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  • 승인 2020.04.29 09:00
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A Fear Causing Word

Due to the exponential growth of COVID-19 around the world, experts say the world is now in a ‘Pandemic’ stage. The word ‘Pandemic’ was the most popular word around the world in January, February, and March of 2020, which has left many people scared. We might ask, what is the meaning of this word that has terrorized so many people?

‘Pandemic’ today means the global spread of an infectious disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified an alert level ranging from one to six depending on the risk of the infectious disease. The highest level of warning is what is known as a ‘Pandemic’. In Greek, ‘pan’ means ‘everyone’, and ‘demic’ means ‘people’. By definition, this word implies that all people could possibly become infected because of the contagious virus spreading around the world.

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