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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
Just as I suspected.
The CDC probably knows full well that the CoVid-19 coronavirus is in the process of spreading throughout the US.
They were vehemently opposed to having the Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship being flown back to the U.S. Could this have been because they knew there were signs of this virus already spreading around the country? CDC doctors were quite aware that the CoVid-19 virus is highly contagious and has a long incubation period. They didn't want to add fuel to the fire, by allowing these cruise passengers back in the States.
Today (Feb 21), the CDC announced they are now preparing for what they see as the “likely” spread of the CoV-19 Cornavirus within the United States.
In a media briefing with reporters, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday that the U.S. is “preparing as if this were the next pandemic, but we are hopeful still that this is not and will not be the case.”
She warned that the “day may come” here where we have to shut down schools and businesses as China has done.
Earlier in the day, World Health Organization officials said they were concerned with reports of a CoV-19 virus outbreak in Iran, where local health officials confirmed 18 new cases and 4 deaths in just two days. The cases were not reported until after the deaths, leading many medical experts to believe there could be a larger outbreak than what is being reported.
We are starting to see some troubling signs the coronavirus outbreak is entering a new phase, with spread outside of Mainland China beginning to rapidly increase.
I don't like pushing "doom porn," but I fear that we are not being told the true number of suspected cases in the United States. We should've banned flights from China back in January. How many infected people were able to enter the US since the virus was first discovered? How many of you actually believe that hospitals in the United States are prepared for this? In 2018/2019, over 600,000 people were hospitalized during the regular flu season. What happens when a nasty pandemic breaks out? How many isolation beds/areas does a normal hospital have? And most importantly, do any of you actually believe what you're being told by the government/CDC in regards to the number of actual CoVid-19 coronavirus cases in the US? I Don't!
the CDC estimates that up to 42.9 million people got sick during the 2018-2019 flu season, 647,000 people were hospitalized and 61,200 died.
Want to know how many tuberculosis cases there were in the U.S. last year? Ask the CDC. Want to know about health-care-associated infections? Ask the CDC. It knows.
But ask how many Covid-19 tests have been done, and the CDC’s doesn’t have an answer. Want a daily update on how many people are getting hospitalized for Covid-19? The CDC isn’t tracking it. Want to know if social distancing is making a difference? The CDC doesn’t know.
During this pandemic, when accurate, timely, nationwide information is the lifeblood of our response, the CDC has largely disappeared.