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The New Big C

The New Big C
The first time I heard the word Coronavirus was in early January when WHO announced that there was a new virus that had originated in China. The first cases were located in Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people in the central Hubei province. At the time, Chinese officials believed it was an unusual pneumonia. The first thought that came to mind was SARS, another virus that originated in China. It killed more than 770 people worldwide in 2002-2003. With that in mind, I, like I’m sure many Americans did, went on about my daily activities believing that Coronavirus would have fifteen minutes of fame and then become a distant memory. Unfortunately, I was wrong. As of March 12, the global death toll has surpassed 4,600 with infections exceeding 126,100 cases. It appears as though Coronavirus is hellbent on stretching out its fifteen minutes. This week Hollywood royalty, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, announced that they had tested positive for Coronavirus. Not satisfied with targeting the world of entertainment, the virus has spread to the world of sports. ...
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