Four years from the day the coronavirus pandemic was announced – the station dates

It has been four years since the World Health Organization (WHO) officially spoke of its pandemic. Of the first cases in Uhan, China, in 2019, there were millions of infections and deaths around the world. And that’s how he suddenly got into our lives… There have been significant successes against covid19, including coronavirus vaccines for almost all age groups, new antiviral drugs to treat people at risk of serious illness, but also self test that can be used at home. ABC News has been making a flashback on some of the most important moments in the last four years: 31 December 2019 The World Health Organization office in China is informed of a mysterious pneumonia-like disease, which began in Uhan and spreads. 7 January 2020 Chinese public health officials identify as a source of the epidemic a new type of coronavirus. 10 January 2020 WHO begins using the 2019-nCoV term to refer to the epidemic. Because the disease is similar to SARS virus, it is called SARS-CoV-2. 20 January 2020 The US confirms the first case in a man around 30 in the state of Washington, who experienced symptoms after a trip to Uhan. 30 January 2020 WHO declares an emergency for public health of international interest. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm the transmission from person to person. 11 February 2020 WHO suggests naming the disease caused by COVID-19 virus, meaning 2019 coronavirus disease. 11 March 2020 WHO ranks COVID-19 as a pandemic. 13 March 2020 President Donald Trump declares an emergency because of Covid-19. 19 March 2020 The U.S. Department of State issues a global health recommendation level 4: “Do not travel”. 2 April 2020 More than 1 million people around the world have confirmed cases of COVID-19. 3 April 2020 The CDC announces new instructions for using a mask and advises all Americans to wear a mask outside the house. 15 May 2020 President Trump announces Operation Warp Speed, a national program to quickly monitor the development, production and distribution of tests, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. 28 May 2020 The US exceeds 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, just over four months after confirming the first known case. 6 August 2020 State Department lifts global health advice level 4: “Do not travel”. 28 August 2020 The state of Nevada reports the first case of COVID-19 re-infection in the US. 28 September 2020 The deaths from COVID-19 worldwide exceed 1 million. 11 December 2020 The FDA grants Pfizer-BionTech the first emergency authorisation for the release of a COVID-19 vaccine for persons aged 16 or over. 14 December 2020 Nurse Sandra Lindsay is the first person to make the vaccine against COVID-19 in the US as the vaccine is started. 18 December 2020 The FDA grants the same emergency leave to Moderna for its vaccine for people aged 18 and over. 12 January 2021 The CDC says that all passengers entering the US by air must present a negative COVID-19 test. 27 February 2021 The FDA issues an emergency permit for the release of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 for persons aged 18 years or older. 10 May 2021 The FDA extends the emergency authorisation for the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine for COVID-19 to inoculate adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. 13 May 2021 The CDC instructions are updated for fully vaccinated individuals, putting an end to the requirements for indoor mask use. 26 May 2021 President Joe Biden gives the publicity a statement stating that U.S. intelligence services cannot determine whether COVID-19 came from animals and switched to humans or came from a laboratory accident, with some believing the first and others the second scenario. 12 August 2021 The FDA amends the emergency authorisation for Pfizer-BionTech and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19, giving permission for vaccination with a booster dose of certain groups with a weakened immune system. 22 September 2021 The FDA approves a booster dose of the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine against COVID-19 for some groups. 6 October 2021 The WHO publishes a clinical incident for long Covid-19 or long-term COVID. 20 October 2021 The FDA authorises the administration of a booster dose of Moderna and J&J vaccines against COVID-19 for certain groups. 29 October 2021 The FDA approves the emergency use of the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years. 8 November 2021 All foreign citizens travelling to the U.S. must have been fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the US, the White House announces. All travelers continue to be required to present a negative test for COVID-19 prior to departure, which is made at most three days earlier. 19 November 2021 The CDC updates the tit instructions to recommend that all individuals aged 18 and over do a third dose of the vaccine for COVID-19. 9 December 2021 The FDA extends the suitability to allow children aged 16 and 17 to make a booster dose of the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine for COVID-19. 22-23 December 2021 The FDA grants an emergency authorisation for two oral antiviral medicines to treat the COVID-19-molnupiravir of Merck and Paxlovid of Pfizer- for people with mild to moderate illness with a high risk of severe disease, however. 3 January 2022 The FDA extends the emergency authorisation for the booster dose of the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine to be done by children 12 to 15 years of age and a third normal dose for certain immunosuppressed children aged 5 to 11 years. 4 January 2022 The US first reports more than 1 million COVID-19 daily cases during the Omicron wave. 15 January 2022 The US reaches the peak of weekly new admissions to hospitals due to COVID-19, with 150,650 imports during the wave of Omicron. 8 March 2022 The Biden government announces the start of the “Test to Treat”, so that high risk individuals can undergo serious COVID-19 and complications at a pharmacy and, if positive, take antiviral pills on site for free. 29 March 2022 The FDA approves a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or Moderna for COVID-19 for subjects aged 60 years or older and some immunosuppressed groups. 12 May 2022 The deaths from COVID-19 in the US exceed 1 million. President Biden orders the flags to wave midway. 17 May 2022 The FDA extends the suitability of the booster dose of the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years. 10 June 2022 The CDC cancels the mandate for a negative test for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, valid from 12 June. 17 June 2022 The FDA grants an emergency authorisation for the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine for children aged 6 months to 5 years and for the Moderna vaccine for children aged 6 months to 6 years. 31 August 2022 The FDA approves the use of up-to-date vaccines for COVID-19 of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna as a booster dose for ages 12 and over and ages 17 and over respectively. 12 October 2022 The FDA approves the updated vaccine for Pfizer-BionTech COVID-19 for children aged 5 years and older and Moderna for children aged 6 years or older. 8 December 2022 FDA approves updated vaccines as a booster dose for children under 5 years. 10 April 2023 President Biden signs H.J.Res.7, ending the national state of emergency due to COVID-19. 5 May 2023 WHO lowers COVID-19 as an emergency for public health of international interest, but continues to consider it a pandemic. The CDC says it will no longer monitor transmission levels. 11 September 2023 The FDA approves and approves an updated vaccine against COVID for all Americans aged 6 months or more. 11 May 2023 Public health emergency designation in the US for COVID-19 expires. 10 November 2023 The WHO shall inform the instructions for the treatment of COVID, including the recommendation to use the antiviral drugs remdesibir and molnupiravir only for serious cases. 1 March 2024 People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after onset of symptoms, according to the new CDC instructions. 10 March 2024 The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus data center stops data collection for its famous control panel for COVID-19. Source: iatropedia