Coronavirus: ‘Radical Change’ To Life; Only 1 U.S. State Has Not Reported A Case


    Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET “As of today, 152 countries across the globe are affected by this new virus and over 7,000 people have lost their lives to it,” the World Health Organization’s regional director for Europe said Tuesday, describing the reach of a coronavirus that is disrupting lives in countries around the world. “One-third of globally reported cases are in the European region,” the WHO’s Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge said, reiterating his agency’s recent acknowledgement that the COVID-19 pandemic’s epicenter lies not in China, where this coronavirus was discovered in December, but in Europe. “The lives of millions of people in our region are undergoing radical change. There is quite simply a new reality,” Kluge said in a briefing that was held in a U.N. building that has been nearly completely abandoned as workers stay home to practice social distancing. As Kluge spoke, a large bottle of hand sanitizer sat on the table in front of him. The U.S. has more than 5,600 cases of the


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