February 24, 2020

U.S. Health Officials Say It’s Likely Coronavirus Outbreak Is Coming To America

Although the majority of the Coronavirus cases have been in mainland China, U.S. Health Official expect the virus to become a pandemic in America.

According to a recent report by USA Today:

Health experts sounded the alarm Friday over the worldwide threat of the coronavirus, with officials warning of its “likely” community spread in the United States and the World Health Organization cautioning that “the window of opportunity is narrowing” for containing the outbreak worldwide.

The COVID-19 coronavirus, which erupted in China in December, has killed at least 2,360 people and sickened at least 77,900 worldwide, the majority of cases in mainland China. 

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday that U.S. health officials are preparing for the coronavirus to become a pandemic.

A wide-spread outbreak of the Coronavirus in America would shut down the whole country. Airports would close. Schools would close. Many businesses would probably close. American life as we know it would come to a screeching halt.

Could America survive a health crisis like this?