What we know about the new, novel coronavirus: A timeline

The number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus has shown little sign of slowing — total cases have now surpassed 20,000 — spurring the United States to evacuate some of its citizens from China, issue a travel warning and impose quarantines and a partial travel ban.

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What's life like for residents of Wuhan?

More than 20,000 people have contracted the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, the capital of the central province of Hubei. Some nations have closed borders with China, while in Wuhan, the city is in its second week of a virtual lockdown. 


What to call this new coronavirus? Some cautionary tales.  


As a new kind of coronavirus grips China and makes its way to other parts of the world, scientists and the public alike are referring to it in different ways. Negative associations with a virus name can result in far-reaching implications. So, what to call it?