The Standard: The Alarming Coronavirus Outbreak


By Ken Foyle ‘20

Every couple of years, a new viral disease emerges.

In 2014, Ebola was on everybody’s radar, and now, in 2020, the Novel 2019-nCov Coronavirus is the most significant health concern. The public usually accentuates these diseases greatly, and the frenzy typically blows over after a few months.

Yet, as opposed to other types of coronavirus such as Middle East Respiratory System and SARS, the Novel variant is a world health crisis.

Recently, the coronavirus was considered a public health emergency because of its prominence in China, so, is the disease really something Americans should worry about?

The short answer is no. Social […]