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    Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Public health officials say spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    A top U.S. public health official has called the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. inevitable, while President Trump called the situation “very well under control.”

    “Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in the United States,” Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Tuesday. “It’s not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen.”

    Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, speaking at a Health and Human Services press conference Tuesday said, “It’s likely this virus will cause a pandemic,” and the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the world is “teetering very, very close” to a pandemic.

    So far, over 80,000 people around the world have been infected with the virus and more than 2,700 have died, mostly in China. There are at least 53 cases in the United States and hundreds of others spread across Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with cases surging to 280 in Italy and nearly 1,000 in South Korea.

    “People are concerned about this situation and rightfully so,” Messonnier said. “I was having breakfast with my family this morning and I told my children that while I didn’t think they were at risk right now, we as a family need to prepare for the significant risk.”
    Strap in everyone - also go ahead and purchase food ahead of time in case people seriously panic
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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    A vaccine is a few weeks away. They're doing human volunteer tests now.

    American made, of course.

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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    A vaccine is a few weeks away. They're doing human volunteer tests now.

    American made, of course.
    I believe that is not correct. They should be starting testing in 6 to 8 weeks but an actual vaccine is many
    months away.


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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Public health officials say spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable
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    Strap in everyone - also go ahead and purchase food ahead of time in case people seriously panic

    “People are concerned about this situation and rightfully so,” Messonnier said. “I was having breakfast with my family this morning and I told my children that while I didn’t think they were at risk right now, we as a family need to prepare for the significant risk.”

    Did she also discuss with her brother Rod Rosenstein - former DOJ Deputy Attorney General - that now would be a good time to counter the message of the Trump administration and HHS Secretary Alex Azar press conference?!? /s
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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    A vaccine is a few weeks away. They're doing human volunteer tests now.

    American made, of course.
    4 days of food won't hurt because people will probably make a run on the grocery store.
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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Well it didn't snow much here in the NE. We didn't have a single milk and bread panic before the storms so I guess we need to panic about this. Thankfully we have dems who refuse to seal ou
    r borders to protect us from pandemic.

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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Well it didn't snow much here in the NE. We didn't have a single milk and bread panic before the storms so I guess we need to panic about this. Thankfully we have dems who refuse to seal ou
    r borders to protect us from pandemic.
    Seal our borders completely? Like shutting down all travel to and from the US? That should certainly help the stock market.... food supplies, manufacturing, etc. I think that's an excellent plan for the the administration... Probably wouldn't have to wait till November to rid ourselves of the idiocy...

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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTex View Post
    Seal our borders completely? Like shutting down all travel to and from the US? That should certainly help the stock market.... food supplies, manufacturing, etc. I think that's an excellent plan for the the administration... Probably wouldn't have to wait till November to rid ourselves of the idiocy...
    That was seal our borders not close them. Derp!

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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    That was seal our borders not close them. Derp!
    How does one seal our borders but not close them... I gotta hear this plan...

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    Re: Federal health official says spread of coronavirus in the US is inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTex View Post
    How does one seal our borders but not close them... I gotta hear this plan...
    You are on a political forum and have never seen numerous common knowledge discussions on sealing the border?

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