Coronavirus is sparking fears it could become a pandemic – here’s why | Just The FAQs

Coronavirus is sparking fears it could become a pandemic - here's why | Just The FAQs 1

 

As the coronavirus continues to spread, many fear it will soon rise to the level of a pandemic. What is a pandemic – and are we prepared to fight one?
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A California coronavirus patient believed to be the first U.S. case from "unknown" exposure was not tested for several days because federal health officials believed he did not meet the criteria, officials say.

The patient was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center on Feb. 19, according to a staff memo from Dr. David Lubarsky, the CEO of University of California, Davis, Health.

"Upon admission, our team asked public health officials if this case could be COVID-19. We requested COVID-19 testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," the memo says. "Since the patient did not fit the existing CDC criteria for COVID-19, a test was not immediately administered."

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37 Comments on "Coronavirus is sparking fears it could become a pandemic – here’s why | Just The FAQs"

  1. Fact. It is already a pandemic by defenition.

  2. US has only tested about 500 people. We are not ready at all. Open borders and travelers from all over the world.

    • The Lugoff Gamecock | February 29, 2020 at 7:11 AM | Reply

      HUH? Ain’t that what leftists want?

    • @The Lugoff Gamecock We’ll gladly trade hard working immigrants legal or not over you whiny lazy morons! They won’t blame liberals, minorities and the media for the failures in their lives like you people do?

    • @Garry G The MORE immigrates to add to the USA, the less hourly wage citizens get paid. Especially, unskilled Americans.

  3. Democrats are hoping it becomes a pandemic, so they can blame Trump.

    • Point the finger at the person who has dismantled a structured program within the CDC.

    • The Lugoff Gamecock | February 29, 2020 at 7:14 AM | Reply

      @Betsy Wall and that means what Betty? It’s his fault that China started this mess? What could The CDC have done to prevent it? I mean talk smack and leave it at that? If all you can do is post weak replies, then sit down! What should have been done to stop the spread? Do better!

    • Young A The Mackk | February 29, 2020 at 7:20 AM | Reply

      If it does it will be partly his fault for downplaying this.
      Actual doctors who are medical professionals not just advisors to him..are saying otherwise and he just does his own thing

    • @Betsy Wall You’re watching too much fake news. The CDC’s funding has been INCREASED under Trump. Why don’t you know that?

    • @Young A The Mackk The leader of Australia went into panic mode, and the public panicked too, raiding the banks and the stores. So, why play this up? The truth is… if this virus becomes bad, it will be another cold and flu season. Nothing more. Stop believing what you see on TV.

  4. I have a conspiracy theory, well yes it is a pandemic
    I believe it’s recent focus in the news is a plot by the Democratic Party to drift attention away from their colossal failures

  5. Its literally in all continents😂 how is it not a pandemic

  6. AWretchLikeThee | February 29, 2020 at 7:03 AM | Reply

    Anyone ‘pan’ sexual is ‘demonic’

  7. It meets the definition of Pandemic already= Worldwide.. you know when Walmart in Hawaii are sold out of hand sanitizer…its a Pandemic!

  8. anthony toscano | February 29, 2020 at 7:12 AM | Reply

    Trusting Trump and his bull many more will die because of Trumps NEGLECT.

  9. Crucial Farms Urban and Fresh | February 29, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    The planet is doing what it has to do after we have treated her like garbage 🖖

  10. Young A The Mackk | February 29, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    The u.s is not the most ready for it.
    Even Govt officials are saying that because we dont have the community mobile structure that China does..it will be much more difficult to respond in a way like china did. And i mean them building two 1,000 bed hospitals and sending 25,000 doctors to wuhan in 10 days.
    We might have the most materials and on charts might be the most “prepared” but thats not the case when even trump is down playing this while our own health officials say otherwise

    • It’s all strategic chemical warfare…. don’t be fooled by all the hype. Wall Street makes it’s yearly profits for bonuses just from this sort of stuff. Learn why mankind is the best joke on Earth.

  11. jmaedl027 jmaedl | February 29, 2020 at 7:19 AM | Reply

    It’s a Hoax

  12. There’s a lot more going on than this Virus.the Worlds Government it up to something. This Virus is just a Front.
    I just watched 35 Unidentified Aircraft flying North East, at 5:58am these aircraft were way up.first I thought they were Satilights, but 35 of them,all in a straight line.couldnt of been airplanes cause I couldn’t hear them.
    So there’s more going on than a Virus.

    • Jim NORRIS Bullshit why does everything have to be a conspiracy maybe China did hide the fact that they have more cases but is not telling the actual numbers maybe they arrested that Chinese doctor who tried to alert people of a new virus this is because China is communist there is no reason why they would make a virus to kill people enough with these conspiracies a person ate a infected animal with a virus and that person infected someone else and that’s how it started. When you say 35 unidentified aircrafts you really keep track of the time and counted all aircrafts and you knew where they were heading north East I think this is bullshit and your lying if your not do you have any video proof and if you do have proof are you sure it’s 35 aircrafts maybe you miscounted or it’s a few aircrafts like 5 that are big, they could be cargo planes the world’s government is up to nothing they are trying to stop a virus that could become a pandemic because someone ate an infected animal

    • Jim NORRIS Russian bot? I guess I have no choice but to vote for Trump.

  13. Using fear to whip up views I’m sure this hasn’t happened before😂🤣

  14. USA = 350 million people
    USA = 60 cases
    USA = 0 deaths

  15. It’s just a flu bro

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