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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the virus, the NBA has suspended the entire season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tests positive and Trump bans all travel to Europe for 30 days.
Today the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus a global pandemic and since then, things have only gone down hit. Shortly after the news from the WHO broke, it was reported tat a Congressional doctor says they predict the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. to reach anywhere between 75M to 150M people.
Axios and NBC, have both cited two unnamed sources that revealed that Dr. Brian Monahan, the in-house doctor for Congress, said in a private meeting with Capitol Hill today, that he believe one-third of the United States population will contract Coronavirus.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are the first A-list celebrities to announce that they have tested positive for the virus. Tom took to social media this evening to announce that he and his wife contracted the virus while filming a project in Australia, and adds they “will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 12, 2020
The NBA previously announced that they would be playing games with out fans present, but after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the league has announced in light of the pandemic, they are suspending games indefinitely. Gobert is also catching heat on social media for making light of the virus just two days ago and purposely touching mics and other equipment during an interview as a joke.
The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. pic.twitter.com/uKCZBO8JHf
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 12, 2020
BREAKING: Rudy Gobert mocked Coronavirus by touching all the mics, as a joke. 2 days later, he’s tested positive, & the entire @NBA season has been canceled.
Gobert is EVERYBODY not taking this crisis seriously. We need to #CancelEverything. Now.
— Adam Greenberg 🔥🍑 (@pragmactivist) March 12, 2020
Finally, Trump took time to address the nation tonight about his plans to combat the virus, namely that as of this Friday at midnight, all travel to and from Europe is suspended for the next 30 days.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
Welp. There you have it folks. Apparently Tom hanks and the NBA season being postponed is what it takes for our President and some people to take a global pandemic seriously!! Wash your hands and check the CDC’s website for all up-to-date info.