The United States has implemented travel restrictions in recent days to keep the fast-moving coronavirus that has crippled much of China from spreading across America. But one epidemiologist is warning it won’t work.
“I have never seen instances where that has worked when we are talking about a virus at this scale,” epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Health Security, testified before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee. Respiratory viruses like the one that’s sickened more than 24,300 across the globe and killed at least 490 in China “just move quickly,” she said, according to a report by CNBC. “They [new viral outbreaks] are hard to spot because they look like many other diseases. It’s very hard to interrupt them at borders. You would need to have complete surveillance in order to do that. And we simply don’t have that,” she said.
She also says that worrying about stopping the spread of the virus, when you can’t do that is diverting resources away from fighting the disease. So far, the best way to fight the virus is to wear a face mask. Even a surgical mask is better than nothing. Masks have been slowly becoming available for purchase again, however, the price on them has risen quite a bit. There is obviously more of a demand than supply right now.
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, announced the hearing last week. “While the threat of the coronavirus is relatively low in the United States at this time, we must be vigilant and prepared,” Bera said in a statement. “I look forward to hearing from our expert witnesses on ways in which we can plan and respond to this virus. Congress needs to ensure the administration has the tools it needs to respond to and limit the outbreak.”
The U.S. government has implemented mandatory quarantine measures for the first time in about 50 years, health officials said last week. Flights from mainland China are being funneled through 11 U.S. airports, officials said, where all passengers are being screened for symptoms. Travelers from Hubei province are being quarantined for 14 days.
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Hatches pretty well battened down here in Ruralsville. Counting and sorting my Rocky Squirrel goggles and useless N95 masks (The virus is smaller than what they will trap). Keeping an eye on the terrain w/spotting scope on top floor. Looks pretty desolate right now other than the oil delivery driver talking to the milf down the valley. OK, a little action. Oil man went inside…likely to check out furnace. Wait…here he comes. Somehow his shirt is stuck inside his underwear and his hat is missing. Back to his route.
Returning you to your regularly scheduled program.
Big cities are effed. Way too many nasty people. Way too many people in general. Hygiene is your safety. Awareness of your surroundings is your safety.
Remember the movie in the 70s called
The OMEGA MAN ?
I’ve been monitoring emergency wait times at a dozen nearby hospitals since the Super Bowl. The wait times have spiked, glitched and zeroed out. At one point, one emergency room had a reported wait time of over 1200 minutes… that’s a 20 hour wait? It had to be a glitch.
Now there are waves that raise the wait time to 2 hours at about a third of the dozen nearby hospitals. I’m thinking that the fan is starting to get splatter on it around here.
I make no money out of this. I bought a kit myself.
Read the description of each product before you judge.
I highly recommend to listen to Dr. Bill Deagle.
Better safe than DEAD
Kind regards Mr. Thor kujahn Denmark.
And the WHO along with Google say everything is fine, don’t worry, be happy. I hope their families are the first to be inflicted with a virus such as the Corona Virus.
This thing is a major bummer. Weak.
I’m using UV light to neutralize viruses in bathrooms and kitchen areas. I have no way to determine whether my system will actually work, but in theory it should. Is anyone else doing this?
Your leadership — even on the ‘conservative’ side — has to horse trade vital, national resources, in order to feed all the useless eaters.
Even under the expectation that they are full of hemorrhagic viruses, you’re still accepting these foreigners and their notorious counterfeits, in the art of the deal.
What are you conserving. Who are you conserving it for.
TSA employees would be at a high risk. Make them wear badges, so that people know of the potential health risk that they pose to the population at large.