The Week of March 8, 2020: Covid-19 Edition by CoenM

Champion(s):

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


Runner(s)-Up:

MartaMJackson


Quiz Description

Given that most of the news this week involved everyone's favorite novel coronavirus, you get two editions of the quiz this week. Which at this point means the main quiz will be three questions.

Full Results:

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1 MattK 393 99 15
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2 MartaMJackson 366 97 15
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3 RalliP 357 95 15
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4 srs 356 94 15
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5 KPope 353 91 15
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5 hypotactic 353 91 15
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7 grimesr 352 88 15
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8 Vendy12 348 87 15
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9 KonkelT 330 85 15
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10 PrestonC 328 83 15
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11 MoyseyC 326 82 15
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12 Timm 318 79 15
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12 TaylorMA 318 79 15
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14 jnowell 316 77 15
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15 orwant 315 75 15
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16 ArunH 309 73 15
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17 GarciaD 306 72 15
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18 KesslerA2 297 70 15
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19 MatchenD 293 67 15
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19 DreyfusB 293 67 15
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21 TWright17 291 65 15
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22 GoodmanDL 290 63 15
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23 Michalle 287 61 15
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24 Ren 284 60 15
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25 JasonDuiuc 279 58 15
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26 ecpekkle 277 56 15
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28 Svoyager-11 275 52 15
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30 GrahamJ 272 49 15
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30 ElendilPickle 272 49 15
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32 randalleng 266 46 00
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33 IyerM 264 44 15
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34 JCEurovision 258 43 15
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35 MartinJ2 256 41 15
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36 Nicole 253 38 15
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Questions:

After not planning to be tested, Donald Trump tested negative for the Covid-19 virus after potentially being exposed during a meeting with the president of what COUNTRY, as his press secretary tested positive for the virus after their meeting?

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Brazil

Pretty much anything sports related has been postponed or cancelled including the Formula 1 season's opening race, scheduled for what COUNTRY's Albert Park Circuit?

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Australia

What ACTOR announced via Tiwtter that he and his wife tested positive for the virus in Australia, where he is involved in an Elvis Presley biopic?

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Tom Hanks

Stock markets around the world were sent reeling by virus concerns (and compounded by dropping oil prices), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average having its worst single day since what YEAR'S Black Monday?

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1987

Donald Trump's address to the nation on the US approach to stopping the Covid-19 virus included a 30 day ban on travel to the US from European countries that are part of what AREA that allows free travel between member states? It is named for the town in Luxembourg where the treaty creating the area was signed.

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Schengen Area

New York City joined Boston, Chicago, Dublin, and several other cities in cancelling their annual parade celebrating what DAY?

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St. Patrick's Day

The New York National Guard established a "containment area" in what NYC SUBURB, leading many to ask if Rob and Laura Petrie are OK?

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New Rochelle

What CHINESE BILLIONAIRE announced he was donating a million masks and 500,000 test kits to the US?

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Jack Ma

What US SENATOR announced he was starting a second 14 day self-quarantine after meeting with the head of Spain's Vox Party, who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus the day after their meeting? The senator's first isolation came after meeting a person at the CPAC conference who later tested positive.

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Ted Cruz

What DISGRACED TELEVANGELIST was sued by the state of Missouri over his promotion of a colloidal silver product that claimed to be effective against the virus?

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Jim Bakker

What SOUTHERN STATE became the first to postpone its Presidential primary, moving from April 4 to June? Georgia followed suit the following day.

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Louisiana

Reports surfaced gat Donald Trump approached CureVue, a company in what COUNTRY, to develop a Covid-19 vaccine solely for the US?

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Germany