Fighting the Plague, Then and Now

On March 10, 2020, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared that the coronavirus, COVID-19 was now a "pandemic," a term used only a few times to apply to diseases, as in 1918 and 2009, and defined as a disease that has become global and widespread.  The virus, detected in China three months ago, and declared a global health emergency on January 30, 2020, has spread exponentially around the world.  The WHO was deeply concerned "both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction" by nations. Others were equally alarmed.  Pope Francis had already canceled his public appearance and spoken by video to protect himself and the congregation in St. Peter's Square from infection.  President Donald Trump on March 11, 2020 announced a 30-day suspension of travel from Europe, except the U.K., to the U.S. and accused the European Union of not...(Read Full Article)
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