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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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

Give me a heart if you like this music video:

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

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Anda
Anda

A lot will happen in a month now (meaning you're probably still going to be there in 10 yrs time lol) . Nearest house to me is two hundred metres away, have top floor of two (ground and top) with only one stairway as access ( ground floor is unused garage space), and surrounded by endless citrus groves. Good to feel (relatively) secure.

Christian dk
Christian dk

in a months time, NO travel will be possible, so stay where you are....dont even bother trying to go to the air port / guarenteed to get infected there...

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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