Donald Trump may NOT be prepared to be able to deal with something like this …
The virus is increasing turning g up around the planet and in America as Trump down plays its reach…
The American stock market has dropped due to virus concerns and its effects world wide for 2 days in row…The market is down 400- points as I type this after dropping 1,000+ yesterday….
This is NOT just going away…
President Donald Trump has lots and lots of thoughts about the novel coronavirus that has crippled China and has been spreading worldwide. Unfortunately, most of those thoughts are either wrong or factually questionable.
President Donald Trump attempted to slow global market fears about the worldwide spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus on Tuesday in a press conference from India.
“I think it’s going to be under control and it’s going to work out fine,” Trump said.
Trump’s comments came after the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 1,000 points in trading on Monday, as quarantines around the world slowed trading in China, South Korea, Japan and Italy.
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries,” Trump tweeted after close of business Monday. “CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
For the U.S., it’s not if but when, the C.D.C. says.
Americans should brace for the likelihood that the coronavirus will spread to communities in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday.
“It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country any more but a question of when this will happen,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
She said that public health officials have no idea whether spread of the disease to the United States would be mild or severe, but that Americans should be ready for a significant disruption to their daily lives.
“We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad,” Dr. Messonnier said.
China’s battle to contain the deadly coronavirus epidemic showed new signs of success, with a plunge in the rate of new infections. But that news was overshadowed by the unbridled expansion in Iran, South Korea and Italy, underlining the threat of a global pandemic racing out of control.
The World Health Organization said that the pace of confirmed new cases in China, which exceeded 2,000 a day a month ago, had dropped steadily, to a low of 508 on Monday. It said the severe measures imposed by the Chinese authorities to isolate patients and the hardest-hit areas had likely prevented hundreds of thousands of additional infections.
But W.H.O. officials have also warned that the world is unprepared for a leap in infections, which could overwhelm medical resources in many countries. They also cautioned that new cases could suddenly resurge in China, as the government struggles to get people back to work…..