Why Can’t We Learn From Other Countries? (Coronavirus Update #7)

On March 4th, Italy had 3,089 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.

Today, Italy has passed South Korea as the second worst hit country in the world.

Italy is now limiting travel to millions, shutting down all large events and schools for the time-being.

Meanwhile in the United States, it looks like we are going to have to wait until the number of confirmed cases reaches 4,000 before we take similar action?

We’re closing schools after possible contact or confirmed contact with Coronavirus. Shouldn’t we be shutting down all schools? Shouldn’t we take a more pro-active approach to the spread of the illness.

Without people to spread Coronaviurs, it will be able to be controlled. That won’t happen as long as we continue to wait until there is a breakout in an area before we do anything.

Healthcare professionals in South Carolina made a big mistake, and one they are not providing a lot of details on. See the press conference where South Carolina leadership talk about the case. (Start video at 26:50)

A woman fell ill and went to the hospital in Kershaw County, South Carolina. She was admitted for having a mystery illness. She was tested for three days until someone thought to test for Coronavirus. Sure enough she had it. Proper precautions were taken after she was diagnosed.

What about before she was diagnosed? She could have exposed many healthcare workers to the illness. Now there are four cases in Kershaw County, and likely more to come.

Why didn’t doctors start testing or screening for Coronavirus earlier? Didn’t we see what happened in China?

South Korean’s are driving up in their cars to have the Coronavirus test administered.

In the United States, we’re having a hard time getting tests to market and distributed.

Even Iran is closing schools, but not after they were already hit with about 5,000 confirmed cases.

Why can we just learn from other countries, and do our best to be proactive and stop the spread now? It’s time we take drastic measures now to limit human to human contact.

Stay safe!

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