The CDC is urging Americans to start to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. 'It's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but more ... when it will happen,' an official said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the new coronavirus in the United States.
of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. and 40 other cases among people from the Diamond Princess cruise who were repatriated to the U.S., according to the CDC. There also are three cases among people who were repatriated from Hubei province in China, where the respiratory virus emerged months ago.
Hand-washing with soap and water continues to be a top recommendation to protect against the virus, since the abrasiveness of soap helps remove infectious particles from the hands. Experts say that commonly worn surgical masks. A heavy-duty mask called an N95 respirator is considerably better protection, but it is uncomfortable to wear and can make breathing more difficult.
The CDC hasadvisedagainst nonessential travel to China and South Korea, countries that have seen the highest numbers of cases.But because there are so many unknowns, state and local officials and average Americans need to be prepared, Messonnier said.
"I continue to hope that in the end, we'll look back and feel like we were overprepared. But that is a better place to be in than being underprepared," she said.U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a media briefing Tuesday that the immediate risk to the general American public remains low, but that could change quickly.
He pointed to the recent community transmission of the disease in countries outside Asia, which he called"deeply concerning."On Monday, the White House requested at least $2.5 billion from Congress in emergency funding for preparedness and response. Azar said the money will go toward virus surveillance, state and local preparedness, the development of therapeutic treatments and vaccines, and the building of a stockpile of personal protective equipment such as masks.
CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said that the precautions in the U.S. have been working, as evidenced by the low number of cases in the country so far.This is the time to prepare for the event of community transmission in the U.S., she said. For most patients who develop COVID-19, Schuchat explained, appropriate care would mean home isolation, using health care facilities only as needed for the elderly and for those with severe cases or other medical conditions.
"Current global circumstances suggest it's likely that this virus will cause a pandemic," she said, in which case specific local strategies would be implemented to slow the spread.Schuchat said authorities have long been preparing for such threats. She pointed to strategies such as hand-washing, social distancing and staying home when you're sick – the same recommendations from bad flu seasons or the H1N1 pandemic in 2009.
"There is literally a playbook for the use of these tools – one that the states and local public health have exercised," she said.Both Azar and Schuchat used the phrase"radical transparency" to describe their approach to the outbreak, and promised frequent media briefings.
"We have said from day one we can't hermetically seal off the United States. We've always said we expect to see more cases," Azar said. Read more: NPR »
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I thought President ass has a vaccine 🤷🏼♀️ InspiringU2 Well, I guess that dip shit Trump is caught lyin AGAIN! We all know he lies but its nice agencies like the CDC point it out! Amazing how the rallyheads insist that he doesnt lie. Either they really clueless or their denial is a 10 out 10! InspiringU2 Guess they didn’t get Kudlow’s message it’s contained. 🤦🏼♀️smh
We must hope that the science can move quickly and outpace this. FYI: A message like this from the official CDC Twitter account has to go through MANY levels of approval, including the “politicals” heading departments (AKA Trump’s people) because it could cause panic. So -this is NOT a deep State conspiracy -unless Trumps people are in on it.
Not trusting them “Azar said the money will go toward virus surveillance, state and local preparedness, the development of therapeutic treatments and vaccines, **and the building of a stockpile** of personal protective equipment such as masks.” Availabe to who? This is horrific for those abroad and the world. We must hope that science can move quickly and outpace this.
Great. China is on a roll release a creepy virus. Say it something they ate. No this is just China putting the whole world in deep shit. This is really bad. I told people over four years ago this was going to happen wait this is not the worst you will not believe what the globalist have planned for you
I got this What exactly do they mean by aggressive measures? Funding has been cut in so many places by IMPOTUS and it’s not as simple as just staffing up. Critical people and researchers have been cut MeganGuarnier Thought 1: Stock market is going to be interesting tomorrow. Thought 2: I wonder if preppers are laughing right now? Thoughts 3+:
By doing what? Seriously, what do we do? Just a thought - after the public being way over hyped about the swine flu, bird flu, SARS, common flu and every other latest & greatest virus, could this not be over hyped as well? FAKE NEWS!!! The president said it was under control. Preparing to miss some school and work - not preparing for end of days. Sheesh.
Unfortunately, we have an administration hell bent on countering the professional health authorities by deceiving the public. Trump's lies (big & small) have displaced any confidence the public once had in the gov't's ability to do the right thing for them. wecantevengetmasks A couple weeks ago NPR was actually debating whether or not seasonal influenza was a greater threat than coronavirus. Absolutely criminal. NPR isn't a real news source.
Meanwhile, kudlow and potus are telling the public that there’s nothing to worry about. 🤷♀️ Aggressive Measures? but I thought the biggest worry was racism and 'othering' people :( Done 👍 A years worth of food supply. coronavirus
Health Officials Warn Americans To Start Planning For Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to start to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States.
U.S. health officials urge Americans to prepare for spread of coronavirusU.S. health officials warn Americans to begin preparing for the spread of coronavirus as global and U.S. stock markets fell sharply over fears It’s looking like you Yanks are being prepared to receive real figures from your people in power soon Who? Wash your hands. You’ll be fine. Same crap when pig virus then bird virus and on and on and on.
Health insurer shares pummeled by Sanders surge, virus worriesAs concerns over the spreading coronavirus outbreak hammered U.S. stocks, one co... Check out our page for daily infographics on global current affairs. We post fair and balanced infographics to bring back reason and effective discourse to politics and keep people informed of the world around them knowledgeispower painlesspolitics No one should die bc they can’t afford to seek treatment nor souls someone lose everything over an illness. Unions gain greater bargaining power and ppl don’t have to be locked into a job they hate in fear of losing coverage This right here shows you we don’t need this clown. Promises everyone the world, keeps plenty for himself. It happens over & over, theyreallcrooks
Larry Kudlow Claims Coronavirus 'Contained' In U.S. As CDC Warns Of Likely SpreadPresident Donald Trump&39;s top economic adviser spread misinformation about the virus during an interview on CNBC. Go home Larry, you're drunk. You mean, Larry Kudlow the financial TV host? How reassuring. Idiocy reigns among the trump dementiaistas
CDC Warns It Expects Coronavirus to Spread in U.S.Breaking: Federal health authorities said they now expect a wider spread of the new coronavirus in the U.S. and are preparing for a potential pandemic MEDICAREFORALL Rush says it's just a common cold. Settle everyone. KarlvKtrading So nice of the to write an article on public health & then require a subscription to read it.
CDC official warns Americans it's not a question of if coronavirus will spread, but when'We expect we will see community spread in this country,' one of the CDC's top officials said of coronavirus. 'It's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but rather more a question of exactly when' and how many will have severe illness. Ugh, please help us CDCgov realDonaldTrump wants Americans dead. We need doctors, scientists, and public health practitioners!! removetrump bloodongophands trumphatesamericans “Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.” Holy shit. Time to panic! So you warn us into a panic but give us no directions on how to protect ourselves? The sky is falling, run for your lives, people!!!