With all the panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, it's important to stay calm and remember where we are as things begin to get worse in the US. We are currently around 50 days behind China in the course of this illness and you won't believe some of the stories and headlines that were out there at the time. Check back each day as we update these stories, here are a few:
March 5th — 68 days ago
Americans have been killed by virus, including the first death in California, 1,000 people in New York have self-quarantined...
- New Hampshire man ignored advice to stay home before testing positive for coronavirus, raises self-quarantine questions
Instead of avoiding contact with others as he was advised to do after he visited the doctor Friday with a fever and respiratory problems, the man went to a mixer that night near Dartmouth campus for medical workers and students.
- A cruise ship that carried a man who died from coronavirus is held off the California coast with 3,500 people on board
A cruise ship passenger died from the novel coronavirus nearly two weeks after he returned home, marking California's first death as the disease sickens people in 15 states.
Washington still faces capacity issues, with the state public health laboratory only able to test around 100 people a day, Lofy said. The state hopes to ramp up testing through commercial labs.
Authorities in Washington, which votes by mail-in ballot, asked residents to please use "alternative methods" to seal ballot return envelopes, like wet sponge, cloth, heck even your pet's tongue.
- South Korea's drastic measures against the coronavirus offers a glimpse of what the US may need to do
The South Korean government is offering "emergency child care" to parents and subsidizing owners of small and medium-sized businesses who employees miss time due to the virus.
March 6th — 67 days ago
This is not a drill, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters. "This epidemic is a threat for every country, rich and poor."
The 1918 Spanish flu occurred in the pre-antibiotic era. Although antibiotics do not treat viruses, they do treat the secondary bacterial infections. These infections cause severe pneumonia, and were likely responsible for most of the deaths in 1918.
At least 57 new coronavirus cases were confirmed nationwide on Thursday alone as the virus struck for the first time in Colorado, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas, as well as the city of San Francisco.
It's still unclear what would occur should anyone now aboard the Grand Princess test positive for the respiratory virus, which terrorized the passengers of a different Princess cruise not long ago.
Children are as likely to be infected by the new coronavirus as adults, according to scientists analysing infection data from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
The EPA released a five-page list of chemicals and products that it says are strong enough to ward off "harder-to-kill" viruses than SARS-CoV-2.
March 9th — 64 days ago
Federal agencies are preparing to deploy emergency plans to maintain essential services — from directing air traffic to delivering mail and making Social Security payments — the coronavirus epidemic widened and the nations capital diagnosed its first case.
Farr's Law, first formulated in 1840 and ignored in every epidemic hysteria since, the law states that epidemics tend to rise and fall in a roughly symmetrical pattern or bell-shaped curve. AIDS, SARS, Ebola — they all followed that pattern.
The chairman of the American Conservative Union acknowledged he interacted with a Conservative Political Action Conference attendee who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar, say they are isolating themselves after determining they had contact at CPAC with a man who has tested positive for coronavirus.
There wasn't any rallies on Trump's schedule.
Federal health authorities have been advising older people and those with medical conditions, in particular, to avoid crowded spaces.