Minister for Education and Employment Owen Bonnici met Rebecca Caruana, a 2nd-year medical student at the University of Malta, who is writing an e-book in relation to the current pandemic: ‘COVID-19, The Reason Why the Earth Stood Still’.
Minister Bonnici explained that “This book contains 10 chapters throughout which we are given detailed explanations about the virus, its effects on the human body – both physically and mentally, as well as how COVID-19 spreads. It is encouraging to see young adults taking such interest to create more awareness about this virus. We as a government have always been committed to further better our educational system and what Rebecca is doing, is proof of this since a student at the University of Malta has been in talks with Professors from abroad in order to provide factual information about the current situation the world is facing.”
Rebecca Caruana, a medical student at the University of Malta said, “It has always been my dream to write a book. During this pandemic, I had written an article about what COVID-19 entails. Through social media, this later caught the attention of Dr Syed Rizvi from New York who offered me an interview. During the interview, he told me that he was working in collaboration with WHO, CDC and Columbia University of New York to publish a book regarding COVID-19. Two days after the interview, I met with the international team which was established to work on this project. The international team consists of Dr Syed Rizvi from New York, Dr Pippasha Khan from London and Daniel Hrbolio from Melbourne. We also have numerous other professionals who are contributing their ideas for this book.”
This e-book is being written in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who have generously granted the necessary rights for it to be published.