On March 2, the Center of Disease Control abruptly postponed a press briefing on COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Later in the day it was discovered that the CDC removed the number of people being tested from a page on their website with other coronavirus information.
CDC spokesperson Ben Haynes informed reporters that the briefing had been pushed back but did not provide an explanation as to why.
Confusion surrounding the Trump Administration’s handling of what could become a major pandemic in the U.S. has many medical experts concerned. Currently the Administration is treating coronavirus as a political question rather than a medical public policy challenge.
There have been more than 89,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world and over 3,000 deaths. The vast majority of cases have been in China where over 45,000 have been diagnosed. The illness is typically mild, featuring a cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
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