|Timeline of Chinese Virus Response in US|
– On January 5, Florence holds “Hug a Chinese Person Day”.
– On January 9, NYC holds Chinatown parade with assurances of no danger from the mayor and the NY health commisioner
– On January 14, WHO declared no evidence of human-to-human transmission of virus.
– On January 15, House impeachment managers deliver the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the U.S. Senate.
– On January 15, The first person with corona virus traveled to Washington State, U.S.A.
– On January 21, Dr. Fauci makes this statement about the Coronavirus: ““This is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States should be worried about right now,”
– On January 23, At an emergency committee convened by the World Health Organization, the WHO says that the Wuhan coronavirus does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern.
– On January 23, 1st evidence of community transfer within U.S.
– On January 23, House impeachment managers made their opening arguments for removing the president to the Senate.
– On January 28, Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom in Beijing. At the meeting, Xi and the WHO agree to send a team of international experts, including US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff, to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.
– On January 29, The White House announces the formation of a new task force that will help monitor and contain the spread of the virus.
– On January 30, senators began asking two days of questions during the impeachment trial.
– On January 31, Trump declared a ban on travel to the U.S. from China, which Democrats then criticized as xenophobic for the next several weeks, press cites “experts” claiming it is counterproductive.
– On January 31, Trump administration announces mandatory quarantines in response to corona virus.
– On February 4, President Trump dedicates part of State of the Union Address to the Coronavirus issue. Nancy Pelosi tears up her copy of this address on national television.
– On February 5, Schumer tweeted, “The premature travel ban to and from China by the current administration is just an excuse to further his ongoing was against immigrants. There must be a check and Balance (sic) on these restrictions.”
– On February 24, Pelosi says to shop more: “‘Come to Chinatown … come join us”
– On February 24, Schumer gave a blistering attack in which he accused Trump of being “asleep at the wheel” and having “no plan.” He lied that the White House had significantly reduced the resources available for fighting the disease, and railed that the president “has been slow to take action to confront the virus abroad.” Huh? What are we supposed to do, send the Marines into Milan?
– On February 25, Mardi Gras was held with few people sounding warnings
– On February 26, Pence takes over task force, daily briefings begin.
– On March 1, just 42 confirmed cases in U.S.
– On March 3, NYC mayor encourages New Yorkers to go to the movies.
– On March 5, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) introduced the “No Ban Act”, which would have prevented Trump from implementing his travel ban. It was co-sponsored by 219 House Democrats. Senate Democrats also tried to prevent Trump from implementing his travel bans, introducing legislation that would block funds from being used to enforce them.
– On March 5, NYC mayor rides the subway to assure people it is safe to do so.
– On March 11, WHO acknowledged a pandemic scale.
– On March 12, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and other democratic leaders retracted the “No Ban Act”
– On March 16, President Donald Trump asked all Americans to stay home for 15 days to slow the spread of the virus.