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WHO Declared SARS pandemic contained

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Stephen Roan
Stephen Matthew S. Roan is a Global Affairs Columnist at Politixxx Today. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The Bedan Roar, the official student publication of San Beda University-Rizal SHS. He was also a former Vice-President of the Bedan Model United Nations and a Student Council Board Member. With a keen interest in global politics and affairs, and as an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, he is now part of a youth-led network in the Asia-Pacific - the 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines - which helps realize the 2030 Agenda. He is also pursuing his undergraduate studies at De La Salle University-Manila under the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Major in American Studies degree program. You may reach him through his email: stephenmatthewroan@yahoo.com.

It was today in 2003 that the World Health Organization has declared that the pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has been contained. SARS was considered to be the first pandemic in the 21st Century and is caused by a strain of coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-1 which is similar to SARS-CoV-2 that causes the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) we know today. The last recorded case of SARS was in 2004.

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic is also achievable. Let us continue on following the health protocols and having ourselves vaccinated against the virus.

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