#Pencedemic trends and stock market tanks as America assumes Trump will fail on coronavirus
Donald Trump at a rally, photo by Gage Skidmore.

Fears over COVID-19 coronavirus continued to grow on Thursday as more new cases were reported outside of China than within.


The suspected community transmission of the disease in Northern California was another first.

In early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 800 points as investors worried tthe epidemic could hurt manufacturing supply chains and lower consumer demand.

President Donald Trump's selection of Vice President Mike Pence as coronavirus failed to reassure Americans as "Pencedemic" -- a Portmanteau of "Pence" and "epidemic" -- trended nationwide on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying: