Figure 1
Indications for the Sudden Nature of the Repercussions of COVID-19.

The overall number of cases (in log scale) denoting the pandemic spread (Red); the share of COVID-19 related articles out of the overall daily articles in the New York Times (U.S. and NYC-region sections) (Purple); the number of states imposing school closures (Yellow) and stay-at-home orders (Green); and the increase in time spent at home compared to 2/15/2020 (Blue).