CV – 19 Timeline

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Jan 14, WHO declared no evidence of human-to-human transmission of virus.
– Jan 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,”
– Jan 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.
– Jan 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.
– Jan 29, The White House announces the formation of a new task force that will help monitor and contain the spread of the virus.
– Jan 31, Trump bans travel from Wuhan, press cites “experts” claiming it is counterproductive.
– Feb 1, Florence holds “Hug a Chinese Person Day”.
– Feb 4, President Trump dedicates part of State of the Union Address to the Coronavirus issue. Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy of this address on national television.
– Feb 9, NYC holds Chinatown parade with assurances of no danger from the mayor
– Feb 16, Dr. Fauci says “Risk of coronavirus in USA is ‘minuscule’; skip mask and wash hands”
– Feb 23, 1st evidence of community transfer within U.S.
– Feb 24, Pelosi says to shop more: “‘Come to Chinatown … come join us”
– Feb 25, Mardi Gras was held with few people sounding warnings
– Feb 26, Pence takes over task force, daily briefings begin.
– Feb 26, Fauci said: “Travel restrictions become almost irrelevant because you can’t keep out the entire world.”
– Feb 29, Fauci said that there was nothing to worry about and it posed no threat to the US public at large, ‘Going to Malls, Movie Theaters, Gym Okay’
– March 1, just 42 confirmed cases in U.S.
– March 3, NYC mayor encourages New Yorkers to go to the movies.
– March 5, NYC mayor rides the subway to assure people it is safe to do so.
– March 9, Fauci told the country it was perfectly safe for healthy Americans to take a cruise and to hold campaign rallies.
– March 11, WHO acknowledged a pandemic scale virus
– March 12, 2020: In contrast to his February 26 remarks, Fauci said that he believed certain travel restrictions have “absolutely” helped with the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus. “I think it absolutely has,” Fauci said. “I believe if we did not do that with China early on …”
Fauci also called the travel restriction involving Europe a “prudent choice.”
– April 11, Fauci claimed during an interview with Fox News’s Jesse Watters that it was “in January” when he believed that this was a problem Americans needed to worry about, which conflicts with several of his previous remarks made that month and the months following, including his remarks on the Today Show in February.

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