That's the current prompt for the Youth Communication nonfiction essay contest, due June 27th. This is a contest for 14-19 year olds in the US. There is no entry fee and first place wins $150. You can find out more information on their website.
If you live in the Freehold, NJ area, you can meet me in person at the Freehold Barnes & Noble store, tonight (Tuesday, June 10th) at 7:00 pm. I'll be talking about the writing and publication process, answering questions, and signing copies of Pandemic.