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Firstly, it is important to say that the word “pandemic” does not denote the characteristics or seriousness of a virus or disease. Rather, it is a word that distinguishes an “epidemic”, being a disease that affects one or a few nations from a disease that affects all (Pan) nations, i.e. all nations in the world; hence “pandemic”. However, the seriousness of the current pandemic is not measured in medical and health terms alone. It is also likely to have a severe effect on...