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February 29: First Known U.S. Coronavirus Death

The first recorded death of coronavirus was recorded on February 29 in Washington state. The individual who died was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions who had no history of travel or contact with a known COVID-19 case. Public Health is also reporting two cases of COVID-19 virus connected to a long-term […]

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February 25: NIH Announces Trial Of Remdesivir

The National Institute of Health announced on Tuesday that a trial of the drug remdesivir was underway in Nebraska, with the first patient a passenger who was aboard the Diamond Princess. A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 […]

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Coronavirus

February 24: Trump Tweets Coronavirus “Under Control”

U.S. President Donald Trump assures Americans and his followers on twitter that the spread of the coronavirus is under control. “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to […]

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Coronavirus Europe

February 14: First Coronavirus-Related Death In Europe As Chinese Tourist Passes In Paris

A Chinese tourist died in Paris due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on February 14, marking the first death from the virus in Europe. The 80-year-old man was admitted to the Bichat hospital and died later that day. “We have to get our health system ready to face a possible pandemic propagation of the virus, and […]

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Coronavirus WHO

February 11: WHO Officially Names Virus COVID-19

The World Health Organization officially gave the coronavirus the name “COVID-19” Following WHO best practices for naming of new human infectious diseases, which were developed in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short […]

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Coronavirus

January 30: Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Health and Human Services Secretary Ale Azar declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to the coronavirus. “While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this […]

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January 30: WHO Deems Coronavirus A “Public

In a January 30, 2020 statement, the World Health Organization said the Coronavirus met the criteria to make it a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” Statement: “The Committee believes that it is still possible to interrupt virus spread, provided that countries put in place strong measures to detect disease early, isolate and treat cases, trace contacts, and promote social distancing measures commensurate with the risk. It is important […]

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China Coronavirus Wuhan

January 23: Wuhan Lockdown Begins

The lockdown in Wuhan, China began on January 23, 2020. The Chinese government also locked down Huanggang and Ezhou, which are also cities in the Hubei province. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51217455 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/coronavirus-panic-and-anger-in-wuhan-as-china-orders-city-into-lockdown https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Hubei_lockdowns

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Coronavirus Dr. Anthony Fauci

January 21: USA First Confirmed Coronavirus, Fauci Says It’s Not A Threat

The first confirmed case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) came on January 21, 2020, in the state of Washington. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak […]

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January 14: WHO Declares No Evidence Of Human-to-Human Transmission Of Caronavirus

In a now infamous tweet, it was on January 14, 2020, that the World Health Organization declared that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) had found no evidence of person-to-person transmission of the virus. “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China“ […]