020. With personal accounts, perspectives from experts, and clear, accessible writing this book presents a vivid picture of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it turned the world upside down.
Understanding Coronavirus by
Call Number: RA 644 .C67 R33 2020
Publication Date: 2020-06-16
Since the identification of the first cases of the coronavirus in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, there has been a significant amount of confusion regarding the origin and spread of the so-called 'coronavirus', officially named SARS-CoV-2, and the cause of the disease COVID-19. Conflicting messages from the media and officials across different countries and organizations, the abundance of disparate sources of information, unfounded conspiracy theories on the origins of the newly emerging virus and the inconsistent public health measures across different countries, have all served to increase the level of anxiety in the population. Where did the virus come from? How is it transmitted? How does it cause disease? Is it like flu? What is a pandemic? What can we do to stop its spread? Written by a leading expert, this concise and accessible introduction provides answers to the most common questions surrounding coronavirus for a general audience.