If you’ve been following the news in the past couple of weeks, putting the politics aside, you may know there is a worldwide health threat that has reached our shores.

The Coronavirus was first detected at an animal-seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Since then, tens of thousands of people in dozens of countries have become ill with hundreds dying in the province of China where the virus first broke out. Nearly 60 million Chinese people are on virtual lockdown in various cities in China.

Fred Snyder is a Gettysburg Times columnist. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the newspaper. Contact Fred at fsnyder@gburgtimes.com or 717-334-1131, ext. 2850. “Around Town” is published in the Gettysburg Times every Tuesday.

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