CDC Admits Spread of Coronavirus in the US Appears Inevitable

Mish

The CDC admits they expect the US will get hit. The WHO is late to the game with another warning.

Spread in US Appears Inevitable

Please note Health Officials Warn that Spread of Coronavirus in U.S. Appears Inevitable.

“Ultimately we expect we will see community spread in the United States," Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters.

“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses.”

Latest Developments

  • A Chinese health official warned that at least 28 days without new cases are needed to be able to say an area is free of the outbreak, raising questions about how long it will take for normal life to resume.
  • United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s most critical aviation hubs, saying it would suspend all travel to and from Iran, where authorities confirmed that the death toll has reached at least 15.
  • In Iran, an opposition lawmaker and the deputy health minister tested positive for the virus as the death toll there climbed.

"We Can't Stop This"

ZeroHedge reports Japan Rolls Out New 'Harm Reduction' Policy Aimed at Limiting Virus-Related Deaths.

"We shouldn’t have illusions," said Shigeru Omi, a senior government adviser. "We can’t stop this, but we can try to reduce the speed of expansion and reduce mortality."

Though the government didn't explicitly "ban" large events, it asked organizers to consider whether their event was really that necessary.

The new policy does little to clear up the uncertainty surrounding the Tokyo Olympics. But we suspect Japan will wait another month or two before it starts seriously considering what's next.

Lie of the Day: This is Not a Pandemic

Yesterday I commented Lie of the Day: This is Not a Pandemic

Prepare for Potential Pandemic

The CDC is behind the curve as well as changing its tune and definition routinely.

Yesterday, the WHO removed pandemic from the discussion, today they finally admit countries should prepare for one.

Today they finally admitted something useful: Prepare for a pandemic.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (52)
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Friday in Lowes got their last box of N95 masks (those are the ones the FBI ordered). Have stocked some of the regular masks, but the N95s MUCH better.

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njbr
njbr

Met a guy on Saturday night (8 pm) in a low-rent industrial park 20 miles away who had some for sale...2 boxes of 50 n95 flexible masks for $80

Lance Manly
Lance Manly

N95's are better. But they need to be fitted, and proper hygiene when removed. Social distancing if you can do it is much more effective.

njbr
njbr

"Social distancing" is fine, except try that when you need to get some groceries or medicine.

"Clear the store of sick people, I'm coming in!"

Lance Manly
Lance Manly

No, if you are going to the grocery store you are going to take the aspects of hygiene very seriously. You are not going to touch your face, you are going to wash and disinfect your hands, and maybe wear a face mask as well. Social distancing means that you understand the risks and properly remediate.

Irondoor
Irondoor

My wife went to the store where we buy medical equipment. They were out of masks and don't know when they will get any. She then went to Lowe's and Home Depot and bought some N95's. She said she may have got the last couple of packages they had. I heard on the news that the US has 30 million masks (for a population of 325 million+). I assume we don't have the productive capability of supplying our own needs, much like the fact we can't supply our own needs for pharmaceuticals, etc.

St. Funogas
St. Funogas

"Wearing a face mask in a dense crowd is rather like a man taking condoms into a bordello and feeling safe. Nothing about his decision to visit a bordello is safe." -- William Gallaher, virologist

perpetually_confused
perpetually_confused

To what end? By the time you put on a mask my guess is you've already been exposed. Unless you begin wearing them right now and continue to wear them everyday all day for the next couple years. And then what? Now you don't have the virus and everyone else has built up antibodies. The minute you remove the mask you'll probably spontaneously combust. Honestly you probably have more of a chance averting the virus wearing one of those silly inflatable dinosaur suits with the tiny fan providing negative air pressure than a mask.

njbr
njbr

...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that health care workers interacting with a coronavirus patient wear a heavy-duty mask called an N95 respirator. They're designed to block small particles from entering the nose and mouth....So all of you experts say no to using masks in times of potential contact?

OK, got it.

But really, the idea is to slow the rate of transmission to avoid crashing the medical system.

Anda
Anda

The higher efficiency the mask, the better (and usually more comfortable) the seal has to be to meet the standard.

Here (in Europe) N95 local supplies ended around a month ago in stores and gave up asking , online as well went awry for various countries. So I ended up with surgical masks, P1 ( European standard 80%) which can still be found, and half face cartridge gas masks with P3 (n100), plus goggles, oversuits, gloves etc. . Buy some hydrogen peroxide (to disinfect masks for reuse by soak , other products likely ruin them, see previous thread I wrote weeks back) and alcohol (not that kind - disinfects about anything else at around 70%, dilute if pure because it works less well pure), as well as the obvious bleach, small hand operated spray bottles, larger pump action sprayer. It's all not expensive, might be needed.

njbr
njbr

You buddy, William Gallaher also says,...The best defense against nCoV2019 now is common sense. To the greatest degree possible, shield from sneezes and coughs, keep more than 3 to 6 feet away from others as much as possible. Wash hands frequently, and also frequently use hand sanitizer. Avoid crowds when possible. While face masks are protective, too often they give a false sense of security and induce people to take chances they should not...

Note he's not saying that masks are useless (!), he's saying that they are protective (!), but can allow people to make foolish choices if they have a false sense of security.

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

I am not sure alcohol is good against viruses. Here in NA, they sell a hand sanitizer, Purell (alcohol in gelatine), that only claim to kill up to 99% of bacteria.

Anda
Anda

"Alcohol (e.g. isopropyl 70% or ethyl alcohol 70%) can be used for surfaces, where the use of bleach is not suitable."

Under sarscov2

It is mostly for skin disinfect, have to read studies, but the one I read coronavirus was inactive/not detectable after one minute. Please do own research on time though if critical, I looked it up for face mist disinfect for in extreme where there is no secure sanitation or if we get to the point of disinfecting before entry to home as usually you would just go straight to shower ( keep goggles on it stings eyes otherwise...had to test it , mask off if going to reuse it etc. Also don't use hydrogen peroxide near eyes, this is well known )

AshH
AshH

I view it like a mask may not be that effective, but if it helps you not touch your nose or mouth, then it can help reduce the risk of infection. I'd also consider some sort of glasses to help you not touch your eyes too.

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Sechel
Sechel

Is the CDC or the DHS even up to the job. They've had their budgets slashed under this administration

njbr
njbr

The gentlest version of the regime we will be entering will be one where "social distancing" becomes more prevalent and over the next year or so random portions of the world economy will go off-line for a couple of months at a time to address the coronavirus in that region.

Or it could be worse.

Factor that into your plans.

Escierto
Escierto

Gold is getting monkey hammered today. Safe haven lol

silvermitt
silvermitt

There is few I know locally who are taking this seriously. I admonished my own kid for her CV jokes. We are all vunerable, but my own parents are highly susceptible to this, and I'm quite scared for them. Am I a avid prepper? No. But I AM taking it serious and looking to quietly add to our own supplies of home meds and preventative actions.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Still going to be like SARS or MERS imo. People who already have compromised lung or breathing issues will get hit first. Have to wonder openly if this virus was released to create global chaos because of trade disruptions and other issues emanating from China.

ksdude69
ksdude69

Ive had fedex here almost everyday for the past 2 weeks. I'm thinking walmarts sales are going to be good next quarter. Also, doesn't the US send HUGE amounts of money to WHO? I say we stop sending them anything they clearly aren't needed.

alpha-protagonist
alpha-protagonist

Q: How do you know they're lying?

A: Their lips are moving.

RayLopez
RayLopez

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LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem (zombie apocalypse day after theme)

As for me, I'm not a prepper but in a self-sufficient village in the Greek mountains at the moment, with absolutely all the meat and vegetables we need, population about 30, mostly all related, free flowing water, shotguns, and a single road leading to and from said village. I can't even imagine a better place for a prepper (if I was one).

But the bad news: I'm due to return to Manila, PH, where 30m people live in a 20 mile radius, in about a month... :( LOL

Wmjack50
Wmjack50

Info:Nancy is the sister of Rod Rosenstein What ya know

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

The worst thing is the CDC with all its "experts" have not even suggested the US borders be closed immediately to PREVENT the virus' spread. Instead, the CDC says to PREPARE for it, resulting in unnecessary human suffering.


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