Trump Considers Serious Measures To Combat Corona Virus
The Corona Virus has not been fully contained in fact the latest news shows the west coast is likely to have a serious outbreak. As a health provider has been found infected and there is no telling how many she infected. Trump has put V.P. Pence in charge of handling the media on this, but he is also considering closing off our southern border to keep us safe, as there have been outbreaks in Mexico.
"Mexico’s government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection in three men who had all recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading flu-like illness.
Asked at a White House press briefing if he was considering closing the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump said: “Yes, we are thinking about the southern border.”
Later in the press briefing, however, Trump played down possible restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We’re thinking about all borders,” he said. “We have to think about that border, but ... this is not a border that seems to be much of a problem right now. We hope we won’t have to do that.”
Mexico’s foreign ministry said in a statement that it had not been notified of any restrictions at the border.
“Regarding the possible restrictions on entering the U.S. border with Mexico, the government of Mexico has not received any official proposal,” the foreign ministry said. “Both governments have maintained close and effective communication, especially the health authorities.”
We have already been restricting travel to some infected countries.
"The State Department is raising its travel advisory to a “Level 4” “Do Not Travel” for regions of South Korea and Italy that are hard hit by the coronavirus, Pence said.
The Trump administration has been considering adding South Korea to the restrictions it has already imposed on travelers to China for more than a week, officials said."
Information about the Corona Virus is now supposed to be funneled through the White House before it hits the media, probably in hopes of preventing hysteria as this virus spreads. This is the first epidemic that has really affected Americans on this scale in decades.