The world is currently facing a daunting challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic. In early August, Canadian News Today the number of infected cases surpassed 20 million, with more than 730,000 fatalities. Unfortunately, the infection rates are rising again, leading to the second wave of infections. Several countries have been hit hard, including the United States, Brazil, and India. The US remains the worst affected country, with over 6 million cases and 185,000 deaths.