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Think about Spreading

Here are some ways to learn more about pandemics and how diseases spread.

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Understand and Share Your Feelings

COVID-19 altered life in a short time. Schools shut down to protect you and others. Large gatherings were canceled. Special events you were looking forward to were called off. Malls closed and playgrounds emptied. You lost the chance to play and watch team sports.

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What Else Can I Do?

Coping with uncertainty is a challenge. Do you know someone who is worried about COVID-19? You could make a cheerful card for a nurse or doctor who lives nearby. You could be in touch with a relative you haven’t talked to lately.

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What Else Can I Do?

During the time of COVID-19, school districts sent students home. Public buildings of all kinds closed. Special events like birthday parties and concerts were canceled. Many adults began working from home. People stopped going to the movies. They weren’t able to eat any meals in restaurants.

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What is a Pandemic?

Do you remember your last cold? How did it start? Itchy throat? Stuffy nose? Maybe you weren’t even sure you were sick. But soon everything changed. What started small quickly made your whole body sick.

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What Is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the short name for “COrona VIrus Disease 2019.” It started in the year 2019. The disease is caused by a tiny germ, or virus. Scientists call it SARS-CoV-2. Most people just call it the “new coronavirus.”

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Who Helps Put Food On Our Tables?

Farmers and farm workers go to work every day to grow and harvest our fruits and vegetables. They milk the cows. They feed the chickens and gather the eggs. The good food we eat begins with the farm helpers!

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Who Keeps Us Healthy?

If someone needs to get to the hospital quickly, there is a phone number to call: 9-1-1. The helper who answers the phone can call an ambulance. An ambulance is a van used to carry people who are sick or injured. They can take people to hospitals.

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