Mar 25: Senators unanimously approve a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Wall Street rebounds with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging by more than 2,000 points for its biggest daily points gain ever. Trump derails an effort by the G7 nations to issue a joint agreement on the pandemic when he insists on calling COVID the “Wuhan virus.” Due to shortage of safety gear at a Mount Sinai hospital in New York, nurses resort to wearing trash bags. Their image on Facebook goes viral. Mathematical models based on social distancing measures implemented in Wuhan, China, show keeping tighter measures in place for longer periods of time can flatten the COVID-19 curve. The WHO warns that the U.S. could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.*
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We are going to see suicide numbers start increasing. Please pay attention to your friends and family. Please reach out if you’re struggling. I get it, more than you know.#sharpeway #libertarian #suicide #mentalhealth #COVID19 #cironavirus #depression https://t.co/thC24zRuvj— Missy Richmond (@StargardtEyes) March 27, 2020
🚨I wrote a big piece about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic: how the US got to this point; what needs to happen in the coming weeks and months; what the endgame looks like; and what the world might be like in the aftermath. https://t.co/woc4dxwT0Z— Ed Yong (@edyong209) March 25, 2020
Timothy Wilson, right wing fanatic, dies in confrontation with FBI while en route to attack a hospital filled with Covid-19 patients in Belton, Missouri. Wilson was under FBI surveillance since last September. Unclear if he killed himself or shot to death https://t.co/ib3LJGwNRb— Ali Winston (@awinston) March 25, 2020
PLEASE READ: Conditions on Rikers are unimaginably bad. My colleague has spoken to a few people trapped inside. What they told her is horrifying. Unless @NYGovCuomo, @NYCMayor, & all DAs do something ASAP, we're looking at mass death. What they're reporting:— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) March 24, 2020
Sen. Rick Scott: "The moment we go back to work, we cannot create an incentive for people to say, 'I don't need to go back to work because I can do better someplace else.'" pic.twitter.com/VVydjN9VfN— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 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.