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On Thursday, coronavirus-related events moved with startling rapidity

For those trying to keep up with the news about coronavirus, Thursday was an overwhelming day. The biggest news probably was California Governor Gavin Newsom ordering the entire state of California to shut down starting Friday. Additionally, Trump fast-tracked a possible treatment, and a doctor claims to have created an antibody that will soon be ready for testing. All of these things, including California’s shutdown, have the potential to be very good.

First, California:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday evening announced he’s enacting a “statewide order” for its nearly 40 million residents to “stay at home,” a wide-reaching measure for the most populous state in the country as the coronavirus spreads.

The order taking effect midnight on Friday morning. The order prohibits gatherings outside and required nonessential businesses to close. The measure is intended to slow the spread of the virus.

“We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said during a news conference. “There’s a social contract here. People, I think, recognize the need to do more. They will adjust and adapt as they have.”

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