(NewsReady.com) – The strain of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China continues to spread, exponentially in some places. In an abundance of caution, the Joint Chiefs of Staff have ordered the military to begin implementing their pandemic protocols.
Italy and South Korea saw the number of cases quadruple in less than two days. While both countries started with moderately few patients, meaning the fourfold increase does not mean a massive number of cases, it does point to the rapidity the virus can multiply.
Patient zero in the Codogno, Italy outbreak contracted the disease from casual contact with an infected person who was asymptomatic at the time. This is why organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are taking it very seriously.
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 21, 2020
Yes, this is a serious and potentially deadly situation. However, much like the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic scientists around the world are working on this. That emergency was contained, and that should lead everyone to keep a watchful eye on things, but to avoid any kind of panic.
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