Anthony Petronzio was on the car ride home from a birthday celebration Wednesday night when the news started to come in.During the trip, about 40 minutes from a nearby restaurant to his home in Brick, New Jersey, Petronzio and his family had shared some jokes about the coronavirus. But as alerts rolled in and texts from friends shared more developments, the tone changed.”By the time I got home, all the news had gotten out, and it honestly felt like I went into a different world,” said Petronzio, 25. “It was honestly crazy.”Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakIt was an hour that changed reality for many Americans.At 9 p.m. ET, Donald Trump addressed the country and announced a ban on foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. from many European countries. Just minutes earlier, the actor Tom Hanks had published an Instagram post announcing that he and his wife, the actress Rita Wilson, had contracted COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Then, at 9:46 p.m., the NBA announced that it had suspended all games indefinitely.The rush of news drove home that the coronavirus outbreak had moved beyond a small concern or a general nuisance. Until Wednesday, U.S. reaction had remained relatively


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