Nancy Messonnier is a Doctor. She works for the leading American public health authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. There she heads the Department that deals with infectious diseases that affect the respiratory tract. There is not in the US government bureaucracy, a lot of people that correlate with disease, such as the Coronavirus better know as Nancy Messonnier.
so it was far from trivial, as Messonnier, on 25. February in front of a massive Corona crisis in the United States, warned. "We will see a spread in this country," she said. "Now is the time that hospitals, schools and all citizens to prepare for it."
In the White house had been warning about this, the break in the stock market was anything other than pleased. President Donald Trump was upset according to Reports, the officer, whose message of his own diametrically contradicted. "The Coronavirus is well under control in the USA", had tweeted the President nor the day before. It is clear, however, that the Trump-government underestimated the threat posed by the Virus for too long, or even played down. The President, American media reports, have taken care of the epidemic hardly, as long as other countries were affected.
Numbers to keep
it can be safe to assume that the current number of cases in the United States only, therefore, are comparatively low, because in the country is hardly tested. Instead of using an existing Test from the world health organization to verify as many of the suspected individuals to the Virus and to find the chains of Transmission that was developed by the CDC, first of all, a Test. This turned out to be as faulty.
A large number of undetected Infected, the continue to go to work – that is, of course, a guarantee that the epidemic is greater.
Whether there is now sufficient large test capacity is unclear. Trump claimed on Friday that all persons wishing to be tested can also be tested. However, there are reports that in some areas, as in many Corona are cases surfaced, still not all of them can be tested.
The official case figures and the reality are probably not very accurate. Especially since these Figures vary widely: According to the CDC, the Coronavirus in the United States has so far – Stand-Sunday – 164 people are infected, eleven Americans died of the disease. The Johns Hopkins University has clearly identified higher Numbers: 436-Infected and 17 Dead. Which of these Numbers are right, and how high the dark figure is, no one knows.
This also has to do with the health care system in the United States. As there is in America no General health insurance, many people on a medical treatment, especially if you have only a fever or a cough. Most Americans can't afford to stay a week or two at home. A large number of undetected Infected, the continue to go to work – that is, of course, a guarantee that the epidemic is greater. With soothing Tweets, the Virus does not contain.
Created: 08.03.2020, 21:26 PMUpdated Date: 09 March 2020, 01:02