The international community is on high alert these days, as a deadly and novel strain of Coronavirus continues to spread forth from a serious outbreak in the Far East.
This version of the virus features a fourteen day incubation period, which made early detection and quarantine nearly impossible. Furthermore, China’s massive population and gargantuan manufacturing footprint have exponentially increased the rate of infection. As it stands today, with the somewhat-suspect numbers that China has released, over 2,400 people have already perished from the virus.
And while there are several cases being managed here in the United States, President Trump is convinced that there is nothing to worry about.
President Donald Trump reacted to the economic fears surrounding the coronavirus on Monday, leading to a stock market drop of over 1,000 points.
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA,” he wrote. “We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries.”
The president praised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization for “working hard and very smart.”
And while those who work within the CDC are certainly smart, their expertise could be going to waste.
Just days ago, several Americans who were exposed to the virus on an Asian cruise were returned to the United States to receive treatment – a move that ran directly counter to the advice that the CDC had been providing the federal government.