17 Coronavirus Updates You Don’t Want To Miss

With all the information out about Coronavirus, it is really hard to keep up with the latest updates so we collected them all here!

  1. 1 The WHO announced that Coronavirus is now a pandemic.

    An epidemic is a disease that is actively spreading. Usually, epidemics are diseases that spiral out of control. When an epidemic spreads across large geographic locations (many countries) it is described as a pandemic. The change from an epidemic to a pandemic is more about the spread rather than the severity of the disease. 

  2. 2 Tom Hanks got diagnosed with Coronavirus.

    Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were in Australia when they got infected with the virus. They are being treated and they are doing the correct thing: self-quarantining themselves to avoid infecting others. 

    Do you know what to do if you have coronavirus? We have a cool infographic that gives you the essential steps to take.

  3. 3 Juventus defender Daniele Rugani tests positive for coronavirus.

    According to the Juventus club, the player is asymptomatic and they are following all the recommended isolation protocols. 

  4. 4 A simulated Event in 2019 featured a Coronavirus Outbreak. Wait what?

    In October 2019, the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Johns Hopkins University hosted the Event 201 : a simulation of a coronavirus outbreak.

    Link to page: http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/scenario.html

    Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people. the disease eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. the model was built on a coronavirus model- the SARS. 

    This may not be a conspiracy, but this is very strange! 

  5. 5 News that Coronavirus spreads through toilet paper is a false hoax.


    This was a false statement by a fake news outlet. 

  6. 6 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in self- isolation after his wife tests positive for Coronvirus.

  7. 7 Trump bans travel to and from Europe and the EU is offended.

  8. 8 Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive COVID-19 result this evening

  9. 9 Coronavirus cases outside China are increasing exponentially as shown below.

  10. 10 Contagion becomes one of the most watched movies.

    The film basically tells the story of a pandemic similar to the coronavirus. Worth watching!

  11. 11 Old people and those with chronic diseases are at risk of developing complications from Coronvirus. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  12. 12 Scientists are not sure about a treatment or vaccine for Coronavirus, but they are sure about one thing: it's mutating fairly rapidly.

  13. 13 There is a serious Toilet paper rush in Costco stores across the US. Noone knows why.

  14. 14 Universities are switching to online learning.

  15. 15 In terms of controlling the disease, social isolation is the new term being used. It works.


    Avoiding crowds, cancelling major events and self-isolation of symptomatic patients really does work.Read more about this approach here.  

  16. 16 Schools are closed in many countries. The UK government is facing backlash for choosing not to close schools.

    All schools in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway and Malta are closed. Some schools in Canada, the US and Germany are also closed.

  17. 17 The Trump administration's response to Coronavirus is best summarized by Trevor Noah's #Pandumic

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