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Advantages and Disadvantages of the Coronavirus Crisis
Health

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Coronavirus Crisis

We are anxious spectators to a calamity affecting the entire world. The coronavirus crisis has affected over two hundred countries and territories with over 1.2 million cases detected. Naturally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared this as a global pandemic that needs to be tackled with preparedness, comprehensive strategy, and sound political leadership. WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE? The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This disease is contagious in humans and primarily spreads through discharge from the nose or droplets of saliva when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The disease can also survive on contaminated surfaces for up to 72 hours. Common symptoms of the vir...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media During Coronavirus Pandemic
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media During Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout history, humans have witnessed several deadly diseases that have created monumental destruction to mankind. Influenza, bubonic plague, and smallpox are some of the examples that have killed millions and millions of people. In 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread like wildfire impairing the entire world. As of now, there are over a million cases of the disease detected across two hundred countries and territories. Suffice to say, this has caused a considerable amount of panic among the masses, as it should. What is interesting to note, however, is that this is the first time a pandemic has been covered and reported extensively through the internet and social media. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? Social media is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as forms of electro...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Package
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Package

The unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill. Countries like the United States of America, China, Italy and Spain to name a few have seen a colossal loss of human lives to the disease. We are witnessing world leaders and decision-makers trying to mitigate the situation in the best possible way. The current President of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump has attempted to make history by introducing a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package to provide economic aid to the people of the United States during this devastating crisis. EFFECTS OF THE CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK The coronavirus disease 2019, commonly known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The alarming sp...