Many people are wondering, understandably, why we have to take unprecedented measures, disrupting and devastating the economy and people's lives, to halt the spread of this virus. (1/20)
On Feb 23rd, Italy had 155 confirmed cases. It has been less than a month. Today Italy has over 37,000 confirmed cases and over 3,000 deaths. That happened in less than a month.
The comparison between countries isn't apples to apples: Italy, Spain, France and the United States are not all the same. (12/20)
I'm hopeful, we'll get through it. But what is clear is that this is serious, and the seriousness and urgency of our response can make a huge difference. (20/20)