Coronavirus — a note of encouragement

The past few weeks have been tough, stressful, and filled with uncertainties. The World health organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people have now been affected by the disease. Our schools, colleges, businesses, and religious centers are closing, and long lines are now prevalent at the grocery stores. There is a genuine concern about how to deal with this epidemic.

Now is the time not to panic, but a time to listen to the directives from our health professionals. We should do everything we can to control what we can —…