Coronavirus Is Here, And It Must Be Dealt With

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There are more than 13-hundred known cases of coronavirus in the U.S. At least 37 people have died in this country, most of them in the Seattle area. Only six states have not yet reported cases.

The NBA has suspended its season until further notice after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for the virus. Players from teams the Jazz have played within the past 10 days are being told to self-quarantine. Those teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and the Toronto Raptors.

President Trump announced Wednesday night an extraordinary ban on travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days and called for a series of stimulus measures to blunt the economic side effects of the virus. Even as the president sought to reassure a jittery public that "this is not the financial crisis" and is "just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome together as a nation and as a world," he called for a series of dramatic stimulus actions to prop up the American economy from the side effects of the virus.

Governments around the world are taking actions to contain the virus. Italy's prime minister ordered all businesses closed with the exception of hospitals, grocery stores, and vital public offices. El Salvador's president declared a national quarantine on Wednesday, banning foreign entry into the Central American country for 30 days.

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