There’s new coronavirus fears in the U.S. after the CDC reported that a person in Northern California has contracted the virus without having been exposed to anyone known to be infected, and had not traveled out of the country.
The CDC believes it may be the first case of community transmission of the virus in the U.S. The case was reported shortly after President Trump‘s news conference yesterday in which he downplayed the risk of coronavirus and put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the country’s efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. (CNBC)
- You have to now assume that there are others who have the virus. It’s possible they’re not even showing any symptoms yet.
- The total number of people with the virus has reached 60 in the U.S.
- The patient’s identity should be released because others need to know if they’ve had contact with him or her.