As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, political leaders and health officials worked to understand the disease, slow the infection rate, and lower the death toll. This book examines how different leaders reacted, how the messages to their citizens were received, and how effective their measures proved to be. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.