Coronavirus, March 26: Trending questions in the United States on Google Search

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  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Scientists suggest that the US is likely still months away from getting Covid-19 under control. — AFP Relaxnews

In Google Search over the past day, the highest trending questions asked about the coronavirus has been "When is Easter?"

Over the past day, the following are the highest trending questions asked in Google Search about Covid-19:

When is Easter?

Easter 2020 falls on April 12. The search is likely in response to US president Donald Trump announcing his intention to reopen everything in the country that has been closed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak by Easter, suggesting that the outbreak would be under control by that date.

When will coronavirus stop?

Because of the varying control measures different regions and countries are implementing to reduce the spread of Covid-19, it's nearly impossible to identify when the outbreak will be under control or even reach its worldwide peak. As reported by The New York Times after speaking with experts on the matter, creating and being able to distribute a vaccine to the public takes well over a year "even if nothing goes wrong". Scientists from Columbia University have suggested that the number of new cases per day will peak between June and July if moderate control measures are taken; after that, new daily cases will decrease at the same rate it increased over the past several months and those to come.

When will Disney reopen?

While both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida are expected to reopen in April, those dates will likely be pushed back until later this year in accordance with each state and region's gathering bans.

How many deaths from coronavirus in the US?

The most recent coronavirus US death count provided by the CDC is 737.

How long does coronavirus last on surfaces?

According to the US National Institutes of Health, Covid-19 is "stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces." More specifically, the virus "was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel." – AFP Relaxnews

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