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Ken Omega--World News. youtube.com. Accessed 19 March 2020. Digital image.
The first death of COVID-19 was in December 2019, in China. It’s amazing how quickly information is formed and disseminated (viral?). Below are a few news articles and journalism on a current event that is barely three months old.
Journalism and news are our way of documenting snapshots in time of people and events that shape our lives. Like people, the quality of information varies, so especially during a pandemic, it is critical to understand what is accurate in order to make good decisions.
The articles below were accessed in the library’s database Nexis Uni. They were originally published in newspapers and conferences from around the world, which helps us see the broader picture of COVID-19. Interestingly, it had a different name when this news cycle started: coronavirus. However, the name change does not diminish its reality.
First is a timeline of how the virus conversation has shaped. There is an early conspiracy theory, which was debunked, there is a U.S. politician who said the virus is just political posturing, there is a timely example of economic challenges, and there are national newspapers which may have some bias. Take all that into account when considering present circumstances.
In addition, there is also a page here of how science, technology, health, and medicine are being utilized to cure this virus. This moment in time is a perfect opportunity to understand how higher education, research, and innovations can fulfill UWF’s goal: Creating the Next Generation of Big Thinkers.
1st case in China is December 12, 2019
China and Malaysia
US Senator Rick Scott