Grave News Alert: Officials Say Corona Virus "Inevitable" In US
The coronavirus is spreading and it's spreading fast. It seems like something we thought was China's problem is becoming our crisis. In America, there are already over 8,000 people in California that are being monitored for this ridiculously fast-spreading sickness. Officials so far have already found 33 of the 8,000 infected with this community spread disease.
In Massachusetts, 608 confirmed citizens have volunteered to willingly be under quarantine afraid they could already be infected. They are under surveillance for 14 days inside of their own homes, so far over half of these people have completed the monitoring with no signs of the virus's symptoms, though there are still 231 participants yet to be analyzed.
"On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for the spread of the disease in communities across the country, saying it is not matter of if — but when.
Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said that "as more and more countries experience community spread, successful containment at our borders becomes harder and harder."
Messonnier also said that two out of three "requirements" for a "pandemic of new disease" have been met, and thus Americans should start to prepare for a mass spread."
"To date, the disease has infected over 80,000 around the world and has resulted in over 2,700 deaths."
Health officials have basically advised us to buckle up as this epidemic is inevitable, the issue of when it'll happen is creating great concern. Our every day lives may get severely disrupted as a large percentage of our country will likely end up with this severe sickness. The coronavirus has become a topic on everyone's minds because it spreads through human contact making it more difficult to contain. Japan has already closed all of its schools in order to prevent further spreading. So this is a serious virus, and we should all be alert.