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"Medusa" is an allusion. Using your prior knowledge (or by doing your research) explain this allusion. What, or who, is Medusa?

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Medusa was a Gorgon monster, a Gorgon in ancient Greek mythology. Her face was so hideous that anyone who looked at it would turn to stone. These viruses are so lethal that even looking at them unprotected could cause death.