A timeline of the coronavirus

"Our country is under control." - Donald Trump, February 25, 2020. Here's how the coronavirus spread around the world and became a pandemic.

Coronavirus: a history

Origin Story

The coronavirus dates back to December 31, 2019 when Wuhan, China confirmed dozens of cases of viral pneumonia. The first case in the United States appeared less than a month later, January 20, in Washington State. Wuhan and its population of over 11 million people closed off the entire city by January 23. The infamous cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, tested positive for the virus on February 3. Italy’s rates of coronavirus began rising rapidly by February 23 as their government desperately tried to contain it.

February 27 was when the National Institutes of Health confirmed that the coronavirus vaccine would not be completed for at least a year. Then the White House confirmed the first death from the virus in the United States the following day. Italy was put on lockdown on March 9 and two days later, the World Health Organization announced a global pandemic, forcing several schools, workplaces, and similar activities to be pushed online. As of March 12, the three states with over 150 cases include Washington State, California, and New York. Currently, there are 38 known deaths caused by coronavirus, with 30 from Washington State.

How to prevent the virus

Since the coronavirus taskforce predicts that a coronavirus vaccine will not be perfected for another year or year and a half, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.


03/13/2020 1:57 PMupdated: 04/28/2020 8:38 PM


  • Guy M.
    04/07/2021 06:06

    Lost by an landslide Lost every recount Lost HAND recount Lost over 60 court cases Lost popular vote twice Lost electro college Lost state certification Lost congress certification Lost Twitter Lost Facebook Lost PGA Lost GOP senate Lost GOP house Lost GOP the presidency Lost attempted coup How many times do you lose a election

  • Malin J.
    05/30/2020 04:39

    I have had C19, and I had almost no fever and not that much cough either. I had all other symtoms of a regular flu, multiplied by two. Also, it was hard to breathe. I never had to go to hospital.

  • Iván S.
    05/03/2020 12:00

    How 1 person can vote for this idiot is beyond me.

  • Corona B.
    04/18/2020 10:57

    Pls use corona preventive umbrellas it will stop at least 30 percent of spread and save lives. Every one is allowing that virus few inches to their bodies and then it is automatically attacking them. By using this type of umbrellas first of all one can stop virus 1 to 2 feet away from their body. Another benefit of using these one will automatically maintain physical distance and no need to lock ourselves inside a house .this type of umbrella acts as moving hut (protection). Corona virus is aerosol . If an umbrella can protect from heavy rain why can't we human use the same for stopping that aerosal infections

  • Tina T.
    04/14/2020 15:58

    Under control of a complete moron

  • Christian C.
    04/11/2020 18:09

    Thanks for your help!!!

  • Vasu T.
    04/08/2020 13:36

    Biggest idiot of the century we ever had

  • Eric J.
    04/03/2020 03:20

    Thought they said avoid ibuprofen? Funny how he never had issues

  • Peg C.
    04/03/2020 01:02

    Stop listening to idiots like Tom Hanks, they are lying! Good luck to this guy though! & thanx!

  • Jennifer H.
    04/02/2020 14:32


  • Lyn W.
    04/02/2020 13:17

    Dipstick ... lunatic ... f#*kwit .. 🥴😩🤪😡

  • Lesley M.
    04/01/2020 12:18


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    04/01/2020 12:17


  • Shane P.
    04/01/2020 02:02

    Sounds like he's happy to have ir

  • Wesley S.
    03/31/2020 23:10

  • Alex A.
    03/30/2020 22:07

    Ma kume lazu nas da bi mogli kasnije da nas karaju kako hoce... I ti si prelezao tu gripu samo onda je nisu zvali korona nego gripa sa teperaturom )))

  • Dejan S.
    03/30/2020 22:01

    Kume ubijaju nas

  • Alex A.
    03/30/2020 18:51

    Why do u need to read from paper to tell us what is happen to you... Can't you just say what is happen to you why you need to read it from paper ?

  • Soumitra C.
    03/30/2020 15:18

    Hoping to see infected count down.

  • Paulie K.
    03/30/2020 08:11

    Stray strong and stay healthy. Go Blue!