New name, new cases, and new concerns about a possibility of a global pandemic.
What You Should Know
"For the first time, since the onset of symptoms of the first identified case of COVID-19 on 8 December 2019, there have been more new cases reported from countries outside of China than from China."
World Health Organization updates on new coronavirus spread.
"We never expected we’d catch every traveler with novel coronavirus from China. It would be impossible. We’re not seeing spread here in the United States yet, but it is possible, even likely, that it may eventually happen. "
U.S. health officials provide latest update on COVID-19 and guidance on how to interpret the number of U.S. cases.
"This is the new landscape for survivors of sexual assault in America, and this is a new day."
Manhattan District Attorney reacts to former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein’s guilty verdict.
"I've got news for the Republican establishment. I've got news for the Democratic establishment. They can't stop us."
Sen. Bernie Sanders the day before he won the Nevada caucus.
The World Health Organization chose this name to specifically refer to this newly discovered coronavirus (COVI) disease (D) in 2019 (19).
Purposefully doesn’t refer to place of origin to avoid “stigma” – e.g. “Wuhan Coronavirus.”
“In 2% of reported #COVID19 cases, the virus is fatal & the risk of death increases the older you are. We see relatively few cases among children. More research is needed to understand why.”
New Economic Contagion
“…we do not expect to meet the revenue guidance…”
- U.S. evacuated citizens from a quarantined cruise ship docked in Japan as it became apparent the virus continued to spread.
- 300+ must be quarantined, with at least 14 testing positive for the virus.
- Upwards of 15 military bases can host quarantines, a handful have done so ex: Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in TX.
- Quarantine applies to those infected and healthy; lasts 14 days.
“The potential is there…Whether we will get there or not, we don’t know. I’m holding my breath and crossing my fingers.”
The mystery remains on how this virus is spreading. With most infections coming from China, can it travel on Chinese-made goods? With no single answer, a doctor from UCSF explain the risks in an article on our source page.