The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—constitutes the legislature of the United States.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), though rarer forms can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is a disease epidemic that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents, or worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease has spread globally since 2019, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Margarita Ibrahimoff (born October 26, 1956), known professionally as Rita Wilson, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and producer.
The 1918 influenza pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920; colloquially known as the Spanish flu) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus, with the second being the swine flu in 2009. It infected 500 million people around the world, or about 27% of the then world population of between 1. 8 and 1.
The 2009 flu pandemic or swine flu was an influenza pandemic that lasted from early 2009 to late 2010, and the second of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus (the first of them being the 1918–1920 Spanish flu pandemic), albeit a new strain.
Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel (born June 26, 1992) is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2. 16 m) tall with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 in (2. 36 m) long, he plays at the center position.
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning, December 17, 1987) is an American activist and whistleblower. She is a former United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents.
Harvey Weinstein CBE (; born March 19, 1952) is a American former film producer and a convicted sex offender.
The Eyes of Darkness is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, released in 1981. The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son truly did die one year ago, or if he is still alive.
Roberto Speranza (born 4 January 1979) is an Italian politician of the Chamber of Deputies who serves as national secretary of Article One. Since 5 September 2019, he has been serving as Minister of Health in the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
The first confirmed case of the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. By March 10, 2020, diagnosed cases in the U.S. exceeded 1,000. Of the 40 deaths in the country, 18 had occurred in the state of Washington, with 13 of those at a nursing home.
The first cases of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Italy were confirmed on 31 January 2020, when two Chinese tourists in Rome tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, caused by SARS-CoV-2. A week later, an Italian man repatriated back to Italy from the city of Wuhan, China, was hospitalised and confirmed to be the third case of the 2019–20 coronavirus in Italy.
This article documents countries and territories affected by and responses to the coronavirus responsible for the 2019–20 pandemic first documented in Wuhan, China, and may not include all the contemporary major responses and measures.
This article is a list of deaths caused by an infectious disease. Widespread and chronic complaints such as heart disease and allergy are not included if they are not thought to be infectious.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously known by the provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus.
The Black Death, also known as the Pestilence, Great Bubonic Plague, the Great Plague or the Plague, or less commonly the Black Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351.
Colin Lewes Hanks (born November 24, 1977) is an American actor, producer and director. He is known for starring in films such as Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, The Great Buck Howard, and the Jumanji film series. His television credits include Roswell, Band of Brothers, Dexter, Fargo, The Good Guys, and Life in Pieces.
The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and Rastafari.
The Banana Wars were occupations, police actions, and interventions on the part of the United States in Central America and the Caribbean between the end of the Spanish–American War in 1898 and the inception of the Good Neighbor Policy in 1934.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Germany on 27 January 2020, when the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Bavaria. The majority of the COVID-19 cases in January and early February originated from Webasto headquarters in Bavaria and, seemingly, from there to Northern Italy, where Webasto has offices, consistently to philogenetic analysis of viral DNA.
The following deaths of notable individuals occurred in 2020. Names are reported under the date of death, in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym. A typical entry reports information in the following sequence: Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent nationality (if applicable), what subject was noted for, cause of death (if known), and reference.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to India on 30 January 2020 from China. As of 12 March, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed a total of 78 cases and 1 death registered in the country, with many of them having travel history either with Italy or the Middle East.
The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses are a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the approximately 3,979 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Those delegates will, by pledged votes, elect the Democratic nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The Schengen Area ( ) is an area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy. The area is named after the 1985 Schengen Agreement signed in Schengen, Luxembourg.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, resulting in 774 deaths reported in 17 countries (9. 6% fatality rate), with the majority of cases in mainland China and Hong Kong.
Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia (born 1 January 1971) is an Indian politician. He is from the Scindia family that once ruled in Gwalior and is a former Member of Parliament, representing the Guna constituency in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He is a former member of the Indian National Congress and candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2020 Indian Rajya Sabha elections from Madhya Pradesh.
This is a list of the largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Contagion is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Its ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Spain on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in La Gomera. On 24 February, following a COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, Spain confirmed multiple cases related to the Italian clusters, starting from a medical doctor from Lombardy, Italy, who was vacationing in Tenerife.
Michael T. Osterholm is an American public-health scientist and a biosecurity and infectious-disease expert.
Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 (A/H1N1) is the subtype of influenza A virus that was the most common cause of human influenza (flu) in 2009, and is associated with the 1918 outbreak known as the Spanish flu. It is an orthomyxovirus that contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase. For this reason, they are described as H1N1, H1N2 etc.
Sylvia Celeste Browne (née Shoemaker; October 19, 1936 – November 20, 2013) was an American author who claimed to be a medium with psychic abilities. She appeared regularly on television and radio, including on The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live, and hosted an hour-long online radio show on Hay House Radio.
This article documents countries in Europe affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus responsible for the 2019–20 pandemic first recorded in Wuhan, China. It may not include all the most recent responses and measures taken. As of 12 March 2020, every country in Europe except Montenegro and Kosovo has reported at least one case of COVID-19.
Swine influenza is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.
Black Monday is the name commonly attached to the large stock market crash of October 19, 1987. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell exactly 508 points (22. 6%). This was the largest one-day percentage drop in history.
The 2009 flu pandemic in the United States was a novel strain of the Influenza A/H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as "swine flu", that began in the spring of 2009. The virus had spread to the US from an outbreak in Mexico.
Andrew Mark Cuomo ( KWOH-moh; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to the same position his late father, Mario Cuomo, held for three terms. Born in New York City, Cuomo is a graduate of Fordham University and Albany Law School of Union University, New York.
The first confirmed case of the pandemic of COVID-19 in Sweden was announced on 31 January 2020, when a woman who returned from Wuhan tested positive for it. On 26 February, following the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy and Iran, multiple infection clusters originating from these two countries appeared in Sweden.
The first case of the 2019–20 coronavirus in Canada was confirmed on January 25, 2020, when a man returned to Toronto from travelling in Wuhan, China, and two days later, tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, caused by SARS-CoV-2.
Sarah Louise Palin ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
Michel Roux, OBE ([mi. ʃɛl ʁu]; 19 April 1941 – 12 March 2020), also known as Michel Roux Snr. , was a French-born chef and restaurateur working in Britain. Along with his brother Albert, he opened Le Gavroche, later to become the first three Michelin starred restaurant in Britain, and The Waterside Inn, which was the first restaurant outside France to hold three stars for a period of 25 years.
The third season of The Masked Singer premiered on February 2, 2020, as the Super Bowl LIV lead-out program. During the season, eighteen celebrities will compete anonymously in new full-bodied costumes and masks. Before each performance, a video package will tease clues to their identity with the celebrity narrating aspects of their biography in a disguised voice.
Christopher Charles Cuomo ( KWOH-moh; born August 9, 1970) is an American television journalist, best known as the presenter of Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news analysis show on CNN. Cuomo is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.
SN 1604, also known as Kepler's Supernova, Kepler's Nova or Kepler's Star, was a Type Ia supernova that occurred in the Milky Way, in the constellation Ophiuchus. Appearing in 1604, it is the most recent supernova in our galaxy to have been unquestionably observed by the naked eye, occurring no farther than 6 kiloparsecs (20,000 light-years) from Earth.
Zhong Nanshan (simplified Chinese: 钟南山; traditional Chinese: 鍾南山; pinyin: Zhōng Nánshān; born 20 October 1936) is a Chinese epidemiologist and pulmonologist who discovered the SARS coronavirus in 2003. He was president of the Chinese Medical Association from 2005 to 2009 and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic Disease.
Black Monday was a global stock market crash on 9 March 2020 that occured during the 2020 stock market crash. Markets opened several percent lower, having fallen greatly during the preceding two weeks. Global stock markets suffered from the greatest single-day fall since 2008, during the Great Recession.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to France on 24 January 2020, when the first COVID-19 case in Europe and France was confirmed in Bordeaux. It involved a 48-year-old Franco-Chinese who arrived in France from China. Two more cases were confirmed by the end of the day; all of the individuals recently returned from China.
F5 Networks, Inc. is a transnational company that specializes in application services and application delivery networking (ADN). F5 technologies focus on the delivery, security, performance, and availability of web applications, including the availability of computing, storage, and network resources.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
Metropolitan Manila (often shortened as Metro Manila; Tagalog: Kalakhang Maynila), officially the National Capital Region (NCR), is the seat of government and one of three defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden is a candidate for president in the 2020 election.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARSr-CoV) is a species of coronavirus that infects humans, bats and certain other mammals. It is an enveloped positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that enters its host cell by binding to the ACE2 receptor. It is a member of the genus Betacoronavirus and subgenus Sarbecoronavirus.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or simply the Dow (), is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 30 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.
The BBC World Service is an international broadcaster, owned and operated by the BBC. It is the world's largest of any kind. It broadcasts radio news, speech and discussions in more than 40 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.
Wuhan ([ù. xân] (listen); simplified Chinese: 武汉; traditional Chinese: 武漢) is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China, with a population of over 11 million, the ninth most populous Chinese city, and one of the nine National Central Cities of China.
The Hunt is a 2020 American horror thriller film directed by Craig Zobel and co-written by Damon Lindelof, based on the 1924 short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. The film stars Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts and Hilary Swank. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School.
Fisting, handballing, fist-fucking, brachiovaginal, or brachioproctic insertion is a sexual activity that involves inserting a hand into the vagina or rectum. Once insertion is complete, the fingers are either clenched into a fist or kept straight. Fisting may be performed without a partner, but it is most often a partnered activity.
Bloodshot is a 2020 American superhero film based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be the first installment in a series of films set within a Valiant Comics shared cinematic universe.
As a result of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, many countries and regions have imposed quarantines and/or entry bans for citizens or visitors of the most affected areas of the pandemic.
Survivor: Winners at War is the 40th season of the American competitive reality television series Survivor, airing on CBS in the United States and Global in Canada. The season filmed in May–June 2019 and features twenty returning winners from past Survivor seasons to celebrate the show's twentieth anniversary. It premiered on February 12, 2020.
Private Rafel Toro (born in Humacao, Puerto Rico) was a United States Marine Corps private who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his "extraordinary heroism in battle" while fighting in Nicaragua during the second Nicaragua campaign in 1927. Toro was part of the U.S. Marine Corps occupation force in Nicaragua. On July 25, 1927, Private Toro was on advance guard duty into Nueva Segovia.
This article documents the impacts of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines and may not include all the contemporary major responses and measures. As of March 12, 2020, there have been 52 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines. Out of the 52 cases, five deaths were recorded.
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
The Invisible Man is a 2020 science fiction horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. A contemporary adaptation of the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a reboot of The Invisible Man film series of the 1930s, it follows a woman who, after the apparent suicide of her abusive and wealthy boyfriend, believes she is being stalked by him.
Baaghi 3 is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Ahmed Khan. Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios, it is a spiritual sequel to Baaghi (2016) and Baaghi 2 (2018). Baaghi 3 stars Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor. Principal photography of the film began on 12 September 2019 in Mumbai.
This article documents the impacts of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Romania, and may not include all the contemporary major responses and measures.
The Trump travel ban denotes a series of executive actions enacted by Donald Trump as President of the United States in 2017. First, Executive Order 13769 placed stringent restrictions on travel to the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
The Masked Singer is an American reality singing competition television series, part of the Masked Singer franchise, featuring celebrities in head-to-toe costumes and face masks which conceal their identities from other contestants, panelists, and an audience. The series premiered on Fox on January 2, 2019, and is hosted by Nick Cannon.
A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea.
Marcos Llorente Moreno (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾkoz ʎoˈɾente moˈɾeno]; born 30 January 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central or defensive midfielder for Atlético Madrid.
During his career as a film producer, Harvey Weinstein, formerly of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company (TWC), exploited his influential position to commit criminal sexual acts including rape. In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse over a period of at least thirty years.
Elvis is an upcoming biographical film about Elvis Presley directed by Baz Luhrmann, and starring Austin Butler.
Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle and joint pain, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.
Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex. Sexual reproduction involves the combining and mixing of genetic traits: specialized cells known as gametes combine to form offspring that inherit traits from each parent. The gametes produced by an organism define its sex: males produce small gametes (e. g.
Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank.
Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches.
The Kingdom of Aksum (Ge'ez: መንግስቲ ኣኽሱም), also known as the Kingdom of Axum or the Aksumite Empire, was an ancient kingdom centered in what is now Eritrea and the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia. Axumite Emperors were powerful sovereigns, styling themselves King of kings, king of Aksum, Himyar, Raydan, Saba, Salhen, Tsiyamo, Beja and of Kush.
"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy", is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey.
The article covers the prehistory and history of Ethiopia from its emergence as an empire under the Aksumites to its current form as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as well as the lhistory of other areas in what is now Ethiopia such as the Afar Triangle. The Ethiopian Empire (Abyssinia) was first founded by Ethiopian people in the Ethiopian Highlands.
Ana Celia de Armas Caso (born 30 April 1988) is a Cuban-Spanish actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia, and went on to star in the television show El Internado (2007–2010). In 2015, she starred in her first American film, Knock Knock, which was followed by roles in the 2016 films Hands of Stone and War Dogs.
Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (; born April 16, 1973) is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album, Trouble. He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country consisting of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3. 8 million square miles (9. 8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth-largest country by total area.
This article lists the pages containing the chronology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic which originated in Wuhan, China by month, and may not include all contemporary major responses and measures. Furthermore, some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect.
Sixty-nine or 69, also known by its French name soixante-neuf (69), is a group of sex positions in which two people align themselves so that each person's mouth is near the other's genitals, each simultaneously performing oral sex on the other. The participants are thus mutually inverted like the numerals 6 and 9 in the number 69, hence the name. This position can involve any combination of sexes.
Bubonic plague is one of three types of plague caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis. One to seven days after exposure to the bacteria, flu-like symptoms develop. These symptoms include fever, headaches, and vomiting.
Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals.
Rishi Sunak (born 12 May 1980) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer, since February 2020. He was appointed following the resignation of Sajid Javid during a cabinet reshuffle in 2020.
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell ( EYE-lish; born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter. She first gained media attention in 2016 when she uploaded the song "Ocean Eyes" to SoundCloud, and it was subsequently released by Interscope Records subsidiary Darkroom. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows.
The first known Australian cases in the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak were reported in January 2020. Australians were amongst the passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Japan in early February. Despite government efforts to contain the virus, it continues to spread.