On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 (coronavirus) a global pandemic. This is the most recent pandemic to be declared since the H1N1 flu or swine flu in 2009.
While the term pandemic disease sounds much scarier than an outbreak, it’s important to remember that pandemic refers to how many parts of the world are dealing with an elevated rate of the disease — not about the severity of the disease.
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