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Documenting COVID-19 in Niagara

Collected Item: “Virus Under the Microscope: A Play within a Play for teachers, parents and students about the COVID -19 virus with the introduction and naming of another virus”

I agree:

Yes

Name:

Robert Hicks

Date(s):

May 12, 2020

Title:

Virus Under the Microscope: A Play within a Play for teachers, parents and students about the COVID -19 virus with the introduction and naming of another virus

Text:

This is a story about seven slides examined under a microscope in a laboratory. It introduces bad viruses that can infect our bodies, minds and spirits.

A “Play within a Play" is a play that is performed in the confines of another play. The general audience is not the intended audience, the characters in the play are the audience. In this play, the characters are terrible viruses. The viruses, always silent, are watching and listening to two laboratory technicians in a research lab in Canada.

Both technicians are very experienced at microscopic examination, collecting and assessing samples,
and running different diagnostic tests. They know how to apply their advanced technical knowledge
and skills to run the most recent technologies in their field. They are smart people. They have been
in the business a long time. They have seen several viruses. They put creepy things on slides and
look at them up close all day long. They know what they are doing.

This story begins with the first technician admitting to the second technician that the COVID-19 Virus
really scares him.

Location:

Niagara Falls

Publish online:

Yes
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