In December 2019, an unspeakable virus changed the world forever. This was called COVID-19. It is a deadly, new to the world and currently has no medical cure, making it the deadliest virus in the world. The virus spread from China to around the world killing 1m people and 20million active cases in August. The virus is suspected to have started in China from a market and today, we have learned that viruses can move from animal to human. Today, COVID is the world's greatest concern because the economy and the effects on health which is very sad and there is no vaccine or cure yet.
Covid is from a large family of viruses that causes respiratory infections that can range from the common cold to more serious diseases. Some people will never recover easily with others may get extremely sick.
In Australia, we have had fewer deaths than the USA and Italy because we are surrounded by water. This means that infections can't spread easily as we don't share borders with other countries which makes me feel good and safe.
For me, quarantine in March and April was confusing because I had never seen a global virus before. The impact to me was staying home from school for two months, not seeing my friends and practising social distancing and we had to cancel our overseas plans. The world changed. I started watching the news more because I was interested in seeing how the world was coping. So many people lost their lives but ware lucky to live in a clean country.
As time goes on, we have learned to live with COVID-19 by taking extra safety precautions such as washing hands, social distancing and staying home whilst ill to limit infecting others in our schools and communities.
I am lucky that I didn't get sick since the COVID-19 started. I am also thankful that none of my friends and family or teachers got sick. However, I am sad that a lot of people around the world died from this scary disease. This is why I want to become a Doctor when I'm older. My wish is to help others by helping them in their time of need and making a difference in the world.
by Sania (Year 5)