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Coronavirus and COVID-19: What They Are, What’s the Difference, and How You Can Respond

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, as cases have spiked around the world in the last two weeks outside of China, where the novel coronavirus originated. As of publication, WHO has documented 125,288 confirmed cases of the disease globally, and the spread of the disease has had serious impacts in the hardest-hit countries like Iran and Italy.

As in any situation, knowledge is power. In the interest of empowering people to respond to this pandemic, Teen Vogue has collected information from medical and public health authorities to explain some fundamental facts about coronavirus, COVID-19, and how the duo of virus and disease is spreading.

What are coronaviruses and how is this one different?

According to WHO, coronaviruses (also known as CoV in medical jargon) are a family of viruses that includes other notable examples like the virus that caused Severe Acute Respiratory

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Understanding the Difference Between Society & Culture – Video & Lesson Transcript

This lesson will seek to explain the difference between society and culture. In doing so, it will also highlight the concept of norms and what role they play in both society and culture.

Differing Terms

When studying anthropology, it’s pretty rare to make it through a lesson without hearing the word culture or society. In fact, they’re so commonly used that most people tend to think they mean the same thing. However, when it comes to using them in official anthropological terms, this is not quite true.

In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at these two words and try to nail down their proper use. As we do this, I must admit it’s gonna seem like we’re sort of splitting hairs when it comes to the differences. However, just in case you’re ever stuck sitting at a table with an anthropologist, today’s lesson will come in handy!


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What is the Difference Between Common Law and Civil Law? – Blog

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Civil Law vs Common Law – Difference and Comparison


Historians believe that the Romans developed civil law around 600 C.E., when the emperor Justinian began compiling legal codes. Current civil law codes developed around that Justinian tradition of codifying laws as opposed to legal rulings.

Common law dates to early English monarchy when courts began collecting and publishing legal decisions. Later, those published decisions were used as the basis to decide similar cases.

Modern Common and Civil Law Systems

Today the difference between common and civil legal tenets lies in the actual source of law. Common-law systems make refer extensively to statutes, but judicial cases are considered the most important source of law, allowing judges to pro-actively contribute to rules. For example, the elements needed to prove the crime of murder are contained in case law rather than defined by statute. For consistency, courts abide by precedents set by higher courts examining the same issue.

In civil-law systems

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Difference Between Society and Community

Society vs Community


Society and Community are two words that are often confused with words that convey the same meaning, even though there are differences between the two words. The word ‘society’ refers to all classes of people or people at large. This includes not only the people of varied classes but also the cultures that they have created. It is the entity that contributes to a society. On the other hand, the word ‘community’ refers to a particular ‘class’ of people. This is the main difference between the two words, society, and community. Through this article let us examine the differences between the two words while gaining an understanding of each word.

What is Society?

Society can be defined as all classes of people or people at large. It is interesting to note that the word ‘society’ has its adjectival form in

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What is the difference between a society and a community?

The difference between a society and a community comes down to two main characteristics: size and interaction.  A community and a society can be any size that you want.  There isn’t a “minimum” number of people needed for either (as long as you don’t take extremes like 2-3 people).  What is generally understood as a key size difference is that a community is smaller than a society.  

The size factor is of secondary importance, if you ask me.  The level of interaction is more important.  A society could be huge, and span hundreds or thousands of miles.  The population of the United States could be considered a society — the American society.   Within that society though are many, many smaller communities.  The key factor with a community is that the people within it must have some level of interaction with each other.  

Let’s use a city as an example.  I

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