This morning, the CDC warned that the US needs to be prepared for the Coronavirus.
“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses.”
In the briefing to lawmakers and reporters on Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control urged medical officials to ramp up efforts.
“Ultimately we expect we will see community spread in the United States,” Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters.
The CDC said Americans may need to prepare for ‘tele-schooling’ should/when the virus spreads throughout the US.
Public health experts again warn that we need to be ready: “We’re in a phase of preparedness for a potential pandemic,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program. “Let’s focus on what we can do and what we need to do, which is prepare. When we mean prepare, we mean prepare to detect cases, prepare to treat cases, prepare to follow contacts, prepare to put in place adequate containment measures.”
This comes as we learn that there have been three more deaths in Italy from the deadly disease.