The coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has only seemed to have become worse, as the United States, as well as other countries, have taken extreme precautions as to not spread the disease. Here’s the wack news of the week.
This week, I’m introducing a new article series: Wack News. In Wack News, I’ll go over recent news that’s odd or different from your average news. While the news may be overall irrelevant, it sure is entertaining. Let’s jump into it.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19 has continued to rapidly spread throughout the world, infecting around 80,000 people and killing around 2,700 – a mortality rate of about 3.4%. All the countries that are infected with the virus as of this article are China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrian, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, the Phillipines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and, finally, Vietnam. Symptoms of the virus early on are similar to that of a cold, and develop into flu symptoms, like a high fever, cold chills, and nausea. Finally, the virus develops into a deadly viral type of pneumonia. The virus is said to only be fatal to those who are already unhealthy, but is 20 times deadlier than the flu, according to health officials.
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Valentine’s Day is possibly one of the most expensive days of the year. Men and women alike spend serious cash on gifts and food for the one that they love. So, I’ve decided to research how companies, stores, and restaurants do on Valentine’s Day compared to any other day.
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The coronavirus that has been sweeping across the world and spreading fear and death now has an official name. After months of being around and spreading from Wuhan, the virus has officially been named COVID-19. The name was announced by the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Tuesday. According to Tedros, the name is important because it’s meant to prevent the use of other names that could seem stigmatizing or inaccurate. The name also “gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” “co” and “vi” comes from corona and virus, while the D stands for Disease. 19 stands for the date of 2019. The World Health Organization set guidelines in 2015 that ensured a disease name doesn’t reference a geographical location, an animal, an individual, or a group of people, while also being able to pronounce the disease in a way that is related to the disease. Hence why the new name, COVID-19 doesn’t reference Wuhan, the origin of the disease.
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The first month of not only the new year, but the new decade is coming to a close. Well, what a month it’s been. January has been extremely eventful, as this month has brought some of the most terrifying and tragic events that this generation has ever witnessed. So with that said, let’s recap January 2020.
You may have heard that there is a new levy being placed in the March ballot for West Clermont Local Schools. The vote will have a huge significant impact directly on the students and teachers at West Clermont. There’s not a single member of the family of schools that won’t be affected. So, here’s what will happen to the parents, teachers, and most importantly, the students if the levy doesn’t get passed.
Ah, the Christmas season is upon us. What better way to celebrate than to snuggle up under a warm, cozy blanket on the couch with the family, a cup of hot cocoa or eggnog in hand, the sweet smell of a lit Yankee candle lingering overhead with a classic Christmas movie playing. Would you be caught watching the same movies over and over again, annually? Movies such as ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, ‘Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer’, ‘Elf’, ‘ A Christmas Story’, ‘Home Alone’? Well, it’s time to break the chain. Spice it up this season with these 5 underrated Christmas movies.
The Academic Quiz Team is one of the more unknown sports in Winter. But, like all other sports, there’s a coach, JV, and Varsity Players. So, I’m going to interview the coach, Dr. Satrain, a JV player, Leah Nolan, and a varsity player, Kiersten McCoy, to learn a little bit more about the West Clermont Academic Quiz Team.
With the Boy’s Volleyball season beginning in a couple months, I’m going to interview the coach, Sarah Bryant, a Varsity player, Kyle Rees, and a JV player, Spencer Bove to see what we should expect this year from the team as a whole and the specific individuals being interviewed.