Coronavirus Was Just Labeled a ‘Pandemic,’ but Don’t Panic. Here’s Why.; 40 Deaths in U.S., Disney Parks to Close

By PJ Media. The World Health Organization just announced that there are enough cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to declare a global pandemic. . .

This is what Science News describes as a pandemic:

According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. It’s most often used in reference to influenza, and generally connotes that an epidemic has spread to two or more continents with sustained, person-to-person transmission.

The severity of illness doesn’t fall under the WHO’s strict definition of a pandemic — just the disease’s spread — though the WHO may take the overall burden of the disease into account before declaring a pandemic. As the top global health agency, the WHO is relied upon to be the first to make the pandemic declaration.

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40 Deaths in U.S., Disney Parks to Close

By ABC News. At least 1,663 cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been confirmed in the United States Thursday as more events are canceled across the country.

Forty people have died in the U.S. At least 45 states, plus Washington, D.C., have confirmed cases.

Globally, there have been over 127,000 confirmed cases with over 4,700 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. . .

The Walt Disney Company announced that it would close Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Paris would shut down on Sunday. . .

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday a 70-year-old man was the first coronavirus fatality in the state. (Read more from “40 Deaths in U.S., Disney Parks to Close” HERE)

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