The global impact of the coronavirus is still unknown. It seemed to be damping down, only to then spike upward again. What protections does the U.S. have, and what help can we provide to the global community? Dr. Bart Rossi Ph.D. appears on Wink News to discuss.
The coronavirus has only been in the public narrative for a short time. On Friday, President Trump applauded China. “They’re working really hard and I think they’re doing a very professional job,” Trump told ABC News.
But according to VOX China waited too long to warn the world of the outbreak within its borders, and it also muzzled journalists as well.
As fo February 4th, 2020, there have been over 40,000 people affected, resulting in 910 deaths. While most of those were inside China, there have also been confirmed cases in Russia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, India, Iran, Egypt, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, U.K., Sweden, Finland, and Canada. You can see all the countries affected — as well as a diagram and explanation of what Coronavirus is, the symptoms, and the treatment here. And while the U.S. is still fighting an opioid crisis, the alert has been raised for the coronavirus. According to a recent New York Times article, 34 cases have reached the U.S.
Has WHO done enough? Several health experts say that countries have not done enough. Many are sidestepping the International Health Regulations, meant to keep the world informed and provide advanced warnings of outbreaks.
Dr. Bart Rossi makes the case that the coronavirus merely demonstrates how interconnected, and interdependent the world is on one another. In this segment, he looks at examples of how this dependence affects all nations. And, how they need to work together in preparation and problem-solving outbreaks like the coronavirus.