POSS Team: Youth for Beneficence
Team Captain: ShunTong  Jiang
Team Members: Judy Chen, Andrew Chan, April Li, Andy Lin, Phoebe He, Edison Chang, Andy Jiang, Xinyi Zhang

Synopsis: During the summer of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, nine highschoolers embark on a journey to study another member of the same coronavirus family. Through the overwhelming societal panic and restrictions, they were able to finish their adventure strong, researching the 2003 SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the origin, evolutionary medical understanding, misinformation, public measures, and socioeconomic results behind such a pathogen and its effects, while connecting back to the modern-day. This was an opportunity of immersion into the field of virology for the student scientists, while driving the pathway for these talented individuals to blossom into highly qualified professionals.

The Age of Plague: SARS: The Disease We Withheld Against

The Age of Plague

POSS Team: Youth for Beneficence (United States) 

Synopsis: During the summer of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, nine high schoolers embark on a journey to study another member of the same coronavirus family. Through the overwhelming societal panic and restrictions, they were able to finish their adventure strong, researching the 2003 SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the origin, evolutionary medical understanding, misinformation, public measures, and socioeconomic results behind such a pathogen and its effects, while connecting back to the modern-day. This was an opportunity of immersion into the field of virology for the student scientists, while driving the pathway for these talented individuals to blossom into highly qualified professionals.

 

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