Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus vs. Other Pandemics: What’s the Difference?

Here’s how COVID-19 compares to other global outbreaks (and why it may be okay to worry a little less).

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    Michelle Konstantinovsky

    Michelle Konstantinovsky


    Michelle Konstantinovsky is a San Francisco-based freelance journalist/marketing specialist/ghostwriter and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alumna.

    She’s written extensively on health, body image, entertainment, lifestyle, design, and tech for outlets like Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, O: The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Slate, SPIN, Entrepreneur, xoJane, SF Weekly, 7×7 Magazine, The Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, WebMD, and a whole lot more. She’s also a contributing editor and social media director at California Home + Design. She is an avid admirer of shiny objects and preteen entertainment.