Coronavirus Timeline & Dr. Marshall's Efforts


Jan. 3: World Health Organization (WHO) says “Investigations are still being carried out and authorities cannot yet confirm what pathogen is causing this illness.” 

Jan. 11: China reports first COVID-19 death.

Jan. 13: Thailand reports first confirmed COVID-19 case.

Jan. 14: China reports 41 COVID-19 cases.

Jan. 14: WHO denies any concern: "Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China,"

Jan. 15: Japan reports first COVID-19 case.

Jan. 15: Speaker Pelosi walks over U.S. House impeachment papers to the U.S. Senate and the first COVID-19 patient arrives in the U.S.

Jan. 21: CDC confirms the first travel-related case in Washington.

Jan. 21: Taiwan reports first COVID-19 case. 

Jan. 21: Chinese President Xi asks WHO to hold back info on transmission and delay their pandemic warning.

Jan. 22: Dr. Marshall is quite concerned and requests phone calls with CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE): China and WHO are still saying “all is ok,” and still denying person to person transmission, even while there are cases in Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Jan. 27: Speaker Pelosi announces a vote to repeal President Trump's travel ban. 

Jan. 28: Dr. Marshall has a phone call with CDC and KDHE officials about COVID-19 in the U.S. He expresses concern and alarm over inconsistencies in the CCP/WHO story.

Jan. 28: Though the national press is reporting U.S. and other world scientists are investigating in China, Dr. Marshall learns NONE are in Wuhan.

Jan. 28: Dr. Marshall is the first person in Congress to substantively speak in either chamber about concerns on COVID-19.
Washington Times: Few heroes to be found in Washington amid coronavirus finger pointing

Jan. 28: Dr. Marshall’s issued his first press release, Facebook post and tweet warning of COVID-19.

Jan. 29: Dr. Marshall authors an op-ed with Fox News on COVID-19.
Rep. Roger Marshall: Coronavirus has reached the heartland

Jan. 29: White House Coronavirus Task Force is announced.

Jan. 30: WHO declares a global health emergency.

Jan. 31: President Trump blocks travel from China.

Jan. 31: Joe Biden said he would not have done the travel ban.

Jan. 31: Dr. Marshall's weekly newsletter, to over 14,000 subscribers, first mentions COVID-19.

Feb. 12: House Democrat-led Judiciary Committee votes to void President Trump's travel ban.

Feb. 24: President Trump asks congress for $2.5 billion more in funding to combat COVID-19.

Feb. 25: Dr. Marshall issues a press release applauding President Trump's request for additional funding for the CDC.

March 4: Dr. Marshall speaks to Fox News about Coronavirus and congressional response.

March 4: Dr. Marshall authored an op-ed with The Wichita Eagle on the need for border security to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
The Wichita Eagle: Rep. Roger Marshall: Coronavirus threat underscores need for border security

March 4: Dr. Marshall votes YES for the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Appropriations Act, which provides $8.3 billion for response efforts.

March 7: The first COVID-19 case is reported in Kansas and Dr. Marshall responds. 

March 11: WHO declares a global pandemic.

March 12: Speaker Pelosi pulls from consideration in the House the bill to void President Trump's travel ban.

March 13: Dr. Marshall sends his first healthcare-specific newsletter to discussing COVID-19 at length. He also began a weekly update, including providing resources on how to procure more testing supplies, and reached out
to all mayors and community leaders across the state to give them an update via conference call.

March 13: President Trump issues a national emergency declaration.

March 14: Phase 2 of a COVID-19 response passes in Congress.

March 16: President Trump issues nationwide social distancing guidelines.

March 18: Dr. Marshall's COVID-19 resources for Kansans webpage is created.

March 18: Dr. Marshall begins weekly communication with Kansas economic development directors, chamber leaders, business leaders, and healthcare leaders, providing updates on the federal response and links to federal resources and programs.

March 19: Dr. Marshall sends a letter to House leadership urging them to prioritize the livestock industry in Phase 3 legislation.

March 19: Dr. Marshall meets in person with then-Kansas Adjutant General Tafanelli and Governor Kelly.

March 19: Dr. Marshall visits Kansas Division of Emergency Management supply and equipment storage location and personally examines supplies from the federal stockpile.

March 19: Dr. Marshall's staff reaches out to all community and technical colleges in the First Congressional District.

March 23: Dr. Marshall holds call with SBA officials and bankers to discuss details of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Personal Protective Equipment (PPP).

March 24: Dr. Marshall introduces a bill to bring financial relief to rural hospitals.

March 25: Dr. Marshall's COVID-19 blog for health care providers is created.

March 27: The U.S. House passes the Phase 3 COVID-19 response bill.

March 29: Dr. Marshall's office contacts 16 different Kansas communities alerting them of the funding available to various organizations and programs operating in that community.

March 28: Governor Kelly issues a statewide shelter at home order.

March 31: Dr. Marshall issues a press release citing a projection of an April 15 date of peak resource usage in Kansas.

April 1: Dr. Marshall calls on the USDA to announce funding for livestock and farmers.

April 8: Dr. Marshall speaks with the White House Coronavirus Task Force via member call.

April 9: Dr. Marshall speaks with USDA Sec. Perdue via member call regarding livestock issues.

April 10: The Department of Health and Human Services begins delivering the first round of funding for hospitals, including relief for rural hospitals.

April 14: Dr. Marshall speaks with Treasury Sec. Mnuchin via member call about direct payments for individuals.

April 16: Dr. Marshall speaks with packing plants about issues they are experiencing.

April 16: Dr. Marshall speaks with Federally Qualified Health Centers in southwest Kansas about being involved in testing efforts.

April 17: Dr. Marshall secures 6,000 tests kits for southwest Kansas and speaks with USDA and requests more help and testing, which is secured that same evening. (25 percent of America’s beef is processed in southwest Kansas)

April 20: Dr. Marshall has a call with Kansas agriculture leaders and lenders to discuss Phase 3 producer payments, and update on packing plants.

April 22-24: Dr. Marshall volunteers at COVID-19 clinics in the Kansas City, Kansas area.

April 23: Dr. Marshall leads a letter to the White House requesting the removal and payment limits for livestock, dairy and specialty crop producers. He is joined by 126 Members of the House.

April 27: Dr. Marshall unveils a proposal to unleash America's health care system in the fight against COVID-19.

April 27-29: Dr. Marshall visits southwest Kansas to work with DHS special agents, CDC, and local county and health care providers, to ensure massive testing sites are up and running.

May 2-3: Dr. Marshall volunteers at a southwest Kansas medical center, ER and ICU.

May 3-5: Dr. Marshall sends a personal request to President Trump for the delivery of ventilators and PPE. The White House quickly approves the request.

May 6: Ventilators from President Trump arrive at Southwest Medical in Liberal, Kansas.

5 teletownhalls done by Dr. Marshall on COVID-19; 385,000 people called

4 Facebook Lives done by Dr. Marshall on COVID-19; 17,000 views

Over 200 personal interviews on Covid for TV, newspaper, radio

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