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Coronavirus: The Great Unmasker

Coronavirus: The Great Unmasker CDC image of COVID-19 As of the time that I am writing this, there are over 100,000 cases and 3,500 deaths attributed to Coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV (officially known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19). Every day, the number of cases and deaths increases, with South Korea and Italy being the main hotbeds outside of China, and the United States appearing to be on the verge of a large outbreak with small clusters popping up from LA to New York. Rather than discussing the science behind the virus or the statistics behind it’s growth, areas that I’m no expert in, I’d prefer to take a look at the macro impacts of the virus on our daily life in both the short term and long term. Before I continue, I’d like to preface this by acknowledging that I am not a cultural anthropologist, biologist, professor, or industry leader by any means, but the purpose of me writing this is to lay out my observations as a 21 year-old college student in the midst of what feels lik