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Thu May 28, 2020, 06:31 PM

So.....who, what and when was the 1st post made on DU with reference to COVID-19??

I really would like to revist that post and comments...

And, a corollary question.....couldn't/shouldn't DU programming guru's do a deep search of all DU posts that mention "virus", "COVID-19", et al., and retroactively compile them in it's own top-level folder called "Trump Virus"? Wouldn't that be a great research tool for Democrats, sociologists, and historians to tap?

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Reply So.....who, what and when was the 1st post made on DU with reference to COVID-19?? (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 OP
kentuck May 2020 #1
Blue_true May 2020 #4
Blue_true May 2020 #2
PA Democrat May 2020 #3
Journeyman May 2020 #5
waddirum May 2020 #7
Journeyman May 2020 #6
MoonlitKnight May 2020 #8
MoonlitKnight May 2020 #9
muriel_volestrangler May 2020 #11
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #10
pnwmom May 2020 #12

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:44 PM

1. I found this one:

https://democraticunderground.com/100213028807

I'm sure there must have been others before this?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:48 PM

4. A couple people posted in January as the r0 for the virus

became clearer.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:46 PM

2. Mrs.Toad and one other person appear to have sounded the alarm first.

Those are the earliest posts that I remember, because at that time, I wasn't convinced that China was handling the outbreak properly (few medical facilities, turning people away, detaining people that tried to warn about a new disease).

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:47 PM

3. January 21: The Wuhan virus sweeping China has now killed 9 people and infected 440

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:48 PM

7. Currently my city of Evanston, Illinois

has 688 cases and 34 deaths.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:50 PM

6. Oldest in my history is January 22 . . .

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #9)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:53 AM

11. Those are dated Jan 15 and Jan 26 respectively

I think you (or the date Google results put on it) are taking any date mentioned in the story - one of which was for a file photo.

The Jan 15 one is the earliest I can find on DU, though.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:32 PM

10. Thanks All!

Yes, it was a topic of discussion here. What about the WH? Probably discussion on the strategic golf/rally plan in the Trump States for the Spring.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #10)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:26 AM

12. And here is one from Jan. 21, reporting the first confirmed case in the U.S.

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