FAST FIVE: "It's Coming": CDC Director Warns Coronavirus To Become Widespread Throughout United States, 'Probably Beyond 2020'
“The containment phase is really to give us more time.
“We don't have any evidence that this coronavirus is really embedded in the community at this time, but with that said, we want to intensify our surveillance so that we're basing those conclusions based on data.” The containment strategy refers to efforts to prevent widespread transmission of the coronavirus in the United States, including having people with confirmed cases stay in isolation and placing restrictions on travel between affected areas in the world.
Some people didn't think that that was what they would do,” Redfield told Gupta on Thursday.
Why do we?” Redfield, who didn't take the bait, replied: “The issue here was first a strong commitment to take care of the Americans that are going to come back, whether they happen to potentially have this virus or not — and you saw that with the over 800 individuals that the State Department has repatriated and we've assisted in that.” Asymptomatic transmission is highly concerning One of the more concerning aspects of the hyper-virulent coronavirus is that a person can transmit it to others while showing no symptoms.
“There's been good communication with our colleagues to confirm asymptomatic infection, to confirm asymptomatic transmission, to be able to get a better handle on the clinical spectrum of illness in China.