It was one year ago today that health officials announced the first U.S. case of COVID-19 – and things have gotten progressively worse since then.
After the Seattle resident – who’d just returned from a trip to Wuhan, China – tested positive, health officials at the time announced the risk of transmission was low. Since then, we’ve learned otherwise.
We are just days away from the 1 year anniversary of the first diagnosed Covid19 case in the US, & @smervosh @ByMikeBaker @PatriciaMazzei @bymarkwalker provide a probing account of why it continues to devastate. https://t.co/qq2nyxAL1s
— John Eligon (@jeligon) January 18, 2021
As of Thursday, the U.S. has recorded 24.4 million cases of COVID-19 and 407,111 deaths.
Did you think in your wildest dreams the pandemic would still be going on a year later?