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By Peter Brookes, Brayden Helwig, Daily Signal, March 05, 2020

The Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak thus far has been robust as the disease that originated in Wuhan, China, spreads across the world.

Through a combination of travel restrictions, quarantines, and keeping the public informed on the best public hygiene practices, the administration has focused on slowing the entry of the disease into the United States and then containing it.

Thus far, the disease has infected more than 96,000 people worldwide, across some 80 countries—and at least 163 Americans in 18 U.S. states.

While the number of cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States remains quite small compared with the global count, there are concerns about “community spread,” where the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be moving undetected person to person.

As the disease that originated in China in December begins to spread in the U.S., getting our COVID-19 response right is of the utmost importance. ….