Wikipedia:Top 25 Report/March 1 to 7, 2020
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Most Popular Wikipedia Articles of the Week (March 1 to 7, 2020)
Prepared with commentary by Igordebraga
Rank Article Class Views Image About 1 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak 3.465.955 The article is now 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, showing how widespread the disease has gotten since it originated in China. 2 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries 2.331.572 The Republicans just went for a possible Trump re-election, so the Democrats instead are having a tight race, that after Super Tuesday (#4), has only three candidates left: #5, #7, and #23. 3 Coronavirus 2.106.989 The specific strain of this type of virus currently causing panic worldwide (#1) was known as 2019-nCoV and is now Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), but people just seek the general term. 4 Super Tuesday 1.356.307 11 states held their primaries (#2) on March 3, most of whom were won by Joe Biden, Barack Obama's vice president who previously served as Senator for Delaware. 5 Joe Biden 1.086.375 6 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak by country and territory 1.071.108 #1 started in China, and has gone onto over 100 countries (including the Vatican - see #10 as for why). The list also includes a cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, which had 696 cases (7 of them fatal) and is currently quarantined following an evacuation in the coast of Japan. 7 Bernie Sanders 985.977 After losing the Democratic presidential spot to Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Vermont Senator is currently trying again against #5. 8 The Invisible Man (2020 film) 964.377 Without the classic look seen to the left (that certainly would help avoid getting infected in times of our #1!) or previously attached star Johnny Depp, The Invisible Man was brought back in a cheaply made and highly effective thriller that got glowing reviews and already made over $100 million worldwide. 9 Spanish flu 773.875 Over a hundred years ago, another virus (the H1N1, which struck again in 2009) wiped out huge portions of the world population, and reportedly started in Europe - though not in Spain, that got the name because unlike other countries they didn't care if reporting on the deaths would be bad for morale. The current pandemic (#1) had its first major outbreak out of Asia in Italy, which is currently only behind disease source China. 10 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Italy 754.327 11 Deaths in 2020 739.351 Close the doors, put out the light
You know they won't be home tonight...
12 Coronavirus disease 2019 716.921 Turning Wikipedia into WebMD, readers also went to see what exactly the coronavirus (#1 et al.) causes - it's a cold that can evolve into pneumonia or worse. 13 Michael Bloomberg 704.072 The billionaire ex-mayor of New York spent a record $500 million to become the presidential candidate (#2), only to withdraw following the Super Tuesday (#4). The only place where he won was American Samoa! 14 The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez 654.820 If diseases and politics aren't horrific enough for you, there's always this Netflix documentary series about an eight year old who was abused and murdered. 15 Elizabeth Warren 593.590 One day after our #13 quit the Democratic race (#2), this senator from Massachusetts also left. 16 Katy Perry 556.782 And for happier news, two artists in lesser periods of their careers - Katy hasn't scored a top ten hit song since 2017, while Legolas\Will Turner has retreated to Amazon Prime - are expecting a baby. 17 Orlando Bloom 512.332 18 2020 coronavirus outbreak in the United States 493.734 Over a thousand cases, 41 of them fatal, of #1 have reached the USA. People rush to gather resources in fear of a quarantine, and many events ended up cancelled. 19 2020 United States presidential election 483,947 #2 is to choose whoever in November will follow Hillary Clinton in going up against #21. 20 Zhong Nanshan 435.195 If the virus responsible for #1 is officially SARS 2, who better to become the leading advisor in managing the crisis than the Chinese epidemiologist and pulmonologist who dealt with the first SARS back in 2002-04? 21 Donald Trump 432.341 Already guaranteed to run for re-election in November, the Tweeter-In-Chief probably owes his views to how he's handling #18, with demeaning and neglectful quotes all around. 22 Parasite (2019 film) 431.405 Before South Korea became the fourth most affected country in our #1, they had a moment of happiness and pride with this movie becoming the first production not in English to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. 23 Tulsi Gabbard 431,057 The Hawaiian representative has no chance on the race at #2, but she says she will remain for "an opportunity to speak to Americans every single day about the sea change we need in our foreign policy." 24 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Germany 415,163 Germany so far has weathered this virus like a champ, with just 52 deaths out of 18,000 cases. But, given Germany's linchpin position in the global economy, all anyone seems to want to talk about are the financial implications. 25 David Byrne 414.427 "Psycho Killer", Qu'est-ce que c'est ?... The former leader of the Talking Heads appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, accompanied by the Broadway cast of his musical American Utopia.