Infectious Diseases News Article
First find a current infectious disease news article from an internet news source that was published after April 1, 2020.Choose an internet news article whose focus is infectious disease(s), those directly caused by microbes, that affects humans. Keep in mind that many diseases do not involve microbes, including most cancers, diabetes, heart disease, etc. You may also use articles that discuss treatments (e.g. new antimicrobial drugs or antimicrobial drug resistance) or prevention strategies (e.g. vaccines) for infectious disease or outbreaks of infectious disease. Choose an article that is news, new information with some impact. DO NOT USE: opinion articles, blogs, internet “fact” pages (i.e. Wikipedia, WebMD.com, CDC.gov, etc.), or primary or review articles from medical or microbiology journals (i.e. New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Infectious Disease) since these are not news. Articles that you
do not understand or are short may be difficult to write about so read a few articles, then choose one to write about.Webpages that may have good articles (not all articles on these pages are appropriate):U.S. News: Infectious Diseases (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Science News: Infectious Diseases (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Science Daily: Infectious Diseases (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.After reading your article, write a paper, using the following organization & guidelines:Summarize the article in your own words. Be sure to paraphrase (use your own words), do not copy directly from the article since that would constitute plagiarism. Do not quote the article unless you are quoting someone’s opinion that was presented in the article. No credit will be given unless infectious disease is the focus of the article. Discuss your opinion of the information in the article. Describe your thoughts after reading the article AND explain why you hold your opinion. Discuss the impact of the information in the article. Describe what you think is the potential impact of this information on you, your family, your community, and/or the world AND explain your reasoning and provide evidence to support your ideas.