Six months later, a world of difference

Six months ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global health emergency. Now, life gradually resumes normality around the world but the United States counts another 1,289 dead.

Six months ago, on January 30, COVID-19 leapt into the headlines for the first time, when the World Health Organization declared a “global health emergency.” It’s no stretch to say that few — or perhaps no — public health or medical professionals ever imagined that this emerging infectious disease would spread uncontrolled across the United States and t…

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