The number of coronavirus cases is rising daily, and as that happens, many everyday life actions are going to be affected.
President Trump, in a coronavirus-based address March 11, says an antiviral therapy will be available in record time.
“These treatments will significantly reduce the impact and reach of the virus,” he said.
But in the meantime, be prepared for things like: rough days on Wall Street, extensive cleanings of most surfaces, empty shelves in your grocery stores and travel restrictions from the White House.
“You’re going to see closing down of venues, schools, large gatherings because you don’t have an option,” explained New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “You’re never going to bring the testing up to capacity in time.”
The NBA suspended its season after at least one player tested positive for the disease.
Fans attending the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz game were sent home shortly before tip-off.
“I want my fun back,” said one Oklahoma fan. “It’s like our fun is being taken away. It’s ridiculous.”
But other basketball fans, like one in Atlanta, Georgia, approved the league’s decision.
“I think that by eliminating the big crowds is a good move,” said the Hawks fan.
Health officials say these steps are necessary to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading even faster.
“We’re 100,000 ICU beds short, we’re probably tens of thousands of breathing machines, ventilators short. What are we going to do?” asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “These are real problems and this is hours and days count, not days and weeks.”
On Wednesday, House Democrats released a summary of their Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
According to a statement, the bill “provides paid leave, establishes free testing, protects public health workers and provides important benefits to children and families.”