Pandemic’s Index Becomes Infected

December 1, 2019

Pandemic’s Index Becomes Infected

The outbreaks index became ill on December 1, nearly two weeks earlier than Wuhan health authorities had said of the…

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Li Wenliang And Xie Linka, Messaged Colleagues And Friends Via WeChat Warning Of Possible “SARS” Cases

December 30, 2019

Li Wenliang And Xie Linka, Messaged Colleagues And Friends Via WeChat Warning Of Possible “SARS” Cases

Two doctors in Wuhan, Li Wenliang and Xie Linka, messaged colleagues and friends via WeChat, a social media platform, warning…

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Wuhan Health Authorities Acknowledge The Existence Of COVID

December 31, 2019

Wuhan Health Authorities Acknowledge The Existence Of COVID

Wuhan health authorities acknowledge the existence of cases of viral pneumonia with unknown cause – and a possible connection to…

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Wuhan’s Public Security Bureau Says It “Summoned And Dealt With” Eight People Who Spread SARS Rumors.

January 1, 2020

Wuhan’s Public Security Bureau Says It “Summoned And Dealt With” Eight People Who Spread SARS Rumors.

Wuhan’s public security bureau says it “summoned and dealt with” eight people who spread SARS rumors. Huanan seafood market shut…

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Dr. Li Was Forced By Police To Sign A Letter Saying He Spread “Untrue Speech” For Warning

January 3, 2020

Dr. Li Was Forced By Police To Sign A Letter Saying He Spread “Untrue Speech” For Warning

Now hailed as a national hero, Li was forced by police to sign a letter saying he spread “untrue speech”…

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WHO Says Mysterious Illness In China Likely Being Caused By COVID

January 8, 2020

The World Health Organization confirmed that a new coronavirus — from the family that produced SARS and MERS — is…

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CDC Begins To Screen For COVID At 3 U.S. Airports

January 10, 2020

CDC Begins To Screen For COVID At 3 U.S. Airports

CDC starts to screen 3 major airports for COVID.

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China Reports First Death From COVID

January 11, 2020

China Reports First Death From COVID

Chinese state media reported the first known death from COVID. CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3…

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WHO Says China Shared COVID Genetic Sequences

January 12, 2020

WHO says China shared the genetic sequences of the novel coronavirus, which will be instrumental in designing diagnostic kits.

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Japan Confirms First Case Of COVID

January 15, 2020

Japan Confirms First Case Of COVID

Japanese Health Department confirms first case of COVID in the country.

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Wuhan Hosts A Holiday Banquet For 40,000 Attendees

January 18, 2020

Wuhan Hosts A Holiday Banquet For 40,000 Attendees

Wuhan hosts a holiday banquet for 40,000 attendees, despite reports of a contagious viral pneumonia.

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Dr. Zhong Nanshan Says Virus Can Be Transmitted Human To Human

January 20, 2020

Dr. Zhong Nanshan Says Virus Can Be Transmitted Human To Human

Dr. Zhong Nanshan, a health official, says virus can be transmitted human to human and admits 14 medical staff infected….

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Quarantine Of Wuhan Goes Into Effect At 10 a.m.

January 23, 2020

Quarantine Of Wuhan Goes Into Effect At 10 a.m.

Quarantine of Wuhan goes into effect at 10 a.m. Number of diagnosed daily new cases was ~400. State Department, CDC…

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Another 15 Cities In Hubei Shut Down

January 24, 2020

Another 15 Cities In Hubei Shut Down

A study is published in The Lancet showed that in the first days of the outbreak, by January 2, more than a third of patients had…

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Media Downplays COVID’s Severity

January 29, 2020

Media Downplays COVID’s Severity

NPR states “Already this flu season (which generally begins in the U.S. in October and peaks during winter months), the…

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WHO Declares Coronavirus A Public Health Emergency

January 30, 2020

After infecting more than 8,200 people around the world, mostly in mainland China, with thousands more suspected cases awaiting test…

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Trump Bars China Travel, European Countries Report First Cases

January 31, 2020

Trump Bars China Travel, European Countries Report First Cases

President Donald Trump announced on Jan. 31 that the United States would suspend entry to people who traveled to China…

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Hundreds Infected On Princess Cruises

February 4, 2020

Hundreds Infected On Princess Cruises

Carnival’s Princess Cruises announced on Feb. 4 that it was placing 3,700 passengers and crew under mandatory quarantine for two…

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Dr. Li Wenliang Dies From COVID

February 7, 2020

Dr. Li Wenliang Dies From COVID

Dr. Li Wenliang dies from COVID.

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The WHO Names The Disease

February 11, 2020

The WHO Names The Disease

The WHO announced a name for the disease caused by the coronavirus: Covid-19. The CO stands for corona, the VI…

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New Cases Surged 10-fold

February 13, 2020

New Cases Surged 10-fold

New cases surged 10-fold from the previous day after Hubei’s health department changed its criteria for counting infections. Cases are…

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Media Starts To Take COVID More Seriously

February 23, 2020

Media Starts To Take COVID More Seriously

With headlines such as ““We are at a turning point”: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic”, the…

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Latin America reports first case

February 26, 2020

Latin America reports first case

Officials in Brazil confirmed on Feb. 26 that a 61-year-old man who traveled to Italy was Latin America’s first case…

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First death recorded in the US, in Washington State.

February 29, 2020

First death recorded in the US, in Washington State.

First death recorded in the US, in Washington State.

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New York City Begins Reporting Growing Cases

March 1, 2020

New York City Begins Reporting Growing Cases

A woman who had recently traveled to Iran became the first recorded case of Covid-19 in the city and in…

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Coronavirus Kills 6 In Washington State

March 3, 2020

Coronavirus Kills 6 In Washington State

Health officials in Washington state said Monday that four more people have died of the new coronavirus, bringing the state’s death…

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Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docks Off California Coast

March 9, 2020

Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docks Off California Coast

After several days of circling off the coast of California, the Grand Princess cruise ship has docked at a port…

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Italy extends national lockdown, cases surge

March 9, 2020

Italy extends national lockdown, cases surge

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte expanded the country’s lockdown to the entire nation on March 9 as Italy’s case count…

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World Health Organization Declares The Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Pandemic, Trump Suspends Travel From Europe

March 11, 2020

The WHO declared the coronavirus a global pandemic after Covid-19 infected more than 121,000 people and killed at least 4,300….

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Europe Becomes New Epicenter

March 13, 2020

Europe Becomes New Epicenter

On March 13, the WHO’s Tedros said Europe was the new epicenter for Covid-19 cases. “Europe has now become the…

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France Issues Stay-At-Home Order

March 16, 2020

France Issues Stay-At-Home Order

Faced with a growing outbreak, France’s president, Emanuel Macron, ordered the country to stay at home for up to 15…

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Feds Seize 100 Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

March 27, 2020

Feds Seize 100 Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

Feds seize 100 fraudulent COVID-19 test kits shipped from China, addressed to Portland man with prior ties to cannabis industry.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive

March 27, 2020

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on March 27 that he’d tested positive for Covid-19, becoming one of the first…

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Worldwide Cases Reach 1 Million

April 2, 2020

Global cases doubled within a week to reach 1 million on April 2, with the U.S. reporting 20% of the…

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New York Reports More Cases Than Any Country Outside The U.S.

April 10, 2020

New York Reports More Cases Than Any Country Outside The U.S.

New York state reported more cases than any other country beginning April 10 at more than 161,800 confirmed cases, overtaking…

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Protests Begin In Portland Over George Floyd

May 28, 2020

Protests Begin In Portland Over George Floyd

Protesters gathered outside the Portland Police Bureau on Thursday night to stand in solidarity with other protesters across the country…

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CDC Report Shows 94% Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Had Contributing Conditions

August 30, 2020

CDC Report Shows 94% Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Had Contributing Conditions

New CDC report shows 94% of COVID-19 deaths in US had contributing conditions.

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UK Prime Minister Adds New Restrictions

September 22, 2020

U.K. Prime Minister Johnson walked back some of the eased lockdown measures in England on Sept. 22, telling people to…

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Chinese Cases Top 10,000

October 7, 2020

Chinese Cases Top 10,000

Chinese Cases Top 10,000.

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U.S. Becomes Largest Outbreak In The World

October 8, 2020

U.S. Becomes Largest Outbreak In The World

The United States surpassed China and Italy in total number of Covid-19 cases, becoming the world’s largest outbreak. The nation’s…

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