Hi Mrs. Giroux. I have having a pretty relaxing time off school. I am playing outside with my dog a lot more than usual, and also going for a ton of bike rides. I have been doing a bunch of school work and also, my camp has been sending us some fun stuff. Like there was a challenge where we had to build a replica of an area at camp.
I haven’t, and hope nobody else has, made contact with any of my friends. But I have been face timing, texting and playing video games with many of them. I have been doing a lot outside and spending a lot of time with my family. That is the upside of this whole thing.
Overall, this has been a very challenging time and everyone just has to be careful and follow the rules, because after all, we are all in this together and we will get out of this together.
I have access to many tools and materials here is a list of them:
2. Measuring tape
6. Camera/drawing app on iPad
Here are the MATERIALS:
4. Index cards
Those are the materials and tools that I have to make whatever project we are doing.
Starting May 9th we have been having a break due to a pandemic called COVID-19 or coronavirus. The school told us that we should not have large gatherings and that we should be “social distancing.” Therefore, we have over 2 weeks off and we can’t interact with our friends. I have found ways to entertain myself though, my family and I go for walks with our dog, we bake things, and I play on my phone and xbox. Obviously I do get bored sometimes and have nothing to do, but so far I am surviving. My mom has been going crazy and buying out every store. We have an unlimited supply of food, drinks, paper towels, tissues and every other thing we need.
Due to this coronavirus we can’t hang out with friends or go to school, but on the upside, we have more free time and we get more family time.
The coronavirus is a deadly virus that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan and now is spreading very quickly. The specific place where the virus is suspected to have started is in a cluster of vendors in a downtown market that offers carcasses and live specimens of dozens of wild animals, like ostriches, baby crocodiles and hedgehogs. Places are already starting to react to this disease, for example, the Hong Kong government said it would deny entry to people who have visited Hubei during the past weeks to try and restrict the spread of the virus. Also China’s national authorities have locked down Wuhan and several other cities in Hubei. These places have a very good reason to be taking this very seriously, because already the disease has infected more than 2700 people and killed at least 80. Medical researchers have determined that severe acute respiratory syndrome(SARS) which started in 2002 and killed 800 people originated in bats, for this current outbreak a study released by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, based on patient samples there was a 96% genetic match to a bat coronavirus.
I believe the studies are right. I also think, based on this article, that this disease originated from bats. I believe this because another deadly coronavirus originated in bats, so it would be very likely that this one is, again, originated from bats. Another reason is that another Chinese study suggested that the virus came from snakes, but it is more likely that the coronavirus spread from mammal to mammal, then from reptile to mammal. I also believe the way that people are treating the virus is also the right way. Although it seems mean to not let people that have been in the city that the virus is in come in to a place, it is the right thing, because if someone infected came into a new place, the virus would keep spreading and it would get out of hand. Overall, I believe this is a very dangerous virus and that people should continue to make an effort to stop the spreading of this disease and hope that this disease stays in control and eventually dies down.