CDC on Coronavirus: Disruption to Everyday Life Might be Severe
Posted on February 25, 2020The CDC is preparing for likely coronavirus outbreaks in the U.S. The CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier was quoted by New York Times reporter Julie Bosman as saying at a recent CDC press call that "disruption to everyday life might be severe."
Dr. Messonnier also said the CDC is preparing "as if we are going to see community spread in the near term."
From @CDCgov press call: "Disruption to everyday life might be severe," says @DrNancyM_CDC. She said she told her children this morning, "While I didn't think they were at risk right now, we as a family ought to be preparing for significant disruption to our lives." #coronavirus— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) February 25, 2020
Concern has been growing with the virus spreading across Europe. Italy has the most cases in Europe with over 300 confirmed Covid-19 cases and ten deaths. There are also concerning outbreaks in South Korea, Japan and Iran.
The U.S. is looking to get $2.5 billion in funding approved to battle coronavirus according to a CNBC report. The story also says the HHS estimates a need for 300 million masks. The U.S. currently has a stockpile of 30 million masks.
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