Four months and 100,000 deaths: the defining Covid-19 moments in the US – timeline
From grim milestones to record unemployment rates and protests against stay-at-home orders, the pandemic has upended life across the US
In just four months, Covid-19 has upended life in the US, ravaging cities and businesses and overwhelming hospitals woefully unprepared. What started as a single infection in Washington state ballooned until the US became the global hotspot for Covid-19, with exponentially more confirmed cases than any other nation.
Mixed messages from Donald Trump and his administration have caused confusion over when or if Americans will return to life as usual. Squabbles between the president, governors and mayors have inspired headlines as critics assail missed chances to contain the virus.