Annotated Bibliography-Walmaarts

1. Amanda Capritto “Can herd immunity help stop coronavirus?Online Research 10. April 2020 

Web. 20. April 2020 

Background: This article discusses a different strategy in the battle against the coronavirus. Instead of isolating and social distancing countries like Sweden and placing little restrictions on activities in an attempt to gain herd immunity from the virus.

How I used it: This article introduced me to a different viewpoint to approaching the virus. After reading the article Sweden released statistics on infection rates. Although the numbers were lower than other countries the government called the death due to the virus the “inability to protect the elederly.” Which essentially means that this system is flawed for the elderly or compromised. 

2. Nicole Chavez “US coronavirus cases reach more than 101,000CNN 28.March 2020 Web. 20. April 2020

Background: This article showed the current state and demand of medical supplies were needed. People in hotspot states like New York, New Jersey, etc. were getting tested and the number of reported cases were rising.

How I used it: I used this article to compare the United States numbers in coronavirus cases to other countries around the world. I also used this article to show that at the moment the United States has the highest number of cases but reports show that China failed to report numbers and the United States is testing the most people at the moment (drive through testing sights popping up around the country).

3. Shirley Zhao “China’s Mobile Carriers Lose 21 Million Users as Virus BitesBloomberg 23. March 2020 Web. 20 April 2020

Background: This was another interesting but scary article. This piece showed that China could be lying about their number of cases based off of cell phone data from the largest communications company in China.

How I used it: I used this article to promote that fact that the United States isn’t the highest number of cases and deaths China is. That being said, all 21 million cell phone lines being abandoned doesn’t mean they were all related to the coronavirus but, even 3% off that number is higher than the United States cases. I then explained how China downplaying the severity of the virus caused the world many casualties. 

4. Smriti Mallapaty “What the cruise-ship outbreaks reveal about COVID-19Nature 26. March 2020 Web. 20 April 2020

Background: This article from Nature showed how 700 people out of 3,500 got infected with coronavirus on a cruise shipping off the coast of Japan called the Diamond Princess. After this instance of COVID on a cruise ship cases around the world started popping up.

How I used it: This was one of the world’s main events that showcased COVID’s fast communal spread and the most important thing is that it was outside of China. These cases also showed that the death rate of the virus was higher than reported. China reported a death rate of around 1.1% whereas the WHO and other sources noted it to be 3.8%. This was proven true due to the older population that tends to attend cruises more often.

5. Steven W. Mosher ”Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab.New York Post 22. Feb 2020 Web. 20 April 2020

Background: The article written by Steven W. Mosher. He is a journalist from the New York Post. He investigates the speech that ” Xi gave he said, because lab safety is a “national security” issue we need to find a way to fix in the future”. From this statement it implies that the virus came from a lab in Wuhan China.

How I intend to use it: I intend to use this article to show curing the coronavirus could be hard after you know its origins. From this article I can use what leader Xi is saying about the origins of the virus to show this

6. “CDC Reports 13 Million Flu Cases.” ContagionLive. 22 Jan. 2020. Web. 10 March 2020.

Background: This article is an interesting viewpoint on how the spread of the virus could have been misdiagnosed in January. This article was written back in January but it is a good source to look back on now that we know the state of the USA right now.

How I intend to use it: In another source I mentioned that in states like Seattle and Oregon there was a strain of coronavirus that was dated to have arrived in the United States back in early January. Seeing where the United States is now we have to think that the virus must have been around before we knew about it. I will argue how counting events in January allowed the virus to spread around the United States.

7. “CDC has tested 1,583 people for coronavirus.” The Hill. 8 Mar. 2020. Web. 10 March 2020.

Background: This article discusses current states of testing in the United States in early March. The CDC’s lack of test was arguably a reason that the spread of the United States coronavirus was so fast and aggressive in some areas. 

How I intend to use it: The details of the strain that originated in Seattle dated back to January. Testing was limited; it took forever at this point in time. This cost the United States lives due to the CDC’s inability to ship mass amounts of products. Without this data counties/states wouldn’t know what events, schools and gatherings to cancel until a mass amount of people were infected causing hospitals to overflow.

8. URL: Mathew Philips “U.S. Stocks Plunge as Coronavirus Crisis SpreadsNew York Post. 10 Mar. 2020 Web. 15 March 2020.

Background: The article is written by Matt Phillips, Jason Horowitz and Choe Sang-Hun. All of these authors operate under the New York Times and have written plenty of articles about the stock market.

How I intend to use it: With the current rate of the stock market dropping the government was forced to send out stimulus checks to support people that were laid off from work and can’t afford to feed their families. If the virus keeps us indoors how will Americans get necessary supplies to feed families and survive.


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