In late 2019, the world first was introduced to the Covid-19 virus. It is in the same family as the common cold, which people normally do not have to fear, but Covid- 19 is newly classified and has the potential to be deadly. During the peak of the pandemic, each day, thousands of people were contracting Covid-19. Hospitals were trying to avoid being overrun with patients, so certain precautions such as face mask requirements and even lockdowns were implemented. Meanwhile, inside hospitals, the more severe cases were going on ventilators, and sadly, the mortality rate from the disease became so significant that scientists were forced to work at a rapid pace to develop a vaccine. A person may wonder how a virus that is classified in the same family as the common cold could be so deadly and affect everyone’s lives to this degree. This paper will examine the pathology of the virus, as well as discuss ways in which hard-to-access areas or areas of vaccine hesitancy can be given access to the vaccine.
Research Paper by Anish Komatireddy. Grade 10, Novi High School, MI