After weeks of downplaying the coronavirus pandemic, and endless criticism over his handling of the situation, President Trump has today declared a national emergency over coronavirus.

Many people have died, many more people are ill, and almost everybody has been heavily affected by it - but some much more than others.

Doctors, bankers, athletes, they've all been affected - but now travel influencers are having a good old moan because they're been affected too.

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We are currently in the midst of a medical crisis.

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Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.

So far, the symptoms have proven to be deadly.

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Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.

A lot of people have now died from the virus...

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It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 5,122 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China. A further 139,669 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.

Things are only getting worse...

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And nearly every major country in the world has now been affected by the virus.

A global emergency has been declared.

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The World Health Organization declared an emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

It's safe to say that researchers are now getting desperate...

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And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.

Because the virus continues to spread across the globe like wildfire...

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And it's showing no signs of slowing down.

As stated earlier, the coronavirus has infected numerous different countries now...

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And the United States is now one of them.

The number of cases here in America is rising...

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So far, 1,832 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and forty-one have reportedly died.

And the disease is only expected to continue spreading...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a few weeks ago that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.

Preparations are underway...

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And hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.

And for San Francisco, conditions have been deemed as too dire...

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As they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency... Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.

Declaring an emergency will enable the county to stock up on medical supplies and facilities...

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And will allow nurses and doctors to prepare for a possible influx of patients.

And it seems that there is a reason for people to really start panicking.

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The BBC reported yesterday on the 11th of March that the coronavirus has been officially confirmed by the WHO as a pandemic.

Yet, despite all of this...

Our President has still been insisting that the coronavirus crisis is "under control".

President Trump has been heavily criticized for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Even by Trump's standards - who has a nasty habit of denialism - this has been pretty shocking.

He has been alarmingly unconcerned about the whole thing...

And, instead of addressing it and taking action like other world leaders, he has simply blamed the panic on the "Fake News Media" instead.

At one point, he even compared the pandemic to the common flu.

And suggested that, because nowhere closed down over the flu, nowhere should close over the coronavirus.

Trump's downplaying of the situation has been rather embarrassing.

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And the President was again slammed for taking some time out last weekend to play golf, while the rest of the world went into lockdown.

The President has been repeatedly urged to declare a national emergency.

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Declaring a national emergency will envoke the Stafford Act, which constitutes the statutory authority for most Federal disaster response activities.

The move will allow the government to marshal additional resources to combat the virus...

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And will open the door to more federal aid for states and municipalities.

Very few national emergencies have been declared in the past...

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And only two have targeted disease outbreaks, when President Bill Clinton in 2000 declared emergencies in New York and New Jersey in response to the West Nile Virus.

And, due to his infamous stubbornness...

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People haven't been feeling too confident with Trump's likelihood of actually declaring an emergency.

It came as a rather pleasant surprise to hear that President Trump has officially declared a national emergency.

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In a news conference in Washington today, the President announced that the country is in an official state of emergency regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Better late than never, Donald.

Everyone has been affected.

Many people have died, many more people are suffering, and almost everybody has been affected.

The banks have crashed.

They've reached the worst situation in 30 years. Doctors are working through exhaustion - and the worst news is that we don't even have enough money to support the vaccines needed...

But now influencers are upset.

Influencers are the latest to say that they've been hit hard by the pandemic - claiming it's affecting their wages big time...

It's a worrying time.

Callum Snape, a Vancouver-based travel photographer with 819,000 followers on Instagram, told Buzzfeed:
[Coronavirus is] impacting my income massively. I haven’t seen any new inquiries in the past six weeks since the outbreak became more widespread.
Selena Taylor explained that March is typically one of the most popular months of the year - but not this year.

What will become of us?

Truth is. Nobody knows. Every day things get a little worse. I remember when we were laughing about it. But not anymore. Just try and survive.