WATCH — Why is everybody freaking out about the coronavirus?

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry and CBC Kids News • Published 2020-03-13 18:02

Because it’s new and we still don’t know a lot about it

Experts are saying that kids who get the coronavirus are not getting super sick.

It’s more like a cold, or a mild flu.

Then why are people making such a big deal out of it?

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen, or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The Grade 12 student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred, Dana's older sister on Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe on The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and public speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vociferous advocate for gender and racial equality, as well as girls' education. Saara was recently appointed a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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