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Cape Coral resident Gary Eidson participates in a video chat from his home with fellow computer club members. (Photo: Ricardo Rolon/The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA)

Prior to the pandemic, if the word virus came up, it probably involved a computer’s health.

And while the term often references COVID-19 these days, relying on a computer to connect with friends and family, work from home, stream entertainment and conduct a variety of other online activities is even more important than ever. 

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It’s in this environment the not-for-profit Cape Coral Computer Club relaunched its weekly meetings in a virtual manner last month. Wednesday afternoon sessions during busy season include social time, presentations by members on key topics and