The COVID-19 Pandemic: The World Turned Upside Down, 1st Edition

  • Hal Marcovitz
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  • ISBN-10: 1678200190
  • ISBN-13: 9781678200190
  • DDC: 616.2
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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A new, highly contagious coronavirus first emerged in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Within weeks the virus had infected millions of people worldwide. The illness caused by the virus—given the name COVID-19—left a trail of death in its wake as hundreds of thousands of people succumbed to the disease. In the United States, many governors responded to the COVID-19 threat by ordering schools and nonessential businesses to close and most everyone to stay home. Social distancing rules were put in place. Sporting events and concerts were canceled. Shopping malls and museums closed. Streets and highways in America’s biggest cities were virtually deserted. Millions of people lost their jobs—and struggled to survive. This book documents the unprecedented events that rocked the nation and the world in 2020. With personal accounts, perspectives from experts, and clear, accessible writing this book presents a vivid picture of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it turned the world upside down.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Danger to All.
1: The Pandemic Spreads Across the Globe.
2: Life Under the Lockdown.
3: Struggling Workers and Businesses.
4: Schools Close Their Doors.
5: Hospitals and Health Care Workers Fight the Pandemic.
6: The Federal Government's Response to COVID-19.
7: Emerging From the Pandemic.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.