What day is the real anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic?

On Thursday, President Biden will deliver his first primetime address to the nation, marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But why Thursday?

November 17, 2020 could have also worked as an anniversary: That would have been one year since health officials in China detected the first-known case of COVID-19 in Hubei. Or maybe January 21, 2021, which was one year since the CDC recorded the first case in the United States. Jan. 31 is yet another milestone; it’s when the World Health Organization declared a Global Health Emergency. But then what about Feb. 3, the date of the first U.S.



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