"This is the worst public health crisis for a generation"
UK PM Boris Johnson says it is "not right" to compare coronavirus to flu, adding "many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time" as the virus spreadshttps://t.co/0jp2YH9bl2 #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/WriDAlPjIT
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 12, 2020
On balance I preferred ‘get Brexit done’ to ‘your loved ones will die’.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) March 12, 2020
Coronavirus: as many as 10,000 in Britain may already have it, says PM https://t.co/OdTuqWLNgD
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 12, 2020
BREAKING: Another Conservative MP is in self-isolation tonight with a cough and temperature. They’ve asked that I don’t identify them yet, but tell me the PM must step up action. “We must social distance”, they say. Growing concern that Britain is out on a limb with its response.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) March 12, 2020
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) March 12, 2020
Spoke to school principal in Milan today. He said now was the time to close schools in NI and Ireland to stop #coronavirus spread. Kids being taught virtually via @Google classroom. Not losing out on education. We could be Italy in two weeks. Is it time to #CloseTheSchools here? pic.twitter.com/K7seUGwJ8y
— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) March 10, 2020
"I think what the Republic has announced is quite extreme. There isn't the scientific evidence there for closing schools."
— bbctheview (@bbctheview) March 12, 2020
spare a thought for
– roughly 10m households in Britain with ZERO savings
– another 3m households with less than £1,500 of savings
not being able to work for a couple of weeks or even months could impose severe hardship on a hell of a lot of peoplehttps://t.co/rVocstlWA5
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) March 12, 2020
The coronavirus has exposed Britain's disgraceful lack of sick pay and employment rights. The government has been forced to act – but its measures are woefully insufficient and will leave millions forced to work even if they fall sick. https://t.co/LrD15Lc0yz
— Tribune (@tribunemagazine) March 12, 2020
Arsenal vs Brighton on Saturday has been postponed after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 12, 2020
The Premier League will hold an "emergency club meeting" on Friday morning regarding future fixtures in the wake of Mikel Arteta being diagnosed with coronavirus.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 13, 2020
U.S. stock market suffers worst crash since 1987, as Americans wake up to a new normal of life https://t.co/l7N4MAHinV
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 13, 2020
President Trump will not be tested for the coronavirus after coming into contact with a Brazilian official who tested positive for the virus just days after a Mar-a-Lago visit, the White House said on Thursday https://t.co/oMMlRrlUal
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) March 12, 2020
Trump’s coronavirus ban on travel from the EU is backfiring already | Jonathan Freedland https://t.co/yVSXhGCZMA
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) March 12, 2020
Ari Fleischer: I regret to say that I thought the President’s speech to the nation last night was not reassuring… It appeared to me that he had barely seen it before he read it off the teleprompter pic.twitter.com/bYnt6HdcO8
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 12, 2020
"Trump claimed that more than 100,000 people had requested tickets for the potential Tampa rally, an impossibility since the campaign had not yet announced the event or made tickets available. A campaign spokesman declined to comment" https://t.co/xyNfuqZFxR
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) March 12, 2020
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 13, 2020
Throwing your hands up and saying both sides are bad and nobody can trust anybody is not good journalism.
Saying those who are concerned because the president has downplayed the severity of the virus are overreacting and equal to those shrugging at it is not good journalism. https://t.co/c2YdsPvWas
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) March 12, 2020
I imagine all the closures and cancellations give people a sense of ominousness. But it's really an amazing act of social solidarity: We're sacrificing so we can give nurses, doctors and hospitals a fighting chance. Start from there and hopefully we can figure out the rest.
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) March 12, 2020
It is a small world after all. https://t.co/y3wS3CDAOz
— SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN🗽🤘🏽 (@sivavaid) March 13, 2020
Election live updates: Sanders wins California; he and Biden criticize Trump’s handling of coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/9arjbEoYmi
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 12, 2020
when historians write about the last hour they will begin by noting the 2008 republican vp nominee was rapping on tv dressed as a bear, then the network cut to trump announcing coronavirus flight suspensions, then tom hanks got it & the nba suspended pic.twitter.com/QlJDDHMWtS
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 12, 2020
Belgium (finally) takes drastic measures against #COVID19: Prime Minister @sophie_wilmes announces schools are suspended, recreational activities are canceled, restaurants/cafes/discos must be closed. Shops closed for the weekend (?!). pic.twitter.com/WNDaBoA1X7
— Teri Schultz (@terischultz) March 12, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 12, 2020
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) March 12, 2020
my coronavirus plan: the government should manufacture these and give them out for free https://t.co/30S5V2PchJ
— Max Read (@max_read) March 12, 2020