Mar 7: President Trump says he is “not concerned at all” about the novel coronavirus, after it was reported an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week tested positive.
Mar 8: Confirmed cases in the U.S. top 500. In an interview on 60 Minutes, Dr. Fauci states that he does not recommend that everyday Americans wear masks.Fauci says that Americans might have to stop attending large gatherings to protect themselves from the coronavirus. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures plummet by as much as 1,300 points, or nearly 5 percent. Twitter uses its new “manipulated media” label for the first time, assigning it to deceptively edited video of former Vice President Joe Biden, seeming to say that “we can only elect Donald Trump.” It is retweeted by President Trump. *
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It took me blacking out at work, My mom threatening the doctor who thought I was a drug because I was screaming from being in pain before another doctor came and saw me. I was diagnosed with severe PCOS with a cyst the size of a grapegruit on my ovary and stage 4 endometriosis.— Excessively Black as Hell Ashley E. , M.S. (@Loading_DrD) October 4, 2018
A friend was told countless times to take Advil and her pain wasn’t that bad. After about 5 years a doctor finally listened to her and they discovered she had a dozen tumors in her abdomen on her ovaries, uterus & internal organs. She had been dismissed as having harmless cysts.— Deirdre “Pfizer Pfamily” Statham (@deirdrestatham) October 5, 2018
Just ask ya momma…she will let you know just how hard the struggle is…no matter how many degrees we obtain, no matter how polished we are, no matter how clean my house is…we have to fight for the respect from EVERYONE!— MeYôn Young (@MeYonYoung) October 4, 2018
Around July last year I woke up with horrible abdominal pain, I literally couldn’t even walk or talk. The doctor didn’t believe I was in any pain and was gonna send me home without any medication. I persisted until they finally seen fluids leaking from a ruptured ovarian cyst.— flowerchild🌙 (@highpr1estess) October 5, 2018
Ted Cruz becomes the first member of Congress to announce he will self-quarantine after interaction with individual from CPAC who tested positive for Covid-19. He will be in Texas for the next two weeks. pic.twitter.com/tvrfdMTYLi— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 8, 2020
Pressed on plans to handle 3,500 people on board the Grand Princess Cruise ship where 21 passengers tested positive for COVID-19, Sec. Carson tells @GStephanopoulos he doesn’t “want to preview the plan right now.” https://t.co/Nnmkn5yDtv pic.twitter.com/oHChuUX1NB— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 8, 2020
1. I am announcing that I, along with 3 of my senior staff, are officially under self-quarantine after sustained contact at CPAC with a person who has since been hospitalized with the Wuhan Virus. My office will be closed for the week.— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) March 9, 2020
Holy shit, my professor just sent out the most bizarro and racist af email about COVID 19, I didn’t even know which parts to screenshot pic.twitter.com/ncgqw1qzme— kya🍈 (@5expat_hit_list) March 7, 2020
According to EU data, COVID-19 has been confirmed in 32 American states.According to CDC, it’s 19. According to Johns Hopkins tracker, there are 428 confirmed cases According to CDC, it’s 162. And not changing. According to trump, it’s zero by now after falling from 15. — Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) March 8, 2020
“I’m battling the mixed messages from the federal government,” says Gov. Cuomo after declaring a state of emergency in New York. Cuomo says mixed messages from President Trump and VP Pence on COVID-19 “adds to the fear and frustration of people.”https://t.co/Vj6TCOejSP— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 8, 2020
The flu has killed far more people than coronavirus. So why all the frenzy about COVID-19? https://t.co/l9PelJYoSN— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 6, 2020
https://t.co/YjTAvAXTRX#COVID19 @WorksafeCA pic.twitter.com/pSZ1ghCB2k — Bonnie Castillo (@NNUBonnie) March 5, 2020
WATCH: “The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1% and 1%,” Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at HHS, says. “That’s lower than you heard probably in many reports … it’s not likely in the range of 2 to 3%” pic.twitter.com/ATnMRBLXVy— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 6, 2020
Like an invasion of hostile space aliens, COVID-19 Is an enemy of the human species that won’t negotiate. It cares not of your nationality, ideology, politics, or religion. This enemy of us all requires a global effort to combat, guided by science and not by magical thinking. pic.twitter.com/ir50k21Fbd— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 6, 2020
* Timeline summaries at the top of the page come from a variety of sources:, including The American Journal of Managed Care COVID-19 Timeline (https://www.ajmc.com/view/a-timeline-of-covid19-developments-in-2020), the Just Security Group at the NYU School of Law (https://www.justsecurity.org/69650/timeline-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-u-s-response/), the “10 Things,” daily entries from The Week (theweek.com), as well as a variety of newspapers and television programs.