The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finally warning the United States citizenry that the coronavirus will “likely” spread and will be labeled a pandemic. This news comes as South Korea and Iran deal with the outbreak and the World Health Organization cautions that “the window of opportunity is narrowing” for containing the outbreak worldwide.
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday that U.S. health officials have begun preparing for the coronavirus to become a pandemic. “We’re not seeing community spread here in the United States, yet, but it’s very possible, even likely, that it may eventually happen,” she said. “Our goal continues to be slowing the introduction of the virus into the U.S. This buys us more time to prepare communities for more cases and possibly sustained spread.”
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Messonnier said that CDC is working with state and local health departments “to ready our public health workforce to respond to local cases.” These measures include collaboration with supply chain partners, hospitals, pharmacies, and manufacturers to determine what medical supplies are needed.
At the time of this writing, there have been 79,737 cases (perhaps more; China may not be accurately reporting) and 2,627 deaths.
The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who says he’s alarmed by the recent spread of the coronavirus from Iran, warned Friday that while the chance to contain the virus globally still exists, “the window of opportunity is narrowing.”
“We still have a chance to contain it, but we have to prepare for other eventualities,” said Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “This could go in many directions, it could be even messy. It is in our hands now … we can reverse or avert a serious crisis. If we don’t, if we squander this opportunity, then there could be a serious problem on our hands.”
I’ll believe Corona virus is a threat when I see people dying from it in any significant percentage.
So far is is around 2% or less and that is among elderly and infirm people, that’s less dangerous than most common flu’s are.
But it – the media spread fear of it – does give governments all kinds of excuses to crack down on the people and their remaining freedoms.
So maybe it does serve a purpose in spite of it being a pretty mild disease.
Where did you get the age demographics of fatalities for the virus? If you could please provide a credible source, that would be really helful and appreciated!
Numbers coming out of Iran indicate that the virus is killing 20 percent of people who contract it.
Could it be that the Chinese are STILL lying to us? No, that would never happen.
Agree, but as the wise man said, “hope for the best and PREPARE for the worst”.
Tell that to the family of the two healthy young doctors that have died from this epidemic.
Now they are strategically planted infected people in hospitals around the US. Your last poster believes in Santa and the Easter Bunny to.
That is because you are NOT calculating the % correctly.
Of those that get it, there are 2 outcomes – recover or die.
That % is 50%. It is all in how you look at it.
Let’s say, in the end, after it is all done, and all the numbers are in, 2 million people were infected, and no one else is infected, and 1 million dies and 1 million recovered. 50% death rate. And I believe THIS is why China has taken such drastic measures and locked down 450 MILLION people.
So quit dividing by how many are currently infected.
Mild disease? Is that why the Chinese are welding the doors shut on big apartment buildings? Do you think they would shut all those factories down over a mild disease?
The world is one mutation from oblivion
This was a man made virus – It is the perfect virus
– highly contagious
– air borne
– long incubation period
All that is required is to mutate it into a much more lethal virus
Bingo – lights out!
I am preparing the public for the fraudulent marketing scam by Colgate Palmolive for Colgate Zero, marketed as all natural vegan toothpaste, which contains toxic sodium flouride found in tootpaste and tap water which is an unnatural man made product and is a byproduct of aluminum smelting.
The whole scam to add sodium flouride was based on junk science in which a study had concluded that people in regions high in naturally occuring calcium flouride had fewer cavities and fewer bone fractures because calcium and not flouride promotes stronger bones and teeth. Sodium flouride is a corrosive chemical resulting in flourosis which degrades calcium in bones and teeth resulting in osteoporosis and dental cavities, discoloration, and pitting of teeth.
Does it matter if the flavors and sweeteners are natural when the active ingredient is totally unnatural?