The Director of the CDC says coronavirus is likely to stick around for quite a while.
In an interview with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Robert Redfield said the U.S. has so far been able to contain the disease to the current 15 cases. But he also said he believes the outbreak will “be with us” beyond the current calendar year:
“I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get a community-based transmission. You can start to think of it in a sense like the seasonal flu. The only difference is we don’t understand this virus, which is exactly why the CDC wants to be on the ground in China.”
A short time later, Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was sent out to tamp down the panic Redfield’s comments likely sparked:
“We’re seeing very limited impact here in the United States, but that could change at any time. We’re working with states, local governments, and the private sector so we’re ready if it gets here.”
In Dearborn, Mich., a woman with an immunodeficiency was forced to explain her story to the police. Amanda Ulmen said she refused to remove her mask because she didn’t want to be exposed to the coronavirus.
When the panic button was struck, police were called and the doors of the Key Bank branch were locked. Ulmen says she will now change banks.
In the meantime, coronavirus news around the world was getting worse.
Officials in China seem to be just making it up as they go along. After confusion during Thursday night’s God-cast over media reports of the “official” numbers, the National Health Commission made matters worse by claiming that some of the deaths they previously reported were “double counted.”
Even the ruling class seems to be affected. In Moganshan, billed as the “playground of Shanghai’s elite,” communist cadres walked the streets, calling for anyone who had been treated at a local hospital to turn themselves in for inspection. Click here to see video: https://tinyurl.com/uuqubsj
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