CDC Says Coronavirus Could Disrupt Everyday Life
Americans who’ve not yet experienced the outbreak's direct effects soon will
Americans who’ve not yet experienced the direct effects of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in China’s central Hubei province will be forced to take notice soon.
“Now is the time for businesses, hospitals, communities, schools, and everyday people to begin preparing,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told media outlets today, according to quotes published by CNBC. “Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country.”
This warning arguably clashes with recent comments from President Donald Trump, who told his Twitter followers on Monday that the “coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.” This week, the White House requested $2.5 billion in funding from Congress to fight the virus’s spread.
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