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Over the past few weeks, coronavirus has evolved from a distant threat into something that seems inescapable. Our notifications are full of the words “COVID-19” and “pandemic.” Our feeds are full of horrifying stories and frightening numbers. There is no toilet paper to be found.

As an epidemiology junkie, I’ve been following the news since COVID-19 was first announced, just I’ve done for every epidemic of the past two decades…