The number of coronavirus-19 cases in America will increase and nearly everyone will catch it eventually, medical experts tell us. The U.S. got off on the wrong foot by sending out flawed test kits from the Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). Then, they tried this.
Donald Trump’s administration is both inept and sticking its head in the sand. Apparently, the White House’s philosophy is what people do not know cannot harm them. Of course, that is quite wrong.
Representative Mark Pocan sent a letter to the CDC demanding answers for why its website erased public data on how many patients’ have been tested. He tweeted “This is unacceptable:”
‘This is unacceptable. I just sent a letter to @CDCDirector demanding answers to why their website removed public data on the number of patients tested in the United States. The American people deserve answers.’
‘BREAKING: The CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus. On the left is how the website looked last night. On the right is what it looks like now, with the testing info removed. The lack of testing is a scandal. This is the coverup.’
Medical experts say that washing hands with lots of soap and water and sneezing into the arm will be the two best guards against illness. Sick people should self-isolate as much as possible and stay home from work or telecommute. Regular masks will not prevent a virus so small it can enter the body through the eyes. However, the masks will keep virus-laden droplets in the air from infecting a person.
Doctors are bracing for a rapid rise in U.S. coronavirus cases this week as state and local public health labs ramp up testing. After weeks of delays due to a flawed test from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the administration still limps along.
A Democratic representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) is red-hot angry with the Trump administration. Already, there are over 100 cases of coronavirus-19. A Seattle metro area researcher said his research indicated that the virus has already been in circulation undetected for about six weeks. That was when the administration also found out about it, and that explained why non-travelers have been coming down with the virus.
The USA newspaper reported:
‘The CDC initially developed and mailed testing kits with three components, or reagents, to detect the COVID-19 virus. Some states had trouble validating one of three components in the kits. Friday, a CDC official said the agency reviewed the glitch and determined using two components accurately will detect coronavirus.’
The CDC said that all states and local public health labs should have the ability to test by the end of this week provided they have enough personal to do the tests. The CDC originally tested only people who had traveled to troubled areas and refusing to test those who had symptoms but no contact with people who traveled to infected regions or traveled there themselves.
Senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Dr. Amesh-Adaja said that the testing problem:
‘[Should be] left the United States without adequate testing capacity longer than it should have. People are going to panic when they see the number of cases go up,” Adalja said. “But it’s important to remember we expect it to go up. People shouldn’t panic … even when they find cases in their state or in their city, because (cases) are likely everywhere.’