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Why is Novel Coronavirus an “Our” problem and why should it be taken seriously?

Mousavizadeh & Ghasemi, 2020


The β-coronavirus particle with a non-segmented, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus genome.

Class of 2022

Aseman Bagheri Sheshdeh, class of 2022 majoring in neuroscience and mathematics with a minor in chemistry. Aseman is preparing for pursuit of a career in healthcare involving research. This research is a literature review of the COVID-19 virus with focus on its influence on public health. As such, the research has been of great value and resource which has been a guide for better performance in roles such as community assistant and SLU Emergency Medicine Services Staff.


Many lives have been impacted ever since the first-time novel corona virus was observed in Wuhan on December 2019. With 5,403,218 confirmed cases of patients who have contracted COVID-19 as of 8/16/2020 along with 170,052 deaths in the United States; it remains vital to understand prevention and advance general public health against COVID-19 as well as progress in finding potential treatments. (Johns Hopkins Resource, 2020) Similarly, on March 13th, 2020 St. Lawrence University transitioned from in-person to online learning in attempt to facilitate social distancing and self-isolation. Many elements of physical and social advantage influence the severity of the impact of such fast growing and everchanging pandemic. This review attempts to decode and translate the science of COVID-19 into the United States population.