One Year of the Pandemic

A group of people doing their part.

A group of people doing their part.

Collin Fraser, Reporter

Something so small can cause so much suffering.

It has been a full year since Covid-19 began it’s rounds, and much has happened since.

In Dec. 2019, many cases of unexplained pneumonia were discovered en masse in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization quickly found the cause, a new coronavirus they dubbed SARS-CoV-2 due to its similarity to SARS, and informed China on Jan 3. 

Through Jan., the news spread to the rest of the world, and so did the disease.
By the start of Feb. there were over 30,000 confirmed cases. By early March, there were over 80,000, when it was declared as a national emergency.

Everything but the case numbers came crashing down in March and April, when lockdowns started and unemployment was skyrocketing. Everything seemed as if it was crashing down.

Months pass and the numbers climb, with global deaths reaching 1 million in September and 1.5 million in December.

While we’re all hoping for a vaccine or cure, the best we can do is look at the positive side of things and the bonds we’ve formed while stuck at home.