Feb 14, 2020 - 14 min
First, a warning. Then, a pandemic that has transformed life as we know it. "Over the next 100 days, the virus would freeze international travel, extinguish economic activity and confine half of humanity to their homes, infecting more than a million people and counting, including an Iranian vice-president, the actor Idris Elba, and the British prime minister. By the middle of April, more than 75,000 would be dead." In this remarkable piece, the Guardian's international correspondent Michael Safi charts the pandemic's evolution from its beginning in early 2020.