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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:45 PM

Woman's Death in California Upends Virus Timeline in U.S.

Resets the timeline in the U.S. -- Also reemphasizes "community" contact vector.

NYTimes (no paywall)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/coronavirus-live-coverage.html

- snip -- The revelation that a coronavirus death took place in the United States in early February shifts the understanding of its arrival in this country and changes the picture of what the nation was contending with by the time government officials began taking action.
-- The first Covid-19 death in the United States had previously been thought to be on Feb. 26 in Seattle, one of the worst-hit cities in the country.
-- Officials in Santa Clara County said Wednesday that a newly discovered coronavirus-linked death Feb. 6, the earliest known death in the United States caused by the virus, was one of more than a dozen deaths in the county that the medical examiner had suspicions about and ordered investigated.

- snip -- The Feb. 6 death was a 57-year-old woman who died at her home in Silicon Valley, officials said Wednesday.
-- The announcement has reset the timeline of the spread of infection in the United States.
-- Officials have said that the death was believed to have been the result of community spread, not travel to another country.

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Response to stopdiggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:47 PM

1. Should we call it the Silicone Valley Virus, then?

Should we start beating up losers in khakis and ironic tee-shirts now?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:51 PM

2. hey .. I say it's worth a shot (nt)

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 03:51 PM

3. Nah

Drumpf wants to call it the Tim Apple virus.

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