What COVID-19 has Taught Us About Survival
What COVID-19 has Taught Us About Survival
September 15, 2021
COVID-19 is still considered an ongoing pandemic. We have seen 6.3 millions global deaths, while the US alone has reached over 1 million COVID-19 related deaths.
The COVID-19 Timeline:
- December 12th, 2019 - A cluster of residents of Wuhan, China begin exhibiting symptoms that would later be diagnosed as COVID-19
- January 7th, 2020 - the Chinese authorities finally identify and isolate the new coronavirus as the causative agent of the outbreak, labeled 2019-nCoV (later officially named COVID-19)
- January 7th, 2020 - The CDC established a Center-Led Incident Management Structure to monitor the progress and response.
- January 13th, 2020 - Thailand reports it's first case of imported COVID-19 (first place to see it outside of Wuhan)
- January 15th, 2020 - Japan reports it's first case of imported COVID-19
- January 17th, 2020 - Screening of anyone coming into the US from China are checked for COVID-19.
- January 20th, 2020 - A month after the 1st case was reported, the US sees its first confirmed case in Washington State.
- January 21st, 2020 - CDC activated its Emergency Response System
- January 22nd, 2020 - The WHO confirms human-to-human spread
- January 27th, 2020 - The US FDA announces interagency cooperation to develop a specific test and vaccine
- January 29th, 2020 - The White House Coronavirus Task Force (WHCTF) is established
- January 31st, 2020 - The US Secretary of Health & Human Services and the WHO declared the Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency and the WHCTF implement travel policies to take effect on February 2nd, 2020.
- February 4th, 2020 - The FDA approved EUA PACK for CDC diagnostic test kits
- February 8th, 2020 - One of the 1st test kits arrives in East Manhattan
- February 11th, 2020 - The WHO announced the official name of the disease: COVID-19
- February 23rd, 2020 - Italy becomes COVID-19 Hotspot, enacting Decree-Law No. 6, effectively locking down the country to contain the spread.
- March 11th, 2020 - The WHO declares COVID-19 a Pandemic
- March 13th, 2020 - President Trump declares a nationwide emergency
- March 14th, 2020 - CDC issues a 'No Sail Order' for all cruise ships
- March 15th, 2020 - the US begins to shut down to prevent the spread.
- March 16th, 2020 - CDC launches Clara bot, a COVID-19 symptom checker, on it's website.
- March 17th, 2020 - First human trial of Vaccine to protect against pandemic COVID-19 begins in the US
- March 26th, 2020 - US Senate passes CARES act
- March 28th, 2020 - The White House extends social distancing measures until the end of April 2020
- April 3rd, 2020 - At a WH press briefing, CDC announces new mask wearing guidelines, recommending the use of masks when outside the home
- April 8th, 2020 - US Health & Human Services announces first contract for ventilator production goes to General Motors under the Defense Production Act
- April 10th, 2020 - The US Surpasses Italy as the global leader for reported deaths due to COVID-19 (23,036 deaths)
- April 13th, 2020 - Most US states report widespread cases of COVID-19
- April 13th, 2020 - President Trump announces the US will cease funding to the WHO
- April 24th, 2020 - Georgia, Alaska, and Oklahoma begin to partially reopen their states
- April 26th, 2020 - Children in the UK begin presenting with the first cases of what would later be known as Multisystem inflammatory syndrome that affects children with COVID-19
- April 30th, 2020 - President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to produce a vaccine as quick as possible, with the CDC
- May 1st, 2020 - US FDA issues EUA for remdesivir for treatment of confirmed COVID-19 in Adults and Children hospitalized with severe symptoms
- May 2nd, 2020 - the WHO renews its Global Health Crisis emergency declaration
- May 9th, 2020 - The US unemployment rates increases to 14.7%, the worst rate since the Great Depression, 20.5 million Americans our of work
- May 28th, 2020 - the US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100,000
- July 23rd, 2020 - CDC releases a guide for safe school reopening processes
- September 22, 2020 - US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200,000
- October 2nd, 2020 - President Trump tests positive for Covid
- October 5th, 2020 - The White House outbreak continues as several staff members test positive for the virus
- October 7th, 2020 - New Zealand declares itself virus free
- November 1st, 2020 - CDC announces the end of the 'No Sail Order' for cruise ships
- November 13th, 2020 - Increased outbreaks are reported across the country due to large Halloween gatherings
- December 3rd, 2020 - The Advise Committee on Immunization Practices recommends health care professionals should be first to get COVID-19 vaccines
- December 11th, 2020 - The FDA issues EUA for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines
- December 14th, 2020 - A NY nurse, Sandra, becomes first American outside of a clinical study to receive the Vaccine
- December 14th, 2020 - US Covid death toll surpasses 300,000
- December 18th, 2020 - The FDA issues EUA for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
- December 21st, 2020 - US Congress passes second COVID Relief Act
- December 24th, 2020 - An estimated 1 million Americans are vaccinated against COVID-19
- December 30th, 2020 - First case of UK Variant reported in the US in Colorado
- December 31st, 2020 - One year anniversary of 1st case reported to WHO
- January 7th, 2021 - One year anniversary of CDC COVID-19 pandemic response
- January 14th, 2021 - US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 400,000
- January 25th, 2021 - First US Case of Brazil variant reported in Minnesota
- January 26th, 2021 - Global COVID-19 cases surpass 100 million
- January 28th, 2021 - First US Case of South African variant reported in South Carolina
- February 1st, 2021 - First at home tests to be put into distribution in the US
- February 21st, 2021 - US Covid death toll surpasses 500,000
- February 27th, 2021 - FDA approves UAT for Johnson and Johnson one shot vaccine
- March 8th, 2021 - CDC announces fully vaccinates people can gather indoors without masks
- March 11th, 2021 - President Biden announces a federal vaccine website where users can find vaccines near them
- March 13th, 2021 - US surpasses 100 million administered vaccines
- March 14th, 2021 - Several countries, including Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, and Norway suspend dispensing AstaZeneca COVID vaccine over concerns of blood clotting.
- March 19th, 2021 - CDC announces kids in school can socially distance from 3 feet instead of 6 feet
- April 2nd, 2021 - CDC announces fully vaccinated individuals can travel safely domestically in the U.S. without a COVID test first.
- April 13th, 2021 - CDC recommends pausing the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because of blood clot complications.
- April 21st, 2021 - U.S. surpasses 200 million vaccinations administered.
- April 23rd, 2021 - CDC recommends continued use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine for people 18 and older.
- June 1st, 2021 - The Delta variant, first identified in India in late 2020, becomes the dominant variant in the U.S. The variant kicks off a third wave of infections during the summer of 2021.
- July 27th, 2021 - After a substantial upswing in cases due to the Delta variant, CDC releases updated guidance for everyone in areas with substantial or high transmission to wear a mask while indoors.
- August 6th, 2021 - CDC study shows that among people previously infected with COVID-19, reinfection was less than half as likely among those who were vaccinated after their first infection.
- August 18th, 2021 - CDC announces a new center, the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, to improve the U.S. government’s ability to forecast and model emerging health threats, such as pandemics.
- August 30th, 2021 - ACIP recommends Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for people ages 16 years and older.
- October 21st, 2021 - CDC endorses ACIP recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for people who are 65 years and older, and people 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions, and who live or work in high risk settings.
- November 2nd, 2021 - CDC endorses ACIP recommendation that children ages 5 to 11 years be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.
- November 26th, 2021 - WHO classifies a new variant, Omicron, as a variant of concern after it was first reported by scientists in South Africa.
- November 29th, 2021 - CDC recommends that everyone over 18 years old who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine receive a COVID-19 booster shot 6 months after they are fully vaccinated.
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