How are you，Mother Earth?
In this period, the world has been darkened by a word, well I’d better say it’s a virus-the virus of nCOV-19. Millions have been infected，and thousands are dead. The world’s history will be changed. And long live the doctors that are on the front line right now. God bless you.
First, let’s look at the origins and timeline of the virus. The first victim was infected after going to the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan on December 8th. But that only is the most popular saying. Some people say that somebody caught the virus in the United States as early as October! But that’s just a rumor. On the thirtieth of December, the first nurse/doctor caught the virus. On the 13th of January, a Wuhan tourist in Thailand was infected, making the tourist the first to catch the virus out of China. On the 21st of January, the first victim in the USA was infected, making him also the first victim in North America. Timeline slipped to 23rd of January, all transportation services leading to Wuhan are canceled. On the 5th of February, 3500 tourists are socially distanced, and by the 5th of March, 696 tourists have been infected. On the same day of March 13th, Suriname and eight other countries have their first victims on the same day. Sweden also gives up on counting the countries’ victims. By the 21st of April, victims in the whole world have reached around 2470000 and victims who have died have reached around 170000. (Source from John Hopkins University).
The last paragraph was written for fact trackers just like me (sorry to those who thought they had wasted their time reading this 200-word timeline), but this paragraph is about a thing that everybody wants to know—what’s nCOV-19?
The nCOV-19 is shaped like a dumbbell (the ones muscular guys raise at the gym) under a microscope. It had a father and son relationship with the SARS virus in 2003. Dumbbell shaped viruses usually have 2 DNAs，which means it can’t make itself into a better version. To make it clear, I will explain. A virus making itself more advanced means making its spread quicker and making it deadlier. An xxx virus may advance itself by killing more people and spreading more widely. Let’s now talk about how to keep ourselves safe. We are walking into the unknown, and vaccines for the virus have not been invented, so the best solution for us is to stay safe and give more time for the scientists. Here are a few tips: 1. Stay at home unless it’s an emergency. 2.Wear a face mask whenever you go outside. 3. Wash your hands after you go outside.
Thirdly, let’s look at how we can overturn this virus. It’s not only your country that’s fighting the virus. It’s the continent your living in that’s fighting. It’s the whole world that’s fighting. From the poorest farmers to the wealthiest billionaires, everybody is trying to help. The poor island country of Comoros only gave 100 Euro to help China, but we should realize they are being a global citizen. We must be a whole family and fight the virus together. Be a global citizen. Try to give a piece of your heart to the doctors. Cooperate, and we will overcome.
This paragraph talks mostly about normal people in the city. Let’s start. Have you ever thought what would happen if the whole city slid into complete silence? The supermarket has no cashier，and people go in like waves, crushing each other. What if you called pizza and a knife to your house and never got a reply? In the risk of dying, the most often seen deliverymen are now still working for us. They should also be respected by our citizens. To give them a heart back, we set up a little free supermarket in front of every remarkable office. Le Tao cake, Lady M, and Hey Tea all sponsored to give away some of their products for free to those brave workers. People at these offices also gave biscuits, drinks, and snacks at noon. Remember those brave workers. For my family, I say thank you.
Finally, we’re going to talk about our personal feelings about staying at home. Here’s a poem that I wrote:
Staying at home
As I woke up with a sigh, another day begins.
I stare out of the window, thinking, what another gloomy day.
After breakfast, lessons next.
Hours and hours of screen time glimmer my eyes
Finally, finally, the lessons end.
After homework, I have my lunch.
Oh yes! We can have some fun.
After b-ball, lessons again.
Hopefully this time only one.
Then we go out for a walk.
Bicycles, bicycles until 4 pm.
Wondering with a face mask on.
Dinner now, how delicious.
It’s now soccer time with dad.
Learn, learn now 8 o’clock.
It’s now free reading time for both of us.
Oh my, oh my, that’s what I call a day.
I know those whose families have died.
They want such a day from the deep sorrow.
Yes, I know, it’s very sad.
Salute, salute, salute to you.