Several hours after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, President Trump boldly announced a 30-day European travel ban showing his firm stance on limiting the influx of infection from external sources. He also laid out a stop-gap stimulus plan for this temporary period of economic turmoil.In addition, although pressured by Democrats to declare a national state of emergency to levy federal support and further sensationalize the situation, he instead called on the American people for their help. “Smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow,” the president said.I found his last sentiment, a call to action for Americans, the most intriguing part of his Oval Office address on Wednesday night and likely more crucial for our nation.CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWThe greatest concern, however, is that as Americans we have positioned ourselves to be unprepared for this pandemic, not because national and global efforts have failed to contain the virus, but because we have promulgated an overall state of vulnerability from our unhealthy lifestyles.It is not uncommon for a new “novel” virus to undergo an antigenic shift and become a new circulating virus infecting people.In 1918 when the Spanish Flu wreaked havoc and spread death around the globe, it

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