For grade six student Lucy Zhang, the outbreak of the coronavirus and the threat of its spreading from China to the rest of the world is an immediate and very real concern. Something more than a passing news story that might grab her attention for just a moment before losing its pull.
“[My family] came from China,” said Lucy, who was born in northern China and lived there until her family moved to the United States in 2018, when she was 10-years old. “China is very important to me. If we can help solve this problem, we can stop [the virus] there before more people die.”