Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 kills 9 people in Washington state

As U.S. officials at every level of government and health care scramble to prepare for a widespread COVID-19 outbreak, the WHO chief says the world is in “uncharted territory.”

This story has a video interview with Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch. He estimates that between 40-70% of adults in the US will get infected by the COVID-19 virus during this pandemic. It is important to continue avoiding getting infected as long as possible. People who get infected later, particularly after the “peak”, will have better access to healthcare and better treatments for the disease.