‘Pandemic’ vs. ‘Epidemic’—What's the Difference?

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[UPDATE: The WHO has now declared COVID-19 a pandemic. At the time I recorded this, they had not done so yet.]

CNN announced it would be calling the coronavirus disease COVID-19 a pandemic even though the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are still sticking with “epidemic” for now. 

So what’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic?

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