Men in protective gear arrive to disinfect a construction site on 42nd St., Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all workers in non-essential businesses to stay home and banning gatherings statewide. “Only essential businesses can have workers commuting to the job or on the job,” Cuomo said of an executive order he will sign Friday. Nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size or for any reason are canceled or postponed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Is it possible that the Chinese virus began circulating through the U.S. earlier than many of us had realized?
A 35-year-old man who had spent time in Wuhan, China visiting family arrived back in the country on January 15. Five days later, he became the first person to test positive for the coronavirus in the U.S.