Msgr. Charles Pope: The Urgent Theme of Ash WednesdayFebruary 26, 2020
Daily Reading & Meditation: Ash Wednesday (February 26)February 26, 2020
By Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, February 25, 2020
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CDC activated its EOC (Emergency Operations Center) to assist public health partners in responding to the novel (new) coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China.
“We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad.”
A CDC official has given a warning about the coronavirus: We should be bracing for the likelihood the virus now hitting hot spots around the globe will spread to communities in the U.S.
“It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country any more, but a question of when this will happen,” says Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar was on Capitol Hill today formally requesting an addition $2.5 billion to fight the virus. “We cannot hermetically seal off the United States to a virus,” he said, “And we need to be realistic about that.”
Here is the worldwide toll as of this writing:
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