Random Headlines – Coronavirus Outbreak



The outbreak of Coronavirus in the US has been grabbing daily headlines in major national news & broadcast media for a while. Yesterday, I randomly selected a few headlines samples (see below) on the ‘Coronavirus outbreak’ in the CNN news, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

We would like the country to realize that as a nation, we can’t be doing the kinds of things we were doing a few months ago. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a state that has no cases or one case. If and when the infections will come — and they will come, sorry to say, sad to say — when you’re dealing with an infectious disease… we want to be where the infection is going to be, as well as where it is, whether you live in the zone that has community spread or not. Everybody should say, ‘all hands on deck’.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in CNN Updates

Yesterday (Dec 10) Headlines

The CNN Daily Update (Marc 10)
  • California universities are holding online classes because of coronavirus
  • Google recommends US employees work from home
  • Ivy League cancels basketball tournaments ahead of March Madness
  • Harvard asks students to move off-campus by the end of this weekend
  • United Nations closes New York headquarters to the general public
  • British Airways cancels flights to and from Italy
  • American Airlines is also cutting international and domestic flights during the outbreak
  • Delta cuts international and domestic flights because of lack of demand
  • Czech Republic becomes latest European country to shut schools
  • The Ohio State University is canceling in-person classes
  • Qantas is cutting almost a quarter of all its flights and says its CEO will stop taking a salary
  • Pence says task force discussed recommending additional travel advisories
The Washington Post Live Updates
  • Major opioid trial in New York postponed over coronavirus concerns
  • Army symposium in Alabama canceled over virus concerns
  • Coronavirus adds to burden for cash-strapped community health centers
  • Ohio State University shutters classrooms, opting for online instruction
  • A locked-down Italy begins a new chapter in fight against virus
  • European airlines are suspending flights to Italy, as lockdown takes effect
The New York Times Daily Updates
  • From a port in California to Columbia University in New York City, a sense of crisis grows in the U.S.
  • Coachella organizers are in talks to postpone the festival to avoid canceling.
  • U.K. says extreme measures may be needed, just not yet.
  • Concern grows for the homeless in America.

Latest Tally

According the CNN tally as of to-day (March 11) morning, there are ‘more than 115,800 people — including at least 1,000 in the US — and killed over 4,200 worldwide‘. In to-day’s The Washington post headline reads:

Trump administration wants hundreds of thousands of federal workers to prepare to work remotely full time.

The Washington Post Headline
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