The new coronavirus blew up in the Bay Area over the last week: Cases that had once been sporadic suddenly were being reported by the dozens every day. And the region reacted, with dramatic, unprecedented public health tactics designed to slow down the spread of a disease that clearly has a foothold in the community. Schools are closed, and so are museums and libraries and courthouses and the Chase Center, where the Warriors would be playing if the rest of the NBA season hadn’t been suspended. Employees who can work from home are being told to do so. Everyone is advised to avoid crowds — in some places, including San Francisco, gatherings of as few as 100 people have been banned outright. The coronavirus pandemic that has infected roughly 150,000 people worldwide has profoundly upended Bay Area lives, for at least the next few weeks and potentially for much longer. With hundreds of cases reported in California — but certainly many hundreds if not thousands more that have not been identified due to lack of testing — public health officials across the state are battling a largely invisible epidemic that could overwhelm the health care system and kill countless numbers…. Read full this story
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